Monica Vitti

Italian actress (1931-2022)

Monica Vitti (born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli; 3 November 1931 – 2 February 2022) was an Italian actress. She is best known for her starring roles in movies directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early 1960s. She later starred in comedy movies directed by Mario Monicelli.

Vitti in 1965

Vitti's movie acting credits include L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), Red Desert (1964), The Girl with the Pistol (1968), Camera d'albergo (1981), Flirt (1983) and Secret Scandal (1989). She won five David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress, seven Italian Golden Globes for Best Actress, the Career Golden Globe and the Venice Film Festival Career Golden Lion Award.

Vitti was born in Rome. She married Roberto Russo in 2000.

In 2011, Vitti said she had Alzheimer's disease.[1] She died on 2 February 2022 from the disease in Rome at the age of 90.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Grandi, Annalisa (18 January 2018). "Il marito di Monica Vitti: «Basta fake news, non è in una clinica svizzera»". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. Ugolini, Chiara (2 February 2022). "È morta Monica Vitti, talento smisurato del cinema italiano". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 2 February 2022.

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