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Top 10 Most Beautiful Italian Actresses

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Who is your favorite from this list?

Who is your favorite from this list?

10 Most Beautiful Italian Women

Italy is not just popular for the Venice canals, wine, and unique cuisine like pizza, spaghetti, and pasta. The country is also famous for having beautiful women with dark hair, dark or hazel eyes, and pretty faces.

In this article, find out who's in the top 10 list of Italy's most beautiful actresses. We'll begin with number 10.

Carolina Crescentini

Carolina Crescentini

10. Carolina Crescentini

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 lead actress in the music video for the song "Non c'è contatto" by Silvia Mezzanotte (written by Emilio Munda).
Francesca Inaudi

Francesca Inaudi

9. Francesca Inaudi

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)
  • She was briefly married to Andrea Gattinoni (2009).
  • At the age of 18, 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 Nastro d'Argento nomination in the same category.
Cristiana Capotondi

Cristiana Capotondi

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8. Cristiana Capotondi

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 made her cinema debut in 1995 with the comedy Vacanze di Natale '95.
  • Between 1993 and 2006 she worked mostly in television. In 2004–2006, she starred in the series Orgoglio, which aired on Rai Uno.
  • In 2009, Capotondi played the Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria in the ZDF/Rai Uno/ORF co-production Sissi.
  • She was the spokeswoman of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.
Ana Caterina Morariu

Ana Caterina Morariu

7. Ana Caterina Morariu

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 classical ballet dancer Marineta Rodica Rotaru.
  • She graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2002, and she started her career on stage that same year.
  • She first became known in 2004 thanks to a series of important roles in television series and TV movies.
Elena Santarelli

Elena Santarelli

6. Elena Santarelli

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 sports program Stadio Sprint, and in 2005 she participated in the third edition of the Rai 2 reality show L'isola dei famosi.
Anna Safroncik

Anna Safroncik

5. Anna Safroncik

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 a classical ballet dancer.
  • She debuted on stage at 4 years old.
  • In 1998, she won the beauty contest Miss Toscana, and that same year, she ranked eighth at the Miss Italia competition.
  • In 2000, she made her film debut in Welcome Albania alongside Giancarlo Giannini.
Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis

4. Elisabetta Canalis

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.
  • She was romantically involved with actor George Clooney (2009–11).
  • At age 37, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Skyler Eva Perri. Skyler was born on September 29, 2015 in Los Angeles at 3:43 a.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 12.3 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long. The child's father is Elisabetta's husband, Brian Perri.
Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

3. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

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:

  • Born: July 27, 1968
  • Birthplace: Messina, Italy
  • She is married to Giulio Violati (1995–present).
  • She won the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.
Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

2. Alyssa Milano

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 her father, Thomas Milano, is a film music editor.

1. Monica Bellucci

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).


Alan R Lancaster from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire) on June 13, 2020:

While Ian carries his candle for Sophia Loren, I'd put my X on Gina Lollobrigida. A great actress, and latterly an accomplished photographer who goes out into the world 'in mufti' and sees the world through the other end of the lens. Next to her I rate Claudia Cardinale. Sophia's good looking of course, but...

Tony Sky from London UK on June 05, 2020:


bella donna

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 03, 2019:

A pity Sophia Loren did not have daughters who'd have exuded their mother's beauty, wit, wisdom and feminine mystique.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 12, 2018:

Not only was Sophia Loren an accomplished actress, she was also a beauty pageant contestant, winner and later a judge respectively in addition to being a writer, singer and judo exponent.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 25, 2017:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 24, 2017:


Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 02, 2017:

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

Mare-sensei (author) on November 30, 2016:

Thanks for sharing, limpet :)

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 30, 2016:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 29, 2016:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 28, 2016:

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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