Monday 26 June 2017

Ageless Monica Bellucci makes a style statement in all black as she kicks off Cannes Film Festival

Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci arrives on May 17, 2017 for a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Italian actress and master of ceremonies Monica Bellucci poses on May 17, 2017 during a photocall ahead of the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Italian model and actress Monica Bellucci presents a new creation by Guy Laroche on January 22, 1993 in a preview of the Spring/summer 1993 high-fashion collections in Paris. AFP PHOTO PIERRE GUILLAUD (Photo credit should read PIERRE GUILLAUD/AFP/Getty Images)
Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

We demand to know your secrets Monica Bellucci.

The 52-year-old actress kicked off the Cannes Film Festival celebrations today as part of her Mistress of Ceremonies duties and stunned in an elegant all-black ensemble, accessorising with a statement diamond necklace (aren't they all?).

The Italian actress, who is often described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, has been mesmerising audiences with her performances onscreen and fashion fans with her breathtaking red carpet choices for more than 20 years.

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Italian model and actress Monica Bellucci presents a new creation by Guy Laroche on January 22, 1993 in a preview of the Spring/summer 1993 high-fashion collections in Paris. AFP PHOTO PIERRE GUILLAUD (Photo credit should read PIERRE GUILLAUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Aside from a few self-deprecating quips about the necessity of airbrushing, Bellucci hasn't divulged the secrets to her age-defying appearance, which we're putting down to spectacular genetics.

In 2015, she told the Telegraph, her day-to-day life isn't focused no maintaining her looks, but rather living each day to the fullest.

"I'm not someone who wakes up at 6am and goes to the gym. The truth is I like cakes and pasta, the odd glass of wine and a very occasional cigarette. My advice is: eat well, drink well, have good sex and laugh a lot. The rest comes all on its own."

That might just be a Monica Bellucci thing, but just in case - we're off to find a date and a nice bottle of Malbec.

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Monica Bellucci attends a photocall for her duty as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)

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