BELLA DONNA
Harper's Bazaar Malaysia|May 2020
Screen goddess Monica Belluci is proof that beauty and allure have no age.
Monica Belluci

I wouldn’t want to be 20 again for anything,” Monica Belluci told a UK newspaper in 2009. The then 45-year-old added that she was much happier than when she was younger. “You have to discover who you are, who you’re going to be, there are so many insecurities. Today, I know the things that I need, the things that I can live without.”

What she can live without, in case you’re wondering, is hitting the gym in the wee hours of the morning and watching everything she eats, even though her profession as an actress and model pretty much demands that she has to look a certain way. Yet, the Italian bombshell appears to take a nonchalant attitude to such expectations. “I accept who I am and that perfection doesn’t exist,” she has declared.

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