Monica Vitti – One Of The Most Famous Italian Actresses

Monica Vitti Gallery

Birth Name: Maria Luisa Ceciarelli

Date of Birth: November 3 , 1931

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

 Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 ft,   7 in; 1.70m

Vitti  in one sentence: Monica is an elegant lady, a talented and well known actress, a charming woman and one of the Italian cinematographic legends.


Rome is eternal, not us.

Interesting Facts:

  • As a teenager she worked as an amateur actress.
  • Her first stage appearance in Italy was for the play named La Mandragola.
  • Her first cinema role was in film Ridere, Ridere, Ridere in 1954.
  • Monica graduated from Rome's National Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • Film L'avventura made this actress one of the most famous actresses in Italy and beyond.
  • She made two English films: Modesty Blaise and An Almost Perfect Affair.
  • She retired from cinema in 1989. After that she returned to the theatre as a teacher and an actress.
  • Vitti was awarded the Festival Tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, in France (1993).
  • This beauty played in numerous films including: The Girl With The Pistol,  I Married You For Fun, Amori Miei, Francesca è mia, Le coppie , The Scarlet Lady , Sweet and Sour , La Notte, La Tosca, Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino, Camera d'albergo, Flirt, Adriana Lecouvreur, Una pelliccia di visone, Non ti conosco più amore...


Silver Bear award - for an outstanding single achievement at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival.

4 Golden Grails

David di Donatello award - (1969, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1979)

Nastro d'Argento  award - (1962, 1969, 1976)

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.