Swiss-Italian TV hostess, actress (Voglio stare sotto al letto 1999), model and singer 23-yo Michelle Hunziker nude from The Protagonists (1999)
Michelle Yvonne Hunziker (born 24 January 1977) is a Swiss-Dutch naturalized Italian television hostess, actress, model and singer.
Hunziker was born in Sorengo (Lugano), in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Her mother Ineke is Dutch and her father Rudolf, who died of a heart attack in 2001, was a German-speaking Swiss. He was a painter, but worked as a hotel manager. In 1983, the family moved to Ostermundigen, a suburb of Bern in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In Ostermundigen Hunziker attended elementary school. After moving to Milan with her mother, she decided to become a fashion model and was hired by Riccardo Gay, a renowned agent. Although considered to be both too heavy and short, at 17 she posed for well-known labels such as Armani, Rocco Barocco, La Perla, Colmar, Fuerte Ventura, Lovable and Swish.
She was married to Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti from 1998 to 2002 and therefore also has Italian citizenship. They separated in 2002 and they have one daughter together, Aurora Sophie (born 5 December 1996). Hunziker announced her engagement to the Trussardi-heir Tomaso Trussardi in 2013, and together they have two daughters, Sole (born 9 Oct 2013) and Celeste (born 8 March 2015).