LL I'll give you some first hand input on why Salma is much hotter than Penelope.
I was in an LA store about 2 months ago waiting for my wife, and Penelope walked right in. She had no make-up on, but I recognized her right away. I swear to God, she was nothing special to look at. If she wasnt a celebrity, you would not have given her a second look. True story. I see hotter lookin chicks than her every single day out here.