The Monica Mantra: Monica Bellucci
As reigning Bond woman, Monica Bellucci stars in Spectre as Bond’s oldest love interest in the history of the franchise, proving that strong, sexy, and confident = beauty. Like a fine wine, this Italian beauty gets more beautiful with age (a lovely 51) and credits this to stressing less about aging and focusing on enhancing her best features.
“I don’t think I’ve become more beautiful with age. I said that I feel better,” says Bellucci. "Even though you lose the biological beauty of youth, there's something else that comes in its place that’s very interesting, thank God! I meet women who are 60 or 70 years old, who are so beautiful, so interesting, so deep. In France, they call the beauty of youth, 'the evil beauty.' You don’t have it because of you, but because you're born with it. The other kind of beauty is your own work, and it takes forever."
Every morning, Bellucci begins the day with a cool shower. She explains, "My everyday beauty routine is simple: I just clean my face, use a very light cream, a bit of mascara, and some gloss." We’ve also read she loves a good face spray.
That hair: could there possibly be a secret for flowing, luscious, incredible hair (besides Italian parents)? She usually washes it twice a week and dilutes her shampoo with water — she thinks concentrated shampoo is harmful for hair. Blow-drying happens as little as possible, so Bellucci prefers to set her hair only when making public appearances. Another trick? She applies olive oil to her roots.