Monica Bellucci, the stunning screen siren and model, has joined the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Felicity Jones as the face of Dolce and Gabbana's cosmetics line.
The 47-year-old Italian actress, who has created a lipstick line for the brand, showed off the perfect pout in a new campaign. Bellucci is a long time friend of the design duo who have shown their loyalty and adoration of the Italian beauty by launching a lipstick collection in honour of her trademark pout.
The Monica Lipstick Collection celebrates "her remarkable magnetism" according to a press release, and will be available for a limited time only. "With her famed fulsome lips, impeccable complexion and daring, expressive eyes she exudes the irony, mystery and charm that comprises the very essence of the Dolce and Gabbana woman," the Daily Mail quoted the release as saying about the collaboration.
Famed for her sensuality and voluptuous curves, Bellucci also posed for her fellow countrymen in their Spring 2012 campaign for their ready-to-wear collection. The choice to use her for their cosmetics line seems like an obvious one given her popularity and recognition as an Italian sex symbol. "We love Monica and have worked with her many times over the past 20 years. Her beauty is timeless," Domenico Dolce said.
Dolce's partner Stefano Gabbana also agreed to what he said. "She expresses perfectly the Dolce and Gabbana woman," Gabbana said. "She is ravishing - a true Italian icon," he said. For her part, the actress is also excited about the partnership.
"I'm delighted to be collaborating with Domenico and Stefano on Dolce&Gabbana The Make Up," she said. "I have always adored the aesthetic of Dolce and Gabbana and it's so exciting to be involved with their creative process," Bellucci said.
Though the model she shows no sign of losing her looks and is still a favourite amongst readers of mens' magazines, the photographs have been considerably airbrushed.