Elisabetta Canalis,born 12
September 1978 in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, under the sign of Virgo, is an Italian
model and actress. A fairly popular personality on Italian television,
Canalis acted also in the film Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo and the film
Virgin Territory with Hayden Christensen and Mischa
Her parents are Cesare and Bruna, he is a radiologist in Sassari’s
University clinic and she is an Italian literature teacher. Her brother is
Elisabetta Canalis obtained her school–leaving certificate at “Azuni”
Classical High School in Sassari. Then she left Sardinia and moved to
Milan to study foreign languages at “Università Statale”. Milan gave her
the great chance to enter the show business.
Everything began in 1999 with a lucky trial for “Striscia la notizia”, a
funny TV show that launched her as a show-girl, a so-called “velina”. She
had a great success and worked for that show until 2002.
After this experience she started looking around, searching for new
projects and was involved in TV shows, commercials and serials.
Her next goal was to become a movie star: "I’m moving my first steps in
this field joining some international productions."
She is really keen on horses. When she was a child she used to ride and
also took part to some horse shows. One of her dreams is to spend more
time with these beautiful animals: "I wish I could run a riding school or
a place in which I can host horses and take care of them."
Other sports in her spare time are: swimming and dancing are her favourite
activities but lately she's also practicing Kick boxing.
She can’t live without her puppy Andrea, who has been living with her for
almost two years in her place in Milan.
Canalis had minor roles in the films Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and
She was also a "velina" in the television show Striscia la notizia. In
2007, she hosted the annual music festival, Festivalbar.
In 2009, she co-hosted the Italian version of Total Request Live.
She is currently dating George Clooney, as both have been spotted
romancing at his lakeside estate.