She was born on 30 September 1964 in Città di Castello, Umbria in Italy. She is Italy’s gift to Hollywood. She is a leading actress and a fashion model. Even being just a model she not only has a good image in industry, people respect her and hold her very high in respect. She has acted in more than 50 films. Also she was a part of various TV shows. She has a huge popularity. She started her career at a very young age of 13 and shooted for a local photographer. She then signed for Elite Model Management.
Monica Bellucci Net Worth $35 Million Dollars
She gave some hits like The Matrix Reloaded, Shoot ‘Em Up and The Matrix Revolutions. She was also starred against Nicholas Cage in the movie, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. She has also done movies with Racel Weisz (The Whistleblower). Other than films, she also has many endorsements. She is involved with leading brands like of Dior cosmetics, Dolce & Gabbana and French ELLE. She was also signed by Eric Bompard (French Cashmere brand) fot the year 2011. She was also paid 230,000 when she attended the gala held in Museum of Modern Art, Paris. However, she is very secret about her personal life. She also is the proud owner of the royal car, Lamborghini. She also has noble heart. She is an active philanthropic. She works for cancer patients and helps in providing shelter to them. She has also attends many charity concerts. Till 1989 she was a regular face in the industry and shot for Dolce & Gabbana. She was a part of controversies during her pregnancy duration she shot nude for Italian magazine (Vanity Fair). Then during her second pregnancy, she shot semi-nude for magazines. She met Vincent Cassel in the year 1996 while shooting for the movie, The Apartment. They then married in the year ’99. The two also have two daughters from the marriage, Deva (born in 2004) and Léonie (born in 2010). But the couple however, could not go long and finally divorced in August 2013. She once said, “”I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there’s something I believe in, it’s a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings”. She has a good command on languages like Italian, English, French and Persian.
She is a strong fan of Dolce & Gabbana. She was spotted wearing the Dolce & Gabbana Satchel in 2012 Global Fest held in Ischia in Italy. This high end satchel has been made of crocodile leather and was brought out in the collection of summer of 2010. It is also available in many colors and amazing varitites like black crochet, leopard print and python print. Monica Bellucci flaunted her Christian Dior Resort 2012 Embroidered Caftan when she was shooting for ‘Des Gens Qui S ‘Embrassent’ in the city of in St. Tropez in France in 2012. It was designed in Mediterranean design. It has a rich cobalt color and embroidery is done in silver color on blue color pair. Monica Bellucci regular flaunts her Christian Louboutin Torerro Pumps. Designed in French classic design, it is red in color and has a very comfortable sole. It was brought out to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It has black embroidery on the peep toes and offers a heel 0f 150 mms. Monica Belluci, a leading fashion model wore a floral print dress on one royal night event. It is made out of pure silk and it also features side pockets on both the sides. It is made in such a fashion that it brings out the curves of the model very nicely. It is also available in black color. Fendi Chameleon Colorblock Calfskin Leather Top Zip Tote is Monica’s favorite brand. Made out of genuine leather, it offers flexible strap to make things easily manageable. It has two compartments with zip functionality. She is a great fan of brands like Cartier Inde Mystérieuse. She has Cartier Inde Mystérieuse necklace and wore it in 2007’s Rome Film festival. The necklace has a beautiful pendant which is hand-made and is beaded with diamonds which are then embedded in platinum.
She has been nominated for various awards prestigious awards like César Awards under the category of Best Promising Actress (1997), European Film Awards under the category of Audience Award for Best Actress (2001), Saturn Award under the category of Best Supporting Actress (2003), Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award for Best Female (2003), David di Donatello Awards under the category of Best Supporting Actress (2003), Teen Choice Awards under the category of Choice Movie Female Breakout Star (2003), MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss (2004), Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon under the category of Best Supporting Actress (2005) and Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon under the category of Best Supporting Actress(2007). She has also won many awards like Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress (2003), Golden Globe Award and European Golden Globe (2005).
September 30, 1964
Città di Castello, Italy
5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
143 lbs (65 kg)
Actor, Fashion Model
University of Perugia
Vincent Cassel (m. 1999–2013), Claudio Carlos Basso (m. 1990–1994)
Deva Cassel, Léonie Cassel
Brunella Briganti, Pasquale Bellucci, Jack Geller, Judy Geller
Montez Arnold, Cypress Best, Jermond Grant Arnold, Tron Best, Dallas, TX, United States, So Gone, The Boy Is Mine, Angel of Mine
Grand Prix in Cabourg Film Festival (2001), European Golden Globe (2003), Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress (2003)
Saturn Award as the Best Supporting Actress (2001), David di Donatello Awards (2003), Teen Choice Awards (2003), MTV Movie Awards (2004), Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (2005)
“Vita coi figli” (1990), “La Riffa” (1991), Spectre, On the Milky Road, “Malena” (2000), The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), “Brotherhood of the Wolf” (2001), “Irréversible” (2002), “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003), “A Burning Hot Summer” (2011)
Ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" for 18 consecutive years (1999-2016). Ranked #2 in 2004.
