In honor of Monica Bellucci being named the next Bond Girl, we've decided to take a look at some of her highlights.

Miss Bellucci hails from Italy and was originally supposed to go into law. A bit of modeling on the side during college led to steady work, which led her to acting. Since she got her start in film, she's become a full-fledged sex symbol—her gorgeous face and incredibly sexy, curvaceous body would make any casting agent take notice.

You might remember her best as Persephone from 'The Matrix Revolutions' or Veronica in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' but she's starred in a host of international films over the years. Chances are you've viewed some of her more choice scenes on certain websites we shouldn't link to. (It's all right, we won't tell your secret.)