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Top 10 Most Beautiful Italian Women - Actresses

Updated on September 27, 2016

Italy is not only popular for their unique cuisine, pizza, Venice canal, spaghetti, pasta, and wine. The country is also famous for having beautiful women with dark hair, hazel eyes, and pretty face. In this article, find out who's in the top 10 list of Italy's most beautiful actresses.

10. Carolina Crescentini

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Known for her roles in:

  • 20 sigarette as Claudia (2010)
  • L'industriale as Laura Ranieri (2011)
  • Allacciate le cinture as Silvia (2014)
  • Max e Hélène (TV Movie) as Hélène Blondel (2015)

Fun facts:

  • Born on April 18, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
  • Height: 5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
  • She originally wanted to be a film critic but at 19 her interest in acting increased and she decided to attend several acting schools, including the "Teatro Azione" and the prestigious "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia".
  • In 2008, Crescentini was the leading actress video made on the song "Non c'è contatto", played by Silvia Mezzanotte and written by Emilio Munda.

9. Francesca Inaudi

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Known for her roles in:

  • Dopo mezzanotte as Amanda (2004)
  • La bestia nel cuore as Anita (2005)
  • L'uomo perfetto as Lucia (2005)

Fun facts:

  • Born on December 8, 1977 in Siena, Tuscany, Italy.
  • Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
  • Married to Andrea Gattinoni (2009)
  • At the age of eighteen, Inaudi was selected by Giorgio Strehler to enroll in his acting courses at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
  • In 2004, she moved to Rome to pursue a film career, making her debut in Davide Ferrario's After Midnight. For her performance in this film she won a Grolla d'oro for best actress and earned a nomination to Nastro d'Argento in the same category.

8. Cristiana Capotondi

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Known for her roles in:

  • Notte prima degli esami as Claudia (2006)
  • Sisi (TV Movie) as Kaiserin Elisabeth (2009)
  • Barabbas (TV Movie) as Ester (2012)

Fun facts:

  • Born on September 13, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
  • Capotondi debuted in cinema in 1995 with the comedy Vacanze di Natale '95.
  • Between 1993 and 2006 she worked mostly in television, starring in 2004-2006 in the series Orgoglio, aired on Rai Uno.
  • In 2009 Capotondi played the Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria in the ZDF/Rai Uno/ORF co-production Sissi.
  • She has been the spokeswoman of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.


7. Ana Caterina Morariu

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Known for her roles in:

  • Ocean's Twelve as Bruce Willis' Companion (2004)
  • Il mio miglior nemico as Cecilia De Bellis (2006)
  • La buona battaglia - Don Pietro Pappagallo as Lidia (2006)
  • Si accettano miracoli as Chiara (2015)

Fun facts:

  • Born on November 20, 1980 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • She is the daughter of the classic ballet dancer Marineta Rodica Rotaru.
  • She graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2002, and the same year she started her career on stage.
  • She became first known in 2004 thanks to a series of important roles in television series and TV movies.

6. Elena Santarelli

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Known for her roles in:

  • Commediasexi as Martina Brandi (2006)
  • L'isola dei famosi as Herself (2005)
  • Baciato dalla fortuna as Virginia (2011)

Fun facts:

  • Born on August 18, 1981 in Latina, Lazio, Italy.
  • Height: 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
  • She is the niece of footballer Ubaldo Righetti.
  • Santarelli started her career as a model, and she made her television debut as an assistant of Amadeus in the Rai 1 quiz show L’eredità.
  • She later hosted the sport program Stadio Sprint, and in 2005 she participated to the third edition of the Rai 2 reality show L'Isola dei Famosi.

5. Anna Safroncik

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Known for her roles in:

  • Al di là del lago (TV Series) as Judy (2009)
  • La matassa as Olga (2009)
  • Il ritmo della vita (TV Movie) as Giulia (2010)
  • Poli Opposti as Mariasole (2015)
  • Il traduttore as Ispettore Rizzo (2016)

Fun facts:

  • Born on January 4, 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • She is a daughter of a tenor and of a classic ballet dancer.
  • She debuted on stage at 4 years old.
  • In 1998, she won the beauty contest Miss Toscana, and the same year she ranked eighth at the Miss Italia competition.
  • She made her film debut in 2000, in Welcome Albania alongside Giancarlo Giannini.

