Italian Female Sportspersons

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Federica Pellegrini
(Swimmer, gold medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics)
Federica Pellegrini
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Birthdate: August 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mirano, Italy
 2 
Simona de Silvestro
(Swiss-Italian Racing Driver)
Simona de Silvestro
3
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland
 3 
Lella Lombardi
(Italian Formula-1 Racing Driver)
Lella Lombardi
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Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frugarolo, Italy
Died: March 3, 1992

Lella Lombardi made headlines by becoming the world’s only female Formula One driver to earn a top six finish in a World Championship race. A butcher’s daughter, she initially drove her family’s delivery van. An LGBT icon, she died of cancer, and was survived by her partner.

 4 
Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)
Carolina Kostner
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Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
 5 
Camila Giorgi
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Camila Giorgi
1
Birthdate: December 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macerata, Italy
 6 
Maria Teresa de Filippis
(Italian Racing Driver and the First Woman to Race in Formula One)
Maria Teresa de Filippis
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy
Died: January 8, 2016
 7 
Beatrice Vio
(Italian Wheelchair Fencer and Paralympic Gold Medalist)
Beatrice Vio
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
 8 
Paola Egonu
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Paola Egonu
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cittadella, Italy
 9 
Roberta Vinci
(Italian Professional Padel and Former Tennis Player)
Roberta Vinci
4
Birthdate: February 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taranto, Italy
 10 
Giovanna Amati
(Former Italian Professional Racing Driver)
Giovanna Amati
2
Birthdate: July 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giovanna Amati is an Italian former racing driver and one of the more recent female drivers to have participated as a racer in the Formula One World Championship. In 1992, she became the fifth female driver to participate in Formula One when she signed for the Brabham team. In 1993, she won the Women's European Championship at the Porsche SuperCup.

 11 
Martina Trevisan
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Martina Trevisan
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Birthdate: November 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
 12 
Sara Errani
(Italian Professional Tennis Player)
Sara Errani
3
Birthdate: April 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
 13 
Francesca Piccinini
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Francesca Piccinini
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Massa, Italy
 14 
Liudmila Samsonova
(Russian Professional Tennis Player)
Liudmila Samsonova
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Olenegorsk, Russia

The daughter of a table tennis player father, Liudmila Samsonova began playing tennis at age 6 and grew up to represent not just her country, Russia, but also Italy, in professional tennis. A lifelong fan of Maria Sharapova, she specializes in the forehand shot and enjoys playing on hard court.

 15 
Monica De Gennaro
(Italian Professional Volleyball Player)
Monica De Gennaro
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Piano di Sorrento, Italy
 16 
Vanessa Ferrari
(Italian Artistic Gymnast)
Vanessa Ferrari
2
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orzinuovi, Italy
 17 
Francesca Schiavone
(Italian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Francesca Schiavone
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 18 
Valentina Vezzali
(Italian Politician and Retired Fencer)
Valentina Vezzali
2
Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
 19 
Dorothea Wierer
(Italian Biathlete)
Dorothea Wierer
2
Birthdate: April 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
 20 
Elisa Longo Borghini
(Italian Professional Road Cyclist)
Elisa Longo Borghini
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
 21 
Arianna Errigo
(Italian Left-Handed Foil and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Arianna Errigo
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monza, Italy
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Sofia Goggia
(Italian World Cup Alpine Ski Racer)
Sofia Goggia
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
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Erika Eiffel
(American Competitive Archer and Advocate)
Erika Eiffel
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Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States

Initially a U.S. Air Force cadet, Erika Eiffel later established herself as an award-winning archer. She also established OS Internationale, an organization for objectum sexuals, or people who develop relationships with inanimate objects. She was featured in the documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower, which explored her attraction to the Eiffel Tower.

 24 
Marta Menegatti
(Beach Volleyball Player)
Marta Menegatti
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Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rovigo, Italy
 25 
Elisa Di Francisca
(Italian Former Foil Fencer, Olympic Champion, World Champion and Three-Time European Champion)
Elisa Di Francisca
1
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jesi, Italy
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Mara Romero Borella
(Italian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Mara Romero Borella
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ponte dell'Olio, Piacenza, Italy
 27 
Marta Bastianelli
(Italian Professional Racing Cyclist)
Marta Bastianelli
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Velletri, Italy
 28 
Elena Runggaldier
(Ski jumper)
Elena Runggaldier
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
 29 
Dalia Kaddari
(Italian Athlete Sprinter)
Dalia Kaddari
2
Birthdate: March 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
 30 
Valentina Giacinti
(Football player)
Valentina Giacinti
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trescore Balneario, Italy
 31 
Giorgia Bronzini
(Italian Former Professional Racing Cyclist)
Giorgia Bronzini
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Birthdate: August 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
 32 
Jasmine Paolini
(Italian Tennis Player)
Jasmine Paolini
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
 33 
Taismary Agüero
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Taismary Agüero
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yaguajay, Cuba
 34 
Louie Vito
(Italian-American Professional Snowboarder)
Louie Vito
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 35 
Federica Brignone
(Italian World Cup Alpine Ski Racer)
Federica Brignone
2
Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy
 36 
Francesca Canepa
(Former Italian Snowboarder and Sky Runner)
Francesca Canepa
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Courmayeur, Italy
 37 
Giovanna Trillini
(Italian Foil Fencer Who is a 4-Time Olympic Champion)
Giovanna Trillini
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
 38 
Vicky Piria
(Italian-British Racing Driver)
Vicky Piria
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 39 
Fabiana Luperini
(Italian Professional Cyclist)
Fabiana Luperini
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Birthdate: January 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pontedera, Italy
 40 
Stéphanie Jiménez
(Andorran Mountain Runner and Skyrunner)
Stéphanie Jiménez
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Birthdate: December 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
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Elisa Desco
(Italian Sky Runner and Mountain Runner)
Elisa Desco
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Birthdate: May 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Italy
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Sonia Malavisi
(Italian Pole Vaulter)
Sonia Malavisi
2
Birthdate: October 31, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Tania Cagnotto
(Italian Diver Who Was the First Female Italian Diver to Win a Medal in a World Championship)
Tania Cagnotto
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Birthdate: May 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
 44 
Cristina Chirichella
(Italian Volleyball Player)
Cristina Chirichella
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
 45 
Giulia Gorlero
(Italian Water Polo Goalkeeper)
Giulia Gorlero
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Imperia, Italy
 46 
Simona Galassi
(Italian Former Professional Boxer)
Simona Galassi
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Birthdate: June 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forlì, Italy
 47 
Maria Scutti
(Italian Paralympic Athlete)
Maria Scutti
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Birthdate: 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Altino, Italy
Died: 2005 AD
 48 
Rosaria Aiello
(Italian Water Polo Player)
Rosaria Aiello
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Birthdate: May 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
 49 
Elisa Queirolo
(Italian Water Polo Player)
Elisa Queirolo
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Emanuela Brizio
(Italian Sky Runner)
Emanuela Brizio
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Birthdate: September 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy