Monica Bellucci, the timeless beauty and famous Italian actress, graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain for the first time in its September 2023 issue. Captured by photographer Rocio Ramos, Monica looks as stunning as ever in a black sheer dress adorned with polka dot detailing.
At 58, the actress proves age is just a number, showcasing her modelling prowess in a series of sensational images. Stylist Claudia Laukamp handpicked pieces from prestigious fashion houses such as Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Valentino, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton. The creative team included hair stylist John Nollet and make-up artist Letizia Carnevale, with production managed by Beatriz Martínez Velasco.
In an exclusive interview, Monica Bellucci reveals details about her relationship with director Tim Burton, referring to him as a ‘spectacular soul‘ – an endearing affirmation that comes months after the pair were first linked.. ”I found in Tim [Burton] a wonderful spirit. I met a spectacular soul,” she expressed in a conversation translated from Spanish. This blossoming romance follows a decade after her split from actor Vincent Cassel, to whom she was married for 14 years and shares two daughters, Deva, 18, and Leoni, 13.
Bellucci also candidly discussed the challenges of fame, describing it as a ”double-edged sword” that sparks curiosity but can also lead to mixed emotions. ”Fame is a double-edged sword, it causes a lot of curiosity and can also provoke conflicting feelings,” she elaborated. Despite her high-profile status, the actress emphasized the importance of maintaining a sense of normalcy and privacy in her daily life. ”When I am not working, I like to lead a normal life – I go shopping, I take my daughters to school.” Monica’s grounded approach to life, despite her global fame, is truly refreshing.