Monica Bellucci is a beloved Italian actress and fashion model who has been delighting audiences since the early 1990s. She made her acting debut in 1994 with a role in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama L’Appartement, and has since appeared in numerous films from around the world, including Malèna (2000), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Spectre (2015) and Irréversible (2002).
Now, Bellucci has been added to the cast of Beetlejuice 2. This long-awaited sequel to the 1988 cult classic will be directed by Tim Burton and feature Michael Keaton reprising his role as the titular ghost with the most and is expected to release sometime next year. With her casting in the film, Monica Bellucci will join a star-studded cast that includes Winona Ryder and Alec Baldwin.
Bellucci is no stranger to horror films, having starred in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Under Suspicion (2000). With Beetlejuice 2, she’ll be taking on a more comedic horror role—one which fans of all ages will surely enjoy.
More About Monica Bellucci
She was born Monica Anna Maria Bellucci on September 30th, 1964 in the small town of Città di Castello in Umbria, Italy. She grew up speaking both Italian and French and attended the University of Perugia to earn a law degree. It wasn’t until she was approached by a photographer outside of the school that her career in modeling and acting began.
In 1991, Monica Bellucci was the cover girl for the 1991 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and has appeared in numerous fashion campaigns since then.
She has become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry, not only for her beauty and charm but also for her range as an actress. She’s a two-time Cannes Film Festival Award Winner, having won Best Actress for Malèna (2000) and Best Supporting Actress for Irréversible (2002). She has also been awarded numerous other awards and honors throughout her career, including being chosen as the first female “Bond girl” in Casino Royale (2006).
Monica Bellucci is also a published author. In 2010, her self-titled book was published by Rizzoli and it has a 4.5 star average on Amazon.
In the modeling world, she has been featured in campaigns for Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada. She has also been featured in the Pirelli Calendar for four consecutive years (1999-2002) and was once again included in their 2019 edition, making her a member of an exclusive group that includes Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Penelope Cruz.
Monica Bellucci is an incredible actress who continues to captivate audiences around the world. We can’t wait to see what she brings to Beetlejuice 2 next year!