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Salma Hayek with washboard abs and bobbed hair divides fans

She recently celebrated her 54th birthday

Hannah Hargrave

Salma Hayek sparked major fan reaction on Thursday when she shared a photo of herself in a cropped top and low slung skirt on Instagram - and in the process gave her followers a glimpse of her washboard abs

The Mexican star, 54, wowed in two throwback, red carpet snapshots where she teamed her silver outfit with a sleek bob hairstyle, but not everyone loved it. 

While many of her followers branded her "beautiful" and "stunning" some felt the need to comment on Salma's weight. 

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"Too too skinny!!!!!!!!!" wrote one follower and another agreed: "I love Salma. But she does look too skinny in this picture."

The remarks were shut down by numerous fans who said their comments were body shaming and insisted: "She's always been perfect."

They also adored her shorter hairstyle and wrote: "OMG I love this hair."

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Salma shared photos from 1999

Salma captioned the photo: "Cause tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999" making reference to a Prince song. 

Salma often delights her legions of devoted fans by sharing age-defying swimsuit selfies and bikini-clad photos from her holidays. 

But she insists she remains all-natural and is proud of the way she looks and feels as she gets older.

"When I look at pictures of me in my 30s or in my 40s, I see myself more beautiful than I saw myself at the time," she told People magazine. "I used to criticise myself so much."

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Salma is embracing life 

"Now, when I look in the mirror and there are things that I don’t see, I think about how much I’m going to like me in ten years."

Salma credits good posture and a healthy, balanced diet for keeping her youthful inside and out. 

Her personal relationships also add to her glow as she’s been happily married to her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, since 2009, and they are proud parents to their 13-year-old daughter, Valentina. 

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