Who doesn’t love Giada De Laurentiis? The sweetheart of onscreen Italian cooking offers an image of perfection, with her impeccable manicures and 1000-watt smile. And it’s no surprise! Giada is descended from a famous Hollywood family:
Her maternal grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, is credited with exporting Italian cinema not just to the U.S. but to theaters around the world, according to Nicki Swift. Her mother Veronica took up the Hollywood torch, working as an actress, while her dad and brother worked as producers.
Even though Giada has told outlets like Food & Wine that she never intended to follow in the footsteps of her famous family, it seems like Giada was destined for the screen!