1n 1995, Salma Hayek rose to prominence in the movie industry with her role in Desperado. Fans must be able to recall how the movie left their hearts pounding with suspense until the end. But what most Desperado fans don’t know is that Hayek also has another side job apart from her glamorous career in Hollywood. The actress is humanitarian by passion and some of her philanthropic work has even fetched her UNICEF leadership award and opportunities to travel to underprivileged regions of the world.
Her trip to Sierra Leone was probably the highlight of her career because it helped her develop a special bond with the people. The actress met a 15-year-old girl whose newborn baby was starving because of a shortage of milk. UNICEF came prepared with aid packages for the poor, but they forgot to bring milk for small children. Hyak realized that the infant needed milk to survive which is why she fed the child her own milk because she was also a new mom at the time.
That picture of her kindness could have fetched her fame and influence, but she requested to hide the picture from the media. Three years later, the story of her heroic act became public, earning her accolades around the world.
Hayek spoke about the tetanus shots little kids got during that trip and she even watched a child die in her arms. Who wouldn’t agree that Hayek is a remarkable lady with a soul that matches her beauty. Her humanitarian work in Africa has made her extremely popular and has given her a platform to donate to different charity organizations.