Everyone knows that Italy is famous for its ample production of opera singers, world-class footballer players and gangsters, but did you know that they also pump out some of the hottest television personalities in the world as well? In fact, Italian talk shows are renowned for their raciness and some of the girls who appear on them -- and some of the things they do on them -- would simply put Charlotte Church and co in the shade. Most of these girls are dating or married to Italian celebrities, but don’t worry, in this segment we’re going to ignore the footballers and tenors and focus instead on the top 10 Italian talk show babes.
To be fair, some of these girls might not host their own shows, but they all have appeared on one, usually to the delight of men in the audience and at home. We know a lot of you might, after scanning this list, be disappointed not to find Maria Grazia Cucinotta mentioned, but she is primarily known as an actress and, therefore, doesn’t qualify. (However, due to her regular television appearances -- and the fact that she’s incredibly hot -- she gets an honourary mention anyway). These Italian talk show babes may be relatively unknown outside their own country, but take a look and then ask yourself if anyone could argue that these aren’t some of the hottest women in the world? We think you’ll find the answer is that no matter where they're from, they're still some of the hottest women on TV.
Ilaria D'AmicoAs a beautiful, curvy brunette and a bona fide lover of football, Italian talk show babe Ilaria D'Amico ticks all the right boxes for an Italian man’s idea of the perfect women. For this reason, she’s hosted a number of different football-related shows, and currently can be seen on the SKY Calcio show.
Alessia VenturaStep aside Jesse, there’s a new Ventura who deserves to be nicknamed “The Body.” This Italian talk show babe is one of the hosts of the popular Italian game show, Fratelli di test, Alessia Ventura has been modeling since she was a teenager, and has also recently turned heads as a celebrity contestant on the Italian version of TV’s The Mole.
Federica FontanaThis ubiquitous cover model is also host of Controcampo-Diritto di replica, a football programme aired every Sunday during the Italian football season. The decision to pose nude in a 2004 calendar also assured Federica Fontana a worthy place among the top 10 Italian talk show babes -- a select group to be sure.
Ilary BlasiIlary Blasi has been performing for the cameras since she was 3 years old and, luckily for the entire Italian male populace, has developed into a devastating hottie. This Italian talk show babe is the host of the satirical program Le Iene and, alas, is married to Italian footballer Francesco Totti.
Giorgia PalmasGiorgia Palmas entered the Italian public consciousness when she placed second in the 2002 Miss World competition. She’s also instantly recognisable by any red-blooded Italian male for being one of the hot dancing showgirls -- the Veline -- on the popular Italian comedy/news program Striscia la notizia.
Adriana VolpeAdriana was initially known to many as the girlfriend of Flavio Briatore, the manger of the Renault Formula One team (who’s also dated Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell). She’s also appeared in several different roles in a variety of program for RAI, Italy’s public broadcaster, making her one of the most recognisable faces -- and pair of legs -- on television.
Aida YespicaNobody said the girls have to be Italian-bred to make the list, so this Venezuelan earns a spot because of her incredible body, luscious features and Aida Yespica's prominence on Italian talk shows. She also has a temper rumoured to be as hot and fiery as the rest of her, which only makes her more appealing in our opinion.
Elisabetta CanalisElisabetta Canalis is another Italian hottie with a penchant for famous footballers. The Sardinian goddess had a famously stormy relationship with Italian soccer hero Christian Vieri, and is now said to be dating Chelsea’s Didier Drogba. She’s also an actress and substantially increased her celebrity as a Velina on the program Striscia la notizia.