Monica Bellucci – A great actor and model
Monica Bellucci was born on 30 September 1964. Her full name is Monica Anna Maria Bellucci. She was born to Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy. She was the only child for her parents. She was from a relatively humble background and spent much of her growing up years in San Giustino. She has enrolled at the University of Perugia to study law, after completing her preliminary education. To pay her tuition fees, she has started her career in modelling at the age of 13.
Later on, Monica Bellucci’s hot looks and appearance made her settle in modelling by leaving her legal profession behind, because of her success in modelling career. After becoming a successful model, she has posed for some photoshoots which raised her confidence as a model. Monica Bellucci’s sexy photos have brought a feeling that she will never get aged.
In 1999, this Italian actress cum model married her co-star Vincent Cassel. They have first met while shooting for the film named ‘The Apartment’. They have been blessed with two children, Deva and Leonie. Outside the matrimony, Vincent Cassel was allegedly reported that he has several affairs. In August 2013, they have announced their divorce due to this reason.
Her modelling career
At the age of 13, her trysts in front of the camera started. She posed for a local photo enthusiast. It took very little time for her to give up her legal profession and pursue modelling as a full-time vocation. The reason for this is that she started getting many more modelling assignments such that she was unable to maintain 2 careers simultaneously.
She moved to the epicentre of Europe’s fashion, Milan and signed up a contract with the Elite Model Management, in 1988. In less than a year, she became a reputed name in the modelling circuit. She has modelled in Paris and also across the Atlantic in New York City, and Monica Bellucci’s hot performances have finally made her a reputed model. She modelled for reputed and eminent fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and French Elle, during the peak of her career. She has also appeared on the cover of several magazines which include Esquire and Maxim.
Monica Bellucci’s nude occasions include the Italian Vanity Fair Magazine twice, once in 2004 and later in 2010. This Italian actress cum model has posed being nude for this magazine two times. On both occasions, it is ironical that she was pregnant. Monica Bellucci’s bikini images on the internet are stunning such that, her fans and admirers were rocked.
Her acting career
She has tried her luck as an actor as well, apart from modelling career. So, she took up acting classes to improve her artistic skills to become an actress. She began her film career in the early 1990s. In the beginning, she was seen in a couple of minor roles in the films named ‘La Riffa’ and ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’.
The year 1996 was significant in the career graph of this model-turned-actor as she achieved her first big success with the film, ‘The Apartment’. For the Best Supporting Actress, in Cesar Awards, her portrayal of the role of Lisa in the film has earned her a nomination.
She was very fluent in Italian, French, English, and Spanish languages. By taking her language skills as an advantage, she has appeared in the films speaking each of these languages, as well as in Aramaic for her role as Mary Magdalene in the film, ‘The Passion of the Christ’. Monica’s roles in films like, ‘Brotherhood of the Wolf’, ‘Malena’, ‘Under Suspicion’ and ‘Irreversible’, made her very popular worldwide.
And also, she was a part of some big banner super successful films like, ‘Tears of the Sun’, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’, ‘The Passion of the Christ’, ‘The Brothers Grimm’, ‘Le Deuxieme souffle’, ‘Don’t Look Back’ and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’.
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Achievement and awards of Monica Bellucci
She was nominated for the category of Best Supporting Actress in Cesar Awards for her role in the film ‘The Apartment’, in 1997. She received a nomination in the category of Audience Award for the Best Actress at the European Film Awards for ‘Malena’, in 2001. Because of Monica Bellucci’s hot modelling skills, she was named as one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, by Men’s Health, in 2001 and ranked her at No. 21. She was also ranked No. 1 on AskMen’s Most Desirable Woman list. Her role of ‘Persephone’ in the Matrix series has earned her the 25th rank in the ‘Sexiest 25 Characters in Cinema – The Women’, by the Empire magazine.
She won a couple of nominations, beginning with the category of the Best Supporting Actress by Saturn Award for the movie ‘Brotherhood for the Wolf’, and with the category of the Best Supporting Actress by David Di Donatello Awards for the movie ‘Ricordati di me’, and with the category of the Best Female for Cinemascope Genre Face of the Future Award for the movies, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolution, in 2003.
This Italian actress cum model was also nominated by the Teen Choice Awards, for Choice Movie Female Breakout Star for two films named, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘Tears of the Sun’. She has won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film, ‘Ricordati di me’, in 2003. She also won the Golden Globe Award European Golden Globe, in 2005.
Monica Bellucci has become one of the most thriving Italian model-turned-actress of the industry. Being taken up law as a profession, she turned into a famous model cum actress. This reveals how destiny has played its role in the life of Bellucci by making her start her modelling career just to pay her tuition fee and later on leaving her actual profession behind to continue her modelling career. Her life has turned like anything after she had left her law profession and taken up her modelling career more seriously.