An Italian bellezza
The Whistleblower actress turns a year older today
CS shares trivia on Monica Bellucci
>> She intended to be a lawyer. In order to pay for her tuitions at University, she began modelling.
>> Her favourite poem is A Silvia by Giacomo Leopardi.
>> She has said in an interview that Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale have inspired her acting career.
>> Her first daughter’s name, Deva, means divine in Sanskrit, while her second daughter, Léonie, is named after French actress Leonie Marie Julie Bathiat.
>> She returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Léonie to begin filming, The Ages of Love.
>> While Monica was pregnant with her daughter, she posed nude for an Italian magazine to protest against Italian laws that prevent the sperm donation.