It is quite easy to argue that none of the countries produced ‘beauty’ better than Italy. From the seductive Red Ferrari to the tempting pasta as well as the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Botticelli or Da Vinci, Italians have dominated almost all walks of life. The females of this land are not behind the race of beauty and prominence than any of hottest fashion models or charming Bollywood celebrities. With this in mind, we here present a list of top 10 most beautiful Italian women.
10. Melissa Satta
Melissa Satta (born February 7, 1986 in Massachusetts, USA) is a remarkable Italian-American TV presenter as well as communication expert.
She lived in the island of Sardinia during her teenage, and is widely popular as the girl of Striscia la notizia.
Satta has been a part of campaigns of Maxim magazine, and was featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Her dad, Enzo Satta, is an architect. The names of her two brothers are Riccardo and Maximilian.
She graduated from the United States, after which she got a degree in communication studies from IULM, a private institute.
Occasionally, she used to play football and karate. She has been a bronze medalist and gold medalist.
Melissa was of 16 when she began her career in the fashion industry, back in 2002.
By her 17, she was one of the finalists of the beauty competition named Miss wall (edition 2003), where she obtained the title of Miss extreme.
It was in 2005 when she became a television presenter and worked in the Italian program named Mio fratello è Pakistano.
She then appeared on another program called Striscia la notizia from 2006-08.
In April 2011, she broke up her relationship with Italian professional footballer Christian Vieri.
She has also been the presenter of scientific show named Insideout (Tutti pazzi per la scienza), aired on Rai 2.
Besides this, Melissa has been the face of brands like Nike and Nicole.
In September 2011, she announced her engagement with Gianluca Vacchi. A month later, she was spotted with Kobe Bryant, after which the love affair of the two remained in the air.
In September 2013, Satta and Rafael Benítez both were appointed as presenter of Italy’s sports show named TikiTaka on Italia 1.
Reportedly, she is currently dating Ac Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng.
9. Raffaella Fico
Raffaella Fico (born January 29, 1988) is one of the most beautiful Italian women. She is widely popular as a singer, fashion model as well as showgirl.
Born in Cercola, Raffaella is the winner of Miss Grand Prix beauty contest, held in 2007.
She rose to prominence when she participated in 8th edition of Il Grande Fratello, the Italian version of Big Brother.
It was in 2008 when she began her movie career and appeared in Storia di un amore. During 2009, she worked as host of the Italia 1 show Real TV on Italia 1. The same year, her alleged relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo caught everyone’s attention.
Some of the superb shows Fico has been a part of include Mitici 80, Saturday Night Live from Milano, Saturday Night Live, and Italian comedy movie named Matrimonio a Parigi.
In September 2012, she walked the runway of Milan Fashion Week. In those days she was six months pregnant but still she carried her bikini superbly.
During 2011 to 2012, her relationship with Mario Balotelli was the talk of media, but this could last for only a few months.
In June 2014, Raffaella had sung her debut single named “Rush”, a production of Gianluca Tozzi.
In October 2014, she released her first album having ten tracks in collaboration of Carl Prit, a rapper.
8. Claudia Romani
Claudia Romani (born April 14, 1982 in L’Aquila, Italy) is a popular and stunning model of the era.
She has graced the covers of magazines like GQ and Maxim.
Since 2010, she is reportedly based in Florida.
During her teenage, Romani studied in England. She is the Model Consultant for Miami Life Magazine, and worked as a cover model with Semanario Argentino, Gente Sur, and more.
The commercials Claudia has been a part of include brands like Samsung, Ford, and Toyota.
Besides this, she has made appearance in shows like Noche de Perros, and Despierta America.
Claudia has been a spokesperson for Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, in Miami.
Later on, she traveled to America and became the spokes-model of Gran Fondo, and worked at the Five Boro Bike Tour in NY.
In 2015, Claudia and her current boyfriend, Kevin Gleizes, have made appearance in the French reality TV show named Secret Story 9.
Her ex-boyfriend is Filippo Inzaghi. The relationship of Claudia with Kevin Gleizes began when she shot the French television program.
She has continued as model of Maxim, Cosmopolitan, and GQ etc.
7. Giorgia Palmas
Giorgia Palmas (born 5 March 1982) is one of the most beautiful Italian women.
She is a television personality as well as a fashion model. She rose to prominence with her appearance in Italian TV show Striscia la notizia.
Palmas was born in Cagliari. She began her career in 2000, and at that time she finished second in ‘Miss World’ beauty contest.
In 2001, she was seen in Buona Domenica. In 2002, she became the winner of television program named Veline.
Besides this, Giorgia got immense popularity with her appearance in 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 Striscia la notizia.
From 2004 to 2011, she remained in relationship with footballer Davide Bombardini. From Davide, Palmas even has a daughter.
Some of her exceptional television shows include Striscia la notizia (2004), CD Live Estate (2005), TRL On Tour (2007), Risollevante Tour (2010), as well as X Factor on ice (2012).
