Monica Vitti, who has a birthday on November 3, is affected by a degenerative disease similar to Alzheimer’s, which forced her to retire from the scene. For several years, Vitti has been hospitalized in a Swiss clinic where she receives the necessary treatment to stem this terrible disease of which little is known yet. Next to her only her closest friends, her family and obviously her husband Roberto Russo.
The last public appearance dates back to March 2002 when Monica Vitti, who had already retired to private life for some time, attended the theatrical premiere of the show Notre-Dame de Paris.
Around the same time, the 86-year-old actress also gave her latest interview. Shortly after her paparazzi photographed her before her in the streets of Rome and finally in Sabaudia, together with her beloved husband. On November 6, 2003, hospitalization was announced due to a fractured femur, then nothing more about her.
Today little or nothing is known about Monica Vitti. The actress chose some time ago to live this disease in complete secrecy and her family is close to her. Despite this, some time ago the false news of her death had come out, promptly denied by official sources. Already in 1988, the prestigious Le Monde had confirmed the death of the actress. At the time Monica Vitti had taken it ironically, commenting with her usual lightness and wit and thanking the French newspaper for having lengthened her life in that way.
The news that the actress is hospitalized in a Swiss clinic has also been denied by her husband Roberto Russo. Vitti is in her home in Rome cared for by her family.
A very talented actress, a beautiful and strong woman, Monica Vitti has collected numerous awards in her career. Among these 5 David di Donatello won as best actress, 3 Nastri d’Argento, a Ciak d’oro for her career, 12 Golden Globes, the Golden Lion for her career in Venice and a Golden Bear silver at the Berlinale. In all these years, despite her absence, her fans have never stopped loving her and hoping that her health is better than hers.