Monica Bellucci – Goddess on Earth
Her full name is Monica Anna Maria Bellucci. She was born on September 30, 1964, in the province of Perugia in Italy.
At the age of 13, she began modeling and posing for a local Italian photographer. Soon, Bellucci moves to Milan where she signs with Elite Model Management agency and starts a professional career. Between 2002 and 2004 she appeared on the covers of almost all men’s magazines, named the most wanted and most desirable woman on Earth.
Monica Bellucci appeared in more than 50 movies so far. She won European Golden Globe in 2005.
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THEN: Monica posing with African daisies in a retro cinematic shot.
From 2006 to 2010 she was the face of Dior products. In 2012 she became the Dolce & Gabbana face.
In 2015, at age 50, Bellucci makes history as the oldest Bond girl in the franchise, replacing Honor Blackman who played Pussy Galore when she was aged 37.
Her best acting roles were probably in the movies Malena (movie nominated for two Oscars – Cinematography and Best Music Original Score) and The Matrix Reloaded & Matrix Revolutions.
Bellucci had three nominations for her role in The Matrix Reloaded. First one was from Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future. The second one is a truly interesting nomination and comes from MTV in Best Kiss category. Lastly, nomination from Teen Choice Award for Breakout Movie Star.
In 2017. Monica won the Nastro d’Argento (“Silver Ribbon”) an Italian film award for the movie On The Milky Road, directed by Emir Kusturica.
Some gossips say that the lady owns a Lamborghini. Although this is just a rumor and actress never confirmed, totally sounds right.
She has been married twice and has two children. Now Monica Bellucci lives in Paris, France. When asked about choosing to live in France, she said: “Italy gave me this sense of maternity, but women in France taught me the sense of freedom”.
NOW: Monica Bellucci Photographed: Gilles-Marie Zimmermann for Esquire China May 2017.
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