Reportedly, she is currently dating TV personality Vittorio Brumotti.
6. Nicola Minetti
Nicole Minetti is a politician, dancer, and showgirl.
She was born in March 11, 1985, in Rimini, Italy. Her mother has been an English dance instructor while her dad is an Italian businessman.
Initially, Nicole worked as a dancer for a variety show of television, after which she received training as dental hygienist.
In 2009, she was attacked in Milan, and remained at San Raffaele Hospital. After this, she was asked to become a politician, and soon Minetti was shortlisted for upcoming elections.
Nicola’s attractive complexion, seductive smile and voluptuous figure are the key characteristics to make her a prominent Italian female.
She was featured in ad campaign of Fruscio, an Italian lingerie brand.
5. Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis (born 12 September 1978) is an exceptional actress and showgirl.
She was born in Sassari, Italy, to Cesare and Bruna.
The name of her brother is Luigi. She received education in her native city and later on attended Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan.
It is true that she could never complete her graduation because she had started working as a dancer of Silvio Berlusconi’s TV channel Canale 5 at her 21.
Elisabetta played minor roles in the movies like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and Virgin Territory.
During 2005, she worked in Love Bugs 2, the second season of the sit-com Love Bugs.
Besides this, she has hosted annual Italian music festival named Festivalbar.
In 2010, Canalis played an excellent character in third season of TNT series Leverage.
During 2011, she co-hosted an Italian song competition named Sanremo Music Festival, with Gianni Morandi and Belen Rodriguez.
Talking about her modeling career, Elisabetta has been featured in multiple magazines like Max. She worked as runway model from 2006 to 2009 for the fashion brand “Hollywood Milano”.
She got engaged to Christian Vieri, and also had love affair with director Gabriele Muccino.
Later on, Canalis dated George Clooney for almost two years and finally broke this relationship in June 2011.
Finally, she married Brian Perri on 14 September 2014 in Sardinia.
4. Monica Bellucci
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born 30 September 1964) is one of the best Italian actresses. She is a remarkable fashion model too.
She began modeling career at teenage, and then moved on and started working in movies.
Some of her best performances are The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. Besides this, Monica has done excellent work on The Passion of the Christ, Spectre, and others.
The birthplace of Bellucci is Città di Castello, Umbria. She is the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci, and was raised in San Giustino.
By 1989, she became a prominent model of Paris and New York City. She has posed for Dolce & Gabbana, and French Elle/
The minor roles Monica played still got everyone’s attention and those include La Riffa (1991), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).
During 1996, she received nomination of a César Award for portraying Lisa in The Apartment.
She gave superb performance in Malèna, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Irréversible, Tears of the Sun, The Passion of the Christ, The Brothers Grimm, Shoot ‘Em Up, Don’t Look Back, as well as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
She married Vincent Cassel in 1999, and have two daughters, Deva (born 2004) and Léonie (born 2010).
The two got separated on 26 August 2013. She once stated that she can fluently speak four languages: Italian, French, English, and Farsi.
3. Federica Ridolfi
Federica Ridolfi (born 2 March 1974 in Rome) is a gorgeous Italian dancer as well as television personality.
She has appeared in various TV programs both at national and international level.
Ridolfi is the daughter of Gianni Ridolfi. She is married to soccer player Giuliano Giannichedda.
She starred in Quelli che… il calico.
At her 17, she started her career as a ballerina with a number of dance troupes.
Standing 5’7 with long black hairs, she is one of the most beautiful Italian women.
Federica has continued as a fashion model.
2. Giusy Buscemi
Giusy Buscemi is an actress, widely known for Baci Salati (2012), Un passo dal cielo (2011), and La dama velata (2015).
Born in 1993, she began as a model and won the 73rd edition of Miss Italia 2012 where she represented Sicily.
She has long been one of the hottest fashion models.
Giusy dated Alessandro Costacurta for several months, after which the two announced their marriage.
Her best performances include 2015 La dama velata, 2014 Don Matteo, as well as 2012 Baci Salati.
1. Elena Santarelli
Elena Santarelli (born 18 August 1981) is one of the most beautiful Italian women.
By profession, she is a TV personality, actress, and fashion model.
Born in Latina, she is the niece of footballer Ubaldo Righetti.
Santarelli started as a model and then became an assistant of Amadeus in the Rai 1 quiz show L’eredità.
Then she began as a host and had hosted the sport program Stadio Sprint.
In 2005, she took participation in the 3rd edition of the Rai 2 reality show L’Isola dei Famosi. The same year, she worked as cover girl of Max.
Some other programs she has hosted include Total Request Live on MTV, and Kalispéra on Canale 5.
In June 2014, Elena announced her marriage with footballer Bernardo Corradi.
The tall slender blonde Santarelli has huge fan following across America, Europe, Canada, and the world over.
The above women make us realize that Italy is not only a place of mouth-watering wine and food, but also hot women. These ladies have stunned the world with their exceptional professional skills and gorgeous personalities. Who is your favorite Italian diva on this page?