|Birth name||Maria Luisa Ceciarelli|
|Birth||3 November 1931 ( 1931-11-03 ) (79 years)
Rome , Italy
Maria Luisa Ceciarelli, aka Monica Vitti, was born in Rome on 3 November 1931. In 1953 he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts “Silvio D’Amico, and from there began his career on the stage playing some roles that you just put it in the light:” You are stories to laugh “in 1956 and” Caprices of Marianne “of 1959.
In 1959 he made his cinema debut with the film “The Straight” and soon after, he met a director who will become the master Michelangelo Antonioni . Together, Vitti and Antonioni , running four film “The Adventure” in 1960, “The Night” 1961, “The Eclipse” in 1961 and “Red Desert” in 1964. The life of the director and the then young actress was also linked off the set of a romantic relationship lasted four years or so.
In the second half of the 60′s Monica Vitti goes to the genre of comedy demonstrating his remarkable gift of comic artist and his power of acting not only as an incarnation of anxieties and discomfort. Directed by Mario Monicelli in 1968, plays “The Girl with the gun” in 1969 “My love help me” by Alberto Sordi , in 1970, “Drama of Jealousy” and “All the details in news” by Ettore Scola .
While her film career continues, and there are art awards – Ribbons won three silver and five David di Donatello – never leaves the theater in 1986 on the scene in the play “The Odd Couple” directed by Franca Valeri .
Italian cinema is experiencing a golden age thanks to his interpretations and, at the same time, some foreign film does not miss the opportunity to have her in their films: Losey directs in 1969 in “Modesty Blaise, the beautiful killing” Miklos Jancso in 1971 in “The pacifist” and Louis Buñuel in “The Phantom of Liberty” of 1974.
The 80 away from the screens Monica Vitti and his appearances become increasingly sporadic, interpreting the films directed by fellow Roberto Russo: “Flirt” 1983 and “Francesca is my” in 1986.
In 1990 he made his directorial debut with the film “Scandal Secret” which won the Golden Globe as a director and as an interpreter. In 1993 he released his autobiography “Seven skirts.” The year 1995 marks a very important moment in her career: she was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Sentimentally had three long and important stories of love, the first with director Michelangelo Antonioni , then with the cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, and finally with the fashion photographer Roberto Russo, whom he married in 2000 .