Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי‎)

Born on June 4, 1985
Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי‎) is an Israeli model, known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She is the 2009 covermodel of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

"I started in Israel when I was 8 months old- doing commercials and small things and enjoyed it very much! When I was 12 I had braces on my teeth for three years and couldn't work. As soon as I got them off I went to a modeling agency in Israel and in one week started working."

“The photographer can tell me his vision for the shot, but it’s me in front of the camera that brings it out.”

"I like to work with different photographers - each one has different ideas and way of working and I enjoy seeing that. They are artists and I trust them. But I think it's a cooperation between the model and the photographers - the photographer can tell me his vision for the shot but it's me in front of the camera that brings "it" out"
- Bar Refaeli

Leonardo DiCaprio is famous for going after the world's most beautiful women (note: Gisele Bundchen, Eva Herzigova, Amber Valletta, and Helena Christensen), and he was all over Bar Refaeli when he first met her. He even introduced her to his family in September 2006.

Bar Refaeli's slender physique with its curvaceous nature is practically perfect, and her tantalizing gaze could make you renounce your religion. So rarely does a light-haired, pale-eyed woman look exotic, but Bar Refaeli is just that. And the best part is that there’s no artificial manipulation of this naturally exquisite beauty.

Refaeli began her modeling career before the age of 8 months for a baby commercial. By age 15, she was featured in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel, also starring in a commercial for Milki. Refaeli won the title "Model of The Year" in a beauty contest in 2000 and 2001. She was also chosen to be the home model of Renuar fashion network and appeared in their summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogues.

Refaeli appeared in ELLE (France), Maxim, and GQ (Italy). She debuted in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, becoming the first Israeli model to appear in the magazine. In the issue, she posed with rock band Aerosmith.

She has been the spokesperson for fashion brand Luisa Cerano. She has modeled for Subaru, Accessorize, Brazilian clothing line, Besni, and Italian jewelry line Marco Bicego. She is signed to Storm Model Management in London, and 1/One Management in New York City. Refaeli will be the co-host of a Bravo special program Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America which will premiere in early October. The program is based on book Ironic Iconic America written by George Lois.

In 2008, Refaeli has become the face of clothing line Hurley, and the new Diddy cologne, "I Am King.

On February 9th, 2009, it was announced that Refaeli is the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model.The photo shoot was also used for a promotion with Southwest Airlines, with an image of Refaeli in a bikini painted on the side of a Southwest Boeing 737.

Refaeli volunteers for Project Sunshine, a non-profit organization providing free services and programs for children facing life-threatening illnesses. She has also volunteered for organization Ahava, which has been caring for pets abandoned in Northern Israel during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

Bar Rafaeli and film director Shahar Segal have agreed to do a gratis campaign under the slogan "One Bag Less" to reduce the use of plastic bags

Acting career
Bar Refaeli co-starred in the Israeli TV series Pick Up in 2005.

In 2009, she will star in an English-language film, Session, directed by Israeli Haim Bouzaglo. The film is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a manipulative psychiatrist, Josh Tellman, who becomes obsessed with a new young patient named "Jibbs."

bar refaeli is named no. 20 in 2008 top 99
In 2007, Bar Refaeli was also awarded "Sexiest Import" at the 2007 Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards. So it's no wonder readers put Bar so high up on their 2008 Top 99 list.

Height 1.74 m (5 feet 8.5 inches)
Hair color Light brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 89-60-89 (EU) (35-24-35)
Dress size 6 (US); 36 (EU)
Shoe size 40 (EU) ; 9 (US)

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