BIOGRAPHY

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, born 30 September 1964 is an Italian actress and fashion model.

In 1988, Bellucci moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan, where she signed with Elite Model Management. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City.

She posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French Elle, among others. In that year, Bellucci made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes. The February 2001 Esquire’s feature on Desire featured Bellucci on the cover and in an article on the five senses. In 2003, she was featured in Maxim. Men’s Health also named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, ranking her at No. 21. AskMen named her the number one most desirable woman in 2002.

Bellucci’s modelling career is managed by Elite+ in New York City. She is considered an Italian sex symbol. From 2006 to 2010 she was the face of a range of Dior products. Bellucci is signed to D’management group in Milan and also to Storm Model Management in London.

In 2004, while pregnant with her daughter Deva, Bellucci posed nude for the Italian Vanity Fair Magazine in protest against Italian laws, that prevent the use of donor sperm. She posed pregnant and semi-nude again for the magazine’s April 2010 issue.

In 2012 she became the Dolce & Gabbana face.

Empire magazine selected her as twenty-first on their list of “The Sexiest 25 Characters in Cinema – The Women” for her role of “Persephone” in the Matrix series.[21]Likewise, Nettavisen declared in 2009 that the role of Persephone qualified Bellucci as one of the 25 sexiest women of all time.

At 50, she became the oldest Bond girl ever in the James Bond film franchise, playing Lucia Sciarra in Spectre (2015)

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2003 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress Ricordati di me Won
2005 Globo d’oro European Golden Globe Won
1997 César Awards Best Promising Actress The Apartment Nominated
2001 European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actress Malèna Nominated
2003 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress Brotherhood of the Wolf Nominated
2003 Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award Best Female The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions Nominated
2003 David di Donatello Awards Best Supporting Actress Ricordati di me Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Female Breakout Star The Matrix Reloaded and Tears of the Sun Nominated
2004 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss The Matrix Reloaded Nominated
2005 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress The Passion of the Christ Nominated
2007 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress N Nominated
2017 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists European Nastro D’Argento On the Milky Road Won