You can see why we picked Giada De Laurentiis for this list. The 42-year-old Italian chef and host of Food Network's Giada at Home makes us wish she was cooking in our kitchen! The tiny chef was named by Town & Country magazine "a petite powerhouse!" Giada De Laurentiis: All Men Want To Be Treated Like Kings
De Laurentiis has written six books with two landing on The New York Times' best-seller list. She's hosted three shows, and was a guest judge on season three of The Next Food Network Star, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host. After dating for 14 years, she married Todd Thompson, a designer for the store Anthropologie in 2003. The couple has one daughter named Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson.