Mexican actress Salma Hayek told Allure magazine that her "boobs" have declined somewhat now that she is in her 40s, although she quickly added that they are still "not bad."

The 44-year-old star of the 2002 film "Frida" and the 2010 movie "Grown Ups" made the remarks in an interview with the U.S. women's beauty magazine, which will feature her on the cover of its next edition.

When asked in the interview which part of her body does not look the same as 10 years ago, Hayek laughed and said "my boobs."

"They're not bad, by the way. I'm not complaining about them."

Hayek, who has been married since 2009 to French multi-millionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and is the mother of a four-year-old daughter, Valentina, said that women who have turned 40 "should be more at ease" with their sexuality.

"You are more self-assured about that part. And that's the way it should be," Hayek said.

Looking back at earlier moments of her career, she acknowledged that she was reluctant to shoot a love scene with Spanish actor Antonio Banderas in the 1995 film "Desperado," her U.S. breakthrough, adding that a scene that should have taken one hour lasted eight hours instead.

"It was the first time, so it was very difficult," the actress said. "I'm not an exhibitionist."

That film contributed to her status as a sex symbol, a reality that contrasts sharply with the experience of her youth, when she said she was ridiculed for her looks.

"I got teased because I was too short, or I was too brown," she said. "You would think in Mexico that would be something normal, but I did get teased."