The Italian Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, better known as Monica Bellucci was born in Umbria, in the town of Citta di Castello on September 30, 1964. The Italian actress also serves as a model. Her parents are Pasquale Bellucci and Brunella Briganti, a road entrepreneur and a painter. She beginnings in modelling are given at the early age of 16, even taking her baccalaureate.
The work was necessary as a source of income to pay for her law studies at Perugia University. Although the intention was different, modelling became her priority. Her marriage took place in 1990, she married the photographer Claudio Carlos Basso and that union lasted a year. Her next marriage was in 1999 with actor Vincent Cassel, with whom she would play different films. Two daughters would leave that union. Deva and Léonie Cassel. Read also the Ruben Blades Bio.
About Monica Bellucci
Earlier life and awards
Her success as a model is due to the raid in 1988 to Milan. She worked for the Elite Model Management firm. Her fame extended to the point that in 1989 she had recognition in Paris, New York and the countries of the American continent. She managed to work for Dolce & Gabbana and Elle. She began her acting classes in 1990. Her debut was made in Vita Coi Figli for television. In 2004 she headed the list of the most beautiful women worldwide in AskMen. She began acting in small roles since 1990, in 1991 she appeared in Riffa, in 1992 in Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
For the year 1996, she received the nomination for the César award, in L’apparteent, for a best-supporting actress, due to her role as Lisa. In that year she met Vicent, during the filming of that film. And in 1998, she acted into Those Who Love, by Isabel Coixet. Filming with Cassel took place, among many films, such as The Pact of the Wolves, in 2001 and Secret Agents in 2004. The film that gave her world recognition was released in 2000 under the title of Malena. A drama of the 40s by director Tornatore Giuseppe.
Her participation in European cinema can be seen in films such as Under Suspicion. From the year 2000, in which she shared the stage with Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman; Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, of the year 2002, of the director Alain Chabat; Tears of the sun, in 2003, by director Antoine Fuqua, where she shared a scene with Bruce Willis; The Matrix Reloaded, in 2003, directed by the Wachowski brothers; The passion of Christ, in 2004, as María Magdalena, of director Mel Gibson; The Grimm brothers, in 2005, from director Terry Gilliam; Le Deuxieme soufflé, in 2007, by director Jean Pierre Melville; Shoot ‘Em Up, in 2007, by director Michael Davis; Ne te retourne pas, in 2009, by Mariana de Van; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, in 2010, from director Jon Turteltaub and James Bond Specter, in 2015, as a Bond girl.
One of the most controversial films in which she has acted is Irreversible, from 2002, directed by Gaspar Noé. In reverse order, how Pierre and Marcus seek to avenge the rape of Alex, who has been a romantic partner of both at different times. The stage is a day in Paris in which a cruel and heartbreaking rape is shown. The explicit murder and rape caused a split between the public, who attacked or defended the content of the film. Noah used a static camera to avoid eroticism in the recording. This controversial content could respond to the need to bother the viewer, the director’s own.
Monica Bellucci super hit movies
- The Apartment (1997)
- Malèna (2001)
- Ricordati di me (2003)
- Brotherhood of the Wolf (2003)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- Ricordati di me (2003)
- Tears of the Sun (2003)
- The Passion of the Christ (2005)
- N (2007)
- On the Milky Road (2017)
In 2007, together with José Fidalgo, she performed a short film entitled Heart Tango under the underwear firm Intimisssimi. The director in charge was Gabriele Mussino and it was done for advertising purposes. In addition to being an actress in films, TV series and shorts, she has been a dubber. She dubbed her voice in French and Italian for the movie Shoot ‘Em Up; In addition to giving voice to the character of Kaileena, for the video game, of the Prince of Persia franchise, Warrior Within. As for animated films, For the movie Robots, from 2005, she dubbed Cappy.
Monica Bellucci started her career in the film and modelling industry in 1964. According to Forbes and other Italian Magazines, Monica Bellucci’s net worth is 45 million US dollars. In 2013, she earned about 5 million dollars by acting and modelling. She charged 3.75 million dollars for the “A Burning Hot Summer” movie. Some reports show that she also worked in French films. But it is not sure. She has houses in Rome and Paris.
Due to its strong appeal and its various forays into film and modelling, She has been put together with great Italian divas such as Claudia Cardinale and Sophia Loren. The physicist she retains, even after 50 years, has given her the opportunity to play the oldest Bond girl so far, even older than James Bond himself. The 24th movie, Specter, lets us see the excellent image taken care of Monica Bellucci.