London: Actress Salma Hayek, married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, loves being financially independent.

"I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. I don't ever want to have to depend on anyone completely," website quoted the 45-year-old as saying.

"But when I have troubles sometimes, it's nice to have someone there to help," said the actress, who has a four-year-old daughter with Pinault.