She’s certainly easy on the eyes – and Friday night (August 31) was no exception as Salma Hayek showed off her breathtaking beauty while partaking in the Venice Film Festival festivities in Venice, Italy.

Adorned in a black cap sleeved Gucci gown with a plunging neckline, the 45-year-old big screen stunner arrived at Hotel Cipriani on the arm of her tuxedo clad husband, Francois Henri Pinault, for the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema ceremony.

As for her appearance, Miss Hayek joined Creative Director of Gucci Frida Giannini onstage while presenting the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema to this year’s recipient, editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Aside from her Venice doings, Salma recently caught criticism for comments she made regarding her culture as of late, as she said, “Honestly, I hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican. My life is completely different now.”

Amongst the many negative reactions, an unhappy blogger fired back at the Academy Award-nominated actress, posting, “What did Salma mean by basically saying she forgot what it’s like to be a Mexican woman? That she’s too French and rich for our blood?,” which alludes to Hayek’s marriage to her French billionaire husband.