An Italian bellezza

Sep 29, 2013, 22:42 IST | The Centre Stage Team

The Whistleblower actress turns a year older today

CS shares trivia on Monica Bellucci

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. 

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