Monica Vitti ( Italian: Monica Vitti , real name - Maria Louise Checharelli ( Italian: Maria Louisa Ceciarelli ), born on November 3, 1931 in Rome , Italy ) - Italian actress. 5 times she was awarded the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress (more in the whole history only with Sophia Loren ).
Vitti in 1990
|Date of Birth|
|Place of Birth|
|Career||1954 - 1991|
[d] ( 1963 )
[d] ( 1962 )
San Sebastian Film Festival ( 1968 )
David di Donatello Award for Best Actress ( 1969 )
David d Donatello Award for Best Actress ( 1971 )
David di Donatello Award for Best Actress ( 1974 )
David d Donatello Award for Best Actress ( 1976 )
David di Donatello Award for Best Actress ( 1979 )
Silver Ribbon Award for Best Actress ( 1969 )
Silver Ribbon Award for Best Actress ( 1976 )
Venice Film Festival ( 1995 )
Alias Vitti emerged from the name of Adeline Vittilia 's mother.
In her youth, Monica Vitti took part in amateur performances and at the age of 16 she entered the film academy. After graduating from the National Academy of Dramatic Art ( IT. ) In Rome in 1953, she was predominantly in the theater and was one of the first to play in the plays of Brecht and Ionesco . Her film debut took place in 1954, when she performed a small role in the comedy “Laugh! Laugh Laugh! ”  . In 1957, Monica Vitti met Michelangelo Antonioni and became his life companion for many years. The acting success came to her thanks to 4 films by Antonioni, shot from 1960 to 1964. The breakthrough for Vitti was the role in the existential drama Antonioni "The Adventure" of 1960. According to her: “My work in the film“ The Adventure ”enriched all my feelings both in the creative and in the human sense”  . In 1968, Monica Vitti was awarded the prize for the best female role in the film Mario Monicelli " Do not miss, Assunta! »At the San Sebastian Film Festival .
Monica Vitti, radiating passion and inaccessibility at the same time and convincing in both comedic and dramatic roles, has become an icon of Italian cinema. Monica Vitti's attempt to establish herself in an English-language cinema, having played the title role in the 1966 Joseph Losey comedy "Modesty Blaze" in the Modest Blaze comic by Peter O'Donnell , failed.
Monica Vitti is the owner of five awards “David di Donatello” . In 1974 she was a member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival . In 1984, the role in the film "Flirt" brought her the "Silver Bear" Berlin Film Festival . This film, on which Monica Vitti worked and as a screenwriter, became the directorial debut of her life partner Roberto Russo , whom she married in 1995.
In 1989, Vitti acted as director, scriptwriter and actress for the film Scandalo segreto . After him, Monica Vitti left the cinema, but continued to act on television and work in the theater. In 1993, Monica Vitti published the popular autobiography Sette sottane. In 1995, at the Venice Festival, her achievements in cinema were marked by the Golden Lion .
- 1954 - Laugh! Laugh Laugh / Ridere! Ridere! Ridere! (not indicated in credits)
- 1955 - Adriana Lecouvreur
- 1956 - Mink coat / Una pelliccia di visone (not indicated in titles)
- 1958 - Troitsa / Le dritte
- 1960 - Adventure / L'avventura
- 1961 - Night / La notte
- 1962 - Eclipse / L'eclisse
- 1963 - Castle in Sweden / Château en Suède
- 1963 - Pepper Dragee / Dragées au poivre
- 1964 - Red Desert / Il deserto rosso
- 1964 - Flying Saucer / Il disco volante
- 1966 - Insatiable / Le Fate
- 1966 - Modesty Blaise
- 1968 - Do not miss, Assunta! / La ragazza con la pistola
- 1969 - Scarlet woman / La femme écarlate
- 1970 - Drama of jealousy / Dramma della gelosia (tutti i particolari in cronaca)
- 1970 - Couples / Le coppie
- 1973 - Star dust / Polvere di stelle
- 1974 - The Phantom of Liberty / Le fantôme de la liberté
- 1975 - The sweetest pleasures happen at midnight / A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere
- 1977 - Save, she loves me! / L'altra metà del cielo
- 1978 - My Favorite Men / Amori miei
- 1979 - Wild Beds / Letti selvaggi
- 1980 - Tango of jealousy / Il tango della gelosia
- 1981 - Hotel room / Camera d'albergo
- 1981 - The Mystery of Oberwald / Il mistero di Oberwald
- 1982 - I know you know what I know. / Io so che tu sai che io so
- 1983 - Flirt / Flirt
- Karasik, Constantine. Monica Vitti [Legends of World Cinema]. St. Petersburg: “Russia – Culture”. (2013). Checked on September 7, 2015.
- Kapler, Alexey . Interview of Monica Vitti during the VI MMK [Kinopanorama]. Moscow: YouTube. (1969). Checked on September 7, 2015.
- Mikhalkov, Nikita . Interview of Monica Vitti about Michelangelo Antonioni [Illusion]. Rome: YouTube. (1992). Checked on September 7, 2015.
- Kopylova R. Monica Vitti // Actors of foreign cinema. - Release 10th. - L .: Art , 1978. - pp. 21—39. - 192 s.
- Cottino-Jones, Marga. Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema : [ eng ] . - New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. - P. 1–2, 5, 9, 119, 121, 136–137, 196–198, 202–203, 205–206, 209–210, 224, 236, 240– 241. - 264 p. - ISBN 978-0-23-010548-5 .
- Delli Colli, Laura. Monica Vitti: filmografia e ricerche : [ ital. ] . - Roma: Gremese Editore, 1987. - 158 p. - ISBN 978-8-87-605268-2 .
- Lisanti, Tom. Paul, Louis. Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962–1973 : [ eng ] . - Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2002. - P. 298–299. - 352 p. - ISBN 978-0-78-641194-8 .
- Marotti, Maria Ornella. Italian Women Writers from the Renaissance to the Present: Revising the Canon : [ eng ] . - University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. - p. 237–258. - 296 p. - ISBN 978-0-271-02487-5 .
- Vitti, Monica . Encyclopedia Circle. - Universal popular science online encyclopedia. The appeal date is September 7, 2015.
- Monica Vitti on the Internet Movie Database