updated 10/03/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/06/2011 AT 10:15 AM ET
Just because Salma Hayek is married to a powerful businessman doesn’t mean she’s given up her independence.
“I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence,” Hayek says in the November issue of Redbook. “I don’t ever want to have to depend on anyone completely. But when I have troubles sometimes, it’s nice to have someone there to help.”
Luckily, Hayek can rely on her husband, French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, if need be. Has being married to the CEO of luxury goods firm PPR (which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent) influenced her style?
“I like to play fashion with him, but I’m nobody’s Barbie,” Hayek, 45, says.