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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 of Bonaventure 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 The Girl with the Gun, where Monica plays a Sicilian girl who chases the world the man who disgraced herself with the intent of revenge.





1954/ Laugh, Laugh, directed by Edoardo Anton

1955/ Adriana Lecouvreur, directed by Guido Salvini

1957/ A fur of vision, directed by Glauco Pellegrini

1958/ The tips, directed by Mario Amendola

1960/ The Adventure, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

1961/ The  Night, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

1962/ The Eclipse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

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

1963/ Pepper confectionery, of Jacques Braratier

1963/ The castle in Sweden, directed by Roger Vadim

1964/ High Infidelity, episode, The sigh, directed by Luciano Salce

1964/ Red Desert, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

1964/ The Flying Disc, directed by Tinto Brass

1965/ The Dolls, episode The soup, directed by Franco Rossi

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

1966/ The Fairies, episode Fairy 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/ The Belt of Chastity, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile

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

1969/ The Scarlet Woman, 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/ The 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/ The  Tosca, directed by Luigi eats

1973/ Teresa the Thief, directed by Carlo di Palma

1973/ Star Dust, directed by Alberto Sordi

1973/ The Ghost of Freedom, by Luis Bunuel

1975/ At Midnight goes the pleasure round, 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 and the misunderstanding 

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

1978/ Reason of State, directed by Andrè Cayatte

1978/ My loves, 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 mine, 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/ The bourgeois 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 Sabine, satire by Leonid Andreif, directed by Marco Visconti



Television programs


1955/ I know you mask, directed by Vito Molinari

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

1980/ Something Monica, directed by Roberto Russo

1985/ My Passion, directed by Roberto Russo

1994/ Sunday in, directed by Adriana Borgonovo