The 53-year-old actress opened up about the incident in a new video for Vogue, in which she discusses some of the most iconic fashion moments throughout her career.
Opening up on a photoshoot she did with the monkey at the time, Salma recalled, "This next one is 2002 when I did 'Frida' and this was in Vogue, and I was very proud to be part of Vogue for the first time in my life."
"This monkey, who was named Tyson, actually attacked me during the filming of 'Frida', and I was really severely injured," she continued. "But I was brave enough to let him come back and work again in the movie, and then I still did a photo shoot with him for Vogue afterward."
Making light of the incident, she added, "I was really hoping he wouldn't go for my face!"