London, Nov mber 19: Salma Hayek has advised women to think carefully before accepting a marriage proposal from a man.
"I had men ask me to marry them and I would say things like, 'But you are totally wrong for me - we fight every day," the Sun quoted the actress as saying.
"And I would point out that I did not have a career. A career of my own was something my mother always encouraged," she added.
The Mexican-born actress, who stars in the new movie 'Here Comes The Boom, also admitted that her life so far has been a wonderful journey.
She also credits her mother for making her dreams come true.
"MY mother, Diane, taught me to dream big. She had to put aside her own dreams. She wanted to become a singer, but it was looked down upon.
She told herself she was not good enough, so married and had children.
She did not want that kind of thing to happen to me so young and always encouraged me to take my opportunities. She also taught me to enjoy good food and to cook as you love - with joy and pleasure," she said.
"My mother is a star to me and I want as good a relationship with my daughter as I have with her," Salma, who is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and has five year-old daughter, Valentina, added. (ANI)