Tania Zaetta (born November 17, 1970, surname is pronounced Zay-etta) is an Australian actress of Italian origin and television presenter.
In 1997 she co-hosted the Seven Network show Who Dares Wins with Mike Whitney She also appeared in Baywatch in 1999. In 2005 she played a minor role as an American billionaire's wife in the Bollywood film Bunty Aur Babli, and she was also in Salaam Namaste.
While filming "Bunty Aur Babli" Zaetta was taken ill and spent three days in Mumbai City Hospital following an allergic reaction to saffron rice.
In 2005 she appeared on Australia's Dancing with the Stars where she was the first person to be voted off.
Zaetta hosted a series of TV specials in New York on The Great Outdoor Games for the American sports network ESPN, and in San Francisco to host TV specials for the 2000 Summer X Games.
Zaetta was on The Blue Planet, Network Ten's style travel show, and is currently appearing on Sky One's Mission Implausible alongside BTCC Champion Jason Plato.
As of 1st August 2008, Zaetta has been confirmed by the Geelong Advertiser to co-star in a planned feature film to be shot entirely in Geelong called The Ninja. The film has been slated to start shooting in early 2009 and wrap up in May. She will co-star with Rob Baard and Jeremy Kewley.
Born November 17, 1970 to an Italian father and an Australian mother Heather, Zaetta spent the earlier years of her life living in Merbein, Victoria. Family interests were in a local brick manufacturing business.
Zaetta toured Australian Defence Force bases in Afghanistan and Iraq during early 2008 with a group of entertainers including 12 members of the Royal Australian Navy's band, Angry Anderson, The Wolverines, and others. On 21 May 2008, a draft ministerial "hot issues brief" was published in various Australian newspapers, that intimated that Zaetta had engaged in sex with several members of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). Several members of the touring group said in media interviews that they were so 'managed' and tired during the trip that they could not imagine that this could be possible. "I've heard of quickies mate, but you'd have to be really quick - we didn't have time to do anything," said John Clinton, from the country rock band The Wolverines, on Macquarie Radio. Additionally, various members of the Government of Australia denied that this was seriously suggested. Zaetta strongly denied the allegation, and demanded an apology. On the evening of 22 May 2008, an unreserved apology was given by the Department.