Monica Bellucci has been acting for many years, but she has only starred in a few big budget films. Bellucci doesn't like working in America because she feels that at one point in your life you become a has been. She feels that there is more longevity as an actor in Europe.
Bellucci was recently asked to star in The Sorcerer's Apprentice and she was shocked and couldn't believe that she still gets approached by directors in the U.S. because she has openly spoken about her preference in the low key image-conscious European film industry.
She tells the Daily Mirror, "I am always really surprised when an American director thinks about me because I'm not part of that business at all. I feel more at home in London, Paris and Rome...In America, people are really obsessed with VIPs and all of those things. In Europe it's much easier because everybody knows the difference between an actor and a persona...
"And here (Europe) they're not obsessed with age and weight. Here actresses can work for many years. In America you can be a great actress and have no work by the time you're 40. This is a tragedy, so I don't want to live this tragedy."
Monica Bellucci has starred in many films and has had consistent work, but it definitely helps that she is extremely beautiful.