Happy Mother Monica Bellucci24 August 2009
Monica Bellucci is thrilled she is no longer in her 20s because growing older means she has been able to embrace motherhood.
Happy Mother Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci loves being a mother.
The 'Shoot 'Em Up' actress - who has four-year-old daughter Deva with her husband Vincent Cassel - is relieved to have gotten older because her life has been hugely enhanced by motherhood.
She said: "I wouldn't want to be 20 again for anything. I am much happier now than when I was younger. You have to discover who you are, who you are going to be, there are so many insecurities. Today, I know the things that I need, the things that I can live without.
"Deva arrived at a perfect moment for me. I have done so many things in my life, been to so many places, had some great times - but when she came I was ready to give her everything she needed. The most important thing with children is to give them time."
The 44-year-old Italian beauty adores playing mum and happily shuns glamorous Hollywood parties to spend time with her daughter.
She explained to Britain's You magazine: "I am at a stage in my life where I if I don't go out, I don't feel I'm missing something. I get bored surrounded by people smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol. And I'm not so interested now in going to premieres or being photographed on the red carpet. I want to be with her."