At age 41, Oscar®-winning actress Salma Hayek says she is starring in the role of a lifetime—as a first-time mother to her daughter, Valentina Paloma.
Salma says 41 was the perfect age for her to have her first child. "It's a little nerve-racking to wait that long, but it's the best time to have it because you've done so many other things in your life. You just get it out of your system, and you can really relax into being a mother, which is the best thing that can happen to you," she says. "If you're 23, you don't know this because you think you have to do so many more things. But if you already did them, then you can really focus and enjoy every minute of it."