Happy 33rd Birthday, Elisabetta Canalis! (PHOTOS)
Of course, Clooney did catapult her to fame in the U.S. when the then-couple arrived together at the Venice Film Festival in 2009. There, she wore a fur coat and a beautiful pink-satin strapless dress that had the cameras going bezerk. The couple dated for two years before separating in June 2011.
The Italian beauty made her big screen debut in 2005's Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and in 2010 she had a recurring role on the TNT series Leverage.
To celebrate the big 3-3, check out Elisabetta's best bikini photos in our gallery below. Then be sure to check out Elisabetta on Dancing With the Stars when it premieres Sept. 19 at 8PM on ABC.