Ciao, amore! George Clooney boated around Venice with his new love, TV personality Elisabetta Canalis, during the 2009 Venice Film Festival. The two were snapped taking a water taxi into Venice with friends, where Clooney will premiere his new flick "Men Who Stare at Goats."
Clooney and Canalis were first spotted together earlier this summer. Elisabetta, known as "Eli," is the host of Italian MTV's "Total Request Live."
20 Things about Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta was born in Sassari, Italy on September 14, 1978.
2. Fresh Start
Elisabetta's debut was on the Italian TV program “Striscia la notizia.”
3. Got Height?
Elisabetta's hobbies include swimming, dancing, horseback riding and kickboxing.
As of May 2009, Elisabetta is the new co-host of the Italian version of “Total Request Live.”
She dated former Atlanta football player Christian Vieri from 2000 to 2004.
7. Play Hard
Canalis was a commentator on an Italian soccer TV program.
Elisabetta's nickname is Eli.
9. Family Jobs
Elisabetta's father Cesare is a radiologist at University of Sassari's clinic and her mother, Bruna, is an Italian literature teacher.
10. Miss Popular
Elisabetta played a showgirl named Velina for three seasons of the TV show "Striscia la Notizia." She became one of the most well known actresses in Italy.
11. Crossing Over
Elisabetta made her feature film debut in the American comedy “Deuce Bigelow 2: The European Gigolo” as the Lady in Castle, 2004.
12. In the Past
Elisabetta has appeared in numerous Italian TV comedies including “Ciro Presenta Visitors,” “Superciro” and “Mai Dire Martedì,” “Carabinieri,” and “Love Bugs.”
13. Pet Friendly
Canalis has two dogs; a puppy named Andrea and a bull terrier named Vittorio.
14. Good Pals
Elisabetta Canalis is good friends with TV personality Maddalena Corvaglia.
Elisabetta completed her high school studies at Azuni Classical High School in Sassari.
16. Soccer Love
Elisabetta Canalis was romantically involved with soccer star Ferreira Reginaldo of Parma F.C.
17. Movie Career
Canalis appeared in two Hollywood movies in 2005, “Angels & Virgins” and “Natale a New York.” She also acted in the Italian movie “Fidanzata di Papa, La: Girlfriend of Dad” in 2008.
18. Where's Mario?
Elisabetta has a brother named Luigi.
19. Movie Pleasures
Canalis was cast in the American comedy movie “Guilty Pleasures” alongside Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton, 2007.
20. Big Fan
Elisabetta is a huge fan of Inter Milan, a professional Italian football club.