32 Facts About Monica Vitti


Monica Vitti appeared with Marcello Mastroianni, Alain Delon, Richard Harris, Terence Stamp, and Dirk Bogarde.


Monica Vitti took her stage name from her mother's maiden name.


Monica Vitti acted in amateur productions as a teenager, then trained as an actress at Rome's National Academy of Dramatic Arts and at Pittman's College, where she played a teen in a charity performance of Dario Niccodemi's La nemica.


Monica Vitti toured Germany with an Italian acting troupe, and her first stage appearance in Rome was for a production of Niccolo Machiavelli's La Mandragola.


Monica Vitti was in Adriana Lecouvreur, the TV series L'alfiere and the TV movies Questi ragazzi and Il tunnel.


Monica Vitti did an episode of the television series Mont-Oriol and dubbed Rossana Rory's voice in Big Deal on Madonna Street.


Monica Vitti was in the TV movie Il borghese gentiluomo.


Monica Vitti played a leading role in Antonioni's internationally praised film L'Avventura as a detached and cool protagonist drifting into a relationship with the lover of her missing girlfriend.


Monica Vitti received critical praise for her starring roles in the Antonioni film La Notte, with Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni.


Monica Vitti starred in a TV movie Le notti bianche, then did a third with Antonioni, L'Eclisse with Alain Delon.


Monica Vitti was one of many stars in an anthology movie, Three Fables of Love.


Monica Vitti had a cameo in Sweet and Sour and played the lead in a comedy for Roger Vadim, Nutty, Naughty Chateau.


Monica Vitti was then in another anthology film High Infidelity and made a fourth with Antonioni, Il Deserto Rosso, with Richard Harris.


Monica Vitti starred in a comedy for Tinto Brass, The Flying Saucer, and appeared in the anthology, The Dolls.


Monica Vitti performed in the anthology movie The Queens, a television series Les fables de La Fontaine, Kill Me Quick, I'm Cold with Jean Sorel, and I Married You for Fun.


Monica Vitti appeared in On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who.


Monica Vitti starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola's highly successful romantic comedy, Dramma della gelosia.


Monica Vitti followed it with Nini Tirabuscio, la donna che invento la mossa, Le coppie with Sordi, The Pacifist, La supertestimone, That's How We Women Are, and Orders Are Orders.


Monica Vitti was in a version of La Tosca and in several comedies directed by Carlo Di Palma, who was her partner for several years in the 1970s, beginning with Teresa the Thief.


Monica Vitti made Polvere di stelle, directed by Alberto Sordi, for which she won the 1974 David di Donatello award for Best Actress.


Monica Vitti played a key part in one of vignettes in Luis Bunuel's The Phantom of Liberty.


Monica Vitti did two films with Claudia Cardinale, The Immortal Bachelor and Blonde in Black Leather.


Monica Vitti was in Duck in Orange Sauce, Mimi Bluette.


Monica Vitti's second English-language film was An Almost Perfect Affair, directed by Michael Ritchie and co-starring Keith Carradine, which was set during the Cannes Film Festival.


Monica Vitti reunited with Antonioni in The Mystery of Oberwald.


Monica Vitti followed it with I Don't Understand You Anymore, Camera d'albergo, Tango of Jealousy, I Know That You Know That I Know with Sordi, Scusa se e poco, Flirt, and Francesca e mia.


In 1989, Monica Vitti tried writing and directing and created Scandalo Segreto, in which she starred alongside Elliott Gould.


In 1993, Monica Vitti was awarded the Festival Tribute at the Creteil International Women's Film Festival in France.


Antonioni and Monica Vitti met in the late 1950s, and their relationship grew stronger after L'Avventura was made, because it had shaped both their careers.


In 2000, Monica Vitti married Roberto Russo, with whom she had been in a relationship since 1973.


Monica Vitti made her last public appearance in 2002 when she attended the Paris premiere of the stage musical Notre-Dame de Paris.


Monica Vitti died of complications from Dementia with Lewy bodies disease in Rome on 2 February 2022, at the age of 90.