Salma Hayek channels Lady Liberty with sizzling throwback photo

Lara Rebello
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Like most celebrities across the US, Salma Hayek has been vocal about her political opinions, especially in the current national climate. While people took to Twitter to call for unity and love in the face of the recent racially-driven attack in Charlottesville, the Mexican beauty opted to send her message via a sizzling Instagram post.

Celebrating Throwback Thursday on 17 August, the 50-year-old shared an old magazine photo in which she is seen posing as Lady Liberty, complete with crown and torch. While the iconic statue of Liberty Island in New York Harbor is dressed more conservatively, the Frida actress showed off her curves in a white dress with a plunging neckline.

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"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" she captioned the photo, quoting the poem The New Colossus, written by Emma Lazarus in 1883, which features on a plaque at the bottom of the statue.

Hayek has previously spoken out against US President Donald Trump, even recollecting a time when he tried to hit on her while she was in a relationship with someone else. More recently she revealed the moment when she realised that Trump was going to win the election and become president.

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"I thought it was a crazy thing, that it would never happen but then something really tragic happened to me," she told The Guardian earlier this month.

"I have a ranch in America, and a neighbour of mine killed my dog," she told The Guardian, recalling how the authorities explained to her that the neighbour was justified in killing her German Shepherd since the animal was fighting with his dogs.

"Just to understand what was the normality of things. I realised in this moment, 'Oh my God: he's going to win,'" she explained.

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