Who is Monica Bellucci?
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci is a well-known Italian actress and model. She began her career as a fashion model, modeling for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, before making a transition to Italian films and later American and French films. In 1991, she made her film debut in Francesco Laudadio’s Italian comedy Lariffa. The following year, she played the Bride of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic horror romance film Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Because of her leading role in L’Appartement (1997), she received a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress. In 2000, she played Malena Scordia in Giuseppe Tornatore’s acclaimed Italian romantic drama Malena. She then starred in Gaspar Noe’s controversial arthouse psychological thriller film Irreversible (2002) which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She then went on and portrayed Mary Magdalene in Mel Gibson‘s biblical drama The Passion of the Christ in 2004.
In the 2003 science-fiction films, she portrayed Persephone in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. At the age of 15, she became the oldest Bong girl in the history of the franchise by appearing in the 2015 James Bond. Since then, she has acted in films such as The Whistleblower (2010), The Wonders (2014), On the Milky Road (2016), The Best Years of a Life (2019), The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020), and Memory (2022).
How Old Is Monica Bellucci?
She is 58 years old as of January 2023, having been born on September 30, 1964, in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy. Monica Bellucci shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Maddie Ziegler, Bella Ramsey, Chantel Jeffries, Trevi Moran, Max Verstappen, and many more.
Monica Bellucci Family
Who are Monica Bellucci’s Parents?
She was born to Pasquale Bellucci (Father) and Brunella Briganti (Mother).
Does Monica Bellucci have Siblings?
She does not have any kids as she was born as an only child.
Monica Bellucci Education
She received her education at The University of Perugia where she left the Faculty of Law in 1988.
Monica Bellucci Marital Status
On her love life matters, she is seen as a person who hates drama and loves her privacy. She has managed to keep her marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible. However, she was previously married twice. First, she was married to Claudio Carlos Basso (born in 1959), they married in 1984, but divorced in 1985. Second, she was married to Vincent Cassel (born on November 23, 1966) a French actor, they married on August 2, 1999, in Monaco, but divorced in 2013. Moreover, she has been in several relationships.
Monica Bellucci Kids
She has two kids with her ex-husband Vincent Cassel. Two daughters by the names, of Deva Cassel (born on September 12, 2004) and Leonie Cassel (born on May 21, 2010).
Monica Bellucci Career
A Modelling Career
At the age of 13, she began her modeling by posing for a local photo enthusiast. In 1988, she moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan where she signed with Elite Model Management with the aid of model agent Piero Piazzi. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic in New York City. She thus posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French Elle, among others. That same year, she made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes.
In 2003, she was featured in Maxim. Also, Men’s Health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” ranking her at No. 21. AskMen then named her the No. 1 most desirable woman in 2002. While pregnant with her daughter Deva, in 2004, she posed nude for the Italian Vanity Fair. This was in protest against a law that restricts the provision of sex couples, restricts surrogacy and research using human embryos. Forbids sperm and egg donation, and limits the number of embryos created with in-vitro techniques to three. Again she posed pregnant and semi-nude for the magazine’s April 2010 issue.
From 2006 to 2010, she was the face of a range of Dior products. She then became the new face of Dolce & Gabbana in 2012. She is managed by Elite+ in New York City. And is signed to D’management Group in Milan and also Storm Management in London. Also, she posed for GQ Italia in February 2016. For the Spring 2019 Milan Fashion Week, she walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana. Joining her included Isabella Rossellini, Eva Herzigová, and Helena Christensen, continuing the influx of 90s supermodels returning to the spotlight of fashion.
An Acting Career
In the early 1990s, her film career began. And she went on to play some minor roles in La Riffa (1991) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). In 1996, she was nominated for a Csar Award for the best supporting actress because of her portrayal of Lisa in The Apartment which strengthened her position as an actress. She became best known and popular with worldwide audiences, following her roles in Malena (2000), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), and Irreversible (2002). Since then, she has 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), Shoot ‘Em Up (2007), Don’t Look Back (2009) and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010).
Moreover, she 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. She was supposed to be seen portraying Indian politician Sonia Gandhi in the biopic Sonia. Originally planned for release in 2007, but has been shelved. In 2007, she debuted her own voice for the French and Italian releases of the film Shoot ‘Em Up. In 2011, she was ranked fourth in Los Angeles Times Magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful women in film. She became the oldest Bond girl ever in the James Bond film franchise at age 50, playing Lucia Sciarra in Spectre (2015). Three years later, she appeared in the Australian film Nekrotronic. In 2021, she was honored with Stella Della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation at the 39th Torino Film Festival considering her lifetime achievements.
Monica Bellucci Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.71m) and a weight of 62kg (136 lbs).
Monica Bellucci’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that she has an annual salary of between $7-$8 million. And a net worth of $45 million.