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‘Spectre’ star to become the oldest Bond Girl yet

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She’s James Bond’s oldest ever female counterpart, unless you count Dame Judi Dench.

Italian bombshell Monica Bellucci is set to raise the average age of the entire James Bond movie franchise with her star turn in the upcoming Spectre.

At 50, Bellucci is four years older than 007 star Daniel Craig – something unheard of in all previous 23 movies.

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Monica Bellucci (left) and Lea Seydoux.
Monica Bellucci (left) and Lea Seydoux.

In fact, both 2006’s Casino Royale and 2008’s Casino Royale star love interests a whole 12 years younger than Craig.

Berenice Marlohe, who played the seductive Severine in 2012’s Skyfall, is eleven years younger than Craig.

According to the UK Mirror, the largest ever age gap seen in a Bond movie was 28 years between former star Roger Moore and his co-star Tanya Roberts in 1985’s A View to Kill.

Bellucci will play a character named Lucia Sciarra and will be joined by fellow Bond newcomer, French actress Lea Seydoux.

The Italian star has had a long-running career in both Hollywood and abroad, including a notable turn in The Matrix films.

She is often regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, with her father, Pasquale Bellucci, telling the Daily Mail she received attention from her looks from a young age.

“All the other kids would go and hang around in the piazza after school, as teenagers do,” Mr Bellucci said.

“But Monica would hide away, taking a detour through the backstreets and then coming straight home.

“One day I asked her why she didn’t want to be in the square with the others and she said: ‘When I go in the piazza everyone looks at me. The men look at me. The women look at me. All the kids from school.'”

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