Hottest Italian Actresses

Hottest Italian Actresses

Everyone knows Italy as the land of fine wine, food to die for, a fascinating and complex history, and some darn decent soccer players. But let’s not forget Italian women!

Italian women are some of the most gorgeous, down-to-earth females on the planet, and many Italian models and actresses have been the source of constant daydreaming and drooling.

We've compiled our list of the top 12 hottest Italian actresses, starting with our personal #1 favorite, the classic Italian fox, Sophia Loren. She may have come before your time, but believe us when you say you missed out...

No worries. See below to get educated about this timeless beauty and find out who else made the list.

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Hottest Italian Actresses

  • 12. Sabrina Ferilli
  • 11. Maria Grazia Cucinotta
  • 10. Manuela Arcuri
  • 9. Asia Argento
  • 8. Violante Placido
  • 7. Federica Ridolfi
  • 6. Elena Santarelli
  • 5. Valentina Lodovini
  • 4. Martina Stella
  • 3. Elisabetta Canalis
  • 2. Monica Bellucci
  • 1. Sophia Loren

Sabrina Ferilli

Sabrina Ferilli
76 % Editor Score
82 % User Score
2,130 Clicks
Italian theater and movie actress. She got her big role in 1990, and her career has continued to grow since then.

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta
78 % Editor Score
84 % User Score
1,380 Clicks
This classic beauty is a famous Italian actress, featured in many films and television shows since 1990. She is an Italian star, well known for her Italian movies and television show. Internationally, one of her most popular roles is as a Bond girl in "The World is Not Enough."

Manuela Arcuri

Manuela Arcuri
80 % Editor Score
85 % User Score
1,874 Clicks
Beautiful Italian model and actress. She began her TV career playing parts in soap operas, until she graduated to movie roles. Fun fact: In 2007, Manuela appeared as the love interest in Prince's video, "Somewhere Here On Earth."

Asia Argento

Asia Argento
83 % Editor Score
87 % User Score
622 Clicks
Gorgeous Italian actress, model, singer, writer, DJ and director. Argento was born into a family of actors and directors and started acting in Italy at the age of 9. One of her most popular Hollywood roles was next to Vin Diesel in xXx.

Violante Placido

Violante Placido
85 % Editor Score
88 % User Score
1,045 Clicks
Italian actress and singer, born to famous actor parents. Starred in many Italian films and recently started in Hollywood, her first big role in "The American" with George Clooney. Placido released her first album in 2006, under the name Viola.

Federica Ridolfi

Federica Ridolfi
87 % Editor Score
90 % User Score
712 Clicks
Italian dancer and a hostess on television.

Elena Santarelli

Elena Santarelli
90 % Editor Score
91 % User Score
632 Clicks
Elena Santarelli is a television host , model and actress. Unlike classic Italian dark-haired beauties, Santarelli is renowned for her blond hair, long legs and stunning tall figure.

Valentina Lodovini

Valentina Lodovini
93 % Editor Score
93 % User Score
763 Clicks
Italian film and television actress.

Martina Stella

Martina Stella
95 % Editor Score
94 % User Score
762 Clicks
Beautiful Italian television and film actress, who began her career at the age of 16.

Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis
96 % Editor Score
95 % User Score
609 Clicks

Italian actress, TV presenter and model. Hosted popular Italian TV shows and played minor roles in a few Hollywood films.


Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci
98 % Editor Score
97 % User Score
1,266 Clicks
Italian actress and fashion model. Monica Bellucci began modeling at the age of 13. Her acting career began in the 1990s, acting in both Italian and Hollywood films and television. Known as one of the most alluring and sexiest actresses.

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren
100 % Editor Score
99 % User Score
1,864 Clicks
Classic beauty - widely known as Italy's most renowned actress. She became an international movie star in the late 1950s, winning an Academy Award in 1962.

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