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At 50, smouldering screen siren Monica Bellucci is the oldest Bond girl to date. It's not hard to see why on or off screen she'd have 007 shaken or stirred from these stunning pictures.
The raven-haired Italian will play Lucia Sciarra opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Bellucci takes over from Honor Blackman, who was 39 when she played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger.
She came close to a role in the spy series - almost playing Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, but lost out on the role to Terri Hatcher.
Here she's pictured smokey-eyed in How Much Do You Love Me? of 2005.
Vamped to the max she arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2014.
She poses for photographers during the presentation of a book of photographic images of her in Rome, Italy, 2010.
Arriving for the premiere of her movie Un Ete Brulant at the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in 2011.
Starring opposite Alain Chabat in Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, of 2002.
Looking a million dollars at the premiere of Un Ete Brulant at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema during the 68th International Venice Film Festival, 2011.
Looking quite the Tomboy in 2003.
Starring in The Matrix Reloaded alongside Carrie-anne Moss, Randall Duk Kim, Laurence Fishburne, and Keanu Reeves in 2003.
Wearing Dolce & Gabbana at the Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 show in Milan, 2008.
Starring in Shoot 'Em Up of 2007.
Hitting the red carpet at the Irreversible premiere at Cannes Film Festival, 2002.
Turning heads on arrival for the screening of the film Ne Te Retourne Pas (Don't Look Back) during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, 2009.
And she's hot property here in the film.
Turning heads once again wearing Christian Dior at the end of the closing ceremony of the 5th Marrakesh International Film Festival, 2005.
Looking every bit the Bond girl in The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee of 2009.
Bellucci looking stunning at a photocall for the film Under Suspicion, at the Cannes Film Festival, 2000.
On screen with Bruce Willis in Tears of the Sun of 2003.
Pictured off screen back in 1992. Let us know in the Comments below if you think Monica has got what it takes as a Bond girl.