Monica Bellucci’s new photos

Success as a model came before success as an actress, and Bellucci still feels very much at home being photographed. The struggle, she admits, was being taken seriously in films at the start of her career, when in 1990 she was cast in the Italian-language film Vita coi figli (Life with the Kids) by the Italian director Dino Risi after he saw her picture in a magazine.