Poker has unfortunately been a male dominated game for quite some time so we’ve compiled the current top 10 female poker players so far this year that are in a class of their own with the trail of winnings to prove it. As a bonus we’ve also listed the current top 10 hottest female poker players around the globe!
Born of croatian descent and considered one of the all time hottest female poker players around, Tatjana Pasalic has been in the poker industry since the age of 19 where she gained an interest in online poker during her stay in Denmark. As well as participating in the game, she has also been a part of the Bodog team as a poker personality and TV host. Tatjana now works as a presenter for Sky TV's poker channel.
As well as her love for poker, Melanie Iglesias is primarily an American model and actress and has been featured in countless magazines such as Esquire and Vibe. Famous for her exotic look, she is of puerto Rican, Italian, and Filipino descent. She is most famously recognized within the poker community from her role as the Royal Flush Girl in 265 episodes of the World Poker Tour.
Joanna Krupa is an animal activist, American model and actress who has made appearances on many reality TV shows such as Top Model. Originally from Poland, she moved to Illinois at the age of 5 with her family to start a new life. Krupa has also been featured in many magazines where she claimed the title of 'Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World'. Known as more of a social player, you'll see her mainly at charity poker events.
Considered one of poker's top female players, Xuan Liu has made a name for herself through sheer skill of the game with over $1.5 million in live tournament winnings. She is of Chinese descent and was raised in Canada. As well as mainly being a hot poker chick, Liu is also a comic book and gaming geek at heart so when she's not playing at a poker tournament, she's most likely at her pc or on her kindle.
Previously a fashion model, Shannon Elizabeth is an American actress famed for her roles in comedy films such as Scary Movie and American Pie. She is of Syrian, Lebanese, German, English and Irish descent. Starting in 2006, Elizabeth considered poker as her second career and made regular visits to Las Vegas Valley to compete with top players. She was considered one of the leading celebrity poker players during her time in the industry.
One of the sexiest poker babes around, Melyssa Grace was previously one of the Royal Flush Girls for the World Poker Tour in 2011 and 2012. With her hawaiian born beauty, tall stature and perfect frame she has made magazine appearances in many issues of Maxim and is constantly sought for a cover girl feature. As a fun fact, her Favourite films are The Notebook and Twilight.
One of the few successful british female poker players around, Liv Boeree (aka the Iron Maiden) has won over $3 million in live tournament winnings. She previously claimed the #1 ranked female poker player status on the Global Poker Index in 2015 and took the #6 spot on the female all-time live poker winnings list. Aside from poker Boeree actively participates in charity work and she has also been a TV host.
Sara Jean Underwood is an all round entertainer working as an American model, TV host, and actress. She is an active practitioner of yoga and in general loves athletics. As a fun fact, she participated in the 8th season of "Women of Ninja Warrior" in Japan and made it to the second stage of the competition. Underwood got into poker after modeling for VictoryPoker.net which lead to her joining their professional team.
Jayde Nicole is a widely recognised celebrity poker player and has made a number of TV poker appearances. Although the canadian model at first mainly gained attention due to her looks, she was signed on with Pokerstars.net with a schedule of 3+ tournaments a week and also received training from top poker stars such as Daniel Negreanu. As time went on the community begun respecting her skill at the game.
Commonly listed as one of the most attractive female poker players of our time, Beth Shak has been playing professionally since 2004 winning 3 WSOP final tables and 13 cashes. As well as poker she is an entrepreneur who ventures into many projects, a philanthropist, and a writer who has been featured multiple times in the Huffington Post.