The Mexican-born actress was on the list to receive the the Légion d'Honneur as named by President Nicolas Sarkozy, "People" reports.
Hayek, most recently part of the voice cast of "Puss in Boots," will enter as a Chevalier, otherwise known as a Knight.
A formal ceremony will most likely take place at the Élysées Palace in the next two months and the formality includes a Presidential medal pinning. Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro are among the previous recipients.
Hayek is married to French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, whose father Francois Pinault was recently promoted to Grand Officer.
The Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon in the early 19th century and is often awarded to military and civilians for their service to France, though the honor is not exclusive to the French.
This follows on the heels of Helena Bonham Carter receiving the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) title in Britain. Former Oasis member Liam Gallagher, actor David Harewood and Steve Lillywhite were also among the names on the Queen's list.
– The Hollywood Reporter