I have always appreciated foreign actors more so than the ones in LALALand. I’ll tell you why. Talent,” natural” beauty, more talent, minimal drama and much more talent. However, some foreign actors (actresses) just to make myself perfectly clear, I appreciate for their physical attributions and outlook on life more so than their creative talents.
With that said and in light of this blog’s theme, I want to introduce one actress, who I think has not only aged gracefully, but in my opinion is one to be admired for her efforts to remain true to herself no matter how demanding her career and lifestyle may be. She is none other than the Italian actress, Monica Bellucci, who at 46 just recently (May 2010) had her second child with husband Vincent Cassel.
I can honestly go as far as comparing her beauty and gusto to that of Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch, and just by understanding her attitude through personal quotes and interview, I know that her core make up has contributed to her flawless outer appearance and beauty. She is well-known and admired throughout Europe and even when at her worst (her fluctuating weight) she has looked her very best. She is a true inspiration for the voluptuous woman and an individual to reflect upon when one’s self esteem is tested.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from Monica Bellucci which keep me inspired and focused:
“My body is so important to me… my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have.”
“Beauty becomes alive and interesting when it’s habited.”
“The human intelligence has progressed at the technological level; not at the level of feelings.”
“It is a handicap if you’re stupid, but not if you are intelligent and know how to use your beauty.”
“I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I’m beautiful. I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel. I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.”
“[Talking about why she will not move to Hollywood to further her film career]: “I could never live there. They are obsessed with youth and beauty even more than us. There is this thing in America where actresses reach 40 and go mad. The film industry wants all these young people. They also like a different sort of woman (to me). I will never be skinny. I also had a child a year ago, and I have been lazy. I love to eat. Who cares? I am natural.”
Have a nice weekend everybody!!!