Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek will soon join the ranks of Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro, People.com reports.
Hayek, a telenovela veteran whose recent TV work includes a guest arc on NBC’s “30 Rock," will be knighted in France, receiving the grade of chevalier, or knight, the story reports.
Hayek will be formally inducted, receiving a presidential medal pinning, which is expected to take place within the next two months at the Elysees Palace in Paris, the story says.
The Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon in 1802 as a merit award, and isn’t exclusively for the French, the story notes. Past recipients include Eastwood, Redford and De Niro along with comedian Jerry Lewis, the piece adds.
Hayek received an Oscar nomination in 2003 for her lead role in “Frida,” and has a Daytime Emmy Award for directing the 2003 Showtime special “The Maldonado Miracle.”