How Monica Bellucci Stays Young at Age 58 and Says She Never Wants to Be 20 Again
Monica Bellucci is a timeless beauty who has captivated audiences for decades with her stunning looks and powerful performances. At the age of 58, she continues to defy ageist standards and remains as radiant as ever.
In a recent interview, the Italian actress revealed her secrets to looking great at her age and why she has no desire to turn back the clock. Unlike some in Hollywood, who cling to their youth through extreme measures, Bellucci embraces the natural aging process and sees it as an opportunity for growth and evolution. Her refreshing outlook offers a powerful reminder that true beauty comes from within and that confidence and self-love are the key ingredients to looking and feeling great at any age. Today, we decided to reminisce about the path of this talented actress and figure out why she is loved by so many people.
From the Faculty of Law to fashion
Monica once aspired to be a lawyer and even enrolled in the Faculty of Law. She worked part-time at a modeling agency as a student. She was noticed and invited to Milan while she was there. So she gave up her dream of becoming a lawyer and set out to conquer the world's most famous fashion houses.
It's hard to believe, but Bellucci's popularity grew with her age. If she began her career in commercials and on the runway, by her prime she was on magazine covers, starring in iconic films, and establishing herself as one of the most beautiful women on the planet. The actress is pleased with her age. She once said: “I wouldn’t want to be 20 again for anything.”
Great career after 30
Monica scoffs at the notion that after a certain age, actresses can no longer play love interests. And she demonstrates it in practice. At 51, she played James Bond's most mature girlfriend in Specter, and a year later she played the love interest of a Serbian milkman in Emir Kusturica's On the Milky Road.
Almost every film in which Monica appeared has become iconic since the late 1990s. The drama L'Appartement earned Bellucci her first César Award nomination and cemented her place in the film industry. During the filming, she met Vincent Cassel, and their friendship became very important to Bellucci.
Marriage with a heartbreaker who couldn’t be trusted
“It wasn’t love at first sight. Yes, I found Vincent attractive, but I felt that I couldn’t trust him or rely on him.”
Bellucci and Cassel were married for 12 of their 17 years together. The couple took their time making their relationship official because both of them pursued acting careers, and their love developed from a distance due to frequent traveling and filming.
Monica gave birth to their first child when she was 39 years old. Monica and Vincent's second child was born when the actress was 45, and the couple divorced three years later. “Marriage, we never know how long it will last...Today, it works, but in a year, I don’t know.”There is still speculation about the reasons for the couple's divorce. During their breakup interviews, Vincent and Monica were both very respectful of each other, and they didn't say anything negative about their relationship. However, the actress stated that she was never confident in her husband and could not trust him.
After splitting up with Monica, Cassel began dating French model Tina Kunakey, who is 30 years his junior. Their romance eventually blossomed into a strong marriage. Monica, for her part, decided to start a new relationship after only a few years when she met French artist Nicolas Lefebvre.
Unfortunately or fortunately, Bellucci and Lefebvre's romantic relationship was short-lived, and they chose to remain friends. Despite this, Monica claims that she is having the time of her life. In cold weather, her beloved work and lovely daughters keep her warm. Her eldest daughter, Deva, resembles her mother.
Is it possible to be beautiful after 50?
Monica looks 10, or even 20, years younger in her photographs. The actress is also so assured of herself that at the age of 52, she agreed to take part in a nudity scene. She then had the audacity to pose for a magazine cover in the nude.
Bellucci is still in demand as a model today and keeps acting in films. She advises following these guidelines to stay young and attractive:
- Wash your hair no more than twice a week and use olive oil instead of a mask.
- Never limit your food. However, if you have to lose a few pounds, make your portions smaller and eat more meat, fish, and vegetables.
Do yoga and swim. These exercises keep your body toned without excessive training.
- Clean your facial skin thoroughly before going to bed, no matter how sleepy you are.