Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, and businesswoman & an occasional actress. She is known throughout the world as one of the top supermodels of her time. She’s known for MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 (2011), Session (2011) and Kidon (2013). This blue-eyed blonde has been in the news very often, not just for her ad campaigns and product launches, but also for her link-ups with various high-status and distinguished men.
Refaeli is considered among the most internationally successful models to come from Israel, alongside models such as Nina Brosh and Michaela Bercu.
According to Forbes Israel, she was the highest-paid model in Israel in 2013, ahead of the combined modeling income of other Israeli models such as Esti Ginzburg, Gal Gadot, and Shlomit Malka. As a result of her modeling and investment career, her net worth was estimated at the US $20 million in 2015.
Early Life of Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli was born and raised in Hod HaSharon, Israel, to a secular Jewish family. Her parents, Rafi Refaeli and Tzipi, own a horse ranch. Her surname is a reference to the Biblical angel Raphael. Her parents were both born in Israel, and her grandparents were immigrants from Europe and of Italian-Jewish, Lithuanian-Jewish, and Polish-Jewish descent. Her mother was a successful model in the 1970s under her maiden name, Tzipi Levine.
She moved to the U.S. to pursue a modeling career rather than fulfill her country’s requirement for its residents to serve in the armed forces.
Career of Bar Refaeli
Refaeli was exposed to the glamour world as a young eight months old infant, appearing in advertisements. From an early age, it was apparent her face was to be her fortune. Orthodonture at 12 interrupted her modeling until she was 15 when an Israeli fashion awards ceremony awarded Refaeli “Model of the Year” (2000). She played prominently in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, and she starred in a Milky pudding commercial.
Bar became the home model for Renuar fashion channel and featured in its summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogs.
Bar Refaeli is tall, beautiful, bold and participated in many competition and awarded “model of the year” in the 2004 year. She debuted on television in 2005 with the Israeli drama series, ‘Pick Up’.
In October 2008, she co-hosted the Bravo special program Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America, based on the book of George Lois‘s Ironic Iconic America. She returned as a program host in 2009, this time for MTV’s brief revival of House of Style.
Bar debuted in the 2007 Sports Illustrated, where she posed with the rock band Aerosmith. She was featured as the cover model of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. in 2009.
In 2011, she made her feature debut with a supporting role in Haim Bouzaglo‘s psychological drama Session. She was also voted No. 1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012. In 2013, she starred in the film Kidon, and also took on hosting duties for The X Factor Israel.
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Personal Life of Bar Refaeli
A sensation in print and on the catwalks in her native Israel, supermodel Bar Refaeli romantic relationship with many high-profile men, including English musician Mick Jagger, Baywatch actor David Charvet, and actor Uri El-Natan.
In November 2005, she began a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio after meeting him at a party in Las Vegas thrown for members of U2. In the course of their trip to Israel in March 2007, the couple met with Israeli president Shimon Peres and visited Refaeli’s hometown of Hod HaSharon. The relationship ended in June 2009. In 2010, numerous reports indicated that their romance had been rekindled, but in May 2011, it was reported that the couple had ended their romantic relationship, though they would remain friends.
Refaeli got engaged to Israeli businessman Adi Ezra in March 2015. She has said she plans to raise “a big Jewish family” with him. The couple was married in Israel on 24 September 2015. She and Ezra have two daughters: Liv Ezra and Elle Ezra.
She was previously married to Arik Weinstein.
Profile of Bar Refaeli
- Full Name: Bar Refaeli
- Other Name: בר רפאלי
- Born: June 4, 1985
- Birth Place: Hod HaSharon, Israel
- Star Sign: Gemini
- Height 5′ 8½” (1.74 m)
- Eye Color: Blue
- Famous As: Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman
- Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish
- Nationality: Israeli
- Religion: Judaism
The gorgeous Israeli is also interested in philanthropy. She has been volunteering for children’s organizations and in 2006 was a part of animal care with Ahava. She has also been involved in preserving the environment in her home country by joining an anti-plastic bag campaign. She has also actively supported the LGBT community.
- Children: Liv Ezra (b. Aug 11, 2016), Elle Ezra
(b. Oct 20, 2017)
- Spouse: Adi Ezra (m. 2015), Arik Weinstein (m. 2003–2005)
- Father: Rafael Refaeli
- Mother: Tzipi Levine