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‘I’m entirely in control of my life,’ says Monica Bellucci

Nowadays, most actors only conduct interviews when they have a new project to promote. Monica Bellucci, on the other hand, is not your typical actress. She possesses the Italian film-star appeal of Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, and Silvana Mangano before her – voluptuous, dark haired, and seductive beauty. Unlike the postwar idols, Bellucci has continued to work well into her forties. She made news as the “oldest Bond girl ever” in Spectre, playing Lucia Sciarra, the widow of a known assassin.

Bond encounters Lucia at her husband’s funeral, where she is wearing high heels and a black veil. After all of 007’s hallmark conquests of young things in bachelor pads, Lucia’s age made it a reason for celebration. (Except in India, where the national censor found a kiss between Daniel Craig and Bellucci to be too long and had it cut in half.)

We meet in Bellucci’s enormous and lovely 14th arrondissement home, where she lives with her two kids, Deva, 13, and Léonie, seven. A maid welcomes me into a gorgeous sitting room with a high ceiling, huge windows, and a luxurious sofa. I can hear other employees in the kitchen.

“Of course, I have people to help me,” Bellucci says as she whirls in, speaking with 19 people.

During the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, Monica Bellucci attends the 70th Anniversary showing.

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She reminds me that she is now a single mother, having divorced her 14-year marriage to Vincent Cassel in 2013. She claims that following their divorce, she has had to become “more regimented, more grounded.” “Before, I was only feeling. This is a new side of myself that I’m discovering in my 50s.”

Bellucci, 52, has a fascinating speaking voice, is considerably more attractive in person than she appears on television, and appears to be wearing an off-the-shoulder evening top at 10.30 a.m. (rather stylishly, of course). Her false eyelashes, it turns out, aren’t for my benefit; she was filming a video yesterday to promote a song she co-wrote with a well-known French artist.

She reveals that she is constantly contacted for jobs, particularly by photographers, and that she usually declines. But it was different when Francesco Carrozzini called her for this shoot. “I knew his mother,” Bellucci continues, referring to the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani. They first met while Bellucci was still a model.

Bellucci’s success as a model came before her fame as an actress, and she still feels at ease being shot. She confesses that being taken seriously at the outset of her acting career was difficult. That began in 1990, when Italian director Dino Risi cast her in the Italian language telemovie Vita coi Figli (which translates as “life with the kids”) after seeing her photograph in a magazine.
Perhaps this is why she has taken on “tough” characters such as a rape victim in the tense thriller Irreversible, Mary Magdalene in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, and the Mirror Queen in Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm.

“When you’re gorgeous and do something brave, people say you’re brave, but they don’t say you’re good,” she explains. “Now that I’m older, they tell me, ‘You’re good.'”

Bellucci feels optimistic about her age. But then, she hasn’t aged much. She hasn’t lost her beauty (which she attributes to acupuncture and face massages) or her physique – “I do Pilates and swim, but I don’t get up at six to go to the gym.” “Ignore it!” She also comes armed with a slew of inspiring aphorisms, such as “It is not a matter of age, it is a matter of energy”; “The body gets older, but the soul becomes younger”; “You can be ancient at the age of 20,” and so on.

“After 40, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, and Silvana Mangano may exist as icons but not as actresses.” And I believe it is absolutely different today.” Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, and Charlotte Rampling are cited as examples of this shift. “Women today look at themselves differently, and as a result, we are watched differently.”

Bellucci has been quite busy since the release of Spectre. She has acted in On the Milky Road, a magical-realism film set in the 1990s during the Bosnian War, as well as the Amazon comedy series Mozart in the Jungle, both of which she co-starred in with Gael Garca Bernal. With the Twin Peaks revival, she has also ventured into American television. (“It was an honor to collaborate with David Lynch.”)

“These are not stories I could tell before,” she says, pleased with how her life is unfolding. “I had no notion when I was 25 that I’d still be working at 50.” It’s a fantastic find for me.”

