Maxim Names Top 20 Poker Hotties: Rousso and Tilly Included

Vanessa Rousso breaks hearts and bankrolls.

Vanessa Rousso breaks hearts and bankrolls.

Maxim magazine has released their list of the top 20 Poker Hotties. Many of the Hollywood celebs on the list turned up at the recent WPT Celebrity Invitational, for at least a few minutes. Where most of the list consists of Hollywood starlets whose pictures we don’t mind staring at, some top female players made list like Vanessa Rousso, Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Tilly made the list.

Members on the list have been seen on shows like E!‘s Hollywood Hold’em and Bravo‘s Celebrity Poker Showdown, but have also played charity events and the WSOP Main Event.

Pros Vanessa Rousso and Tiffany Michelle have the most credible poker credentials on the list with more than $2.5 million in career earnings between them. Michelle is best known for her deep run and last woman standing distinction in the 2008 WSOP Main Event. Rousso is perhaps the most accomplished female young gun in poker. She won the EPT Grand Final High Roller’s event in 2009, had a second place finish in the 2009 NBC Heads-Up Championship, and eleven final table appearances in notable events.

BLUFF contributor Jennifer Tilly leads the Hollywood contingent of players with over $400,000 in career earnings and multiple appearances on televised poker shows. You can find all of Tilly’s articles she has written for BLUFF here. Shannon Elizabeth has a well-known love for poker and has played the WSOP Main Event for the last four years. She has a few notable cashes – particularly her third place finish at the 2007 NBC Heads-Up Championship.

To see the complete list, with photo galleries, you can find it here. The rest of women on the list are:

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Heather Graham
  • Jenna Fischer
  • Jennie Garth
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Jenny McCarthy
  • Joanna Krupa
  • Lacey Chabert
  • Laura Prepon
  • Mena Suvari
  • Odette Yustman
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Serinda Swan
  • Tiffany Michelle
  • Traci Bingham
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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