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Monica Vitti



The high priestess of frosty sensuality, Italian actress Monica Vitti was trained at Rome's National Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon her graduation, she immediately launched her professional stage career; in 1954, she made her first film, Ettore Scola's Ridere Ridere Ridere. Most of Vitti's late-'50s film appearances were inconsequential compared to her portrayal of the remote, "uninvolved" leading lady in Michelangelo Antonioni's prize-winning L'Avventura (1960). She also was featured in Antonioni's L'Eclise, La Notte, and Red Desert. Her one bid for Hollywood stardom was Modesty Blaise (1966), which though directed by Joseph Losey, was a significant critical disappointment. Aside from her appearance in Luis Buñuel's highly acclaimed Le Fantôme de la Liberté (1974), Vitti's subsequent film work has been relatively undistinguished and sporadic. In 1989, she starred in Scandalo Segreto, which she also scripted and directed.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Camera D'albergo
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Château en Suède (Nutty, Naughty Chateau)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Bellissimo - A History of the Italian Cinema
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Tigers in Lipstick
  • Actor
1984
56% The Mystery of Oberwald (Il Mistero di Oberwald)
  • The Queen
1981
No Score Yet An Almost Perfect Affair
  • Maria Barone
1979
No Score Yet Blonde in Black Leather
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Immortal Bachelor
  • Tina Candela
1975
88% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom)
  • Mrs. Foucauld
1974
No Score Yet La Tosca
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Stardust (Polvere di stelle)
  • Dea Dani
1973
No Score Yet Drama of Jealousy
  • Adelaide
1970
No Score Yet The Bitch Wants Blood
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet The Scarlet Lady
  • Lucie
1968
No Score Yet La Cintura di castità (On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who...) (The Chastity Belt)
  • Boccadoro
1968
No Score Yet La Ragazza con la Pistola (Girl with a Pistol)
  • Assunta Borello
1968
44% Modesty Blaise
  • Modesty Blaise
1966
No Score Yet High Infidelity (alta Infedelta)
  • Gloria [The Victim]
1965
No Score Yet Bambole
  • Giovanna
1965
100% Red Desert
  • Giuliana
1964
No Score Yet Sweet and Sour (Dragees au poivre) (The Sweet and the Bitter)
  • She
1963
92% L'Eclisse
  • Vittoria
1962
81% La Notte
  • Valentina Gherardini
1961
97% L'Avventura
  • Claudia
1960

Quotes from Monica Vitti's Characters