4. Elisabetta Canalis

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Known for her roles in:

  • Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo as Lady in Castle (2005)
  • La seconda volta non si scorda mai as Ilaria Fiorito (2008)
  • Natale a New York as Elisabetta (2006)
  • Virgin Territory as Sister Gabriella (2007)

Fun facts:

  • Born on September 12, 1978, in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.
  • One of her greatest passions has always been horse riding.
  • Romantically involved with actor George Clooney (2009-11).
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter named Skyler Eva Perri on September 29, 2015 in Los Angeles at 3:43 a.m., weighed in at 6 lbs., 12.3 oz. and measures 19.5 inches long. Child's father is her husband, Brian Perri.

3. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

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Known for her roles in:

  • The World Is Not Enough as Cigar Girl (1999)
  • El día de la bestia as Susana (1995)
  • The Rite as Aunt Andria (2011)
  • Il postino as Beatrice Russo (1994)

Fun facts:

  • Age: 47; Born: July 27, 1968
  • Birthplace: Messina, Italy
  • She is ranked #54 of 174 in Hottest Female Celebrities in Their 40s in 2015
  • Ranked #128 of 2895 in The Most Beautiful Women of All Time
  • She is married to Giulio Violati (1995-present)
  • She won the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.

2. Alyssa Milano

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Known for her roles in:

  • Charmed as Phoebe Halliwell (1998-2006)
  • Who's the Boss? as Samantha Micelli (1984-1992)
  • Commando as Jenny Matrix (1985)
  • Fear as Margo Masse (1996)

Fun facts:

  • Born on December 19, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • She comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor.
  • She is ranked #37 of 3825 in The Hottest Celebrities of All Time, #44 of 1467 in The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood, #78 of 1613 in The Most Beautiful Women in the World, and #111 of 2895 in The Most Beautiful Women of All Time.

1. Monica Bellucci

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Known for her roles in:

  • Irréversible as Alex (2002)
  • The Matrix Revolutions as Persephone (2003)
  • Spectre as Lucia (2015)
  • The Matrix Reloaded as Persephone (2003)

Fun facts:

  • Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria.
  • While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to earn money for school, and this led to her modeling career.
  • She made her acting debut on television in 1990, and her American film debut in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).
  • She is ranked #1 of 2895 as one of The Most Beautiful Women of All Time; #10 of 1467 in The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood; #21 of 1613 in The Most Beautiful Women in the World; and #36 of 3825 in The Hottest Celebrities of All Time.

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    • limpet profile image

      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      17 months ago from London England

      obviously takes after her mother as far as beauty is concerned.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      18 months ago from London England

      SOPHIA LOREN

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      19 months ago from London England

      Well, in this list of 10 beatiful Italian actresses i 'm slightly partial to Elizabetta Canalis. More to follow.

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      Mare-sensei 

      22 months ago

      Thanks for sharing, limpet :)

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      22 months ago from London England

      Continued from previous posting. I realise the topic is on current 'Top 10 most beautiful Italian women who are actresses. As i've offered to name 10, here are the rest;

      Gia Scala

      Lucianna Paluzzi

      Rosanna Schiafino

      Pia Angelli

      and Claudia Cardinale

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      22 months ago from London England

      I can recall at least 10 beautiful Italian actresses from the era when Continental cinema came to the fore. Namely;

      Anna Magnani

      Sophia Loren

      Rosanna Podesta

      Danielle Rocca

      Elsa Martinelli

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 years ago from London England

      I'm glad Monica Bellucci ranks as number one in this article on the top 10 actress. I only know of her from her portrayal as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

      I suppose her part in a James Bond could rate her as a 'Bond girl'.

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