Maria Louise Bennett (née Kanellis; born February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, valet, actress and singer currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Maria, where she is a former TNA Knockouts Champion. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and Ring of Honor (ROH) as the valet of her real-life husband Mike Bennett. Kanellis's career began as a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004. In the same year, she placed fifth in the Raw Diva Search, but was later hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer. Kanellis began competing in the ring as a wrestler in 2005. She also posed for the April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw. She released her debut album Sevin Sins on April 13, 2010 on iTunes.