Appearing in the James Bond movie Spectre (2015) as "Lucia Sciarra" at age 51 she becomes the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl. Honor Blackman at age 39 had previously been the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl with her role as "Pussy Galore" in Goldfinger (1964). However, Blackman is still the oldest actress ever to play a lead Bond girl, since Bellucci's role is only a brief cameo.
Separated from her second husband of 14 years Vincent Cassel. [August 2013]
She speaks to her daughter Deva Cassel in Italian.
Bellucci is a typical surname from center Italy, it comes from the Latin word "Bellutus", and has the same root as surnames like Belluto, Belluti, Belluzzo, Belluccio, or the aristocratic surname of Belluzzi.
Doesn't always live with her husband Vincent Cassel, for avoiding routine, the two live in separate apartments. she lives most of the time in Rome and he lives in Paris.
Is fluent in Italian, English, French, Persian and Spanish. She also speaks a little Portuguese that she learned when she moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2013.
She appeared in a black and white TV commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. The director was Giuseppe Tornatore, who also directed her in the movie Malèna (2000).
Deep, sultry voice
Natural brunette hair
I know that beauty invites a certain curiosity. But, as Oscar Wilde said, beauty is just five minutes long if you don't have anything else to sustain that curiosity. I don't think that I would have made this kind of career if I were just beautiful. Directors don't call you for your beauty but for your talent.
I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there's something I believe in, it's a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings.
I am at a stage in my life where if I don't go out, I don't feel I'm missing something. I get bored surrounded by people smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol. And I'm not so interested now in going to premieres or being photographed on the red carpet. I want to be with my daughter.
[on why she will not move to Hollywood to further her film career]: I could never live there. They are obsessed with youth and beauty even more than us. There is this thing in America where actresses reach 40 and go mad. The film industry wants all these young people. They also like a different sort of woman (to me). I will never be skinny. I also had a child a year ago, and I have been lazy. I love to eat. Who cares? I am natural.
Maybe the reason I work a lot is because each director thinks that I'll be better with him. Maybe the moment where I'll be completely accepted I won't work any more.
In 10 years, I've done so many things. In the beginning I didn't know if I was still a model, if I was an actress. I knew I wanted to be an actress, but it was so difficult to be believed. Now things are going better and better and the proposals I have are much more interesting than five years ago. It's like getting older is getting better.
I'm not scared by nudity, because for me, nothing is more beautiful than a body. You can have such an amazing emotion from a body. In Irreversible (2002), I treated my body like it was an object and it's great when you can have this kind of relation with your body, it's a part of your job, an object you can work with. When you can have this kind of freedom it's the moment where you can give your best as an actress.
[on Combien tu m'aimes? (2005)] As a woman I am so curious about prostitutes because of the idea that they know men better than you. Also, it's such a strange way to live. But at the same time there are prostitutes who just want to be prostitutes, and this is this woman, nobody pushed her to do it. She's a prostitute because she wants to be a prostitute. It's her philosophy of life.
This is what I like about America, because you have very big budget movie, and also independent movies, so you have many different choices. But I know that I'm European... Being European, it is not easy to find the right project, because you may look different, you sound different, and you have to find the right character.
[on reality television] I think this is something that touches every country - America, Italy, France, England, all over. You will see all these people, they don't know how to sing, they don't know how to dance, and still they become famous. You know, just celebrities. And I think this is a very dangerous process.
As a European, I need to stay in Europe and I make Italian movies, French movies. Then to come to America is something interesting for me.
[on her husband's support when Irreversible (2002) was released] Vincent was so incredible, so sweet. When we went to Cannes for the film, you know the moment when I come out from the tunnel and we see me for the first time completely with blood all over, he was crying. I said, "Vincent, come on. It's just a movie. We know it's not real."
I listen to "young" music, the one from my age. I adore soul, rap and funky.
My career, at the moment, is very exciting, but love comes first because it balances me.
When I'll be old, I'd rather watch my children than my films.
I live in Paris but I feel I am a daughter of Europe.
I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I'm beautiful. I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel. I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family.
It is a handicap if you're stupid, but not if you are intelligent and know how to use your beauty.
The human intelligence has progressed at the technological level; not a the level of feelings.
Being an actress is the sublimation of feminity.
Beauty becomes alive and interesting when it's habited.
After love, the man sleeps, while the woman reflects.
[on her daughter Deva] I didn't have familiarity with children. I'm learning day after day, with her. And what impress me the most is that she, Deva, is an individual person. But in miniature, she seems to be a special effect.
I come from a Catholic religion, but I'm not Catholic.
When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
My body is so important to me... my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have.