Finally… James Bond is dating a woman over 50… 27



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“For the first time in history, James Bond is going to have a story with a mature woman.”

Yes folks, the word is out, James Bond will finally be bedding a woman older then him, a 50 something in fact!  In the latest movie Spectre which releases in November, Bond’s love interest will be Monica Bellucci, now 50 years old, and apparently the oldest “Bond Girl” to ever co-star in a bond movie in such a role.  She appears opposite the very sexy modern day bond, Daniel Craig, now 46 years old.  But at 50, there is no doubting her dazzle.  Could the Bond makers be clued into the surging baby boomer woman being their ideal target viewer enough to have actively thought through the selection of a slightly older beauty?

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Belucci admits that she was surprised to be awarded the role, saying she was shocked when Sam Mendes, the film’s director called her to offer her the role in the highly coveted film.

“My first thought was, ‘How can I be a Bond girl at 50?'” she recalled. “I just blurted out, ‘I’m not a girl, I’m a woman, I’m a mature woman. Do I have to replace Judi Dench?'”

“I told Sam he would be a hero among women for casting me in Spectre.”

Bond’s oldest love affair was previously with a 39 year old Honor Blackman, way back in the days of Pussy Galore.

Monica Belucci spoke about her upcoming role and how excited she is when on the red carpet recently.

“There is this thing in America where actresses reach 40 and go mad. The film industry wants all these young people,” Bellucci says, adding that she’s confident in her new role. “True sexiness is in the mind, the imagination — not in the age of the body.”


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Eeewwww…perish the thought of dating a woman of nursing home age.

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    • Get a sense of humour love. Learn to cook and eventuality you will get and maybe, just maybe you may keep one.

    • Here’s something for you to mull over Mr. Baf Kuka: I live in France, I’m 74 and in the French bar in Boulogne (catering for all age groups)where I go to play the dice game of Yams once a week, I get regularly asked to accept a drink and the disappoitment is evident when I refuse (nicely, of course) and inform the monsieur, when pressed, that I already have a companion (who, incidentally, is 9 years younger than me) he’s Frenc. You see when women speak with a foreign accent, it makes them seem exotic. Crocodile Dundee’s Australian accent is very appealing to us Brits, so there’s a chance for you yet.

  2. So? 4 years is no real gap in middle age. Are 50 yr old women not supposed to be attractive, sexy, desirable or desiring? Can’t see the point of the article, really.

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