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Monica Bellucci: 50+ women are fabulous

Monica Bellucci insists sexiness is about the mind and not the body.

The 50-year-old actress has hit the headlines as she's been cast as a Bond girl in the upcoming 24th instalment of the franchise Spectre. It's the first time a woman of her age has landed the part, which makes her proud. Apart from anything the star hopes to show that the way many regard women in this day and age is wrong.

"It's important to show that a woman at 50 can be just as interesting and attractive as a woman who is 30," she explained to British magazine Hello! "Women should not only be judged by one standard of beauty. Older women deserve more respect and attention for being just as interesting and sensual as younger women, maybe even more so. True sexiness is in the mind, not in the age of the body."

Monica is widely regarded as one of the sexiest women in the profession, which she finds funny as doesn't do anything to cultivate her looks. She believes the most important thing is to accept yourself as you are.

"I'm just too lazy. I never go to the gym, and I love to eat chocolate and pasta. I'm not obsessed with being skinny. I'm a woman and I have curves. Of course, if your natural state is to be skinny, then it's beautiful, but if you are round and curvy, I don't think you have to change your nature," she told she smiled. "Of course, I try to eat well and I've done yoga, especially when I had my children, but I don't stress myself about my looks."

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