Salma Hayek said she felt "disfigured" when she was pregnant with her baby, which caused her to appreciate her pre-baby body more.
"I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways - for a very good reason - and I don't regret it for a second that's when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all," Hayek said.
"We've got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women, you have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever."
Hayek said her true happiness comes from her success and her relationships.
"Success is happiness, if you've found the right companion for life, a good relationship with loved ones, if you are healthy - my God, you are immensely successful," she said.