PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (AP) _ NATO peacekeepers had something to be thankful for Wednesday: kisses, pictures and autographs from Salma Hayek.

The actress made a holiday goodwill visit to peacekeepers, signing T-shirts and posing for pictures with dozens of soldiers from the United States, Germany and France.

``I've kissed thousands of soldiers today,'' she said. ``It's not a bad job.''

Ms. Hayek, 31, who appears in the film ``Dogma,'' was taking part in the USO-sponsored tour, Operation Starlift, with actress Danica McKellar and comedian Garrett Morris.

``It's letting them know that we care,'' Ms. Hayek said, ``and that we admire them and are thankful for their courage.''