Monica Bellucci is not only known as a beauty icon of the Italian screen, but she is also a sought-after talented actress in Hollywood. Monica’s charm and femininity not only fascinates men but also inspires women to this day even though she is about to turn 60.
Starting a modeling career
Monica Bellucci was born into a family of immigrants from Afghanistan Beluchistan and moved to the city of Citta di Castella, Italy. Since her family is not well off, Monica is aware that knowledge will bring success. She has always been a typical student and is fluent in basic English, French and Spanish.
Monica started as a part-time model so she could save money to fulfill her dream of going to law school. At the age of 16, she signed a contract with a modeling agency and this job was like “tailoring shoes” for Monica.
Thanks to her beautiful appearance, she quickly became famous outside of Italy as far as France and the United States in just a few short years. Since then, she temporarily put aside her legal studies to focus on artistic activities.
Become the most beautiful star in Italy
Since 1991, Monica entered the cinema with small roles and was supported by the famous director Francis Ford Coppola. It was this director who gave Monica the first leading role and from there, her name began to be noticed by filmmakers in the US and Europe.
Her success came from acting in the movie “The Apartment” and winning the love of the public. A year later, Monica was invited to play the main role in the movie “Doberman”. Although very sought after, but Monica always wants to work with directors who appreciate her acting talent, not just her beauty.
In 2000, the movie “Malena” starring Monica went viral on a global scale. Until now, the film still attracts the love of millions of people. In it, many movie scenes have become classics. The role of Malena in the movie of the same name has helped Monica become a beauty icon, not only in Italy but also in the Hollywood movie capital. She brilliantly portrayed the role of Malena, conveying the message of the film: beauty is a double-edged sword.
However, Monica considers her boldest role as Alex in the 2002 movie “Irreversible” with many violent scenes. This is also one of the hardest roles she has ever played.
After the two films “The Matrix” and “Tears of the Sun” were released and achieved success, Monica did not sleep in the victory because of that. The audience can see that Monica’s roles are very diverse, not just the image of a beautiful girl. She won the public’s love thanks to her constant efforts to improve herself.
The private life of “Malena”
Malena experienced two husbands, the first with an Italian photographer Claudio Carlos Basso in 1990. However, the couple decided to divorce after only 18 months of marriage.
Monica’s second marriage to French actor Vincent Cassel. The two met on the set of “The Apartment” in 1996. Monica and Vincent got married in 1999 and have two children, Deva (born 2004) and Léonie (born 2010).
In 2013, Monica and Vincent “go their separate ways” due to various reasons cannot continue to live together and reconcile. After the divorce, the couple maintained a good relationship and raised two children together.
Currently, Monica is dating her boyfriend who is almost 10 years younger than her, Nicholas Lefebvre – a French sculptor with a romantic appearance.
They have been dating since 2017 and the press has repeatedly caught the couple holding hands. Nicholas is also the first person Monica confirmed dating after her divorce from ex-husband Vincent.