Italian Actors and Actresses Whose Style Changed the World

Hollywood and fashion are not often thought of hand in hand, but there is no denying the relationship between the two.

Red carpets, movie premiers, or the actual character development through style in the movie— all these are the perfect platform for style and flair to prevail.

At the end of the day, it’s become common for actors and actresses to take on roles of style gurus, sporting famous designers and crafting their own sense of fashion to inspire the rest of the world.

Italy has been a long-time hub of actors and actresses whose talent stems into the fashion field. Their looks and fashion choices ground our society’s definition for style— so let us recognize them below!

1. Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

Model and actress, Bellucci has swept us all by storm with her ability to weave quiet confidence in elegance and bold statement pieces like lace/see-through dresses, or swooping neck-lines. Her natural makeup paired with red or black ensembles pull together a statement that is both simple chic and brave. She modeled for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, and starred in gothic romances and science-fiction films. Her roles in her roles in Malèna, Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Irréversible shot her to fame.

2. Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren puts femininity at the fore-front of her style. Her touch of feminine flair whether it be a floppy hat, floral print, or statement necklace allows her clothes to hone in womanly power and warmth. This gentleness and refinement is her trademark in both style and Hollywood— with her name synonymous to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her contract with Paramount launched her global career, with notable films like The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples building up her resume.

3. Alessio Boni

Alessio Boni

The famous scruff is Boni’s emblem for self-expression, but so is his gothic hues. This actor pairs black with grey, accentuates stripes with solid bolds and knows how to look sharp while looking personal, approachable— understated. Actor and director with several appearances at the Cannes Film Festival, Boni is best known for The Best of Youth, The Tourist and The Goodbye Kiss.

4. Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale

Cardinale puts the “class” in “classic”— knowing how to hold a timelessness to her look and ensembles that captures generations of fashion. Her retro, edgy style makes us fawn over warm colors and unique patterns— originality. Cardinale personally connected to every character she played, particularly her role in Girl With a Suitcase. Starring in The Pink Panther won her critical acclaim in the U.S, and she landed more and more films like Blindfold and Lost Command.

5. Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastrianni

Mastroianni owns the space of mystique in style. His ability to own a certain strength and masculinity in form-fitting tops, sharp blazers, or black-rimmed glasses make him an actor of distinguished style and class. His style always has one special aspect that is highlighted whether it be unique buttoning, slick tie, or cotton undershirt. Mastroianni started his career at age 14 in Marionette and continued to build acclaim in films like Days of Love and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

6. Monica Vitti

Monica Vitti

A true seventies icon, Vitti knows how to fluff her hair to match her sweater, how to pick the sweaters, colors, glasses and hues that perpetually match the season of autumn. Her ability to grasp how completely different pieces can blend and work well together— or her knowing to match a small accessory with one color in her outfit— make for her style to be particular, creative, free and yet thought-out to a T. She is an icon of the flower power age and always will be, as her starring roles were all directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early 1960s. One of her most famous moves to date is La Notte, starring along aside Marcello Mastroianni.

A Note From YourMadeinItaly

Fashion is truly the way we express ourselves— celebrity or not.

We at YourMadeinItaly have our local Italian artisans ready to make you feel powerful and bold, just like Sophia Loren or Monica Vitti! Our network of Italian tradition and passion allows every product to be made with precision, quality and care.

We do hope if anything you’ve seen here in our blog post inspired you to want a unique style item, you think of us!

Don’t hesitate to have a chat with us today to find out how we can help make your closet the best representation of yourself as possible!

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