Words matter. These are the best Monica Bellucci Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Just a touch of eyeliner and red lips is glamorous.
I don’t stress myself about my looks. I love to laugh. I like being able to lead an interesting life.
Truly, I am a woman of the last minute. When I was pregnant, I organised three different hospitals because I couldn’t decide where I wanted to have my baby: London, Rome or Paris. In the end, I decided to go to Rome, arrived on the Monday and gave birth on the Saturday.
I always wanted children late; I had my first daughter at 39 and the second at 45.
When you’re in front of the camera, for a small budget or a big budget movie, there’s no difference.
Do you know who I would love to play? Morticia Addams – then I could use all that darkness to be funny.
It doesn’t surprise me that men in their twenties and thirties are often looking for a much older woman. What is the problem with a man of 30 being with a woman of 50? It is a matter of energy and the soul, not a matter of age of the body.
If a man sees a woman with red lipstick, he admires her, but often he won’t feel like kissing her.
Time destroys everything.
What’s natural is beautiful, and when you’re not you anymore, you become a caricature.
I’ve had old people in my life that I really loved – especially women – so I’m not scared about getting old. It’s what’s inside that makes us beautiful on the outside.
I do acupuncture. Because it really helps. It is the opposite of Botox. Botox blocks, and acupuncture moves.
I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there’s something I believe in, it’s a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings.
I like to do on screen what I’m not in life. In life, I’m much more weak and insecure, and so then you know I like to play characters that are stronger than me.
I live in Paris but I feel I am a daughter of Europe.
I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I’m beautiful.
I always wear some make-up, even on quiet days when I am not doing so much with my time. I like to start using Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation as a base, as it’s lighter than air and doesn’t make me feel ‘caked.’
I love fairy tales because I think that behind fairy tales, there is always a meaning.
When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
My body is an object of work. That’s why I think to be an actor is one of the most violent jobs. If you’re a pianist, you have your piano. If you’re a guitarist, you have your guitar. But if you’re a dancer, or you’re an actor – your instrument is your body.
When I first met Sam Mendes, I was a bit confused and said to him, ‘I’m 50 years old. What am I going to do at 50 in a Bond film?’
If I do a role where I have to lose weight, I can do that. I eat meat, fish, vegetables, and I lose it right away. But sometimes I do a role where I have to gain weight, and I can tell you I prefer that.
I like when I have to act and direct; then, when you have to dub, you’re by yourself in front of the wall, and I’m always scared that you’re not good like when you are in real when you act.
When I did ‘The Passion,’ nobody believed in the movie. Everybody was telling me, ‘You shouldn’t do this movie… But I wanted to play Mary Magdalene. I thought that I could do something strong and deep with this character.
If you believe what you are on the red carpet, then you would have to go see a doctor, and there are so many actors like that. You have to know very well this is a moment of glamour, and when I go back home, I don’t have the airbrush, and I have dark circles because I don’t have the make-up on.
I’m a European, and I live there. I work in European films, and then once in a while, I make an American movie.
My body is so important to me… my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have.
Mel is a great director because he’s not just a director, he’s an actor, so he knows how to direct actors. I loved working with him. He’s great as a director. He’s so intelligent. He’s generous. I really loved him.
Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.
I can’t say I’m a Bond girl because I’m too mature to be a Bond girl. I say Bond lady; Bond woman. But I’m proud to be a Bond lady, because actually, Bond is the most amazing man.
I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?
Wherever I go, I am Italian. The way I talk, the way I eat, the way femininity is important to me. The way I love Italian food.
I have always loved lipstick. For women, that love comes from our mother and grandmothers. It’s so natural for a woman to open up her mirror and apply lipstick.
I think we can all be divas, but as an actress, you can’t only be the diva; that would be boring. But sometimes, perhaps, it’s fun.
It’s complicated coming from a culture where to be a mother is more important than to have a career.
I know very well the difference between my image and who I am.
Sometimes I’ve done small parts, like with Spike Lee, but it doesn’t matter because you want to work with the director.
Being an actress is the sublimation of feminity.
The first time I was in London, I went to an English greasy spoon to get some breakfast and realised that all the waiters were speaking Italian. That’s when it hit me what an international city this is.
My body is very shaped, and I like to be simple. I don’t like to use so many colors. My best colors are black, white and blue.
Sometimes when we think about femininity, we think also fragile. But I think you can be feminine and very strong. I think make-up goes with that femininity. I think it’s a natural gesture for women and one they do more for themselves than for others.
When I have to go to Cannes, that is boring to me.
An actor works with their soul and their thought.
I went to a modeling agency and said I wanted to be a model. I worked, worked, worked so much while I was studying.
I’m Italian; I take my time. We’re not really fast. We’re very slow. I had my first child at 40, my second child at 45, James Bond at 50. I’m so curious as to what’s next!
In so many places in the world, women have been prisoners for so long that they feel they have to scream about their rights. But when you scream, nobody listens to you. Real authority comes when you no longer need to scream – and that’s something we women still need to learn.
I am certainly Italian in my love of food! I eat everything, but I love Italian food most of all. Even my daughter does. Her favourite food is pasta and parmigiana.
Directors don’t call you for your beauty but for your talent.
For me, true beauty has nothing to do with wrinkles and everything to do with the fact that my maternal grandmother raised five children just after the war and remained a fighter throughout her life. True beauty is the slick of red lipstick my paternal grandmother would put on before going to church on Sunday.
I like to be in the spotlight once in a while, and then I like to be in the shadows. It’s really regenerating.