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Face Off: Diane Lane vs. Monica Bellucci

11.02.2015by: Droz

Despite all the many similarities between Diora Baird and Sara Malakul Lane, I went with Sara in last week's Face Off. Ya'll went with Diora. I can understand. Diora is the more familiar of the two for many people, but Sara is catching up to her real quick there. I expect she'll only get more popular after her KICKBOXER remake premieres next year.

A lot of hype has been made about Monica Bellucci and her role in this new Bond movie. As the oldest Bond Girl ever, she is rewriting the rules on that particular relationship dynamic. All the hype is unfortunately obscuring another movie coming out this week, the Dalton Trumbo biopic TRUMBO, starring Bryan Cranston and one Diane Lane. It's fitting both Diane and Monica have movies coming out at the same time, as they epitomize what it means to age gracefully for women of their generation, who first made their names back in the 80s. Not too many in that lot still able to live up to the standards they set so many years back. But which cellularly resilient hottie is holding up better for you?

Beauty

Diane has had a profound effect on my predilections in this category. Back when I was just a tyke, she was one of those fresh new faces and very much the embodiment of the American girl in her day. Diane may also be the impetus for my fascination with the redheads, thanks to her role as Cherry Valance in THE OUTSIDERS. She's had so many beautiful moments over the years, but I'll always picture her as Cherry with the sweet Stingray convertible. That's as close to perfect as any image my mind's eye has ever concocted.

Monica and Diane represent different aspects of beauty as we define such things nowadays. While Diane has the American beauty thing covered about as well as anyone could, Monica answers her with the very best of the exotic, breathtakingly stunning European beauty. Her French and Italian ancestry is the perfect sampling of what beauties from her part of the world have to offer. Sure, there's a dense field of European hotties one could crown as the most beautiful woman that continent has ever produced. I submit Monica's name as a serious candidate for that title.

Body

Reference any point on the timeline of Diane's life in the spotlight and you will witness the superiority inherent in her bod. Girl has always been one of the more improbably perfect combinations of good looks and perfect bodies. Diane has managed to keep this great body of hers for the entirety of her career. Not a single unflattering moment in all that time. Even today, Diane easily stands as a woman far better put together than some half her age.

Monica has been just as consistent here as Diane, which isn't a surprise when you remember she started out a model well known for frequent nude spreads. Good thing too, as her body was made for such things. Monica also matches Diane in the longevity of her great bod and her Bond Girl duties are the perfect testament to this fact. No way they're going to pair 007 up with anything but the most impressively built beauties.

Hotness

I could go on and on, laying out all kinds of reasons why these two are hot. I don't need to do this though. The facts speak for themselves here. No overstatement required. If you've seen anything of Diane or Monica in the last 30+ years, you know just as well as I do how legitimate their claim to hotness is. It's just a given.

←That says it all.

Career

I'm a bigger fan of the movies Diane did back in the day, rather than her work in this decade, which tends to delve a little too far into chick flick territory. None of which really matters anyway, because Diane is one of those women I can watch in just about anything. Although I will say casting her in MAN OF STEEL was probably a mistake. Not because she was bad in it. It's just not appropriate to wonder what Ma Kent looks like out of her shorts.

I wouldn't blame someone in the States for thinking Monica wasn't too great an actress. I find much of her Hollywood roles are more about eye candy than legitimate acting gigs. I've found Monica's best work seems to happen in her European roles, where she can speak in her native tongues and be respected for more than her superior looks. Hopefully they will reverse that trend with SPECTRE. That said, if you do need some eye candy, there are worse places to turn.

IT'S A TIE!

I knew I was presenting myself an impossible choice right from the start with this one. It just wouldn't feel right to pick one over the other this time around. Maybe you can. Give it a shot.

Just one man's opinion. What are your thoughts?

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3:55PM on 11/16/2015
Monica is way sexier.
Monica is way sexier.
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9:48PM on 11/05/2015

Monica Bellucci

absolutely Monica she's way way hotter
absolutely Monica she's way way hotter
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9:11PM on 11/03/2015

Monica!

