Monica Bellucci is an Italian actress who, starting her career as a fashion model for brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, made her way into the film industry. One of her best roles in Hollywood movies came in 2003 when she appeared as Persephone in the top grossing science-fiction films 'The Matrix Reloaded' and 'The Matrix Revolutions'.
During her early career, she played one of Dracula's brides in Francis Ford Coppola's gothic romance film 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (1992), and went on to appear in critically acclaimed roles in the French film 'L'Appartmente' (1996) and the Italian movie 'Malèna' (2000). Fluent in four languages, she has had a diverse filmography in the following years, working in successful movies like 'Brotherhood of the Wolf' (2001), 'Tears of the Sun' (2003), 'The Passion of the Christ' (2004), 'The Brothers Grimm' (2005), 'Le Deuxième souffle' (2007), 'Shoot 'Em Up' (2007), 'Don't Look Back' (2009), and 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (2010). Her 2002 French psychological horror film 'Irréversible' polarized the critics for its portrayal of sensitive scenes.
The best Monica Bellucci film in recent years is the 2015 James Bond film 'Spectre', for which, at the age of 50, she became the oldest 'Bond girl'.