Vanessa Rousso is a HOT Pro Poker Player (PHOTOS)

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Vanessa Ashley Rousso is a French American law student and a pro poker player who is known as Lady Maverick.  She holds dual citizenship between France and the United States and is a member of Team PokerStars and a spokeswoman for

Rousso has been in the money since 2005 and has amassed career earnings in excess of $2.1 million, landing her among the top five women on the all-time money winners list in pro poker history. She has also gained fame with her 2009 stint in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, appearing in a Swimming With Sharks ad - check it out below.

Vanessa graduated from Duke University with an economics degree and is married to Chad Brown, an actor, poker player and color commentator.  She is attending the University of Miami in pursuit of a law degree, but still manages to juggle a very successful pro poker career.

See more photos and Ruosso in a GoDaddy commercial and talking about the sport of gambling.

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Photos:  Chris Connor-WENN