Monica Bellucci Biography
Monica Bellucci, born Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, is an Italian actress and model. She started off as a fashion model for Dolce and Gabbana and Dior. She then slowly moved her way to Italian films and later into Hollywood.
Monica has appeared in a number of films including The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003; Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992; Malena in 2000; Irreversible in 2002; The Passion of the Christ in 2004, and later in Spectre in 2015.
Monica Bellucci Age / How Old Is Monica Bellucci
She was born on 30, September 1964 in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy. She is 54 years old as of 2018.
Monica Bellucci Family
Monica was born to Brunella Briganti (mother) and Pasquale Bellucci (Father) as their only child. The family is known to be of Albanian origin as stated by Atillio Belluci, a close relative of theirs.
Monica Bellucci Husband
She first got married to Claudio Carlos Basso in 1990. The marriage was short-lived and about 4 years later the couple divorced. The true reason for the divorce is not known. She stayed single for almost two years until she met the French actor, Vincent Cassel. After three years of dating, they got married. After 14 years in marriage, the couple divorced, still not revealing a reason why. Their divorce was announced on the 26th of August, 2013.
Monica Bellucci Children
In her marriage with Cassel, the couple bore two daughters. The firstborn being Deva, born in 2004, and Leonie, born 2010.
Monica Bellucci Career
She began modeling at the age of 13 for a local photo enthusiast. She then moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers and signed with Elite Model Management in 1988. By 1989 she was already becoming prominent in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City.
She also posed for Dolce and Gabbana and the French Elle. In February 2001, she was featured on the cover of ‘The Desire’. 2003, she appeared in Maxim. Men’s Health put her at No. 21 in the “100 Hottest Women of All Time.” AskMen pit her at the number one most desirable woman in 2002
Despite being pregnant with Deva, she posed nude for the Italian Vanity Fair in 2004. Again, still pregnant, she went semi-nude for its April 2010 issue. She was the face of various Dior products from 2006 to 2010. In 2012, she became the new face of Dolce and Gabbana.
She then also posed for the GQ Italia in February 2016. Lastly, she walked for the spring 2019 Milan Fashion week for Dolce and Gabbana, on the runway.
She began acting in the early 1990s with minor roles in films like La Riffa in 1991, Bram Stroker’s Dracula in 1992 and The Apartment in 1996. She started gaining fame, following her roles in Malena in 2000, Brotherhood of the wolves and Irreversible in 2002.
From then she has played in a number of films including Tears of the Sun, The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion of Christ, The Brothers Grimm, Le Deuxieme Souffle, Shoot em up, Don’t look back and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
She has also dubbed her own voice the French and Italian releases for ‘Shoot ‘Em up’. she voiced Kaileena in the video game ‘Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within and the French voice of Cappy for the animated film Robots, French version. She also became the oldest Bond girl ever in the James Bond film Franchise.Monica Belluci Photo
Monica Bellucci Book
She wrote the book showcasing events throughout her 20-year career. It also features some of the most sensual photographs of her taken by the worlds most important photography experts.
Monica Bellucci James Bond
She performs with James Bond in the movie ‘Spectre’. In the film, she portrays the widow of an infamous criminal. She plays the role of a bond girl in this film.
Monica Bellucci Gallery
A gallery of her photos was designed by Etherealism and powered by Coppermine Photo Gallery. The photos can be accessed in a website ‘Monica Belluci Source’
The Passion Of The Christ
She played the part of Mary Magdalene in this film. This film revolves around the life of Jesus Christ till his Death.
Here she takes the part of Persephone. Persephone is the wife of Merovingian. She portrays a woman, bored with her own existence. In addition, she is dissatisfied with her husband.
She starred in this film as Malena. The film is a romantic comedy-drama starring her and Giuseppe Sulfaro as Renato. Malena is a war widow who catches the eyes of many men in their village including Renato.