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By: Anders Frejdh
During the press call at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014 it was revealed that actress Monica Bellucci continues the Italian legacy of providing girls for James Bond as she is set to appear in SPECTRE (2015) alongside Daniel Craig. In the film, Bellucci is accompanied by new French Bond girl Léa Seydoux.

Previous Italian Bond girls include Caterina Murino as "Solange" in Casino Royale (2006), Daniela Bianchi as "Tatiana Romanova" in From Russia with Love (1963), Luciana Paluzzi as "Fiona Volpe" in Thunderball (1965), Lucrezia Lante della Rovere as "Gemma" in Quantum of Solace (2008) and Maria Grazia Cucinotta as "Cigar Girl" in The World Is Not Enough (1999).

Other Italian actors in the Bond film series include Adolfo Celi (Thunderball), Claudio Santamaria (Casino Royale 2006), Gabriele Ferzetti (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale 2006, Quantum of Solace) and Urbano Barberini (Casino Royale 2006).

It was also announced that the new Bond film will be shot on location in Austria (Lake Altausee, Obertilliach and Sölden), England (Pinewood Studios), Italy (Rome), London, Morocco, Mexico City and Tangier. Filming begins on 8th December 2014.

Films with Monica Bellucci:
2014: Le meraviglie (Milly Catena)
2013: Des gens qui s'embrassent (Giovanna)
2012: Rhino Season (Mina)
2011: A Burning Hot Summer (Angèle)
2011: Manuale d'amore (Viola)
2010: The Whistleblower (Laura Leviani)
2010: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Veronica)
2010: Rose, c'est Paris (L'esprit de gala)
2009: Baarìa (Bricklayer's girlfriend)
2009: Ne te retourne pas (Jeanne) opposite Sophie Marceau
2009: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (Gigi Lee)
2008: L'uomo che ama (Alba)
2008: Sanguepazzo (Luisa Ferida)
2007: Le deuxième souffle (Simona - dite 'Manouche')
2007: Shoot 'Em Up (Donna Quintano)
2007: Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi)Lucia)
2006: Le concile de pierre (Laura Siprien)
2006: Napoleon et Moi (Baronessa Emilia Speziali)
2006: Sheitan (La belle vampiresse)
2005: Combien tu m'aimes? (Daniela)
2005: The Brothers Grimm (Mirror Queen)
2004: She Hate Me (Simona Bonasera)
2004: Agents Secrets (Barbara / Lisa)
2004: The Passion of the Christ (Magdalen)
2003: Matrix Revolutions (Persephone)
2003: Matrix Reloaded (Persephone)
2003: Tears of the Sun (Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks)
2003: Ricordati di me (Alessia)
2002: Irreversible (Alex)
2002: Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Cléopâtre)
2001: Le pacte des loups (Sylvia)
2000: Malèna (Malèna Scordia)
2000: Franck Spadone (Laura)
2000: Under Suspicion (Chantal Hearst)
1999: Like a Fish Out of Water (Myrtille) opposite Tchéky Karyo
1999: Méditerranées (Marguerite)
1998: A los que aman (Valeria)
1998: L'ultimo capodanno (Giulia)
1998: Le plaisir (La jeune fille éplorée)
1997: Stressati (Ragazza con la pelliccia)
1997: Come mi vuoi (Nellina)
1997: Mauvais genre (Camille)
1997: Dobermann (Nathalie dit Nat la Gitane) opposite Tchéky Karyo
1996: L'appartement (Lisa)
1995: Palla di neve (Melina)
1995: Joseph (Pharaoh's Wife)
1994: I mitici - Colpo gobbo a Milano (Deborah)
1993: Briganti - Amore e libertà (Constanza)
1992: Dracula (Dracula's Bride)
1992: Ostinato destino (Marina / Angela)
1991: La riffa (Francesca)
1990: Vita coi figli (Elda) opposite Giancarlo Giannini and Corinne Cléry

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

Editor's note:
For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Monica Bellucci at the photo call for SPECTRE at Pinewood Studios. Photo by David Dettmann. © 2014 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and MGM Studios. All rights reserved.

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