Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born in the Italian city with a rich history - Citta-di-Castello. She grew up in a family of the artist and the owner of the transport company.
While studying at the University of Perugia, Monica had to moonlight as a model to pay for education. Bellucci was studying law, but two years later left University to move to Milan and sign a contract with Elite Model Management. In addition to appearances on the catwalks in Paris, new York, etc., she took part in shooting international advertising campaigns for designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.
At the same time, Monica Bellucci began to go to acting lessons and made her debut in 1990 in the television film of Dino Risi “Adult love”. After participating in several Italian films, the actress first appeared before the American and world audience in the film Francis Ford Coppola's “Dracula.” She played one of the brides the main character. The film also played Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, etc.
After returning home, Bellucci starred in several films, but was disappointed how bad Italy is promoting its film industry abroad. Before you go in search of work in France, Monica appeared in a joint television project Italy, USA and Germany “Joseph the Beautiful: the Governor of the Pharaoh”. Her colleagues became Ben Kingsley, Martin Landau, Dominique Sanda, etc.
In 1996 he published the first French film with Bellucci - “the Apartment” by Gilles Mimouni. The actress received a Cesar for his performance, and started Dating an actor from the set - Vincent Cassel. The couple immediately began work in two joint projects: “you need me” and “Doberman”.
Monica Bellucci returned to Hollywood in 2000 to play wife Gina of Hakmana in the film of Stephen Hopkins ' “Under suspicion”. And in the same year came the film “Malena”, which brought the actress worldwide recognition. “Brotherhood of the wolf” also had a great success. After the conquest of Europe, the picture became a hit with art-house in the USA, and Bellucci was nominated for Best supporting actress from the U.S. Academy of science fiction, fantasy and horror films.
The actress played Cleopatra in the film adaptation of comic “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra”. In 2002 he released the controversial film by Gaspar Noe's “Irreversible”, in which Monica had to play the role of the victim of a rapist. The picture was nominated for the Palme d'or at the Cannes film festival.
Bellucci played Persephone, a character from the trilogy Directors the Wachowski “the Matrix”. She appeared in “the Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix: Revolution”. In 2004, Monica participated in the filming project of Director Mel Gibson's “the passion of the Christ”, where she got the role of Mary Magdalene. After the success of the picture Bellucci has offered the cooperation of two famous Director: Terry Gilliam, “the Brothers Grimm”, and spike Lee's “She hate me”.
In 2015, Monica Bellucci at the age of 50, became the oldest actress who played the female James bond in the film by Sam Mendes “007: Spectrum”.
Bellucci married Vincent Cassel in 2013. They were the spouses of 14 years. The actress gave birth to two children: the virgin and Leonie Cassel.