Monica Vitti

Born Nov 3, 1931

Monica Vitti is an Italian actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, her lover at that time, during the early 1960s. After working with Antonioni, Vitti changed focus and began making comedies, working with director Mario Monicelli on many films. She has appeared with leading men like Marcello Mastroianni, Richard Harris, and Dirk Bogarde. Her last film was Scandalo Segreto.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Monica Vitti.


1931 Birth Born on November 3, 1931.


1957 25 Years Old In 1957 she joined Michelangelo Antonioni's Teatro Nuovo di Milano and later played a leading role in his internationally praised and award winning film L'avventura (1960) as a detached and cool protagonist drifting into a relationship with the lover of her missing girlfriend. … Read More


1970 38 Years Old In 1970 Vitti starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola's highly successful romantic comedy Dramma della gelosia (The Pizza Triangle, 1970).


1974 42 Years Old In 1974 she won the David di Donatello award for Best Actress in Alberto Sordi's Polvere di stelle (1973). … Read More


1986 54 Years Old By 1986 Vitti had returned to the theatre as an actress and teacher. … Read More
1989 57 Years Old In 1989 however, Vitti tried writing and directing and created Scandalo Segreto, which she also starred in. … Read More


1993 61 Years Old In 1993 Vitti was awarded the Festival Tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, in France. … Read More
1995 63 Years Old In 1995 Vitti married Roberto Russo, with whom she has lived since 1975.
2011 79 Years Old In 2011, it was stated that Alzheimer's disease had "removed her from the public gaze for the last 15 years."
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