Italian Female Media Personalities

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 1 Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida
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Famous As: Actress, Photojournalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress and photojournalist counted amongst the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Considered a  sex symbol in her youth, she had a successful career both in the film and TV industries. She later built a second career as a photojournalist. She is a recipient of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award.  

 2 Michelle Beadle

Michelle Beadle
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Famous As: Sports reporter
Birthdate: October 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Italy

Michelle Beadle is a sports reporter best known for her association with the popular cable sports channel, ESPN. Over the years, she has hosted important shows for various networks, including ESPN. Apart from being a sports reporter, Michelle Beadle has also been a Red Carpet reporter for popular shows like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, and SAG Awards.

 3 Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Italy

Laura Kuenssberg is a journalist. In 2015, she succeeded Nick Robinson to become the first woman to take up the position of a political editor at BBC News. Over the years, she has played an influential role in BBC, having previously worked as the broadcaster's chief political correspondent. In 2019, she was mentioned in Evening Standard's most influential Londoners list.

 4 Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and entertainment reporter. Over the years, she has co-hosted several important events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Also known for her good looks, Rancic was named in the 100 Most Beautiful people list by People magazine in 2006. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award under the Fan Favorite category.

 5 Raffaella Carra

Raffaella Carra
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 5, 2021

Raffaella Carra was an Italian singer, television presenter, dancer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity across Europe and Latin America during the peak of her illustrious career. An icon of women's liberation, Raffaella Carra supported the LGBT movement and was honored at the 2017 World Pride Madrid with the Gay Icon award.

 6 Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice Borromeo
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Innichen, South Tyrol, Italy

Beatrice Borromeo is an Italian fashion model and journalist. She has worked for major publications like Newsweek. She has also walked for luxury fashion brands like Trussardi, Valentino, and Chanel. In 2021, Beatrice Borromeo was made the ambassador for Dior.

 7 Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sassari, Italy

Elisabetta Canalis is an Italian showgirl and actress. Renowned for her impressive physique and good looks, Canalis has been a popular model in Italy, appearing on publications like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She has also modeled for Roberto Cavalli and was featured in the Max nude calendar in 2003. In 2010, she was ranked the seventh-most beautiful woman on Maxim.

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 8 Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani
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Famous As: Magazine editor, Journalist
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: December 22, 2016

Franca Sozzani was an Italian journalist best remembered for serving as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief from 1988 to 2016. Sozzani is also remembered for her charity work; she contributed to several charitable organizations and was chosen as a global ambassador for the World Food Programme of the United Nations in 2016. The same year, Franca Sozzani won the Swarovski Fashion Award.

 9 Laura Bozzo

Laura Bozzo
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Laura Bozzo is a Peruvian talk show host renowned for hosting her popular Spanish-language talk show, Laura. The occurrence of regular fights and the discussion of the sensitive subject matter have made her shows controversial in nature. In 2008, Laura Bozzo landed in trouble when the Peruvian press discovered that some of her shows were staged for entertainment purposes.

 10 Federica Masolin

Federica Masolin
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Federica Masolin is an Italian television presenter and sports journalist. She currently works for Sky Sport where she is the main presenter of the network's coverage of Formula One racing. Masolin has also covered other important sporting events like the 2011 Copa América, Games of the XXX Olympiad, and the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 11 Margherita Sarfatti

Margherita Sarfatti
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: October 30, 1961

Margherita Sarfatti was an Italian journalist, socialite, art critic, and collector. A patron of several Italian painters, Sarfatti played a major role in the cultural shaping of the art movements in Italy. An important member of the National Fascist Party, Margherita Sarfatti was one of Benito Mussolini's mistresses as well as his biographer.

 12 Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci was an Italian author, journalist, and political interviewer. She achieved international recognition during the '60s, '70s, and '80s for her long and revealing interviews with several world leaders, including Indira Gandhi, Yasser Arafat, Willy Brandt, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Fallaci had a successful journalistic career and won important awards like the Bancarella Prize and the St. Vincent Prize.

 13 Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo
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Famous As: Fashion journalist, editor and author known globally in the fashion industry for her eccentric Street fashion
Birthdate: April 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bari, Italy

Anna Dello Russo is an Italian author, fashion journalist, and editor. She is best known for her unconventional Street fashion. Since 2006, Dello Russo has been serving as editor-at-large and a creative consultant for Vogue Japan. An icon in the fashion industry, Anna Dello Russo has used her popularity to establish herself as an internet personality.  

 14 Ilary Blasi

Ilary Blasi
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Famous As: Showgirl
Birthdate: April 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Italian model, showgirl and television personality Ilary Blasi began her career as a child artist, appearing in four films till the age of nine. On growing up, she reentered the showbiz as a model, taking up all kinds of assignment before joining Miss Italia as a contestant, shortly gaining recognition as a popular television host and a successful model.  

 15 Luisa Ranieri

Luisa Ranieri
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Famous As: Actress, Television presenter
Birthdate: December 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Luisa Ranieri is an Italian actress best known for her portrayal of American-born Greek singer Maria Callas in the 2005 TV film Callas e Onassis, which is the only movie ever made to exclusively depict the close friendship and emotional relationship between Maria Callas and Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Ranieri achieved international prominence after appearing in Letters to Juliet.

