Who is Monica Bellucci?
Monica Bellucci is an actress and model from Italy. Before moving on to Italian films and then American and French films, she started her career as a fashion model, posing for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior. She made her screen debut in the Italian comedy La Riffa by Francesco Laudadio.
Monica Bellucci bio
The only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci, Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964, in Città di Castello, Umbria. She was raised at Lama of San Giustino.
Monica Bellucci career
She was a member of the University of Perugia’s faculty of law when she was a young adult. She quit her job there in 1988 and relocated to Milan, where she got a contract with Elite Model Management.
The next year, Bellucci was becoming well-known in Paris and New York City as a fashion model, posing for companies like Dolce & Gabbana and the French Elle.
Bellucci began her move to acting in the early 1990s. She played as a betrayed widow named Francesca in the 1991 Italian film “The Raffle,” which served as her feature film debut.
The next year, Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic horror movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” which stars Bellucci as one of Dracula’s brides, gave her her first acting job in an American production.
Other Italian movies like “Ostinato Destino,” “Briganti – Amore e libertà,” “The Heroes,” “Snowball,” and “Bits and Pieces” came after this.
In the 1996 French film “The Apartment,” Bellucci played one of her most well-regarded parts to date, for which she was nominated for a César Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Throughout the remainder of the 1990s, she proceeded to act in a number of Italian and French movies, such as “Stressati,” “Dobermann,” “Mauvais Genre,” and “Kaputt Mundi.”
In the 2000s, Bellucci began to become more well-known internationally. She starred in the suspenseful film “Under Suspicion” with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman, as well as the critically acclaimed erotic comedy “Malèna,” which was nominated for an Academy Award.
When she starred in Gaspar Noé’s dark, divisive psychological thriller “Irréversible” in 2002, her star kept rising. Leading parts in the action thriller “Tears of the Sun” and “Remember Me, My Love” followed in 2003.
Bellucci portrayed Persephone in the popular science fiction sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” that same year.
She played Mary Magdalene in “The Passion of the Christ,” another box office smash, which she starred in in 2004.
Following her successes in the early 2000s, Bellucci went on to have a successful career in film. Her filmography features a diverse range of works in English, French, and Italian.
She has appeared in a number of English-language movies, including Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me,” Terry Gilliam’s “The Brothers Grimm,” “Shoot ‘Em Up,” “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” the James Bond movie “Spectre,” the science-fiction comedy “Nekrotronic,” and the spy thriller “Spider in the Web.”
In Italian cinema, Bellucci has appeared in films like “Sanguepazzo,” “L’uomo che ama,” “Baara – La porta del vento,” “Manual of Love 2” and “Manual of Love 3,” and “The Wonders,” among others. In French cinema, she has appeared in “Secret Agents,” “How Much Do You Love Me?,” “Sheitan,” “Don’t Look Back,” and “The Best Years
The French-Italian-Swiss drama “A Burning Hot Summer,” the Kurdish-Iranian docudrama “Rhino Season,” and the Oscar-nominated 2020 drama “The Man Who Sold His Skin” are just a few of the many international co-productions in which Bellucci has participated.
The 1990 Italian television film “Vita coi figli” marked Bellucci’s first appearance on television. Later, in 1995, she played the Pharaoh’s wife in the TNT Biblical miniseries “Joseph,” which also starred Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, and Lesley Ann Warren.
After appearing as herself in episodes of “Twin Peaks: The Return” and the French series “Call My Agent!,” Bellucci returned to American television in 2015, when she made five appearances in the Amazon streaming series “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Bellucci has continued to work as a model in addition to her acting career. She appeared on the cover of Esquire in February of 2001. She was featured in Maxim two years later.
In 2004, Bellucci went naked for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair while carrying her first child. She did this in opposition to an Italian law that severely limited couples’ and single women’s options for surrogacy and reproductive treatment.
Monica Bellucci net worth
Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci has a net worth of $45 million. The roles that have made Monica Bellucci most well-known are “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Irréversible,” and “The Passion of the Christ.”
Monica Bellucci husband
Bellucci wed Italian photographer Claudio Carlos Basso at the age of 20, but the couple soon got divorced.
She was romantically involved with Italian actor Nicola Farron from 1989 till 1995.
On the production of their 1996 movie The Apartment, she got to know French actor Vincent Cassel. On August 2nd, 1999, they were wed in Monaco.
On August 26, 2013, the couple made their separation official, and they later got divorced.
Bellucci declared her continued love for Cassel towards the end of 2014, and the two have remained close ever since.
Monica Bellucci kids
Deva, born on 12 September 2004 and Leonie, born on 21 May 2010, are the couple’s two daughters. In Rome, Deva and Leonie were born to Bellucci and Cassel.