Salma Hayek Will Be ‘Knighted’ in France

Salma Hayek

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updated 01/02/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 01/02/2012 AT 4:25 PM ET

Salma Hayek: Knight?

The Puss In Boots actress was among those named by President Nicolas Sarkozy to receive the Légion d’Honneur Sunday. Hayek, 45, will enter the five-tiered honor academy with the grade of Chevalier or “Knight.”

Announced in the President’s official New Year’s list, Hayek will receive a formal induction, which involves a Presidential medal pinning. Her induction will likely occur at the élysées Palace within the next two months, says a source.

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