Salma Hayek's Olympic Dreams
Salma Hayek's dream of competing at the Olympics was stopped by her father. The 'Frida' actress was a highly talented gymnast as a child and was picked by the Mexican team to represent her country but her dad Sami thwarted her ambitions by refusing to let her compete. I would have had to go live in Mexico City in a boarding school for gymnasts, do six hours, eight hours a day of training, which for me was like paradise.'' But her father declined the offer on the grounds she should have a ''normal childhood''.