Bellucci takes on beauty

May 09, 2012, 07:27 IST | Avantika Patil

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, says model and actress Monica Bellucci. The Italian femme fatale who is well known for her role as Mary Magdalene in The Passion of the Christ, still dazzles her fans with her beauty and oomph at the age of 47. Monica talks to CS about beauty and sex appeal:

Gorgeous me
I feel honoured to be voted as the most beautiful woman. Beauty for me is being natural. It is about being confident in public without the need to wear make-up all the time. The secret to my beauty is happiness. I am like any woman who is happy with her life and successes, both personally and professionally.

Who: Monica Belluci, What: On her idea of beauty

Bold or beautiful
For me, looking sexy is all about feeling like one from within. I mean, you can’t be uncomfortable and look sexy at the same time. Many people confuse beauty with being sexy; they are two different things. Just because someone looks sexy, doesn’t mean they look beautiful too and vice versa. The definition of being sexy is different for different people. For me, the way my man looks at me makes me feel sexy and beautiful.

Inside out
Beauty is short-lived if there is no substance to it. It is not like beautiful people have an advantage over average-looking people. Beauty without brains is of no use. One needs to also have that X-factor. Beauty cannot be the soul reason for one’s existence. Inner beauty matters a lot to me. If one feels good inside, I know it shows outside as well.

Win some lose some
There are a lot of women I find sexy and beautiful. I have a long list of beautiful people I admire as my idea of beauty changes from person to person. After all, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I get a lot of compliments from many people, but those from my daughters really mean the world to me.

People call me ‘sexy’, ‘femme fatale’, ‘one of the world’s most beautiful people’ and all, but being a mother of two gorgeous daughters has kept me grounded. All the above titles are just games. I am winning it today, tomorrow I might just lose them. What stays with me is my family and what they think about me.  

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