The seductive and alluring occasional actress and Israeli model, Bar Refaeli, was born on June 4th, 1985 in Hod HaSharon, Israel. She is best known for her modeling work and her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. Her modeling career began at the age of just eight months, when she appeared in numerous commercials for baby products. By the age of 4, she featured in campaigns for popular fashion brands Pilpel and Castro. But since she was forced to wear braces at the age of 12, her modeling career came to an end. However, when she was 15, she made a return to modeling and won the “Model of the Year” award in 2000. In 2002, her career took off as she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue of South Africa. It was during this time that Refaeli made an appearance in the Israeli TV show “The Pick-Up”. However, due to controversies because of her swimsuit issue, her modeling career once again came to a halt. In 2005, she made a huge comeback and featured in the O’Neill print ads. The same year, she met Leonardo DiCaprio at a party in Las Vegas, after which their dating story began. In 2006, she became the spokesperson for Moet & Chandon and appeared on the cover of French Elle, British Maxim and Italian GQ. A year later, she was ranked 45th on the Maxim Hot 100 list and left the Ford Model Agency to join the New York agency, One Model Management. By the end of 2007, she broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio and began dating Kelly Salter. In 2008, Refaeli once again landed on the cover of French Elle and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. That same year, she co-hosted the “Ironic Iconic America” program by Tommy Hilfiger. A year later, she appeared on the cover of Italian Elle (Photographed by Matt Jones) and British Harper’s Bazaar Editorial (Photographed by Kayt Jones). In 2011, she starred in the English Film “Session” (Directed by Haim Bouzaglo). The same year, she appeared in the Spanish Vogue Editorial (Photographed by Dusan Re ljin), signed a contract with Escada, for promoting Escada Fragnance, and appeared at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2012, she started her own modeling casting show and also appeared on the covers of Elle Turkey, Maxim, GQ Germany, and Glamour Spain. In 2013, Refaeli appeared in Go Daddy’s Super Bowl Commerical and hosted the first season of “The X Factor Israel”, which soon became the most popular music show in the country. Refaeli also invested in the iPad app ‘Mika Look’ and the payment processing software called ‘Mycheck’, both of which raised millions in their first and second financing round. In 2014, she appeared on the covers of Elle Greece, Norway, Turkey and Spain and this year featured on the cover of Marie Claire Spain. Not to mention, she reprised her role as the host of “The X Factor Israel”.
Bar Refaeli has signed with several leading modeling agencies. Some of them include Marilyn Agency – Paris Uno Models – Barcelona MP Management – Milan One Management – New York PARS Management – München Model Management – Hamburg Stockholmsgruppen – Stockholm Premier Model Management – London