Monica Vitti

Actor, Director
Cool, elegant beauty who began appearing in films in the mid-1950s, playing characters far from her sprightly self. Vitti was cast in several stage plays directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in the later part of the ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1931 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (28)

Trenta Minuti D'Amore 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scandalo Segreto 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Red Desert 1990 (Movie)

Giuliana (Actor)

Scusa se e poco 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Flirt 1982 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Io So Che Tu Sai Che Io So 1981 (Movie)

Flavia (Actor)

Il Tango della Gelosia 1980 (Movie)

Lucia (Actor)

The Mystery of Oberwald 1980 (Movie)

The Queen (Actor)

An Almost Perfect Affair 1978 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

La Raison d'etat 1977 (Movie)

Angela Ravelli (Actor)

Letti Selvaggi 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tigers in Lipstick 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Anatra all'Arancia 1975 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

A Mezzanotte va la ronda del Piacere 1974 (Movie)

Tina Candela (Actor)

Le Fantome de la Liberte 1973 (Movie)

Madame Foucauld (Actor)

Polvere di Stelle 1972 (Movie)

Dea Adami (Actor)

Teresa la Ladra 1972 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Gli Ordini Sono Ordini 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Pacifista 1970 (Movie)

Journalist (Actor)

Nini Tirabuscle 1969 (Movie)

Nini Tirabuscio (Actor)

The Chastity Belt 1966 (Movie)

Boccadoro (Actor)

Le Bambole 1965 (Movie)

Giovanna (Actor)

Modesty Blaise 1965 (Movie)

Modesty Blaise (Actor)

Chateau en Suede 1963 (Movie)

Eleonore (Actor)

Dragees au Poivre 1963 (Movie)

The Woman (Actor)

L' Eclisse 1962 (Movie)

Vittoria (Actor)

L' Avventura 1961 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

La Notte 1960 (Movie)

Valentina Gherardini (Actor)
Director (1)

Scandalo Segreto 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Scandalo Segreto 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Cool, elegant beauty who began appearing in films in the mid-1950s, playing characters far from her sprightly self. Vitti was cast in several stage plays directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in the later part of the decade and gained international recognition for her performances in his films. With a presence as distant and forlorn as the landscape that figures so prominently in Antonioni's work, Vitti was perfectly suited to his singular vision, contributing memorably to the classic trilogy, "L'Avventura"(1960), "La Notte" (1961) and "L'Eclisse" (1962) and to the neurotic study of angst and alienation, "Red Desert" (1964). Vitti made her own directing debut in 1989 with "Scandalo Segreto/Secret Scandal."

Relationships

Carlo Di Palma Director of Photography

Companion
No longer together

Roberto Russo

Companion
together since 1975

EDUCATION

National Academy of Dramatic Arts

1946 - 1953

Milestones

1989

Screen directing and writing debut, "Scandalo Segreto/Secret Scandal" (also star)

1980

Reunited with Antonioni after 15 years; played a role in his "The Mystery of Oberwald"

1959

First starring film role, and first of four films with director Michelangelo Antonioni, "L'Avventura"

1957

Joined Teatro Nuovo di Milano (company directed by Michelangelo Antonioni)

1955

Film debut in bit part, "Ridere Ridere Ridere"

Rome stage debut in Macchiavelli's "La Mandragora"

While studying at Pitman's, played a teenage protagonist in a benefit performance of Niccodemi's "La Nemica"

Toured Germany with an Italian stage company

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