Monica Bellucci is an internationally acclaimed Italian actress and model. She was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 1997 César Awards for L’ Appartement by Gilles Mimouni. In 2000, she was widely praised for her performance in the Italian film Malèna, which was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars and for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival. In the controversial Irreversible by Gaspar Noé she plays Alex, a woman who is brutally assaulted and raped in an underground passage in Paris, in a famous 20 minute-long shot. in 2016, she plays the Bride in the latest Emir Kusturica film, On The Milky Road.