10. Jennifer Harman – While she may be cute as a button, don’t let her innocent looks fool you. At the poker table, Jennifer Harman is as vicious as they come. With two World Series of Poker bracelets and over $1,000,000 in tournament earnings, Harman is considered one of the finest poker players in the world, regardless of gender.
9. Jennifer Tilly – Born to a Chinese father and an Irish-Canadian mother, actress Jennifer Tilly has been blessed with an exotic beauty. She’s also been blessed with an ability to excel at poker. This star of such films as The Fabulous Baker Boys and Bullets Over Broadway became the first non-poker celebrity to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. And to make matters worse for other players, she’s stated in recent interviews that she might start concentrating less on acting and more on the cards.
8. Cyndy Violette – As beautiful as she is talented, Cyndy Violette has a World Series of Poker bracelet in the Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split Event. In addition, she has an impressive 21 money finishes and has amassed career earnings of over $950,000. Currently living in Atlantic City, she has also competed in the World Poker Tour.
7. Erin Ness – When she’s not breaking players at the poker table, Erin Ness can be found working as a photo assistant for Maxim magazine. She has frequently appeared on GSN’s Poker Royale and has become a member of Team PokerStars. A graduate of Georgetown University, she was the third highest placing woman in the World Series of Poker main event in 2004.
6. Jennifer Leigh – Nicknamed “Jennicide,” Jennifer Leigh is a computer geek, top poker player, and all-around babe. She finished 5th in the Poker Royale: Battle of the Ages series and finished in the money in the 2006 World Poker Tour: Caribbean Poker Adventure.
5. Kristy Gazes – Formerly married to poker pro Bill Gazes, Kristy has a talent for all types of card games. In fact, she’s so skilled at mixed events like H.O.R.S.E. and H.O.S.E. that she earned the nickname “Mixed Games.” A poker player since 1986, her biggest payout came when she won the Full Tilt Poker championship and $250,000. She has also made appearances on Ultimate Poker Challenge and Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes. She has three in the money finishes at the World Series of Poker.
4. Isabelle Mercier – Nicknamed “No Mercy,” Isabelle Mercier is known for her hard-nosed playing style, as well as her model-like beauty. Besides having an undergraduate law degree, Isabelle also practiced commercial law in Paris, France. She later earned her Master’s degree while managing a poker room in a French casino. In 2005, she had an impressive 3 money finishes at the World Series of Poker. Her career earnings top $500,000, and she is a member of Team PokerStars. She frequently plays in tournaments across Europe, dazzling opponents with her skill and good looks.
3. Clonie Gowen – Having won the title of Miss Teen Oklahoma at the age of 15, there was never any doubt as to whether or not Clonie was going to grow into a beautiful woman. But this mother of two is also a savvy poker veteran, with career tournament winnings exceeding $300,000. She has served as a guest commentator on numerous poker shows, as well as writing a regular column for All In magazine. She is also a member of “Team Full Tilt.”
2. Evelyn Ng – Known as “Evybabee” or “Champagne”, Evelyn Ng is a Canadian poker player of Chinese decent. With her tall, slender frame and model-like face, she is known throughout the poker community as one of the great beauties of the game. She’s also a top player, having achieved 5 in the money finishes at the World Series of Poker, as well as being featured on the Xbox video game Stacked. She is a member of Team Bodog, and her career tournament earnings exceed $250,000.
1. Vanessa Rousso – Not only is Vanessa “Pokerness” Rousso beautiful, but she’s also very intelligent and well educated. She is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Economics and is also a law student at the University of Miami. In addition, she has 4 in the money finishes at the World Series of Poker. A dual citizen of both the United States and France, Vanessa is a member of Team PokerStars and has career winnings of over $360,000.
By Damien Chambers
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