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.





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