(February 2, 1948- )
Raised in Stamford, Connecticut
Resides in Connecticut and East Hampton, New York
Host of 'Barefoot Contessa' on the Food Network
Owned and operated Barefoot Contessa, a gourmet food shop (1978-1996)
Author of 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999)'
Why she might be annoying
Her name is Ina (rhymes with 'vagina').
Although she claims her recipes are healthy, she is quite pudgy.
She called her store by the odd name 'Barefoot Contessa' (which comes from a Humphrey Bogart movie).
After spending many years building her store into a success, she sold it to her employees, who closed it.
Even though the store no longer exists, she still uses the name for her show and books.
Why she might not be annoying
Her recipes are simple and delicious.
She has a mellow, motherly screen presence.
Before becoming a professional cook, she was a budget analyst in the Ford and Carter White Houses.
Steven Spielberg is a huge fan.
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 76.47% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 46.51% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 58 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 104 Votes: 47.12% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 169 Votes: 60.95% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 569 Votes: 42.36% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 67 Votes: 59.70% Annoying
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