Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(September 30, 1964–     ): Italian beauty who portrayed Lucia Sciarra, widow of an enemy operative in Spectre.

Born in Città di Castello, Umbria, Bellucci made her feature film debut as Francesca, the lead in director Francesco Laudadio’s drama La riffa (1991). However, it was her charismatic performance as the title character Malèna Scordia in Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malèna (2000) that brought her to the attention of international audiences. She later played Persephone in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003).


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