Monica Bellucci: biography
Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress and model. She has become popular after the release of the pictures Bram Stoker's Dracula, Malèna, Irréversible, The Brothers Grimm and others. In 2016 she received the award of Legion of Honour.
Monica Bellucci was born on the 30th of September of 1964 in Italy. Città di Castello is a native town of the woman. The girl was born despite the diagnosis "infertility" with which the doctors diagnosed her mother.
Monica was the only child in her rather modest family. Her father Pasquale Bellucci worked in the agricultural sphere. The girl's mother Brunella Briganti was an artist. At school the future actress was a diligent and hard-working pupil – she understood that she could improve the financial position of her family if she got the education.
Since childhood, Monica Bellucci was dreaming of the lawyer's career, and after graduating from school in 1983, she entered the Law Faculty at the University of Perugia. She had to pay for her education, that’s why the girl at first got a job of the waitress in the pizzeria, and since the age of sixteen, she began to work as a model for Liceo Classico.
The model's career was developing successfully, and in developed successfully, and in a short time Monica had to choose between her studies in the higher education institution and podium. The beautiful Italian model has chosen the social life and has left the idea to become the lawyer.
In 1988 Monica Bellucci left her native town and moved to Milan where she concluded the contract with the most prestigious Elite Model Management agency. The girl needed a year to become the recognized model. She was engaged in the cooperation with Elle and Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2001 Esquire Magazine edition published the article about Monica Bellucci. The photo of the model appeared on the cover, and her biography was printed on five pages. In 2003 the star took part in the shooting for Maxim magazine. Bellucci headed the rate of the gorgeous women of the planet by the version of Ask Men’s of 2004. In 2011 the Italian model became the face of one of the Oriflame lines, and in 2012 she began to be a member of Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign.
Being a successful model, Monica Bellucci has made up her mind to become an actress. She appeared on the screen for the first time in 1990.
Monica received her first roles in the episodes of the movies of the Italian production Vita coi figli, Briganti, La riffa. Monica Bellucci received a remarkable and noticeable role in 1992 when she was invited to the shootings of Bram Stoker's Dracula. In this movie, she got the role of one of Dracula's brides. At that time she was lucky to work together with Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins. This picture can't be called a breakthrough in the acting career of Monica Bellucci. Though right after this role the girl was noticed in Hollywood. The directors began to invite the actress to the movies more and more often, and her acting career began to take off.
In 1996 Monica became successful. For the role of Lisa in the melodrama The Apartment the actress was nominated for César Awards as the most promising actress. Then she received the part in the fighter Dobermann.
The next year brought the actress three roles at once: Stressati, Come mi vuoi and Mauvais genre. In 1998 the actress took part in these pictures Compromise, Le Plaisir (et ses petits tracas), L'ultimo capodanno and A los que aman. She was successful in her career, and she was just showered with the offers of the directors to take part in their movies.
What about the most memorable roles of Monica Bellucci she played them in the following movies - Malèna, Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra, Brotherhood of the Wolf. The part of the actress in the picture Irréversible deserves particular attention. The violent rape scene was performed so realistic that during the display at Cannes Film Festival some of the spectators lost their consciousness. Even Vincent Cassel felt bad when he saw his tormented spouse on the screen. Then the man ran out of the hall in tears.
Moreover, the actress took part in the following pictures – Enter the Matrix, The Matrix Revolutions, The Brothers Grimm, Secret Agents and The Passion of the Christ.
In 2007 Monica took part in the short-length movie Heartango. The actor José Fidalgo became Monica's partner in the 7-minute video.
Then the actress received a remarkable role in the movie A Burning Hot Summer. According to the plot, the artist Frédéric has tasted everything possible in his life. The artist missed only one thing – the mutual love with his wife who betrays his husband all the time. Then the man decides to commit the suicide and starts to say goodbye to everyone who is dear to him. In such a way the spectators step by step gets acquainted with the events which took place in Frédéric's life.
Monica Bellucci has more than fifty works in her filmography. Her talent and skills allow her to take part in the movies of absolutely different genres. The actress continues working actively. She took part in the shootings of the pictures The Wonders (2014), On the Milky Road and Spectre (2015).
The Italian actress is considered to be an excellent femme fatale in the modern movie industry. Monica repeatedly received strong roles of bright women: Cleopatra in Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra, Malèna in the same-name movie, The Mirror Queen in the film The Brothers Grimm, Persephone in The Matrix movies and Bond’s girlfriend in Spectre.
Even though the actress is famous, she hasn't received many awards. In her assets, the actress has two Italian Golden Globe awards and Silver Ribbon awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. Monica Bellucci enriched her collection of the trophies in autumn of 2016 with the National Order of the Legion of Honour which was handed to her by François Hollande.
