Bar Refaeli
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June 4, 1985
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Bar Refaeli is an Israeli fashion model and actress. She is known for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009. She was ranked No.  6 on the 2011 Maxim list “Hot 100” women and was named one of the “most desirable” famous women for 2013 in Askmen's list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women. The blonde beauty starred in the Israeli films “Session” (2011) and “Kidon” (2003). She hosted the first season of “The X Factor Israel.” Refaeli was honored with the 2009 Young Hollywood Award for Crossover.  

Refaeli began a relationship with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio in November 2005 after meeting him at a party in Las Vegas thrown for members of U2. They broke up in October 2007, but later rekindling their romance in December 2007. The couple split again in May 2011. Refaeli's love life also has been linked to “Baywatch” actor David Charvet and Uri El-Natan.                

Daughter of A Model

Childhood and Family:

Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985, in Hod HaSharon, Israel, to parents Rafael and Tzipi, who own a horse ranch. Her family is Jewish. She has three brothers. Bar's mother was a flourishing model in the 1970s under her maiden name, Tzipi Levine.



Bar Refaeli had her first taste of modeling as an eight months old by appearing in commercials. Years later, she modeled in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, and also appeared in a Milky commercial. In 2000, at age 15, she won the title of Model of the Year in a beauty pageant in Israel.    

Refaeli has starred in campaigns for Andrew Marc, Garnier, Gap, Escada, Samsung, Desigual, Subaru, Moët & Chandon, Hurley, Marco Bicego, Rampage, True Religion, Accessorize, Passionata, Besni, Fox, Agua Bendita, Arrow and Sears. Her face has decorated the front page of magazines like  Maxim, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Esquire, Vogue, Glamour, Grazia. She has modeled for Subaru, Accessorize, Brazilian clothing line Besni, Italian jewelry line Marco Bicego, and Rampage.

In 2007, Refaeli made a name for herself as the second Israeli model (after Michaela Bercu) to appear on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, when she debuted in the magazine along with rock band Aerosmith. Two years later, she graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The same year, she also modeled for Garnier International.

Refaeli has also pursued television and film career. In 2005, she made her television acting debut as Noa Zuckerman in the Israeli TV series “Pick Up.” It was followed by a guest spot in “Eretz Nehederet” (2008, appeared as Duba's roommate). In October 2008, she co-hosted the Bravo special program “Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America,” based on the book “Ironic Iconic America” written by George Lois. In the following year, she became a program host for MTV's brief revival of “House of Style.” Refaeli made her feature film debut as Eden in “Session,” a 2011 drama directed and co-written by Haim Bouzaglo.  
In November 2012, Refaeli began her own model casting show “Million Dollar Shootingstar” on German TV Channel Sat.1.

In early 2013, Refaeli starred opposite Jesse Heiman and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick in Go Daddy's Super Bowl XLVII commercial. She hosted the first season of “The X Factor Israel,” becoming the most popular music show in Israel.

Still in 2013, Refaeli had a starring role on the Israeli comedy film “Kidon,” in which she played a Mossad assassin named Einav.  


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