Bellucci was raised in an affluent household in Città di Castello, near the Umbrian-Tuscan border. Pasquale, her father, managed a haulage company, while Brunella, her mother, was a housewife and amateur painter. Bellucci is an only child because her parents did not want any more children. “They had me when they were quite young, and while my mother was maternal, she may have been too young,” she explains. “However, she did the best she could.”

She says that, despite having many cousins, she recalls feeling very alone when she was eight or nine years old. “I believe I wished I had a sibling or sister.” That’s why I have two kids; even if they fight occasionally, it’s better to quarrel than to be lonely.”

Her personality – “so interested, so open, I want to know things” – meant that throughout her early adolescence, she yearned to see more of the world. “A tiny town can shelter you, but it also made me want to flee and look for other things.”

What happened was, of course, modeling. “I started taking pictures when I was 13.” ‘Can I have a picture of Monica?’ asked a family friend who was a photographer. When I was 16, another of my father’s friends who was into fashion approached me and said, ‘I’d like to do fashion photos with Monica.’

“So I had a fashion show in Florence and later in Milan, and I was doing fashion shows three times a year while still in school.” “I became a professional after I graduated from high school at the age of 18.”

Bellucci’s teenage photos (“I looked like a woman at 13”) show her with crimson lips, curled hair, and a waistcoat that swings sideways to reveal her breast.

“Modeling came effortlessly to me, and I adored taking images,” Bellucci explains.

“I was fascinated by the realm of images.” I did not do something that was compelled of me. I used to have books by Helmut Newton and Bruce Weber when I was little… “From a young age, photographs spoke to me.”

What did her parents think of her modeling career? “Perhaps because they were young, they accepted and comprehended it.” Her mother, in particular, she claims, wished for her daughter to have a profession. “On the inside, she was thinking, ‘Oh my God, no, not the same life as me.'”

After being signed by Elite Model Management, Bellucci found herself living in Paris, Milan, and New York by her early twenties, where she partied with newfound acquaintances. “It was almost as if my parents let me be free in an absolutely extraordinary degree, almost too much, but it was great.”

At the age of 25, she married photographer Claudio Carlos Basso. The marriage only lasted 18 months. “I haven’t seen him in a long time,” she says.

Roman Coppola discovered Bellucci’s flaming sexuality in Italian magazine Zoom in 1992, two years after Dino Risi was so enamored by an image of her that he put her in his Italian TV film, and urged his father, director Francis Ford Coppola, to cast her in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. She was cast as one of Dracula’s brides.

“It was only for a time, but I had to go to LA,” she explains. “I guess my desire has always been to be an actress, but I came from a location where cinema was so far away.”

Roman Coppola would not meet Bellucci until 25 years later, at the Golden Globes, where his co-creation, Mozart in the Jungle, won an award. “‘Hey!’ he said. You owe me something because I am the one who discovered you.”

But, at 28, she was just another aspiring model hoping to make the transition from catwalk to stage. She enrolled in acting courses to work on her modeling “tics.” “You lose that kind of natural style you need for movie by the way you walk and talk,” she explains. “In modeling, there is an attitude.”

Her debut came in 1996 with The Apartment, a melancholy French picture about a romantic young executive, played by Bellucci, who leaves corporate life behind to pursue his first love. She was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress and met her future husband, Cassel, the dynamic French actor best known for his roles in Ocean’s Twelve and Black Swan.

The couple went on to make eight more films together, and despite the fact that they are now divorced and living on different continents (he in Brazil), she maintains their relationship is still friendly. “It’s crucial to have a relationship with your children if at all feasible.” Cassel, she claims, is a good father, but the girls live with her since he travels frequently for work. Life is now intertwined with her children.

“Because I had my kids late,” in her 40s, “I have the freedom to create one picture a year and then spend the rest of my time with them,” Bellucci explains. She makes their breakfast, walks her younger daughter to school, and they eat dinner together most of the time. “I go out if I need to, but kids like it when their mother is there.”

Despite being in a relationship (she laughs, shakes her head, and refuses to elucidate), she has homes in Rome and Lisbon and considers herself to be completely self-sufficient. “I am entirely in control of my life, 100%.”

