American-Mexican actor Salma Hayek, 54, would have been an Olympic gymnast had her father, Sami not stopped her from competing as a kid. Hayek was also selected to represent Mexico in gymnastics. After making it big in Hollywood she realised that her father’s decision was a wise one. “There was a road I didn’t take, which haunted me for many years. When I was nine, I was drafted for the Olympics in gymnastics. My father refused to allow me to go to a boarding school in another city. I resented my father. I’m so glad I didn’t take that road because I really like my life,” Hayek told OK! magazine.