Bellucci, Monica 1969(?)–

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Bellucci, Monica 1969(?)–


Born September 30, 1969 (some sources cite 1964 or 1968), in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy; father, an owner of a trucking company; mother, a painter; married Vincent Cassel (an actor and director), 1999; children: Deva Cassel. Education: Attended the University of Perugia.

Addresses: Agent—Nick Styne, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Brad Cafarelli, Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Eighth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and voice performer. Worked as a model, including an affiliation with Elite Model Management; appeared in commercials, print advertisements, and calendars.

Awards, Honors: Cesar Award nomination, most promising actress, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 1997, for L'appartement; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2002, for Le pacte des loups; nomination for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award, female category, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2003, for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions; Silver Ribbon, best supporting actress, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, and David di Donatello Award nomination, best supporting actress, both 2003, for Ricordati di me; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice female movie breakout star, 2003, for The Matrix Reloaded and Tears of the Sun; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Keanu Reeves), best kiss, 2004, for The Matrix Reloaded; nomination for Silver Ribbon, best supporting actress, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2005, for The Passion of the Christ.


Film Appearances:

Briganti (also known as Bandits: Love and Liberty and Amore e liberta), Numero Uno Cinematografica/Reteitalia, 1990.

Francesca, La riffa, 1991.

Dracula's bride, Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's "Dracula"), Columbia, 1992.

Marina and Angela, Ostinato destino, Starmedia Home Entertainment, 1992.

Deborah, I mitici (also known as The Heroes, Colpo gobbo a Milano, and I mitici—Colpo gobbo a Milano), Warner Bros., 1994.

Melina, Palla di neve (also known as Snowball), 1995.

Il cielo e sempre piu blu (also known as Bits and Pieces), Colorado Film Production/Fandango, 1995.

Lisa, L'appartement (also known as The Apartment, Flash-back, and L'appartamento), Artificial Eye, 1996.

Camille, Mauvais genre, Bac Films, 1997.

Nellina, Come mi vuoi (also known as As You Want Me and Embrasse-moi Pasqualino!), Canal Plus Image International, 1997.

Stressati, Dania Film, 1997.

Giulia, L'ultimo capodanno (also known as Humanity's Last New Year's Eve, Kaputt Mundi, and L'ultimo capodanno dell'umanita), Istituto Luce, 1998.

Monique, Compromis (short film), La Luna Productions, 1998.

Nathalie/Nat the gypsy, Dobermann, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Valeria, A los que aman (also known as Those Who Love and L'heure des nuages), Sogepaq Distribucion, 1998.

The young girl, Le plaisir (et ses petits tracas) (also known as Pleasure (and Its Little Inconveniences)), PolyGram Film Distribution, 1998.

Marguerite, Mediterranees, Rocfilms, 1999.

Myrtille, Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (also known as Like a Fish out of Water), SND, 1999.

Chantal Hearst, Under Suspicion (also known as Suspicion), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Laura, Frank Spadone, Rezo Films, 2000.

Malena Scordia (title role), Malena, Miramax, 2000.

Sylvia, Le pacte des loups (also known as Brotherhood of the Wolf), MCA/Universal, 2001.

Alex, Irreversible, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Cleopatre, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (also known as Asterix and Obelisk Meet Cleopatra, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, and Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra), Miramax, 2003.

Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks, Tears of the Sun, Columbia/TriStar, 2003.

Persephone, The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros., 2003, also released as The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience.

Persephone, The Matrix Revolutions, Warner Bros., 2003, also released as The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience.

Alessia, Ricordati di me (also known as Remember Me, Remember Me, My Love, and Souviens-toi de moi), Roadside Attractions, 2004.

Barbara/Lisa, Agents secrets (also known as Secret Agents and Spy Bound), TFM Distribution, 2004.

Magdalen (Mary Magdalene), The Passion of the Christ, Newmarket Films, 2004, also released as The Passion Recut.

Simona Bonasera, She Hate Me, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Voice of Marina for French version, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (animated), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Daniela, Combien tu m'aimes?, Pan Europeenne Distribution, 2005.

Mirror queen, The Brothers Grimm, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2005.

The beautiful vampire, Sheitan, Frenetic Films, 2006.

Diane Siprien, Le concile de Pierre (also known as The Stone Council), UGC Images, 2006.

Emily, N—Napoleon, Hollywood Gang Productions, 2006.

Herself, The Big Question (documentary), ThinkFilm, 2006.

Centricity, 2006.

Shoot 'Em Up, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance in Poslednji krug u Monci 2, c. 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vita coi figli, [Italy], beginning 1990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pharaoh's wife, Joseph (also known as The Bible: Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, and Die Bibel: Josef), TNT, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Princess, Sorellina e il principe del sogno (also known as Im Brunnen der Traeume and Prinzessin Alisea), [Italy and Germany], 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Le pacte des loups—Les coulisses du tournage (also known as Brotherhood of the Wolf: The Making of), 2001.

Herself, Un jour dans la vie du cinema francais, 2002.

Herself, Monica: Irresistible, 2003.

Herself, The Making of "The Passion of the Christ," PAX TV (now i Network), 2004.

Herself, The Passion behind "The Passion," 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, The GQ Men of the Year Awards (also known as Spike TV Presents "The GQ Men of the Year Awards"), Spike TV, 2003.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003.

Comme au cinema (also known as Comme au cinema: le magazine and Comme au cinema: l'emission), [France], 2004.

Tout le monde en parle, 2004, 2005.

(In archive footage) Cinema mil, TV3 (Television de Catalunya, Spain), 2005.

(In archive footage) Corazon de …, 2005.

The Film Programme (also known as Film '05), BBC, 2005.

(In archive footage) On a tout essaye, 2005.

Vivement dimanche, 2005.



Herself, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre-Le Comankonafe, 2002.

Herself, Journey to Safety: Making "Tears of the Sun," Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2003.

Herself, Making "Enter the Matrix," Warner Home Video, 2003.

Herself, The Burly Man Chronicles, Warner Home Video, 2004.

Video Games:

Voice of Persephone, Enter the Matrix, Atari/Infogrames Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of Kaileena, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Kaileena, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Ubisoft Montreal Studios, 2005.

Voice of Persephone, The Matrix Online (also known as MxO), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2005.

(In archive footage) Voice of Persephone, The Matrix: Path of Neo, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2005.



Entertainment Weekly, March 14, 2003, pp. 28-31.

Interview, October, 2000, p. 196.

Movieline, February, 2002, pp. 66-67, 92.

People Weekly, September 20, 2004, p. 40.

Premiere, January, 2002, pp. 72-74.

Top Model, January, 1997, pp. 42-45.

Total Film, October, 2000, p. 40.

Variety, May 5, 2003, pp. S14-15.


Life in Italy Web Site,, January 21, 2006.