Monica Bellucci – Wikipedia, IMAGES – PHOTOS – BIOGRAPHY

Monica Bellucci

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Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci at the Women’s World Award 2009

Born 30 September 1964 (age 47)

Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy

Nationality Italian

Occupation Actress and fashion model

Years active 1990–present

Spouse Vincent Cassel (1999–present)

Children 2

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmɔnika belˈluttʃi]; born 30 September 1964)[1] is an Italian actress and fashion model.

Early life

Bellucci was born in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy[2][3] as the only child of Brunella Briganti and Luigi Bellucci,[4] and she grew up in San Giustino.

Career

Modeling

Monica Bellucci began modeling at age 13 by posing for a local photo enthusiast.[5]

In 1988, Bellucci moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan, where she signed with Elite Model Management. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City. She posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French Elle, among others. In that year, Bellucci made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes. The February 2001 Esquire’s feature on Desire featured Bellucci on the cover and in an article on the five senses. In 2003, she was featured in Maxim.[6] Men’s Health also named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, ranking her at No. 21.[7] AskMen named her the number one most desirable woman in 2002.[8]

Monica Bellucci at Cannes Film Festival in 2002.

Bellucci’s modelling career is managed by Elite+ in New York City. She is considered an Italian sex symbol.[9][10][11] From 2006 to 2010 she was the face of a range of Dior products.[12] Bellucci is signed to D’management group in Milan and also to Storm Model Management in London.[13]

In 2004, while pregnant with her daughter Deva, Bellucci posed nude for the Italian Vanity Fair Magazine in protest against Italian laws, that prevent the use of donor sperm.[14] She posed pregnant and semi-nude again for the magazine’s April 2010 issue.[15]

In 2012 she became the new face of Dolce & Gabbana.[16]

Acting

Bellucci’s film career began in the early 1990s. She played some minor roles in La Riffa (1991) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). In 1996 she was nominated for a César Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Lisa in L’Appartement[17] and strengthened her position as an actress. She became known and popular with worldwide audiences, following her roles in Malèna (2000), Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Irréversible (2002). She has since played in many films from Europe and Hollywood like Tears of the Sun (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Le Deuxième souffle (2007), Don’t Look Back (2009), and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010).

She was supposed to be seen portraying Indian politician Sonia Gandhi in the biopic Sonia, originally planned for release in 2007, but it has been shelved.[18]

Bellucci dubbed her own voice for the French and Italian releases of the film Shoot ‘Em Up (2007).[19] She also voiced Kaileena in the video game Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and the French voice of Cappy for the French version of the 2005 animated film Robots.

Empire magazine selected her as twenty-first on their list of “The Sexiest 25 Characters in Cinema – The Women” for her role of “Persephone” in the Matrix series.[20]

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