The sexiest woman born in the '60s!
The sexiest woman born in the '60s!
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8:43PM on 11/03/2015

Monica Bellucci hands down!

To me she is the most beautiful in the world, she is perfection all around. Now Diana Lane is also very hot as well & put her up against another actress & she would would win.
To me she is the most beautiful in the world, she is perfection all around. Now Diana Lane is also very hot as well & put her up against another actress & she would would win.
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12:52AM on 11/03/2015
Monica should win across the board, obviously. If y'all aren't gonna take this seriously and just give out all ties, why bother writing the piece at all?
Monica should win across the board, obviously. If y'all aren't gonna take this seriously and just give out all ties, why bother writing the piece at all?
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9:39PM on 11/02/2015
Monica got my attention in Bram Stokers Dracula, Diane has had me since I seen her in Streets of Fire as a kid. I can live with this being a draw.
Monica got my attention in Bram Stokers Dracula, Diane has had me since I seen her in Streets of Fire as a kid. I can live with this being a draw.
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5:21PM on 11/02/2015

belluci

italian beauty..i vote for monica
italian beauty..i vote for monica
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3:33PM on 11/02/2015

Bellucci

Lane is cute, but Monica is on a whole other level. She's just stunning.
Lane is cute, but Monica is on a whole other level. She's just stunning.
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3:05PM on 11/02/2015

Monica Bellucci for me

There's nothing wrong with Diane Lane, but Monica is in an entirely different league. I'm amazed cameras don't catch fire around her.
There's nothing wrong with Diane Lane, but Monica is in an entirely different league. I'm amazed cameras don't catch fire around her.
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3:02PM on 11/02/2015

Monica

"Sex on Legs"
"Sex on Legs"
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1:40PM on 11/02/2015

Apples to Oranges comparison for me.

As such, a tie for cougarlicious greatness.
As such, a tie for cougarlicious greatness.
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10:55AM on 11/02/2015

LANE

I'll have to go with DIANE LANE, cause is one of my favorite hotties of all time, but I must admit that Monica is a true godess.
I'll have to go with DIANE LANE, cause is one of my favorite hotties of all time, but I must admit that Monica is a true godess.
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10:40AM on 11/02/2015

Diane Lane

Although both are extraordinarily beautiful, and I don't mean "for their age" as these two can give many a 20 something year olds a run for their money, I have to go with Diane Lane over Monica Bellucci. Diane has been a favorite actress (read: fantasy) of mine for a long time and I am pleased to see her in any movie.
Although both are extraordinarily beautiful, and I don't mean "for their age" as these two can give many a 20 something year olds a run for their money, I have to go with Diane Lane over Monica Bellucci. Diane has been a favorite actress (read: fantasy) of mine for a long time and I am pleased to see her in any movie.
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10:24AM on 11/02/2015
Can't decide. A Tie for me as well.
Can't decide. A Tie for me as well.
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10:14AM on 11/02/2015

Monica Bellucci

I was always going to be her and it's not because I think ill of Lane. I've liked her since Streets of Fire (had a little dip after Unfaithful). As for Bellucci, pretty much since day one to now.
I was always going to be her and it's not because I think ill of Lane. I've liked her since Streets of Fire (had a little dip after Unfaithful). As for Bellucci, pretty much since day one to now.
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9:59AM on 11/02/2015

Monica Bellucci

Diane Lane looks great but c'mon, Monica Bellucci is one of the most incredibly gorgeous women in the history of cinema. There's no comparison.

Diane would only have a chance if we were comparing a 25 year-old Diane against present day Monica. But I think I would still go with the Italian goddess.

Easy win for Bellucci in all categories.
Diane Lane looks great but c'mon, Monica Bellucci is one of the most incredibly gorgeous women in the history of cinema. There's no comparison.

Diane would only have a chance if we were comparing a 25 year-old Diane against present day Monica. But I think I would still go with the Italian goddess.

