Did Monica Bellucci miss her opportunity to become an American movie star at the level of Halle Berry and Raquel Welch? This is the question that many entertainment insiders are thinking when the news of her decision to divorce became headlines in 2013. Monica Bellucci is without question one of the most beautiful women in the world of film but yet she does not have a signature role that anyone can remember from any of her movies in the United States. For a woman who is not only beautiful but is a talented actress this is truly unfortunate.
It is common knowledge that she did not believe in being separated from her husband for a period of longer than two months and it brings to question whether that decision has impacted her career. In 2007 she captured the attention of the movie audiences of North America with her scene stealing role in the movie "Shoot Em Up" but there was never a project that followed which made her the focal point of the movie.
After this movie she went back to Europe where she made several films but in the process she lost contact with her American audience who had fallen in love with her throughout the film. She lost out on the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with her fans in the United States and become a leading lady in the American film industry.
When people think of Halle Berry they think of "Monster's Ball" and her role in the James Bond movie "Die Another Day" when she walked out of the water wearing her orange bikini. There is no iconic image of Monica Bellucci in the United States and that is because she left before the American public could get to know her.
Monica Bellucci has worked extensively on movies and film projects throughout Europe for the majority of her career and she has developed a very impressive career. However, for a woman of her talent and beauty she is still missing that role which defines her career as an actress. In 2014 Monica Bellucci needs to find that one award worthy role which when completed will remain on the mobile phones and computers of men everywhere. All feature actress need a signature role that defines their career and the hope within the entertainment industry is that Monica Bellucci can find that role.