Giada De Laurentiis
Chef, author, and television personality were but a few of the hats worn by the glamorous Giada De Laurentiis during her successful multi-show run on the Food Network. De Laurentiis may have had a familiar last name, but the reluctant star started out with very specific plans not to appear in front of the camera, like so many in her famous Hollywood family had done before her. However, her down-to-earth personality and simple approach to continental cooking had an undeniable appeal to audiences. When she debuted "Everyday Italian" (FN, 2003-08), she stood out from the growing pack of celebrity chefs with her easy, sophisticated flair and accessible menus.