Claudio Carlos Basso: Know About Monica Bellucci’s First Husband

June 26, 2023   | June 26, 2023  | 

    Claudio Carlos Basso is a renowned fashion photographer whose photography has been showcased in reputable magazines like Vogue, Vanity, Elle, and others. Despite his accomplishment, Basso is popularly known as the ex-husband of the Italian actress Monica Bellucci.

    Let’s know all the unknown details about Claudia in the below piece of writing.

    Key Takeaways

    • Claudio Carlos Basso is a fashion photographer mostly recognized as the ex-husband of the Italian actress Monica Bellucci.
    • Claudia started doing photography at 14 and got his big break at 21. Later, Carlos worked with notable personalities like Eileen Ford, Alberto Nodolini, and others.
    • He is currently a Director of Sales and Marketing at the automotive company, Redline Restoration. 
    • His marriage to Monica lasted for only six months. They tied the knot in 1984 and divorced in 1985.
    • Basso is Buddhist by religion and speaks five languages, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English
    • Basso now resides in Southbury, Connecticut. 

    Who is Claudio Carlos Basso? He Started Photography As A Teenager

    As of now, Claudia has established himself as a renowned fashion photographer all around the world. His journey to becoming a successful photographer began when he was just 14 years old. While having an exclusive talk with news-times, the celebrity ex-hubby told,

    “I became a photographer on my fourteenth birthday, when my mother bought me a Russian copy of a 2 ¼ Rolleyflex camera.”

    Some years later, while he was pursuing his career as a sailor on the Italian National Team, he was offered a job in the photographic field by one of the famous fashion photographers. Hereafter, he professionally pursued photography.

    After he was offered a job, he backpacked his things and shifted to Milan where Carlos started working as an assistant. Regarding his first job as an assistant, he told,

    I worked as an assistant for a small stipend and slept on the couch in the studio,”


    At the age of 21, Basso got a great opportunity to work for the renowned art director of Italian Vogue, Alberto Nodolini. Soon after, he worked with several prestigious magazines like Vanity, Bazaar, Grazia, Elle, and many others.

    Claudio gained recognition in the French fashion industry and across other countries like London and Monte Carlo. Likewise, Carlos gained acclaim internationally for his work in Max Factor Japan and Elle in Brazil and Greece.

    Further, Claudio also worked for the notable personality Eileen Ford and at her invitation, he moved to the United States that assisted in widening his career.

    Carlos Woked In The Film Industry As Well

    Once burning out of his busy schedule, Carlos went to Australia for about a three-week vacation but ended up living for five years. During that time, he left his photography and delved into the film world for some time.

    In addition, he also launched a fashion photography workshop, Renovance with his ex-spouse Monica.

    Claudio Carlos Basso Is Currently In The Automotive Industry

    As per his LinkedIn account, he is currently a Director of Sales and Marketing at the automotive company named Redline Restoration which specializes in antique cars. He has been working here since November 2011.

    Before joining automotive, he was the owner of Claudio Basso Photography.

    Claudio Carlos Basso Was Married To An Actress Monica Bellucci For Six Months

    Claudio got married to his former wife Monica Bellucci in the years 1984. They must have met somewhere as a professional and later tied the knot. But, unfortunately, their nuptial lasted only for six months. 

    Claudio Carlos Basso with his now ex-wife
    Claudio and his now ex-wife Monica on their wedding day

    Though many online portals have reported that Carlos and Bellucci were married for four years, the truth is they had been together as a couple for just half a year. Their divorce was finalized in 1985. Regarding this, Bellucci once told in an interview,

    I got married at the age of twenty with Claudio Carlos Basso, the photographer, and we broke up after six months. A delusion.

    Since the couple separated, Basso went on to live a completely low-key life.

    Short Bio Of Claudia’s Ex-wife, Monica

    Born on 30 September 1964, Claudia’s ex-spouse Monica is a well-known Italian model and actress. The Umbria native first started as a fashion model for Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, and Dior and then ventured into acting.

    She made her big screen debut in the 1991 Italian comedy film La Riffa. Later, Bellucci did movies like Bram Stroker’s Dracula, The Apartment, Stressati, Doberman, and many more. The Italian actress gained international recognition after she portrayed the character Malèna Scordia in the romantic drama Malena. As of now, she has had a total of 85 acting credits as per IMDb.

    Did Claudia Get Married After His Divorce?

    Well, there is a higher possibility that Basso may have remarried after his divorce. But since the ex-celebrity spouse has maintained a high level of privacy, it’s difficult to claim his current marital status.

    Claudio's ex-wife with her second husband
    Claudio’s ex-wife with her second husband

    On the other hand, his ex-wife Monica for the second time married French actor Vincent Cassel,13 years after their separation. Monica and Vincent got hitched on August 2, 1999, and remained married for 14 years before calling it quit.

    From their marriage, the two became the parents of two daughters Deva Cassel, 17, and Leonie, 13.

    Claudio’s Age and Early Details 

    As of 2023, Claudio is 64 years of age. He was born in 1959 in Paris, France. After his birth, his parents migrated to Argentina and then to Italy where he spent most of his childhood. He was raised in the small fishing village of Portofino.

    Getting an upbringing in a country like Italy, he constantly got exposure to art and that’s when he inclined toward an art form, especially photography.

    Besides, he is a French citizen and with regard to his ethnicity, he is Franco-Italian.

    Claudio Carlos Basso’s Net Worth

    The Paris native, Claudia is reported to have a net worth of around $5 million. He primarily amassed such a massive amount of money from his photography career. Meanwhile, his famous ex-spouse Monica has an estimated fortune of $45 million as of 2023.


    Where is Claudio Carlos Basso Now?

    Claudio, the first husband of Monica Bellucci now resides in Southbury, Connecticut.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Claudio Carlos Basso
    Popular Name Claudio
    Birth Place Paris
    Birthday 1959
    Age 65 years
    Nationality French
    Ethnicity Franco-Italian
    Profession Fashion Photographer
    Net Worth $5 million
    Height 5 feet 10 inches
    Eye Color Grey
    Hair Color Black
    Marital Status Divorced
    Relationship Status Probably married
    Spouse Monica Bellucci