Best known for her work as a model, actress and television personality, Annalise Braakensiek is one of Australiaâ€™s most popular and multi-faceted celebrities.
An internationally recognised covergirl and Logie Award nominee, Sydney-based Annalise is also a keen designer, vegetarian chef and entrepreneur, whose passion for healthy living, the environment and animal rights shines through in all she does.
Scouted by a photographer on Bondi Beach at 16 years of age, Annalise has since been model and muse for some of the biggest and best-known designers, photographers and brands.
Her big break was the coveted Inside Sport Model of the Year in 1994, after which she went on to grace the magazineâ€™s cover a record six times. Annaliseâ€™s beach-blonde looks and killer curves have also landed her on the cover of Cosmopolitan (US), Loaded (UK) and Maxim (Italy) to name a few.
Sheâ€™s starred in numerous advertising campaigns for Guinness, shot by celebrity photographer Rankin, Nivea, La Perla, Lee, Leviâ€™s, Toyota with Jacki Chan and more, and has featured on no less than 21 different â€śSexiest Woman Aliveâ€ť lists.
Modeling led to television work, with Annaliseâ€™s relaxed charisma and impeccable comedic timing winning her roles on some of Australiaâ€™s highest-rating TV shows, including Channel Sevenâ€™s Home and Away and the 20 to 1 series on the Nine Network.
Her acclaimed role as â€śClaudia McPhersonâ€ť on cult SBS comedy Pizza garnered Annalise a Logie Award nomination for Outstanding New Talent in a Comedy. She helped develop her character, co-writing dialogue and contributing to storyline development. The show itself went on to be nominated for four Logie awards.
Annalise has appeared as a presenter on German MTV (she is fluent in both German and English, and can speak Dutch, Italian and Japanese), and was co-host of UK television game show Play Your Cards Right.
Annalise has appeared as a presenter on German MTV (she is fluent in both German and English, and can speak Dutch, Italian and Japanese), and was co-host of UK television game show Play Your Cards Right, Sleuth 101, a comedy from the producers of Spicks and Specks (ABC).
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