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)

Go to Monica Vitti Gallery or to Beautiful Italian Women

Always remember that true beauty comes from within.

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