Born 1964 in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci began her career as a fashion model, modeling for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, before making a transition to Italian films and later Hollywood films and French films. She is often considered among the most beautiful women in the world.
Bellucci is perhaps best known to American audiences for her role as Persephone in the 2003 science-fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. She also played a Bride of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic romance film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Malèna Scordia in the Italian-language romantic drama Malèna (2000), and was in the controversial Gaspar Noé arthouse horror film Irréversible (2002), and Mel Gibson’s biblical drama The Passion of the Christ (2004), in which she portrayed Mary Magdalene.
At 50, Bellucci became the oldest Bond girl ever in the James Bond film franchise, playing Lucia Sciarra in Spectre (2015). She will appear as a Soul Sucking Queen of the Underworld in Australia’s movie, Nekrotronic.
Take a look at these stunning photos to see the glamorous beauty of young Monica Bellucci in the 1980s.