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Trivia (37)

She appeared in a black and white TV commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. The director was Giuseppe Tornatore, who also directed her in the movie Malena (2000).

Is fluent in Italian, English, French, Persian and Spanish. She also speaks a little Portuguese that she learned when she moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2013.

Former daughter-in-law of Jean-Pierre Cassel and Sabine Cassel. Former sister-in-law of Rockin' Squat, Olivia and Cécile Cassel.

Made a nude calendar for the Italian magazine Max in 1998 and another one for the Italian magazine GQ in 2000.

She was originally cast as Mina Harker in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. The role then went to Peta Wilson.

Studied jurisprudence for a short time.

Gave birth to her first child at age 39, daughter Deva Cassel, on 9/12/2004. Child's father is her second ex-husband, Vincent Cassel.

Elected the most beautiful woman in the world by French viewers on a television show "La Plus belle femme du monde" on 11/8/2004.

Also a successful fashion model, represented by Elite and Storm Model Management.

Her favourite poem is "A Silvia" by Giacomo Leopardi.

Has her lookalike puppet on the French comedy show Les Guignols de l'info (1988).

Ranked #6 on Maxim magazine's Hot 50 Women of 1999 list.

Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2002 list.

Ranked #1 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2002.

Her favorite movie is A Special Day (1977) by Ettore Scola.

Her role as Chantal Hearst in Under Suspicion (2000) was held by Romy Schneider in the original movie The Grilling (1981).

Doesn't always reside with her husband Vincent Cassel, for avoiding routine, the two reside in separate apartments. She resides most of the time in Rome and he resides in Paris, France.

"Bellucci" is a typical surname from central Italy, it comes from the Latin word "Bellutus", and has the same root as surnames like Belluto, Belluti, Belluzzo, Belluccio or the aristocratic surname of Belluzzi.

Speaks to her daughter Deva Cassel in Italian.

She has said in an interview that Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale have inspired her acting career.

Ranked #89 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.

Is a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

Has a wax statue in the Grevin Museum in Paris, France.

Her parents are Luigi Bellucci and Maria Gustinelli.

Ranked #5 on E! Entertainment Networks list of "101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies" list of 2006.

Attended the University of Perugia.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#35) (2007).

Gave birth to her second child at age 45, a daughter Léonie Cassel on May 21, 2010. Child's father is her second ex-husband, Vincent Cassel.

Was four months pregnant with her daughter Léonie when she completed filming The Whistleblower (2010).

Returned to work five months after giving birth to her daughter Deva in order to begin filming How Much Do You Love Me? (2005).

Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Léonie in order to begin filming The Ages of Love (2011).

Shares birthday with fellow actresses Deborah Kerr, Angie Dickinson, Marion Cotillard and actor Ezra Miller.

Separated from her second husband of 14 years Vincent Cassel. [August 2013]

Appearing in the James Bond movie Spectre (2015) as Lucia Sciarra at age 51, she becomes the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl. Honor Blackman at age 39 had previously been the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl with her role as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964). However, Blackman is still the oldest actress ever to play a lead Bond girl, since Bellucci's role is only a brief cameo.

Ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World" for 18 consecutive years (1999-2016). Ranked #2 in 2004.

She auditioned for the role of Mrs. Paris McKenna Carver in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). That role was later portrayed in the finished product by Teri Hatcher, but Miss Bellucci eventually did play a Bond Girl 18 years later in the role of Donna Lucia Sciarra for the 007 adventure Spectre (2015).

Was considered for the role of Giuseppina "Pina" Auriemma in House of Gucci (2021). She was the producers first choice for the role before Salma Hayek was cast.