Actress was warned off acting career because of her height

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Salma Hayek was told she would never make it in Hollywood because her height was a ‘deformity’.

The stunning Latino star, 40, grew up thinking she had to be tall, blonde and blue eyed to become a famous actress.

‘I had my struggles. I’m 5ft 2in and in Mexico, where I am from, it was very important to be tall,’ she told Easy Living magazine.

‘I grew up in a world where beauty was not only tall, it was white and blonde with blue eyes. And I’m dark, have brown eyes and brown hair and I’m short.

‘People used to say that the short thing was a deformity. I was really upset about my height and then one day I thought: “Who decided that it’s better to be tall? Am I less healthy? Am I less capable?”‘

Good on her, we say.