Picture: American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth shopping with a friend in Hollywood Los Angeles, California - 22.02.08
American Pie stunner Shannon Elizabeth is so hooked on poker she travels to Las Vegas, Nevada up to three times a month just to play with America's top card sharks. The actress has become one of the leading celebrity poker players and has won a handful of impressive victories at the card table - but it's beginning to take over her life. She explains, "I have become addicted to poker. I am in Las Vegas two or three times a month these days, playing every other night sometimes. Poker has become my second career." Elizabeth, who once walked away from a card game with $57,747 (GBP32,080) in winnings, admits she uses her looks to distract her male competition - and that's one of the things that make her a top card shark. She tells Blender magazine, "A lot of men get lost in their cards if you introduce a decent distraction."