Monica Bellucci is one wild, Italian sex goddess and has proven time and time again that she’s not afraid of taking her clothes off on screen. It also helps when you have one of the best bodies in Hollywood and a seductive glare that would melt most men, but sometimes you don’t even need the little details to put a smile on your face. Born in her home country of Italy in 1968, Monica originally went to college to become a lawyer, but later dropped out in order to pursue a full-time modeling career. After signing with the Elite agency at the age of 20, Monica had only just begun to make a name for herself as a model when she suddenly decided to transition over into film. After making her debut only one year later in a number of Italian productions, the young actress was cast in a small role by Francis Ford Coppola in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” She followed up her US debut with more Italian performances and was garnered with international awards, but Monica knew that she wouldn’t achieve cinematic greatness until she broke into American film.
In 2000, Monica returned to the US and appeared as Gene Hackman’s trophy wife in the sub-par drama “Under Suspicion” before going over to France to star in the big-budget genre hybrid, “Brotherhood of the Wolf.” Monica received the most critical attention for her leading performance in the Italian film “Malena,” but she will be recently most remembered for her supporting role in the second and third installments of the “Matrix” trilogy. The Italian beauty has continuously shown that she has the talent to succeed in Hollywood and certainly has the looks to please most directors, but if her role as Mary Magdalene in “The Passion of the Christ” wasn’t important enough to attract the critical attention needed to survive amongst the always-changing female stars, we don’t know what will.
Monica Bellucci on the Web
Monica Bellucci at Maxim
You gotta love that a woman as hot as Monica Bellucci spends so much of her screen time without a shirt on. Maxim has some hot pics of her in just about every pose before topless.
The Best of Monica Bellucci.
An online database of Monica's budding US film career.
TV Guide: Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide.
The fairly in-depth biography page for the Italian actress also offers premiere photos from the red carpet.
A short biography accompanied by a small collection of photos.
Monica Bellucci on the Screen
Monica's US film resume isn't very long yet, but she has already become a star-studded celebrity in her home country of Italy and appeared in some of the biggest US films of the past five years, including "The Matrix Reloaded" and "Revolutions," as well as Mel Gibson's controversial "Passion of the Christ." She has also starred in "Tears of the Sun," "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula.".
Fans have been waiting a long time to see Monica back on the big screen, and after appearing in a number of Italian films, she'll finally make her grand return to Hollywood in the Michael Davis action flick "Shoot 'Em Up." Also in the works for the Italian goddess is more foreign pictures, as well as a gig in the new Joel Schumacher film "1:30 Train.".
On her image:
"My body is so important to me... my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have."