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Amber Valletta

Highest Rated:   69% Hitch (2005)
Lowest Rated:   8% Premonition (2007)
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Birthplace:   Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Supermodel-cum-Hollywood actress Amber Valletta hit the runway in her late teens, and, though a frequent presence in fashion ads for several years prior, first made national headlines in July 1993. That summer, under representation by Boss Models, the svelte 19-year-old Oklahoman blonde upstaged heavyweight Cindy Crawford as the primary spokeswoman for Capezio handbags -- and turned more than a few heads in the process. Not long after, Valletta also signed on as the chief spokeswoman for Elizabeth Arden. In 1996, Valletta succeeded Crawford again -- this time as the co-host (alongside Shalom Harlow) of MTV's hit documentary series House of Style. The by-now-familiar program found Valletta and Harlow carrying viewers behind the scenes of the fashion world, and (in the process) covered everything from runway preparation to before-the-camera apparel to anorexia nervosa. In 1999, Valletta's modeling intersected with social work when she helped raise over 350,000 dollars for the St. Jude Royal Gala Benefit in Monte Carlo, and later parlayed that effort into a promotional tour for Elizabeth Arden Splendor perfume that had Valletta and other company reps giving terminally ill children heartstring-tugging "moments of splendor."Although hosting duties on House of Style represented Valletta's first broad leap into filmed entertainment, she delayed her cinematic work for another four years. In 2000, the model debuted onscreen as the spirit of a murdered coed in Robert Zemeckis' Hitchcock retread, What Lies Beneath, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. Valletta's roles -- given the actress' off-camera motherhood and intermittent magazine work -- accumulated slowly over the next several years (in films such as the Nicolas Cage holiday vehicle The Family Man and the Danny DeVito-directed black comedy Duplex); as a result, Valletta only ascended gradually to top billing. In 2005, however, she attained her highest-profile exposure to date (and gained much-deserved respect as an actress) in the Andy Tennant-directed romantic comedy Hitch. As Allegra Cole, the city's most eligible bachelorette, who falls for the least likely candidate (overweight and self-conscious klutz Kevin James), Valletta played an admirable straight man to both James and "date doctor" Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith).After a noticeable onscreen absence in 2006, Valletta returned to cinemas the following year, with two back-to-back roles in supernatural thrillers. She first received second billing as a nubile young bride in the James Wan-directed Saw follow-up Dead Silence -- a slasher picture about a quiet little town plagued by the spirit of an evil ventriloquist. And later that year, Valletta portrayed Claire in the Mennan Yapo-directed Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock. She went on to appear in Gamer, The Spy Next Door, and Girl Walks Into a Bar before landing a part in the television series Revenge in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Girl Walks Into a Bar
  • Camilla
2011
12% The Spy Next Door
  • Gillian
$24.3M 2010
28% Gamer
  • Angie
$20.5M 2009
No Score Yet Days of Wrath
  • Actor
2008
35% The Last Time
  • Belisa
2007
21% Dead Silence
  • Ella Ashen
$16.6M 2007
8% Premonition
  • Claire
$47.9M 2007
No Score Yet My Sexiest Year
  • Marina
2007
38% Man About Town
  • Brynn Lilly
2006
52% Transporter 2
  • Audrey Billings
$43.1M 2005
69% Hitch
  • Allegra Cole
$177.6M 2005
23% Raising Helen
  • Martina
$37.4M 2004
35% Duplex
  • Celine
2003
29% Max Keeble's Big Move
  • Ms. Dingman
$16.6M 2001
11% Perfume
  • Blair
2001
No Score Yet Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story
  • Lorelei Shellist
2001
53% The Family Man
  • Paula
2000
46% What Lies Beneath
  • Madison
$155.1M 2000
No Score Yet Drop Back Ten
  • Actor
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
62% Blood & Oil
2015
  • Carla Carla Briggs
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
56% Legends
2014-2015
  • Sonya Odum
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Lydia Davis
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Revenge
  • Lydia Davis

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