Monica Bellucci

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  • Birth Name: Monica Anna Maria Bellucci
  • Birth Place: Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Fast Facts

  • While studying law at Italy's University of Perugia, began modeling to earn money for school; soon dropped out to pursue modeling full-time.
  • Moved to Milan in 1988 and joined the Elite Model Management agency.
  • Met director Giuseppe Tornatore---who eventually cast her in the acclaimed Malèna (2000)---while shooting a commercial for a Dolce & Gabbana perfume in 1990.
  • Made her U.S. film debut with a small part in the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola hit Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Breakthrough role came in 1996 French drama L'Appartement, which costarred Bellucci's future husband, Vincent Cassel.
  • Created a stir when Gaspar Noé's Irréversible (2002)---in which Bellucci endures a brutal, nine-minute rape scene---premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Speaks English and French, in addition to her native Italian.

Awards

  • 2010, David di Donatello Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
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  • 2011, Taormina Film Fest — Taormina Arte Award: Winner
  • 2003, David di Donatello Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
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  • 2003, Nastri d'argento — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2005, Nastri d'argento — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2007, Nastri d'argento — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2017, Nastri d'argento — Special Prize: Winner

Relationships

  • Vincent Cassel — Husband (separated)
  • Pasquale Bellucci — Father
  • Léonie Cassel — Daughter
  • Deva Cassel — Daughter
  • Nicola Farron — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Details

  • Birth Name: Monica Anna Maria Bellucci
  • Birth Place: Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy
  • Profession: Actor, Model