Maria Luisa Ceciarelli in Arte Monica Vitti

(Rome, November 3, 1931)

 

 The Bolognese mother and father Romano, as a child, lived in Messina for about eight years.

At that time she was playfully nicknamed "SEPTA Vistini" because of her hurried dress that wore her clothes on each other. Seven Sottane, translation of the childish nickname, then became the title of the first autobiographical book, published in 1993, followed by the bed is a roseHe discovered the passion for theater during the war, as he tells her that she played with the puppets and her brothers distracting from that dark period. At fourteen he debuted on stage with the enemy of Niccodemi, interpreting a mother of 45 years who loses a son in war. Monica Vitti has had a romantic life with three long and important love stories: the first with the director Michelangelo Antonioni, then the director of photography Carlo Di Palma, the photographer of scene Roberto Russo, who married after 27 years of engagement. He graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art, then directed by Maestro Silvio D'Amico, particularly significant is his experience alongside his master Sergio Tofano his teacher at the Academy in the productions of comedies on the character ofBonaventure signed by the same pseudonym here with the "Sto", Tofano will offer its first evidence of versatility in the comedy, which will distinguish much of his career. On the advice of Tofano was invited to come up with a name and surname more artistic, then sat at a table, and he chose his mother's surname Vittiglia, half of which was really tight and he lost at an early age. Last name associated the name "Monica" who had just read in a book and it sounded better. In 1956 he debuted with Ophelia in Hamlet, by Riccardo Bacchelli on the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza directed by Enzo Farooq. Mario Monicelli highlights the verve of comedienne, conducting in the comedy La ragazza con la pistola, where Monica plays a Sicilian girl who chases the world the man who disgraced herself with the intent of revenge.

 

 

Filmography

 

1954/ Laugh, Laugh, directed by Edoardo Anton

 

1955/ Adriana Lecouvreur, directed by Guido Salvini

 

1957/ A fur of vision, directed by Glauco Pellegrini

 

1958/ Le straight, directed by Mario Amendola

 

1960/ L'Avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

 

1961/ the Night, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

 

1962/ L'Eclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

 

1962/ The Four Truths, episode, the Hare and the Tortoise, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

 

1963/ Confetti with pepper, of Jacques Braratier

 

1963/ The castle in Sweden, directed by Roger Vadim

 

1964/ High Infidelity, episode, La sighs, directed by Luciano Salce

 

1964/ Red Desert, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

 

1964/ Il Disco Volante, directed by Tinto Brass

 

1965/ The Dolls, episode La Soup, directed by Franco Rossi

 

1966/ Modesty Blaise, the beautiful that kills, directed by Joseph Losey

 

1966/ The Fairies, episode Fata Sabina, directed by Luciano Salce

 

1967/ Hurry and kill me... I'm cold! Directed by Francesco Maselli

 

1967/ I Married you for cheer, directed by Luciano Salce

 

1967/ La Cintura di chastità, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile

 

1968/ The girl with the Gun, directed by Mario Monicelli

 

1969/ La Donna Scartin, directed by Jean Valère

 

1969/ My Love Help Me, directed by Alberto Sordi

 

1970/ Drama of jealousy, all the details in Chronicle, directed by Ettore Scola

 

1970/Ninì Tirabusciò, the woman who invented the move, directed by Marcello founded

 

1970/ The couple, episodes the refrigerator of Mario Monicelli, the Lion, of Vittorio De Sica

 

1970/ La pacifist, directed by Miklòs Jancsò

 

1971/ The Superwitness, directed by Franco Giraldi

 

1971/ We women, we are made so, directed by Dino Risi

 

1972/Orders are orders, directed by Franco Giraldi

 

1973/ La Tosca, directed by Luigi eats

 

1973/ Teresa la thief, directed by Carlo di Palma

 

1973/ Star Dust, directed by Alberto Sordi

 

1973/ The Ghost of Freedom, by Luis Bunuel

 

1975/ A Mezzonotte goes the Ronda del Piacere, directed by Marcello founded

 

1975/ Here begins the Adventure, directed by Carlo di Palma

 

1975/ the Duck with Orange, directed by Luciano Salce

 

1976/ Mimì Bluette Flower of My Garden, directed by Carlo di Palma

 

1976/ Just do not know around, episodes, Machine of love, Nanni Loy, and the misunderstanding of Luigi Comencini

 

1977/ The other half of the Sky, directed by Franco Rossi

 

1978/ Reason of State, directed by Andrè Cayatte

 

1978/ Amori Dressup, directed by Steno

 

1978/ to live better enjoy with us, directed by Flavio Mogherini

 

1979/ Wild Beds, directed by Luigi Zampa

 

1979/ Perfect or almost love, directed by Michael Ritchie

 

1980/ The Mystery of Oberwald, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

 

1980/ I don't know you More Love, directed by Sergio Corbucci

 

1981/ hotel room, directed by Mario Monicelli

 

1981/ The tango of Jealousy, directed by Steno

 

1982/I know that you know I know, directed by Alberto Sordi

 

1982/ Excuse me if it is little, directed by Marco Vicario

 

1983/ Flirt, also screenwriter, directed by Roberto Russo

 

1986/ Francesca is Mia, also a screenwriter, directed by Roberto Russo

 

1990/ Secret Scandal, also director and screenwriter

 

 

Television prose Rai

 

1956/ The Bishop, miniseries TV, directed by Anton Giulio Majano

 

1956/ These guys, TV movie, directed by Claudio Fino

 

1956/ Mont Oriol, miniseries TV, directed by Claudio Fino

 

1959/ Il Borghese gentleman, TV film, directed by Giacomo Vaccari

 

1962/ The White Nights, Film TV, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

 

1978/ The cylinder, TV film, directed by Eduardo De Filippo

 

1992/ But you love me? , Film TV, directed by Marcello founded

 

 

Rai Radio Prose

 

1963/ Le Belle Sabinesatire by Leonid Andreif, directed by Marco Visconti

 

 

Television programs

 

1955/ Ti know Mask, directed by Vito Molinari

 

1960/ People who go, people coming, directed by Enzo Trapani

 

1980/ Something Monica, directed by Roberto Russo

 

1985/ Mia Passion, directed by Roberto Russo

 

1994/ Sunday in, directed by Adriana Borgonovo