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Sexiest Images of Megan Fox

The secret to Megan Fox’s sexiest looks is bodycon dresses, leather, and crop tops.

Since the early 2000s, when Megan Fox first appeared on the scene, she has been a Hollywood bombshell. Totaly sexiest women in whole Hollywood. She flaunts her seductive looks on Instagram when she’s not preoccupied with being a member of one of the most popular celebrity couples right now. L’OFFICIEL looks at some of Megan Fox’s sexiest outfits, including everything from corsets to nude dresses.

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Sexiest Images of Megan Fox
Sexiest Images of Megan Fox

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Megan Fox’s Most Sexy Images Ever: Red Carpets, Date Nights, and More

One of the hottest ladies in Hollywood, Megan Fox understands just how to capitalize on her appeal when she walks the red carpet or goes on a date. The celebrity, who was born on May 16, 1986, popularized lingerie-inspired designs by frequently wearing lacy bralettes, corsets, and strappy dresses. The bombshell lady became a brand ambassador for the lingerie company Frederick’s of Hollywood and has since frequently posed in seductive outfits for the designer’s underwear advertisements.

Megan Fox is SEXY!

Megan looked stunning in a sheer, lacy bodysuit from the lingerie line when she made an appearance at a Forever 21 event in March 2018 to promote the lingerie partnership between the fast-fashion company and Frederick’s. She wore the undergarment item with black Christian Louboutin shoes and ribbon-belted Miaou jeans.

Looking for more gorgeous images of the “Jennifer’s Body” star? Then browse this gallery to discover more of the sexiest shots of Megan Fox ever taken.

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Look at Megan Fox: Fabulous 1970s Outfit!

Megan Fox is fabulous. She just posted several images of herself on Instagram wearing a costume with a 1970s theme that she appears to be about to burst out of.

Megan Fox – Instagram

Megan Fox is back with another sexy and colorful dress and a caption that goes with it, proving that she has a great sense of humor. The actress shared a number of images of herself wearing a very obvious 1970s ensemble on her Instagram feed. She is wearing a shirt that is quite tight on her, trendy slacks that barely contain her legs, and this combination normally garners her a ton of attention on social media.

The only thing that people notice about Megan Fox, according to her amusing caption, is how brilliant she is, which is ironic given that she looks like she’s about to burst out of her clothing. Apart from her attractive clothing, her cleverness in delivering such a clever caption was unquestionably what caught our attention right immediately. The aforementioned post has received almost 2.1 million likes and 7,000 comments, demonstrating how popular Fox’s intelligence and attire were.

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Megan Fox is currently as busy as ever, with the release of three new films, despite almost bursting out of her own clothes. In her debut film, Johnny & Clyde, a parody of Bonnie & Clyde, Fox plays a serial killer who has fallen in love with her accomplice in crime. Although the movie is finished, a release date has not yet been set.

The Expendables 4, the concluding installment in Sylvester Stallone’s enduring action star ensemble series, has also wrapped up filming for Megan Fox’s part. Along with many others, Fox joins Stallone, Jason Statham, 50 Cent, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Randy Couture, and Andy Garcia. Although we are unsure of the exact release date because the film is still in post-production, we believe it will be a summer blockbuster. The movie has a 2023 release date window.

Following those two more mature films, Megan Fox will shift her focus to a family-friendly project by providing the voice of the animated movie Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin. The family-friendly film has quite a large cast, including Fox, Kate Winslet, Elliot Page, and Gerard Butler, even though it may not be on everyone’s radar. Also scheduled for release in 2023 is this film.

No matter what she wears and shares on social media, fabulous Megan Fox always grabs attention. She also frequently makes news with her fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly. In all honesty, we applaud her for always appearing to be able to bear the spotlight with dignity because we know she must deal with lots of detractors on a regular basis, even if she may not give them the attention they need.

Megan Fox has an impressive 20.6 million Instagram followers, which may be due to the fact that she consistently shares pictures of herself wearing stylish and attractive attire or because her captions are pretty funny. In any case, she looks stunning as usual, despite the fact that the gown she is wearing above appears to be about to come undone.

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