Italian model, born to Italian father and Azerbaijani mother. Balti was first booked for the cover of L’Officiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Her first notable advertisement campaign came for Dolce & Gabbana. She has appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire, as well as men’s magazine Playboy. Her campaigns include Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, D&G, Valentino, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Rolex, Guess?, Paco Rabanne, Anna Molinari, Guerlain, Revlon, La Perla, Cesare Paciotti, Mango, and Thierry Mugler.
She also appeared in the 2005 Victoria’s Secret fashion show and in their catalogs.
Balti was married to an Italian photographer, Christian Lucidi with whom she has a daughter called Matilde who was born in 2007. The couple broke up in 2009. Since June 2011, Balti has been dating Francesco Mele, a 26-year-old musician from Sardinia.