There are many beautiful celebrities that come from Italy. The entire world should really be grateful to Italy. The country is a good source of wine, the home of super cars like Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, and the makers of high fashion like Giorgio Armani and Versace. And they are also home to some of the prettiest women in the world.
Here now is a list of the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities in Italy.
10. Sara Varone
Sara Varone is television host and actress. She made her television debut in 2006 when she appeared in the afternoon show of Canale 5 entitled “Buona Domenica.” Along with Elisabetta Gregoraci, she hosted a regular segment on the show devoted to gossips. Varone stayed in the show for three years. In 2009, she ventured into the theater when she was included in the cast of “Airplane,” a stage adaptation of the hit movie. She bristles at media’s suggestion of her being a brunette bimbo, pointing to her psychology degree that she attained in college.
9. Melita Toniolo
Melita Toniolo started out as a model in 2003. She became a television actress in 2006 when she appeared in “Distraction” and “Reservoir Dogs,” both of which were aired on Italy 1. She also entered the seventh season of the Italian edition of “Big Brother.” She has appeared in several sexy and nude pictorials and calendars. She has recently appeared in several television sitcoms, namely “Those of Papeete,” “SPA” and “Metropolis.”
8. Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis was George Clooney’s main squeeze for a period of 18 months back in 2010 to 2011. She started out as a showgirl for the Canale 5 show “Striscia la Notizia.” She had minor roles in Hollywood movies like “Deuce Bigalor: European Gigolo” and “Virgin Territory.” She has appeared in television shows like “Leverage,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Ellen de Generes Show.” Canalis is also an active animal rights activist, even appearing nude in a PETA campaign called “I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur” in 2011.
7. Caterina Murino
Caterina Murino started out as a beauty pageant contestant that placed fourth in the 1996 Miss Italy competition. She moved to London after the contest where she got introduced to the theater. She went back to Italy to study drama, eventually appearing in stage productions of “Richard III” and Italian-language plays. She burst into the limelight when she was featured in the 2006 James Bond movie entitled “Casino Royale.” She also appeared in a television series on BBC One called “Zen.”
6. Sara Tommasi
Sara Tommasi is a model and actress that sports fans are probably familiar with. She once dated footballers like Mario Balotelli when he was playing for Inter Milan and Ronaldinho when he was with AC Milan. She once appeared in a sexy calendar shoot for Max in 2007 where she appeared topless. She then started her acting career in 2008 when she played a hot teacher in the comedy called “Ultimi della Classe.” In 2010, she was featured in the television series entitled “Crimini” where she appeared in the nude. She has also appeared in hardcore pornographic movies like “Sara Tommasi: Il Mio Primo Film Hard.” Tommasi has also been known to be a participant in the controversial private parties of the former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
5. Asia Argento
Her official name is Aria Argento, as the registry office in Rome refused to acknowledge that Asia was a proper name for a baby. Nevertheless, she decided to use the name Asia Argento when she became a professional actress. She started her acting career when she was just nine years old when she did a bit role in a Sergio Citti movie. Her official debut was in the 1986 movie called “Demons 2.” By 1994, when she was just 19, she had already received an acting nomination from the Italian Academy Awards. She directed her first movie in 2000 with “Scarlet Diva.”
4. Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Maria Grazia Cucinotta has been appearing in various movies and television shows since 1990. She made her acting debut in films like “Vacanze di Natale” and “Viaggio d’ Amore.” She then appeared in the critically acclaimed movie called “Il Postino” in 1994. In 1999, she played a part in the James Bond movie called “The World is Not Enough.” On the small screen she has made appearances in shows like “The Sopranos” and lent her voice to “The Simpsons” as Francesca, the wife of Sideshow Bob.
3. Giada de Laurentiis
Giada de Laurentiis is the granddaughter of the noted director Dino de Laurentiis. She originally aspired to be a pasty chef. She was a chef for Spago, a restaurant owned by the renowned Wolfgang Puck. She then styled a piece for Food & Wine Magazine, which led to a contract with The Food Network for a show called “Everyday Italian.” She is still connected with the network through the show “Giada at Home.” She has won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host three times. A member of the Culinary Hall of Fame, de Laurentiis is also a regular contributor on NBC’s “Today” show.
2. Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni started out as a model when she was just 19 years old. She was chosen to appear in advertising campaigns for Guess jeans. She soon became a much sought after model, working for designers and fashion houses like Chanel, Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy and Christian Dior. She became one of the highest-paid models as well, earning as much as $7.5 million a year. She dated music superstars like Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger. She then quit modeling to devote herself full time to music, even releasing an album in 2002. Her songs have been featured in television shows like “Chuck” and movies like “(500) Days of Summer.” In 2008, she married the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, acquiring French citizenship in the process.
1. Monica Belluci
Monica Belluci started out as model when she was just 13. She has appeared in movies like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Malena,” “The Matrix: Reloaded,” “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” She was the face of a variety of Christian Dior products from 2006 to 2010. She is now the face of Dolce & Gabban