5 December 1968
|Occupation||Television host, ex model|
|Years active||1986 - present|
|Title||Miss Italia 1986|
|Spouse(s)||Stefano Cassoli (?-present)|
|Children||Leonardo (born 2008)|
She became known in the Italian entertainment world with her election as Miss Italia in 1986. Her mother Marisa Jossa had been awarded the same title in 1959. The year after she placed second at Miss Universe.
In 1986, she had her first television role in the music contest Vota la voce, hosted by Claudio Cecchetto. She came back on TV in 1992 to lead the Retequattro's program I bellissimi di Retequattro; three years later she replaced for some week Paola Barale as soubrette of the Italian version of Wheel of Fortune, named La Ruota Della Fortuna.
From 1996 to 1998, she presented with Luciano Rispoli the Telemontecarlo's daily program Tappeto volante and, from 1995 to 1997, hosted Aspettando Beautiful, a short show on air before the famous soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, and Nonsolomoda.
From 1998 to 2002, together with Tiberio Timperi, hosted the weekend-morning shows Mattina in famiglia and Mezzogiorno in famiglia, while from 2001 was in the cast of the daily morning show I fatti vostri, aired by Rai 2. From 2002 to 2004 she led other two morning shows, Unomattina, with Luca Giurato and then with Marzo Franzelli and Caterina Balivo, and S.O.S. - Unomattina, aired by Rai 1.
In September 2004 switch to Mediaset replacing Laura Freddi in the Sunday Canale 5's show Buona domenica, with Maurizio Costanzo, where she remained for two seasons, until 2006. Between January and April 2006 hosted the Saturday afternoon show Tutti pazzi per i reality, a talk show about the most important events of the reality shows aired by Canale 5, Grande fratello and La fattoria. In the summer of 2005 also hosted the Saturday primetime show Sei un mito.
In 2007, hosted some events: Speciale buon compleanno Radio Italia, Speciale Natale in Vaticano, Dancing on Ice and the pilot La seconda volta.
In 2008, she had her first son, Leonardo, from the consort Stefano Cassoli, she also had a relationship with the swimmer Massimiliano Rosolino.
In 2017, she won the first edition of Celebrity Masterchef Italy.
- Vota la voce (Canale 5, 1986)
- I bellissimi di Retequattro (Retequattro, 1992–1993)
- La Ruota Della Fortuna (Canale 5, 1995)
- Nonsolomoda (Canale 5, 1995–1996)
- EuroPeo show (Italia 1, 1996)
- Tappeto Volante (Telemontecarlo, 1996–1998)
- Fantastica italiana (Rai 1, 1998)
- Cercasi Miss Italia disperatamente o quasi (Rai 1, 1998)
- Mattina in famiglia (Rai 2, 1998–2002)
- Mezzogiorno in famiglia (Rai 2, 1998–2002)
- Sera in famiglia (Rai 2, 1999–2000)
- I fatti vostri (Rai 2, 2001)
- Unomattina (Rai 1, 2002–2004)
- S.O.S. - Unomattina (Rai 1, 2002–2003)
- Buona domenica (Canale 5, 2004–2006)
- Sei un mito (Canale 5, 2005)
- Tutti pazzi per i reality (Canale 5, 2006)
- Speciale buon compleanno Radio Italia (Canale 5, 2007)
- Speciale Natale in Vaticano (Canale 5, 2007)
- La seconda volta (Retequattro, 2007)
- Dancing on Ice (Canale 5, 2007)