Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, born 30 September 1964 is an Italian actress and fashion model.
Monica Bellucci began modelling at age 13 by posing for a local photo enthusiast. In 1988, Bellucci left the Faculty of Law at the University of Perugia, and 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 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 2011, Bellucci was ranked fourth in Los Angeles Times Magazine‘s list of the 50 most beautiful women in film.
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.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)
In 2021 she was honoured with Stella Della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation at 39th Torino Film Festival considering her lifetime achievements.
- HAIR BROWN
- EYES BROWN
- HEIGHT 5’9″ / 175 CM
- BUST 35.5″ / 90 CM
- HIPS 35.5″ / 90 CM
- SHOES 40.0 EU/9.0 US/6.5 UK
Awards and nominations
|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|
|2017||San Sebastian Film Festival||Honorary Donostia Award||Won|
|2020||Magritte Award||Honorary Magritte Award||Won|
|2021||David di Donatello Awards||David Speciale||Won|
|2021||Torino Film Festival||Stella Della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation||Lifetime achievement||Honoured|