Salma Hayek to Become French Knight

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is the latest celebrity to become a French knight. President Nicolas Sarkozy included the “Puss in Boots” actress on his New Year’s list of Legion of Honor recipients, indicating that her grade will be Chevalier, or Knight, when the formal induction takes place later this winter.

Although the honor is distinctively French — Napoleon created it in 1802 — foreigners can receive the award. Past chevaliers include Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford, according to People.