Recently, the paparazzi caught Monica Bellucci in their lenses on the streets of Paris. Despite the caption to the pictures — “beautiful Monica” – the Russian-language segment of the Internet has traditionally been horrified by “how old the actress has grown” and “why she does nothing with it.”
The star was compared to “Granny at a funeral,” said that at 55, she looks 70 with a ponytail, and also accused that with such money to look like this — it’s just bad manners. Someone complained that watching Bellucci age was as painful as seeing a work of art destroyed.
Recall that Monika herself in different years spoke about beauty and age:
— I said goodbye to the beauty of youth but welcomed another form of beauty, one that my life experience helped develop. If you’re over 40, it’s great to be fit and look fresh, but it’s not the same as pretending to be 30 at 45. This is ridiculous.
I want to live a long life, which means I will have to be patient and see a lot of wrinkles on my face.
Age for a woman is just a change in her working tool. I was different. Beauty protects a woman, but there comes a time when you want to break this stereotype. I would be lying if I said that approaching death makes me happy, but I would also not lie that the signs of aging bother me a lot. At 54, I felt that I had found freedom, and it was a beautiful moment.
I often say that I used to have beauty from the devil, but now it’s a new stage. I like Coco Chanel’s phrase: “At fifty, we have the face we deserve.”
At 50, you can laugh at things that made you cry at 20. There is a certain lightness in this age. All women grow up with the idea that life ends with the end of reproductive age. But this is not the case at all. I believe that menopause is absolute freedom. After this moment, the woman is no longer a slave to hormones — now she controls them, nor they her. I still want to learn new things and start new projects. At 20 years old, I would never have thought that at 50 everything would be like this — active work, offers, and even more interesting roles than those that I had in my youth.