 16 Elisa Isoardi

Elisa Isoardi
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Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: December 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuneo, Piedmont

Elisa Isoardi first gained attention after winning the Miss Cinema title at the 2000 Miss Italia pageant. She later hosted shows such as Unomattina and Effetto Sabato. She has also previously dated Lega Nord leader and former Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, though they split later.

 17 Maria De Filippi

Maria De Filippi
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: December 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Maria De Filippi is an Italian TV host who is often counted among the most popular presenters in Italian television. De Filippi currently runs the popular production company Fascino PGT, which was founded by her husband Maurizio Costanzo. Over the years, Maria De Filippi has won several Telegatto awards for her contribution to Italian television.

 18 Ambra Angiolini

Ambra Angiolini
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Ambra Angiolini is an Italian TV host, actress, and singer. One of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation, Angiolini won several prestigious awards like the David di Donatello Award and the Nastro d'Argento for her portrayal of Roberta in her debut film Saturn in Opposition. Since then, Angiolini has played important roles in many films like The Choice.  

 19 Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert
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Famous As: Fashion editor
Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 20 Giorgia Palmas

Giorgia Palmas
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: March 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy

Giorgia Palmas is an Italian model and TV personality best known for her work in the popular television show Striscia la notizia. Palmas began her media career in 2000 when she took part in the Miss World pageant, where she lost in the final round to Miss India, Priyanka Chopra. Since then, Palmas has appeared in magazines and reality shows.

 21 Renata Adler

Renata Adler
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic who has been a staff writer-reporter for The New Yorker. She studied comparative literature at Harvard University and later received a J.D. from Yale Law School. Despite not being much knowledgeable about films, she became a film critic for The New York Times. She has also written many books. 

 22 Laura Boldrini

Laura Boldrini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Macerata, Italy

Laura Boldrini is an Italian politician who served as the president of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy from 2013 to 2018. She studied law at the Sapienza University of Rome and worked at the World Food Programme (WFP) as the Italian spokesperson. She has been part of  numerous missions to crisis spots, including Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. 

 23 Heather Parisi

Heather Parisi
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 24 Cristina Odone

Cristina Odone
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Famous As: Journalist, Editor
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Italian-British journalist Cristina Odone has spent a major part of her career writing about topics such as parenting and family. A regular columnist at The Observer and The Daily Telegraph, she has also worked with The New Statesman and The Catholic Herald, and has established the charity Parenting Circle.

 25 Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani
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Famous As: Gallerist
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

Carla Sozzani is an Italian magazine and book editor, businesswoman, and gallerist. She is credited with creating the 10 Corso Como art establishment in Milan and founding Galleria Carla Sozzani. For many years, she also served as Italian Vogue's editor-in-chief, contributing immensely to the success of the magazine in Italy.

 26 Alba Parietti

Alba Parietti
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: July 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

 27 Afef Jnifen

Afef Jnifen
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ben Gardane, Tunisia

 28 Jenny Tamburi

Jenny Tamburi
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Famous As: Actress, Television presenters
Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 1, 2006

 29 Simona Ventura

Simona Ventura
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bentivoglio, Italy

 30 Lilli Gruber

Lilli Gruber
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy

 31 Loretta Goggi

Loretta Goggi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

 32 Guia Soncini

Guia Soncini
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

 33 Serena Rossi

Serena Rossi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy

 34 Selen

Selen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Selen is the stage name of Luce Caponegro, an Italian actress and TV presenter. She received training in singing and classical dance as a child. She began her career as a porn star and found considerable success in the adult film industry. She, later on, entered mainstream cinema and TV as well. Her love for animals is well-known. 

 35 Luciana Littizzetto

Luciana Littizzetto
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

 36 Antonella Clerici

Antonella Clerici
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: December 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Legnano, Italy

 37 Milly Carlucci

Milly Carlucci
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Famous As: Television presenter, Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sulmona, L'Aquila, Italy

 38 Fiammetta La Guidara

Fiammetta La Guidara
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 23, 2021

 39 Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni
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Famous As: Journalist who reports on the financing of terrorism, and connected finance and security related topics
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 40 Teresa Mannino

Teresa Mannino
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

 41 Franca Valeri

Franca Valeri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 9, 2020

 42 Silvia Toffanin

Silvia Toffanin
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 43 Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 7, 2012

 44 Elvira Banotti

Elvira Banotti
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Famous As: Founder of the Rivolta Femminile group in the early 1970s
Birthdate: July 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
Died: March 2, 2014

 45 Sonia Grey

Sonia Grey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rho, Lombardy, Italy

 46 Matilde Serao

Matilde Serao
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 7, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Patras, Greece
Died: July 25, 1927

 47 Isa Bellini

Isa Bellini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: February 5, 2021

 48 Marina Colasanti

Marina Colasanti
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: September 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

 49 Rosa Giannetta

Rosa Giannetta
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trevico, Italy
Died: January 3, 2021