The personal life of the beautiful actress Monica Bellucci is not as saturated as it may seem at first sight. The actress was officially married two times. Claudio Carlos Basso who was working as a model photographer became the first spouse of the girl. They registered their relations in 1990, and their marriage lasted for four years.
Later the actress was engaged to the Italian actor Nicola Farron. The celebrities worked together in the movie Vita coi figli. This couple was considered the most beautiful couple in Italy. But on the movie set of the picture The Apartment the girl got acquainted with the French actor Vincent Cassel. At first, the future wife and husband didn't' like each other. Monica considered Vincent to be an arrogant upstart and the actor thought that his partner was a silly model. Though, in a short time, their mutual hostility was followed by strong feelings.
Vincent Cassel proposed Monica Bellucci three times, and every time the actress refused to him. And once the man had an accident. Then Monica was afraid and agreed to become the actor's wife.
Some years after the marriage Monica gave birth to their daughter – Deva Cassel. Monica was forty years at the time of her firstborn's birth. Six years later Monica gave birth to their second daughter Léonie.
During long years the couple of Bellucci and Cassel was an exemplary one, and their life seemed ideal, and they even took part together in several movies. But in 2013 there appeared the news about the divorce of a couple of celebrities. At first, their admirers thought that it was one more "publicity stunt," but in a short time, the spouses confirmed this information.
Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel separated peacefully, without scandals and loud announcements. The mass media and their fans were discussing the irreversibility of their parting for a long time. They generated new versions and assumptions. The love affair of Monica Bellucci with the businessman Telman Ismailov was called among the probable reasons for their divorce. However, the rumors remained rumors. Later, in her numerous interviews, the actress told about her good relations with her ex-husband after the divorce. Moreover, she told that their children would also connect Monica and Cassel.
During fourteen years of marriage, the wife and husband were living in different towns. The press called the marriage of actors "guest." In the interview, Monica repeatedly mentioned that they had free relations with Vincent. But after the separation, the insider shared information that after so many years the actress was thinking about the family house, but instead of that, she learned about her husband's unfaithfulness.
In 2017 there appeared the information that the actress has relations. Monica began a love affair with the French actor Gilles Lellouche. The new Monica's beloved is eight years younger than the actress. For the first time, the couple appeared together at Sidaction Gala Buffet dinner in Paris at the beginning of 2017.
Monica Bellucci is a woman who attracts sincere men's and women's interest. The women are surprised by the fact that the actress refuses to have plastic surgery and at the same time this fact admires them. The actress doesn't o have any certain nutrition system, but even after fifty, she has model parameters as well as in youth.
The Italian actress confessed that she couldn't refuse to eat pizza or pasta and she observed the diet only if it was necessary for the role. Monica isn't interested in the fitness; she prefers to play with her children, to walk in the fresh air and to do yoga.
Bellucci isn’t confused with her age and motherhood, that’s why in September of 2016 she again appeared naked in the shooting. These pictures were published in the celebrity’s Instagram and on the pages of one of the Parisian weekly editions. Perhaps, the amazing acceptance of herself is a secret, which explains the fact that the actress is demanded in her profession.
Monica Bellucci adores Rome. She repeatedly confessed that she is attracted by the energy and atmosphere of this town.
At the end of 2018 there occured some changes in Monica's personal life. It became known about the relationship with the artist Nicolas Lefebvre. It's noteworthy that Monica's new boyfriend is 18 years younger than her. However, they look perfect together. In December, 2018 the lovers were captured together at Chanel fashion display during Paris Fashion Week.
Monica Bellucci at present
In 2018 there is expected the release of the movie Nekrotronic in which Monica Belucci will perform the leading role. Except for the actress, Tess Haubrich, Ben O'Toole, and Goran D'Kluet will take part in this movie.
In January of the same year, there was announced that the actress would appear in the spy thriller Spider in the Web together with Ben Kingsley.
According to the plot in due time the character performed by Kingsley – Adereth was considered the best spy in the world. But everything changes and the administration considers him to be too old and dismiss him. At that time the spy receives the chance to show that he is still worth his job and he picks up the trail of the chemical weapon supplier. While the character is going after Belucci’s personage – Angela, the administration sends the young agent Daniel who is played by Itay Tiran to follow Adereth. Gradually Adereth understands that he has turned into the victim.
Eran Riklis will be a director of the movie Spider in the Web.
- 1992 – Bram Stoker's Dracula
- 1996 – The Apartment
- 1997 – Dobermann
- 2000 – Malèna
- 2002 – Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
- 2002 – Irréversible
- 2003 – The Matrix Reloaded
- 2003 – The Matrix Revolutions
- 2004 – The Passion of the Christ
- 2005 – The Brothers Grimm
- 2010 – The Sorcerer's Apprentice
- 2015 – Spectre
- 2016 – Mozart in the Jungle
- 2018 – Nekrotronic
- 2018 – Spider In The Web