Italian Female Models

Throughout history, there have been many Italian women models who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Italian female models such as Monica Bellucci, Carla Bruni, Michelle Hunziker, Kára McCullough, Allegra Versace.

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 1 Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Città di Castello, Italy

Monica Bellucci is one of the most popular actresses from Italy. Her popularity in the West helped her become the oldest woman to play a Bond girl in the history of the James Bond film franchise. Known for her hourglass figure, she has been regarded as a sex symbol and has appeared in lists like 100 Hottest Women of All-Time.

 2 Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Spouse of the President of France (2008-2012)
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

 3 Allegra Versace

Allegra Versace
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Famous As: Heiress & Socialite
Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Italian-American socialite Allegra Versace is the heiress of the international fashion line Versace. Daughter of designer Donatella Versace and model Paul Beck, Allegra has previously worked as a theatrical dresser and is the director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. She has had a long battle with anorexia.

 4 Alessandra Mussolini

Alessandra Mussolini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Alessandra Mussolini is an Italian former politician and former actress. The granddaughter of Benito Mussolini, she is a former member of the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate. She was the leader of the national conservative political party Social Action as well. Prior to joining politics, she was a model and actress in the 1970s and 1980s.  

 5 Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 13, 2017

Known as the Rolling Stones muse, for her affairs with at least two of the iconic rock band’s members, Anita Pallenberg was an actor-model. The Rolling Stones tracks such as You Got The Silver and Angie were inspired by her. She had also studied fashion designing after recovering from drug addiction.

 6 Sabrina Salerno

Sabrina Salerno
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Once likened to pop icon Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno was a pop diva from the 1980s. She began her career winning a beauty contest and then became a known face on Italian TV, with shows such as Premiatissima. She later soared to fame with tracks such as Sexy Girl and Boys.

 7 Lory Del Santo

Lory Del Santo
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Famous As: Actress who is most famous for her roles in the television shows Drive In and Tagli, Ritagli e Frattaglie
Birthdate: September 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Povegliano Veronese, Italy

Born in a stable in Verona, Lory Del Santo lost her father in an accident later and was raised by her mother. Beginning her TV career at 16, she later also participated in the Miss Universe contest. She gave birth to Eric Clapton’s son but lost the child in a freak accident.

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 8 Mădălina Diana Ghenea

Mădălina Diana Ghenea
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania

 9 Matilda Lutz

Matilda Lutz
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Born to a fashion photographer father and a fashion PR mother, who were both models previously, Matilda Lutz began modeling quite early in life. She moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of university and initially worked in an Italian eatery to sustain herself. She later appeared in movies such as Rings.

 10 Elettra Lamborghini

Elettra Lamborghini
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Elettra Lamborghini began her career with TV reality shows such as Gran Hermano VIP and Super Shore. She later soared to fame with her chart-busting track Pem Pem, which was viewed over 4 million times in its debut week. Her track Tócame from Twerking Queen featured Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

 11 Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Messina, Italy

Best known for her role as the Cigar Girl in the James Bond flick The World Is Not Enough, Maria Grazia Cucinotta initially made a name for herself in the Italian TV industry. She was also appreciated for her role in the comedy-drama movie Il Postino and has a star on Toronto’s Italian Walk of Fame.

 12 Nicole Trunfio

Nicole Trunfio
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merredin

 13 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.

 14 Elisabetta Gregoraci

Elisabetta Gregoraci
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soverato Marina, Soverato, Italy

Known for her high-profile marriage to former Formula One manager Flavio Briatore, Elisabetta Gregoraci is a popular dancer and model in her own right. She gained a lot of flak for reportedly offering sex in exchanged for a job at RAI. She has also campaigned for Wonderbra and posed nude for Maxim.

 15 Gloria Guida

Gloria Guida
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Famous As: Actress, Model best known for starring in commedia erotica all'italiana, particularly the La liceale series, and also in erotic coming-of-age-drama films in the mid-1970s
Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meran, Italy

 16 Mariacarla Boscono

Mariacarla Boscono
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 17 Elsa Peretti

Elsa Peretti
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Famous As: Jewelry designer, Fashion model
Birthdate: May 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 18, 2021

 18 Elsa Martinelli

Elsa Martinelli
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Famous As: Actress and Model
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grosseto, Italy
Died: July 8, 2017

 19 Kára McCullough

Kára McCullough
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Miss USA 2017, Kára McCullough also boasts of a BS in radiochemistry. She has previously worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Born to a mother who worked with the US Navy, McCullough spent her childhood in places such as Sicily, South Korea, and Japan. She supports the natural hair movement.

