Born Monica Anna Maria Bellucci on 30th September, 1964 in Città di Castella, Umbria (Italy), she has earned acclaim as both a fashion model and an actress.
The Italian beauty, however, felt the pull of the bright lights. She began her career as a professional model at only sixteen and she posed in ads for such major fashion lines as Dolce and Gabbana and Dior.
She had her first role in a major motion picture in 1992, with a minor role in the remake of “Dracula”. Perhaps Monica’s best-known role was that of Mary Magdalene in the “Passion of Christ”.
A talented linguist, Ms. Bellucci is fluent in several languages including; Italian, English and French. She also speaks some Spanish and Aramaic. These linguistic abilities have allowed her the unusual privilege of doing her own voice-overs for films that are being translated into one of her three primary languages.
As an actress, she has received less than strong critical acclaim. She is undoubtedly a beautiful woman and it is her looks, rather than her talent, that she has relied upon to earn her roles thus far.
It wouldn’t be the first time a beautiful Italian woman with lots of sex appeal appeared in dozens of films, earned millions of dollars and never had to exceed rudimentary acting ability.
As far as critical acclaim, Monica Bellucci was nominated for a Cesar award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1996 film, “L’Appartement”, and earned the Nastro d’Argento Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for her part as Alessia in the film, “Remember Me, My Love”.
Top Ten Movies of Monica Bellucci:
⦁ Bram Stoker’s, Dracula 1992
⦁ L’Appartement 1996
⦁ Brotherhood of the Wolf 2001
⦁ Remember Me, My Love 2003
⦁ Tears of the Sun 2003
⦁ The Matrix Reloaded 2003
⦁ The Matrix Revolutions 2003
⦁ The Passion of Christ 2004
⦁ The Brothers Grimm 2005
⦁ The Sorceror’s Apprentice 2010