Easy win for Bellucci in all categories.
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10:10AM on 11/02/2015
I'm being dead honest when I say it would be nearly impossible for me to decide between the two.
I'm being dead honest when I say it would be nearly impossible for me to decide between the two.
9:57AM on 11/02/2015

Monica has no peer

Monica is who I use for my scale of '1 to Monica Bellucci' - but I've always thought highly of Diane Lane and think she is far under appreciated.

I'm not going to argue.
Monica is who I use for my scale of '1 to Monica Bellucci' - but I've always thought highly of Diane Lane and think she is far under appreciated.

I'm not going to argue.
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9:52AM on 11/02/2015

There can't be a winner...

Both of them are living, breathing perfection in every single way. Both of these women guided me through puberty and continue to be two of the sexiest and most talented women in the business.
Both of them are living, breathing perfection in every single way. Both of these women guided me through puberty and continue to be two of the sexiest and most talented women in the business.
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9:46AM on 11/02/2015

Monica

Monica should have had the body category. She would win the body category against almost any woman in Hollywood. I agree with all other stuff but in my mind Monica wins this hands down.
Monica should have had the body category. She would win the body category against almost any woman in Hollywood. I agree with all other stuff but in my mind Monica wins this hands down.
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9:00AM on 11/02/2015

Monica Bellucci

Diane Lane still looks pretty damn good and she'd win against almost everyone else her age and a lot of actresses that are quite a bit younger than her. Unfortunately she's going up against Monica and she's a goddamn goddess!. She's exotic, curvy, and looks practically the same as she did 20 years ago.
Diane Lane still looks pretty damn good and she'd win against almost everyone else her age and a lot of actresses that are quite a bit younger than her. Unfortunately she's going up against Monica and she's a goddamn goddess!. She's exotic, curvy, and looks practically the same as she did 20 years ago.
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8:48AM on 11/02/2015

Monica

Both woman are breathtaking and it's as close to as a tie as can be. need a micrometer to measure the diff, but MB just has an extra intangible femininity
Both woman are breathtaking and it's as close to as a tie as can be. need a micrometer to measure the diff, but MB just has an extra intangible femininity
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8:28AM on 11/02/2015
Monica is a bombshell who looks the same now as she did 20 years ago. Diane looks her age and there's nothing really unique about her looks. The obvious answer would be Monica... but I'm more impressed with Diane. Despite what I just said, she's hotter than a lot of actresses younger than her.

By the way, what's wrong with a hot actress playing SUPERMAN's mom (Annette O'Toole, anyone?)?
Monica is a bombshell who looks the same now as she did 20 years ago. Diane looks her age and there's nothing really unique about her looks. The obvious answer would be Monica... but I'm more impressed with Diane. Despite what I just said, she's hotter than a lot of actresses younger than her.

By the way, what's wrong with a hot actress playing SUPERMAN's mom (Annette O'Toole, anyone?)?
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7:29AM on 11/02/2015

Had to be a TIe

Fell in love with DIane Lane's looks in Streets of Fire and Monica Bellucci's stunning sultriness in her brief part in Bram Stoker's Dracula. They are both amazing and unusual examples of lasting beauty and sexiness.
Fell in love with DIane Lane's looks in Streets of Fire and Monica Bellucci's stunning sultriness in her brief part in Bram Stoker's Dracula. They are both amazing and unusual examples of lasting beauty and sexiness.
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7:01AM on 11/02/2015

Basically a tie

This is probably the toughest face-off I've seen in a while in my opinion. I'd have to lean toward Monica though. I got a taste for the exotic. That mouth........
This is probably the toughest face-off I've seen in a while in my opinion. I'd have to lean toward Monica though. I got a taste for the exotic. That mouth........
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6:12AM on 11/02/2015

Monica

I've loved her since I saw her in the criminally underrated (and unknown) Brotherhood of the Wolf.
I've loved her since I saw her in the criminally underrated (and unknown) Brotherhood of the Wolf.
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