Death of Monica Vitti, muse of the golden age of Italian cinema

DISAPPEARANCE – Muse of Antonioni, the actress embodied the heroine of an intellectual current in the 1960s. Before delighting in comedy. This strikingly photogenic blonde died on Wednesday at the age of 90.

In a way, it was almost unfair. Monica Vitti was a blonde Italian. Opposite, her competitors were struggling to distinguish themselves, lost under their cascade of black hair. This fairness was not Venetian. Maria Luisa Cenciarelli was born in Rome on November 3, 1931. As a child, she was shy. She had been nicknamed the little girl with seven petticoats. His vocation did not drag out.

At 15, she went on stage, enrolled at the National Academy of Dramatic Art, played a 40-year-old woman to whom the death of her son was announced. Otherwise, she specializes in Greek tragedies, Beckett, Ionesco. In 1955, she got her first film role in a comedy. His physique stands out. A director asks him to change his nose. Another compliments him: “I am looking for a good actress, ugly and sympathetic, you are perfect.” In 1956, she doubled the voice of the Englishwoman Dorian Gray in The Scream. His fate changes. The paths of post-synchronization…

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