Monica Bellucci was born on 30th September, 1964 in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy. This actress and model is considered to be one of the sexiest and the most desirable women in the world. She has been included on the lists of the sexiest, hottest, most beautiful women by Maxim, Askmen, FHM, Empire, Men’ Health and other mass/media. Monica has been active in the industry since 1990.
Is this beautiful woman rich? Her net worth is reported to be an estimated $45 million, her recent earnings including $1.95 million for her role in “Rose, c’est Paris” (2010), $3.75 million for her role in “A Burning Hot Summer” (2011) and $2.5 for starring in “Rhino Season” (2012).
Monica Bellucci Net Worth $45 Million
Concerning the career of a model, still being a child, she posed for local photographers to make various promotional photos. Later, Bellucci did modelling work during her years of study which was the source to cover tuition expenses. In 1988 Monica moved to the capital of fashion, Milan, Italy where she has signed a contract with modelling agency Elite. One year later she had become a well known model from Paris to New York, and her photos were published in various magazines – in short, she gained worldwide recognition. During her career she has worked with such top rated agencies as the “Elite” and “Storm Model Management”. More, Monica has been the promotional face of such international companies as “Dior” (2006–2010) and “Dolce & Gabbana” (since 2012).
Furthermore, Monica Belluci has a successful career in acting. In 1989 Monica started attending acting classes as she was impressed by the work of such actresses as Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale. As with many actors, she began her career by landing small roles in feature films, including “Vita coi figli” (1990), “La Riffa” (1991) and others. Belluci rose to prominence after starring in the main role alongside her partner Giuseppe Sulfaro in the romantic drama film “Malena” (2000) directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film won Grand Prix in Cabourg Film Festival in 2001. Afterwards, she landed roles in the films “Brotherhood of the Wolf” (2001) directed by Christophe Gans (nominated for the Saturn Award as the Best Supporting Actress) and “Irréversible” (2002) directed by Gaspar Noé which helped her to establish herself as an outstanding actress not only in the European cinema industry but also in America. In addition to this, she appeared in such films as “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) and sequels, “The Passion of the Christ” (2004), “How Much Do You Love Me?” (2005), “Napoleon and Me” (2006) and “A Burning Hot Summer” (2011).
A useful asset for Monica Bellucci is that she can speak four languages: English, French, Italian and Persian.
Finally, in her personal life she married the actor Vincent Cassel in 1999. They have two daughters, but announced that they were living separately to avoid the everyday routine, Monica in Rome and her husband in Paris. However, this arrangement hasn’t saved their marriage as they announced their divorce in 2013.
Ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" for 18 consecutive years (1999-2016). Ranked #2 in 2004.
Appearing in the James Bond movie Spectre (2015) as "Lucia Sciarra" at age 51 she becomes the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl. Honor Blackman at age 39 had previously been the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl with her role as "Pussy Galore" in Goldfinger (1964). However, Blackman is still the oldest actress ever to play a lead Bond girl, since Bellucci's role is only a brief cameo.
Separated from her second husband of 14 years Vincent Cassel. [August 2013]
She speaks to her daughter Deva Cassel in Italian.
Bellucci is a typical surname from center Italy, it comes from the Latin word "Bellutus", and has the same root as surnames like Belluto, Belluti, Belluzzo, Belluccio, or the aristocratic surname of Belluzzi.
Doesn't always live with her husband Vincent Cassel, for avoiding routine, the two live in separate apartments. she lives most of the time in Rome and he lives in Paris.
Is fluent in Italian, English, French, Persian and Spanish. She also speaks a little Portuguese that she learned when she moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2013.
She appeared in a black and white TV commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. The director was Giuseppe Tornatore, who also directed her in the movie Malèna (2000).
Deep, sultry voice
Natural brunette hair
I know that beauty invites a certain curiosity. But, as Oscar Wilde said, beauty is just five minutes long if you don't have anything else to sustain that curiosity. I don't think that I would have made this kind of career if I were just beautiful. Directors don't call you for your beauty but for your talent.
I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there's something I believe in, it's a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings.
I am at a stage in my life where if I don't go out, I don't feel I'm missing something. I get bored surrounded by people smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol. And I'm not so interested now in going to premieres or being photographed on the red carpet. I want to be with my daughter.
[on why she will not move to Hollywood to further her film career]: I could never live there. They are obsessed with youth and beauty even more than us. There is this thing in America where actresses reach 40 and go mad. The film industry wants all these young people. They also like a different sort of woman (to me). I will never be skinny. I also had a child a year ago, and I have been lazy. I love to eat. Who cares? I am natural.
Maybe the reason I work a lot is because each director thinks that I'll be better with him. Maybe the moment where I'll be completely accepted I won't work any more.
In 10 years, I've done so many things. In the beginning I didn't know if I was still a model, if I was an actress. I knew I wanted to be an actress, but it was so difficult to be believed. Now things are going better and better and the proposals I have are much more interesting than five years ago. It's like getting older is getting better.
I'm not scared by nudity, because for me, nothing is more beautiful than a body. You can have such an amazing emotion from a body. In Irreversible (2002), I treated my body like it was an object and it's great when you can have this kind of relation with your body, it's a part of your job, an object you can work with. When you can have this kind of freedom it's the moment where you can give your best as an actress.
[on Combien tu m'aimes? (2005)] As a woman I am so curious about prostitutes because of the idea that they know men better than you. Also, it's such a strange way to live. But at the same time there are prostitutes who just want to be prostitutes, and this is this woman, nobody pushed her to do it. She's a prostitute because she wants to be a prostitute. It's her philosophy of life.
This is what I like about America, because you have very big budget movie, and also independent movies, so you have many different choices. But I know that I'm European... Being European, it is not easy to find the right project, because you may look different, you sound different, and you have to find the right character.
[on reality television] I think this is something that touches every country - America, Italy, France, England, all over. You will see all these people, they don't know how to sing, they don't know how to dance, and still they become famous. You know, just celebrities. And I think this is a very dangerous process.
As a European, I need to stay in Europe and I make Italian movies, French movies. Then to come to America is something interesting for me.
[on her husband's support when Irreversible (2002) was released] Vincent was so incredible, so sweet. When we went to Cannes for the film, you know the moment when I come out from the tunnel and we see me for the first time completely with blood all over, he was crying. I said, "Vincent, come on. It's just a movie. We know it's not real."
I listen to "young" music, the one from my age. I adore soul, rap and funky.
My career, at the moment, is very exciting, but love comes first because it balances me.
When I'll be old, I'd rather watch my children than my films.
I live in Paris but I feel I am a daughter of Europe.
I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I'm beautiful. I know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel. I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family.
It is a handicap if you're stupid, but not if you are intelligent and know how to use your beauty.
The human intelligence has progressed at the technological level; not a the level of feelings.
Being an actress is the sublimation of feminity.
Beauty becomes alive and interesting when it's habited.
After love, the man sleeps, while the woman reflects.
[on her daughter Deva] I didn't have familiarity with children. I'm learning day after day, with her. And what impress me the most is that she, Deva, is an individual person. But in miniature, she seems to be a special effect.
I come from a Catholic religion, but I'm not Catholic.
When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
My body is so important to me... my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have.