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Bellucci burgled while at Cannes

Monica Bellucci at Cannes
Monica Bellucci has been promoting new film Don't Turn Around in Cannes

Valuables worth about 80,000 euros (£70,000) were stolen from Monica Bellucci's Paris flat while she was at the Cannes festival, police have said.

The Italian actress and model was at the closing ceremony of the festival - where she was promoting her film Don't Turn Around - when thieves struck.

Jewellery, laptop computers and her Italian passport were taken.

Bellucci is best known for starring in The Matrix Reloaded and playing Mary Magdalene in The Passion of the Christ.

Police said burglars had entered the fourth floor apartment in eastern Paris from a terrace.

At Sunday's closing ceremony in Cannes, Austrian film The White Ribbon won main prize, the Palme d'Or.

Bellucci's film Don't Turn Around - directed by Marina de Van and co-starring former Bond girl Sophie Marceau - was not in competition for the prize.



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