The 46-year-old actress looks as stunning as ever despite the sleepless nights that come with being a new mum – not to mention her relentless work schedule.
The photo shoot with daughter Leonie, who is now five months old, is to promote a new book of the actress's portraits, Monica Bellucci – a collection of images from the last twenty years by Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth.
Proceeds from the photographs in the book are going to two charities – an association for the parents of child cancer victims and a French women's charity.
Monica says of the pictures: "I chose them myself. I didn't want modelling shots and publicity ones. I wanted to show the body's primordial expressiveness."
The star says: "Behind some of those photos there are some very sad moments in my life. I appear to be satisfied but I was really in pieces."
When asked how she would feel about being photographed now, she says: "Like a ripe pear, perfectly ripe and mature. Very sweet and succulent. A kind of state of grace."
Last week we saw Jennifer Lopez posing with her twins for a Gucci ad campaign. What do you think about stars posing with their children in photo shoots? Tell us your thoughts below.
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