Salma Hayek Named A Knight In France

Salma Hayek is receiving quite an honor.

On Sunday, the 45-year-old actress was one of the recipients named by President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Legion of Honor, People magazine reports. She’ll enter the honor academy as a Chevalier, or Knight.

The “Puss in Boots” star, who is married to French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, will be recognized at a formal induction ceremony. A source tells People mag the event will likely happen over the next two months at the Elysee Palace and will include a Presidential medal pinning.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Hayek’s father-in-law, Francois Pinault, was named a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, the country’s highest civilian decoration.

The Legion of Honor was created as a merit award to acknowledge military personnel and civilians for service to France, People reports. Prior recipients include Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro.

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Posted on January 2, 2012, in Hollywood Buzz and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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