Monica Bellucci, the sizzling James Bond woman who stars in Spectre, claims she is not afraid of what’s to come next in life as a woman. The 51-year-old beauty is ready to embrace menopause.
Monica Bellucci is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but when she was cast opposite Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Spectre, critics raised some eyebrows. Bellucci is not a typical young starlet. Though she’s hardly headed for a nursing home anytime soon, she is in her 50s.
According to the Xpose, Bellucci understands that she isn’t getting any younger and appreciates the new phase in her life. Monica admits menopause may be just around the corner, although she has two young daughters with her estranged husband, Vincent Cassel.
“Listen, I had two kids – one when I was 40, one when I was 45. I breastfed for one year, which means I was breastfeeding four years ago. I’m going to move from giving birth to menopause. Anyway the menopause is going to be great: no periods anymore.”
Monica Bellucci thinks there is a bit of a stigma attached to going through menopause. Bellucci believes many people think of menopause as a type of sickness rather than a natural occurrence that happens to women. However, Monica wants people to realize that even though the body will go “a bit mad” for some time, everything will return to normal, and everything that happens is a natural thing.
Menopause is the natural process of the body to end a woman’s fertility. Menstruation stops, but women can remain sexually active, healthy, and generally energetic. The physical symptoms of menopause can be unpleasant, such as hot flashes, thinning hair, or weight gain. Other symptoms may occur. Some women may experience emotional symptoms of sadness, too.
After menopause, a woman’s chances of developing certain medical conditions increases. These conditions include urinary incontinence, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
It is always important for women to address menopause with their doctors.
Although she says she’s not nervous about the process of menopause, Bellucci is ready to use natural hormones when the time comes to help deal with the side effects of menopause, according to the Mirror.
Even though she’s comfortable enough with her body to go through the aging process of menopause, she’s not quite ready for grey hair. Monica Bellucci says she’d tackle grey hair for acting purposes, but never for her own personal life. She does admit that she has friends who have white hair, and “they look amazing.”
Monica Bellucci claims the idea of aging doesn’t particularly bother her because she has loved older people before and thinks of them as beautiful people.
“I’ve had old people in my life that I really loved – especially women – so I’m not scared about getting old. It’s what’s inside that makes us beautiful on the outside,” Monica said in an interview.
She also hasn’t put the idea of plastic surgery for people off the table and says that there isn’t a law against it, so it shouldn’t be an issue if it makes people happy about themselves. Bellucci insists that people need to educate themselves before they make any decision to change their bodies.
Bellucci does admit that she enjoys acupuncture, which she claims is the opposite of Botox.
Monica explained, “Botox blocks and acupuncture moves. Botox for some people is really good. For others they have different reactions. I am for freedom.”
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