Actress Salma Hayek Gives $100,000 for Mexico Earthquake Relief

Image: Red carpet of the animated movie 'El Profeta
Mexican Actress and Co-producer Salma Hayek poses during the red carpet of the animated movie 'El Profeta' (The Prophet) in Mexico City, Mexico, 17 January 2016. Mario Guzman / EPA

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Actress Salma Hayek, originally from Mexico, has pledged to match the first $100,000 donated to an online fund raising site to help UNICEF assist earthquake victims.

Hayek made emotional pleas for contributions with videos in English and Spanish on her Instagram account.

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"After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, I was evacuated from my building. A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me," she said in the English video. "I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude and it's horrific."

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