Monica Anna Maria Bellucci is an Italian actress and model. Bellucci began her career as a fashion model, modeling for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, before making a transition to Italian films and later Hollywood films and French films.
She is perhaps best known to American audiences for her role as Persephone in the 2003 science-fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. She also played a Bride of Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's gothic romance film Bram Stoker's Dracula and Malèna Scordia in the Italian-language romantic drama Malèna , and was in the controversial Gaspar Noé arthouse horror film Irréversible , and Mel Gibson's biblical drama The Passion of the Christ , in which she portrayed Mary Magdalene. She later played a Bond girl in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre.