Although there is no dearth of pretty women across the world, the beauty quotient of Italy definitely deserves a mention. Italy has been making waves in the world of glamor for decades now. Be it beauty pageants, fashion shows or Cinema, Italian women have stolen the show quite often. Known for being tall, flaunting shiny hair and gorgeous green eyes, the admirers of these hot women just can’t stop raving about them. Italian actresses and models are also known for carrying off glamorous costumes with grace. The appearance of these women in red carpet events, especially film festivals, has often been the subject of gossip amongst their admirers. Many Italian actresses have been spotted on the cover pages of fashion magazines like ‘Maxim’ and ‘GQ’. Some of them are even known for their associations with world-renowned designer brands like ‘Calvin Klein’ and ‘Giorgio Armani’. The praises of their beauty have even reached foreign shores and many have even bagged projects in acclaimed Hollywood projects. In this list we have compiled the names of 20 of the hottest Italian actresses and models who have made the world drool over. It won’t be a surprise if you find a few of these irresistible.
1. Monica Belluci
The gorgeous diva, who has captured the hearts of millions across the globe, is also one of the finest talents produced by Italy. Bellucci entered the world of glamor and shot to fame through her endorsement associations with leading brands such as ‘Elle’ and ‘Dolce & Gabbana’. She soon entered cinema and wooed the audiences with her roles in films like ‘Malena’, ‘Passion of The Christ’ as well as ‘Matrix Reloaded’. It is believed that Monica would play the bond girl in the upcoming movie ‘Spectre’, of the James Bond spy franchise. If the news is indeed true, Monica would be the oldest actress to essay the role. Men just can’t stop drooling over her toned body and a hot pout.
2. Claudia Romani
Her hour glass figure and lustrous locks have made Claudia Romani a hot favorite in the glamor circuit. This hot model has got an opportunity to be one of the faces of the Italian version of the renowned adult magazine ‘Playboy’. Romani has also appeared on the pages of various other esteemed magazines such as ‘Maxim’, ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘GQ’.
3. Manuela Arcuri
This voluptuous, hot siren has essayed important roles in many films and has appeared time and again in several tabloids. This sex symbol was also a part of the calendar photo shoots of magazines like ‘Panorama’ and ‘GenteViaggi’. Manuel was tangled in a controversy when she was found to be an attendee of one of the infamous ‘sex parties’ of Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.
4. Elisabetta Canalis
This long-legged beauty has been making waves in Italian television and cinema for more than a decade now. Canalis also grabbed the attention of the charming Hollywood star George Clooney, who dated her for a period of two years. Canalis has also been praised widely for her fashion sense. During the ‘Cannes Film Festival’ held in 2009, she set the temperatures soaring with her Turquoise colored gown. The paparazzi and her fans just can’t seem to get enough of this hottie.
5. Giusy Buscemi
Known for being former ‘Miss Italy’, Giusy Buscemi is a favorite amongst members of the opposite sex, mainly for her curly hair and beautiful green eyes. Buscemi has proved in the recent times that there is more to her than just a pretty face and has established herself as an impressive actress by her appearances in several television series’.
6. Giorgia Palmas
Palmas first shot to fame after becoming a runner-up at the renowned ‘Miss World’ beauty pageant. Many endorsement offers and television projects came knocking at Giorgia’s door following her success as a model. The Italian hottie is also recognized for her hot topless photo shoot for the popular ‘Max Magazine’.
7. Nicola Minneti
Her unconventional looks has made Minneti a popular name in the modeling industry today. Her dusky complexion and sexy figure has helped this hot Italian diva become the face of the famous Italian lingerie brand, ‘Fruscio’. Even the Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi couldn’t resist the charm of this woman and it was rumored the politician was really attached to her.
8. Melissa Satta
The tall and slender Melissa makes many members of the opposite sex go weak in their knees. Melissa, who entered the world of fashion at the tender age of 16, is one of the most prominent faces of television and several magazines today. Apart from her works as a television presenter, this leggy lass has also appeared in the 2010 issue of ‘Maxim’ magazine. Her pictures in the ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ section of this issue left many of her admirers raving.
9. Cristina Chiabutto
This sensuous green-eyed glamorous doll has been one of the most prominent faces of the renowned television channel ‘Juventus’, which is entirely dedicated to the famous football club of the same name. Chiabutto is known for her association with movies, radio, and theater as well as advertisement campaigns for brands like ‘Cheteau d’Ax’. The diva also hogged the limelight recently for her famous breast augmentation surgery.
10. Miriam Giovanelli
Miriam is an actress of half-Italian descent, who is a sensation across Spain and Italy, for her gorgeous looks as well as acting abilities. Her curvy figure and infectious smile has made her a hot favorite amongst many across the world.
11. Ilary Blasi
This voluptuous model was a former showgirl and a model, who first grabbed the ttaention of the Italian masses as a child. During the age of three, Ilary appeared in a commercial and then entered cinema two years later. During her twenties, she enjoyed a glorious career in television and hosted a string of famous television shows. This Italian bombshell is also known for being the wife of renowned footballer Francesco Totti, whom she married at a really young age.
12. Elena Santeralli
Blessed with hour glass figure Elena gained reputation for being one of the best bikini models of Italy. The tall and seductive Santarelli is widely remembered for her hot photo shoot for the renowned ‘Max’ magazine. She has also essayed several roles in a few Italian movies and television series.
13. Raffaella Fico
Known for her curly locks and perfectly toned figure, model and showgirl Fico made waves in 2007, when she was crowned ‘Miss Grand Prix’. She also raised many eyebrows after the news of Fico allegedly ‘auctioning’ her virginity that spread like wildfire. Apart from her notable works for Cinema and television, Raffaella has also been the subject of gossip for reasons like her affair with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and her attendance at the infamous Italian sex parties.
14. Vanessa Hessler
The Italian-born, American actress has been in great demand in the advertising and cinema circles currently. The sensuous Vanessa has been the face of many of the globally recognized designer brands such as ‘Calvin Klein’, ‘GUESS’, ‘Giorgio Armani’ as well as ‘L’oreal’. Hessler’s beauty also allured many filmmakers who cast her in films like ‘Christmas in Miami’ as well as ‘Asterix at The Olympic Games’.
15. Caterina Murino
If you’ve watched the blockbuster James Bond flick, ‘Casino Royale’, you would definitely remember this pretty face. Actress Catalina Murino first hogged the limelight by appearing in the ‘Miss Italy’ beauty contest held in 1996. Her love for theatre and films inspired Murino become an actress. The hottie has appeared in more than a dozen movies and several plays.
16. Laura Chiatti
Apart from her stunning looks and an infectious smile, Italian beauty Laura Chiatti is recognized for her works as an actress and her singer. Not many know that the diva has also voiced the animated character of Rapunzel, in the Italian version of the movie ‘Tangled’, produced by ‘Walt Disney Animation Studios’.
17. Valentina Lodovini
Many cinema lovers just can’t stop drooling over Valentina Lodovini, one of the most notable faces of Italian Cinema. Apart from her impeccable works as an actress, Valentina also keeps the mercury levels high at red carpet events and other social gatherings.
18. Martina Stella
The sensuous Stella, who made a sensational debut with the 2001 Italian film ‘L ultimo Bacio’, has played important roles in many other movie and television projects. Apart from acclaimed films like ‘Amnesia’ and ‘Nine’, Martina was also seen in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Ocean’s Twelve’. Stella is also associated with many social causes and has been the spokesperson of various clothing and apparel brands.
19. Federica Ridolfi
The dusky Ridolfi, known for her works in various Italian films as well as television shows, has won many admirers over the years because of her unusual looks. She made headlines a few years back for getting hitched to former footballer Giuliano Giannichedda.
20. Selena Gomez
Although she was born and raised in the United States, Selena’s roots are Italian. The gorgeous young celebrity has earned a huge fan following world over for her beauty as well as talent. Since making her debut in the 2003 science fantasy adventure ‘Spy Kids: 3D’, Selena has appeared in several films and has even proved her prowess as a singer. Selena has also been in news for formerly being in a relationship with the famous singer Justin Bieber.