Although Salma Hayek has always been considered sexy, and her famous curvy figure is undoubtedly desired by lots of women, the 48-year-old actress recently admitted her Hollywood career may have suffered because she wasn't the skinniest person.

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Hayek recently admitted she has "never expercised" until now

While Hayek was speaking with of Net-a-Porter's The Edit, she opened up about maintaining her curvaceous figure, why she "never exercised" until recently and feeling better than ever even though she is "pushing 50."

"I never exercised my whole life, but now I do yoga. I was always borderline chubby, because I like my food, and frankly, I like my wine," she told the publication. "I have to say, I'm pushing 50 but I feel great. I looked worse in my youth! I'm in good shape right now."

But Hayek is generally surprised her career has lasted for over 25 years, especially due to he physical appearance.

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She explained, "I'm quite short. I have an overly...wavy body. I'm not like the girl next door who is easy to cast. I don't fit into any of the stereotypes of a woman that should continue to work. I don't know what it is, but I don't think it has anything to do with planning. It has something to do with karma, maybe. I believe in karma."

Hayek, who stars in the upcoming thriller 'Everly,' is expecting 2015 to be one of the busiest times in her movie career as she has five films coming out.

"The funny thing is that I really don't even understand how [it all] came out. Maybe because when you don't want something as much, you're not desperate," she said.

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The beautiful brunette added, "If you think about it, I'm limited by the way I talk and by the way I look. I'm 48 years old. Amazing, talented people [stop finding work] at 32, 33 sometimes! Not so much in London, but in the U.S. it's crazy. Also, for those who have never seen me in person.oh, you should see me sometimes. At the weekend, I walk around in my pyjamas. Sometimes I'll make an effort, but a lot of the time I'm just shameless. Comfortably shameless."