Monica Bellucci (search) and her husband, French actor Vincent Cassel (search), became parents over the weekend to a baby girl named Deva, Bellucci's agent said Monday.

"The mother and child are doing well," said Laurent Gregoire, the actress' Paris-based agent. The child was born Sunday in a Rome hospital.

The 34-year-old Italian actress, a former Elite model, has cultivated a thriving international film career in her native Italy and her adopted country France. She's also a familiar face in Hollywood.

The actress appeared in the two "Matrix" sequels and played Mary Magdalene in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." (search

Bellucci met her husband in the mid-1990s on the set of "L'Appartement," her first French-language film and the first of eight movies they have shot together.