Elisabetta Canalis (born 12 September 1978 in Sassari, Sardinia)
is an Italian model and actress. A popular personality on Italian
television, Canalis had very minor roles in the films Deuce Bigalow:
European Gigolo and Virgin Territory.
She was also a "velina" in one of Italy's most popular television shows, Striscia la notizia. In 2007, she hosted the annual music festival, Festivalbar.
In 2009, she was the co-host of the Italian version of Total Request Live. In 2010, she played a recurring character in season 3 of the TNT series Leverage
From 2009 until June 2011, she was in a relationship with George Clooney. On June 22, 2011, Clooney and Canalis released a statement to US Weekly saying "We are not together anymore...It's very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy."