Bellucci wears black to avoid the gym

Monica Bellucci dresses in black so she doesn't have to go to the gym.

Monica Bellucci dresses in black so she doesn't have to go to the gym.

The 44-year-old model-and-actress, who has four-year-old daughter Deva with husband Vincent Cassel, insists she is too busy to work out, so uses clever clothing choices to disguise any lumps and bumps.

She explained: "Going to the gym is impossible with my kind of life. Get up at 5am to get to a gym and then be on set at six? Impossible. So instead of going to the gym I dress in black. A lot more practical and lots more fun.

"If I do a role where I have to lose weight, I can do that - I eat meat, fish and vegetables and I lose it right away. But sometimes I do a role where I have to gain weight, and I can tell you I prefer that!"

Bellucci insists she doesn't have any beauty tips, claiming the only way to look good is to accept your flaws and make peace with your appearance.

She told Britain's You magazine: "It has to come from inside. If you don't feel good, it's impossible to look good - not just for girls, but for women who have already had a life and experiences.

"I do love lipstick though, I have loads of them. Mostly neutrals and nudes. But once in a while I'll put on a classic red, and it instantly reminds me of my mother and my grandmother - putting on her red lipstick before she went to church, even as a very old woman. She still had her femininity, I hope I am like that."

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