 20 Eva Herzigová

Eva Herzigová
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litvínov, Czechia

Czech supermodel-actor Eva Herzigová was quite a sports lover in her younger days. She deviated to modeling after winning a pageant at 16. Known for her iconic Guess and Wonderbra campaigns, Herzigová, who is now a mother of three, has won hearts with her classic smile and blue-green eyes.

 21 Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta Vespucci
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1453 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: April 26, 1476

 22 Ambra Gutierrez

Ambra Gutierrez
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Italian-Filipina model Ambra Gutierrez made headlines when it came to light that she had been sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein back in 2015. Born to a ballerina mother, she had started her career as a beauty contest participant at 14 and had then taken to modeling at 19.

 23 Kasia Smutniak

Kasia Smutniak
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piła, Poland

Kasia Smutniak began her modeling career at 15. The Polish-Italian actor-model was initially known for her campaigns for the Italian phone company TIM. Known for her roles such as that of Caroline in the action-thriller From Paris with Love, she also boasts of a glider pilot's license.

 24 Michelle Hunziker

Michelle Hunziker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorengo, Switzerland

Michelle Hunziker is a Swiss-Italian model, actress, and television hostess. After starting her career as a model by posing for brands, such as Armani, La Perla, and Rocco Barocco, Hunziker established herself as a TV personality, hosting popular shows like Paperissima Sprint and Colpo di Fulmine. Over the years, she has also acted in films and TV series.

 25 Raffaella Fico

Raffaella Fico
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cercola, Italy

 26 Miriam Leone

Miriam Leone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Catania, Italy

 27 Alice Pagani

Alice Pagani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ascoli Piceno, Italy

 28 Lilli Carati

Lilli Carati
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Famous As: Former Actress whose greatest success came with Avere vent'anni ("To Be Twenty") by Fernando Di Leo in 1978
Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Varese, Italy
Died: October 20, 2014

 29 Vanessa Hessler

Vanessa Hessler
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 30 Alena Šeredová

Alena Šeredová
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

 31 Gabriel Garko

Gabriel Garko
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Famous As: Actor and former fashion model
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

 32 Luisa Casati

Luisa Casati
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Famous As: Socialite,Model
Birthdate: January 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: June 1, 1957

 33 Bianca Balti

Bianca Balti
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Famous As: Supermodel known for being one of the faces of Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, Donna Karan, and Christian Dior
Birthdate: March 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lodi, Italy

 34 Linda Morselli

Linda Morselli
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Famous As: Model, Television personality
Birthdate: November 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Giussano, Italy

 35 Sarah Felberbaum

Sarah Felberbaum
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England

 36 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.  

 37 Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: January 5, 1942

Italian-American photographer Tina Modotti was the daughter of migrant laborers in Austria. She later worked in a textile factory in Italy, before moving to the U.S., where she acted in Italian theater. Initially excelling in still lifes and portraits, she later gained fame for her signature close-ups of Mexican workers.

 38 Miriam Giovanelli

Miriam Giovanelli
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 39 Valeria Bilello

Valeria Bilello
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sciacca, Sicily, Italy

 40 Sylva Koscina

Sylva Koscina
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: December 26, 1994

 41 Manuela Arcuri

Manuela Arcuri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy

 42 Claudia Romani

Claudia Romani
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: L'Aquila, Italy
Claudia Romani is an Italian American model who has appeared on covers of GQ, Maxim, and other popular magazines. She was voted one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2006. Her most famous works on the screen include TV seies Emigratis, docufilm Vacanze a Miami, and reality show Secret Story. Romani is also known for her work in commercials for Samsung, Toyota, and Ford. 

 43 Vittoria Ceretti

Vittoria Ceretti
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy

 44 Patrizia Deitos

Patrizia Deitos
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 45 Cecilia Gallerani

Cecilia Gallerani
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Famous As: Art model
Birthdate: 1473 AD
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: 1536 AD

 46 Sveva Alviti

Sveva Alviti
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, italy

 47 Elodie

Elodie
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 48 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.

 49 Anna Falchi

Anna Falchi
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland

 50 Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert

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