While men mostly dominate the poker world, there has been a significant increase in female players since the turn of the century. Female players have proved their mettle on the tables and also brought charm and grace to the game. In this article, let’s look at the most beautiful and talented women in poker.
Brown-haired, green-eyed British beauty Liv Boeree is nicknamed “The Iron Maiden”. Standing petite at 5 feet 3 inches, the former English poker player is amongst the top 10 names in Hendon Mob’s Women All Time Money List while topping the England Women All Time Money List.
She is known to be the only female poker player to have won major events, namely the World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT), while also having a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The stunning former British poker pro is a former model turned poker player considered amongst the most beautiful women in poker. Boeree holds a degree in astrophysics and has a string of TV appearances.
In recent years, Boeree’s focus has shifted to content creation, which sees her hosting major poker events and non-gambling TV shows. Besides her career in poker and media, Boeree also started a charity named ‘Raising for Effective Giving’, advising poker celebrities on effective altruism.
Also known for her sexy outfits at the legendary Burning Man festival, her captivating looks and accomplishments as a poker player make her a fan favourite.
Kara Scott is amongst the most popular and known poker players in the industry and is claimed to be one of the sexiest women in the media. Her long dark hair and sultry eyes are enough to grab your attention at the poker table.
The Canada-born poker player became the second woman to cash out in consecutive WSOP tournaments (2008/2009). Her classic beauty and eloquent style have led to the Canadian excelling in various roles within the poker community. Also known for her work as a television host and commentator, Scott is the most influential woman in poker.
As a television personality, Kara hosted several poker shows, including the European Poker Tour and High Stakes Poker. Having worked with 888Poker, She recently parted ways with the poker platform. Her in-depth knowledge and charm captivated audiences worldwide, making her a cherished figure in the industry.
Poker enthusiasts familiar with the Indian poker circuit know Nikita Luther. This Goa-based poker dynamite is a complete package. She is known for her looks and for being the only female poker player from the country to win a WSOP bracelet. A math nerd who loves puzzles and equations, Luther was the brand ambassador for Adda52 and a Spartan Poker Pro before she joined hands with Natural8 India.
Known to be a versatile player, Luther has tasted success on both virtual and live felts and is among the country’s top 30 players. Luther is certainly a force to reckon with and is also making headway on the international stage.
Maria Ho is undoubtedly a force to reckon with in the poker world. The gorgeous and talented Taiwanese-American poker player speaks fluent Mandarin.
Standing at 5’2”, with dark hair and eyes, Ho hovers around 100 pounds and is amongst the sexiest female poker players in the game. She has demonstrated her versatility and skill by having a successful career as a poker player while also working as a poker commentator and appearing on poker television shows.
She has recorded most of her winnings in the WSOP and is a 2018 Poker Hall of Fame inductee, alongside being a reality TV actress.
One of the most popular poker shows from 2023, Maria Ho emerged victorious on GGPoker’s Game of Gold and claimed the title after battling it out against some of the best poker players on the show. Her warm smile and undeniable charisma, alongside those exotic looks, capture the hearts of fans worldwide.
A poker player of Moroccan origin, Sara Chafak is a Finnish model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Finland in 2012. She rose to fame in the poker industry after pulling off a legendary bluff against Ronnie Bardah at the PokerStars Shark Cage show.
While Chafak isn’t a professional poker player, she makes appearances across various tournaments. Her strategic moves coupled with good looks make her quite a recognisable figure in the poker world.
Lacey Jones holds the nickname “The Poker Barbie”, and rightly so, with the USA-born poker player turning heads while walking to the poker table. Her blonde hair and sexy brown eyes make her one of the most-eyed poker players in the field.
A well-known model, Jones is the face of advertising campaigns and does other work, which includes modelling and acting. She is also known to have hobbies, including visiting museums, live hockey, and working out.
Men who love blondes fall easily for Swedish women. One of them who will leave you awestruck with her stunning beauty and an elegant dressing style is poker starlet Sofia Lövgren. A former 888poker ambassador, Lovgren quickly earned her place among the most recognisable women in poker. Her natural talent and elegant looks led to Sofia making a significant impact.
She has recorded numerous cash finishes in prestigious poker events, including the WSOP, and has become a sought-after brand ambassador. Sofia’s beauty and accomplishments has helped her gain a solid presence as a well known poker player.
A former sponsored pro for PartyPoker, Kristen Foxen has become the number-ranked female for live tournaments. With extensive experience in online games, she used her knowledge to challenge the best in the world and recorded three WSOP bracelet wins. Known to appear on numerous televised poker games, Foxen has been featured on ‘Poker After Dark’ and won the Global Poker Index Female Player of the Year award in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2023.
One of these few women to win a WSOP Bracelet, Jennifer Tilly is an Academy Award-nominated actress who has proved that she is more than a pretty face. Also known as the Queen of Poker, Tilly has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in “Bullets Over Broadway” in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.
The actress transitioned from Hollywood to poker and earned multiple cash finishes. She has recorded a victory at the World Poker Tour Ladies Night and has also competed with some of the best poker players on High Stakes Poker. Tilly’s beauty and persona make her a respected figure among women in poker, with many fans drawn to the game and seeing her dedication and skill.
Silent smile and killer eyes, Lisa Hamilton is a WSOP bracelet winner who known for her looks and skillset on the poker table. The American poker player shipped the WSOP $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship in 2009, also her first career cash in the WSOP.
Ana Laura Márquez Esteban, aka Ana Esteban, grew up in Málaga and is amongst the hottest professional Spanish poker players. After studying history and getting a minor in economics, she wrote her bachelor’s thesis on the history of poker.
The Spaniard’s poker journey started in college and then began playing online on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, 888poker, and GGPoker. Márquez has earned over $2 Million playing poker in live tournaments and fared well online to become a successful player.
Alexandra Valeria Botez is a professional chess player and commentator. The American-Canadian also worked as a Twitch streamer and YouTuber, streaming chess content across platforms.
After running BotezLive Twitch and YouTube channel alongside her younger sister Andrea Botez, Alexandra began to play poker in 2023. She has continued to shine in the card game and quickly made a name for herself in the poker industry.
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Kitty Kuo is one of Asia’s top female poker players. The good-looking Taiwanese poker player has amassed over $3 Million in live tournament earnings and has been a Natural8 Ambassador since 2016. She burst onto the live poker circuit by shipping the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup and since has gone on to cash in prestigious tournaments, including EPT, WPT and WSOP.
Starting poker as a hobby, this Indian poker player has competed in some of the biggest poker tournaments like the WSOP, EPT, WPT and many others. Sethi was the first female sponsored pro from India after PokerStars signed her as their brand ambassador before she joined PokerBaazi as a Team Pro. It is worth noting that she is also India’s first female poker player to receive the President’s “First Ladies” award in 2017.
Known for her beauty and sharp brains behind that pretty face, multiple reports have stated that Juggernaut Productions are reported to have acquired the rights to produce a television series based on the inspiring story of this poker pro.
Liu Xuan is a Canadian poker player who is among the top 50 female poker players in the world. She started playing live tournaments in early 2011 and has been quite successful over the years.
Xuan made over $100,000 in four different years between 2011 and 2018 and has currently recorded over $2 Million in live tournament earnings. Formerly sponsored by 888poker, Xuan Liu has registered multiple cashes and won five live tournament titles as of December 2023.
These poker players have not only redefined the game but have also made it much more entertaining and easy to look at. Their intelligence, beauty, and poker skills have seen the poker fraternity give them the well-deserved admiration, as these players earn remarkable success. Their influence is undeniable, and every such story inspire other female poker players around the world.
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