A Red Carpet Family Affair: Salma Hayek and Daughter Valentina Stun at the Oscars

Chisom Ndianefo
Salma Hayek and her daughter Paloma Valentina at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Salma Hayek and her daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, made a rare red carpet-appearance at the Oscars, and it was a beautiful moment. The Mexican-American actress has been turning heads since Fashion Week and award season started earlier this year and has no plan to stop soon.

A Shinning Star

Hayek swished in a fiery orange dress with a keyhole neckline and fringe skirt leading into a short train. Her fringe swished as she walked the carpet and teased her toned legs in stiletto heels.

Keeping It Classic

Salma Hayek at the Oscars 2023
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The 56-year-old star wore her black hair in tight waterfall curls with a center part and wore minimal makeup of glossy brown lips and smoky eyes.

Valentina Paloma Honors Her Mother

Meanwhile, Valentina Paloma recreated her mother's 1997 Oscars moment by walking the carpet in a sleeveless red dress with a full skirt. Unlike Hayek, who has rich dark hair, the 15-year-old wore her hair in its natural golden blonde hue.

Different Yet Similar

She also kept her make-up minimal like Hayek and lightly accessorized the Isaac Mizrahi dress with a thin string necklace and matching earrings. Unlike Hayek's Fire & Ice Ball moment 25 years ago, the teenager forwent a shawl.

Hayek's Ice & Fire Ball Moment

Hayek originally wore the red dress at the charity gala for Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program in 1997. She accessorized her ballgown with a silver diamond choker, stud earrings, and a ring.

'The Last Wish'

Stills from Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
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Hayek's movie, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish earned a nomination for best animated feature film at the awards show but lost to Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

More Mother-Daughter Moments

Salma Hayek and Valentina Paloma Pinault at the premiere of 'Eternals'
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The 2023 Oscars marked the second red carpet moment for the mother-daughter duo since 2021. Valentino Paloma accompanied her mother to the Eternals premiere in a less glamorous dress.

Walking The Carpet Together

The duo matched in black, with Hayek donning a classic deep V-neck cocktail gown while Valentina Paloma wore a chic mini dress. Her short gown had tiny white polka dots with a V-neck (although it didn't plunge as much as Hayek's own.)

Opening Up About Their Relationship

Since then, the mother-daughter duo have opened up more about their lives to the public including covering Vogue Mexico in 2022.

Walking In Mama's Shoes

Salma Hayek cuddles her baby
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Valentina Paloma opened up about her career interests, saying she's love to follow in her mother's footsteps and become an actress/director. The 15-year-old believes she'll direct better if she understands the intricacies of being an actress through experience.

Thoughts On Makeup

About her choice to wear minimal makeup, Valentina Paloma told the publication that she doesn't care about "imperfections" because they're unique aspects of everyone's face.

"I like to wear makeup in lots of colors and, I like to explore it."

Fun Moments Together

After talking about her future with Vogue, Valentina Paloma joined her mother for a brief segment of "What's in the Bag?"

Family Moments At The Oscars

The 2023 Oscars featured many parents-children moments on the red carpet apart from Hayek and Pinault. First-time Academy Award winner Brendan Fraser attended the ceremony with his teenage sons Holden and Leland and paid tribute to them on stage.

Angela Bassett And Her Family

Best Supporting Actress runner, Angela Bassett had her who family at the event, including her husband, Courtney B. Vance, and teenage twins Bronwyn and Slater.

Femme Fatale Fashion

Hayek chose femme-fatale fashion for the Brits earlier this year, and she pulled it off agelessly. The actress wore a black leather asymmetrical dress with a corset and grunge platform boots.

Fun With Pinault

She wore her black hair in tight curls to her upper back and lightly accessorized the Alexander McQueen dress. Hayek's husband, Francois Henri-Pinault, was her date for the night, and he matched her youthful style.

Pinault Wears A Youthful Look

The businessman wore a black turtleneck shirt over black pants and a velvet navy blazer. Hayek and Pinault were like kids on the carpet as they teased each other amid taking pictures.

Showing Off Her Unique Style

Hayek proved she has a unique and diverse style even at 56 and never fails to show it off. The actress styled her hair into two milkmaid braids in a recent Instagram share.

Forever Youthful

Hayek paired the youthful hairstyle with a white silk hooded robe dress. She also wore bright red lipstick, which is rare for the Puss in Boots star.