Bar Refaeli is a famous Israeli fashion model, actress, television host, and entrepreneur. Bar Refaeli is the first model to be featured in ‘Sports Illustrated magazine’ from Israel.
Table of Biography
Bar Refaeli was born on 4 June 1985. She originally hails from Hod HaSharon, Israel. She was born to a secular Jewish family. Presently, she is 36 years old and her birth sign is Gemini. Her father’s name is Rafi Refaeli, who is a horse stable owner. Likewise, her mother, Tzipora “Tzipi” Levine, was a successful model in the 1970s. Moreover, Bar is of Sephardi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Refaeli started modeling at the age of eight months when she first appeared in commercials. But, ‘Orthodonture’ at 12 interrupted her modeling until she was 15. Likewise, an Israeli fashion awards ceremony awarded Refaeli “Model of the Year” (2000).
She has appeared in editorials for French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, American, and Ukrainian Elle, Spanish Vogue, British, Russian, Australian, and Vietnamese Harper’s Bazaar, V, French, and Dutch L’Officiel, American, British, German, Spanish, Italian, and Indian GQ, i-D, and Allure. Likewise, she has also appeared on the covers of French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Belgian, Danish, Swedish, Esquire, and many more.
Further, she has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Escada, Ralph Lauren, Desigual, and many other famous companies. In her 2007 debut in its Swimsuit Issue, she became the second Israeli model to appear in ‘Sports Illustrated magazine.’ Refaeli was the cover model for the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In the year 2009, she modeled for Garnier International.
Refaeli achieved the World Style Award presented by the Women’s World Awards for her “natural elegance, sense of style and compassion”, on 5 March 2009. Likewise, she also co-hosted Fashionable Istanbul’s press conference, announced its October 2009 fashion event, and appeared in its advèrtisements.
‘FHM’ voted her No. 42 in 2008, No. 57 in 2010, and No. 97 in 2011, in its lists of the “100 Sexiest Women.” Refaeli is considered among the most internationally successful models to come from Israel. She was voted No.1 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012.
Film and television
As a television host, she co-starred in the Israeli TV drama series Pick Up in 2005. In October 2008, she co-hosted the Bravo special program ‘Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America.’ Likewise, she returned as a program host in 2009, this time for MTV’s brief revival of ‘House of Style.’ In 2011, she appeared in the American-Israeli film ‘Session.’
She also served as a guest judge on cycle four of ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel.’ In November of 2012, she began her own model casting show ‘Million Dollar Shootingstar’ on the German TV Channel ‘Sat.1.’ She also played Cinderella in a Cinderella musical staged in Israel.
In January 2013, she appeared in Go Daddy’s ‘Super Bowl XLVII’ commercial. Also that year, she hosted the first season of ‘The X Factor Israel.’ In the same year, she played a starring role in the French-Israeli crime-caper film ‘Kidon.’ Further, she hosted the main event of the ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2019’ in ‘Tel Aviv.’
Refaeli has an ownership stake in several fashion companies, like the designer glasses manufacturer Carolina Lemke. In September 2018, Kim Kardashian became the face of the brand alongside Refaeli, therefore, the two appearing in a promotional campaign together.
And, on the sale of a 5% stake to fashion brand Castro in 2016, she made a NIS 2-4 million profit. She also runs business development for the venture. Moreover, by November 2011, the company had raised $1 million in venture capital funds. She is one of the main investors behind ‘MyCheck.’ It processes payments behind smartphones. And, it raised $1.7 million in its first financing round. Then, in its second financing round, it raised $4.2 million.
Refaeli took part in a campaign to help reduce the use of plastic bags in Israel. In the year 2009, she led an unpaid campaign on behalf of the ‘Israel Water Authority.’ Therefore, to educate the public about water use and conservation.
Moreover, in November 2013, she spoke out in support of legislation for civil marriages in Israel. Similarly, as part of a campaign for the proposed Knesset bill. On 18 July 2017, she hosted the closing ceremony for the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Latrun.
Refaeli married Arik Weinstein in 2003 and divorced in 2005. She started a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio in November 2005. She dated him after meeting him at a party in Las Vegas for members of U2. Their relationship ended in June 2009. In May 2011, it was reported that the two had ended their romantic relationship and would remain friends.
Moreover, she also dated the Israeli actor-musician, Ran Danker. On 24 September 2015, she married Israeli businessman, Adi Ezra. They are blessed with three children. Two daughters named Liv and Elle, and a son named David.
Refaeli is a gorgeous and beautiful lady. She is pretty tall and has a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 m. Similarly, she has an average weight of 58 kilos. She has a slim and curvy body figure. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 35-24-35 inches or 89-60-89 cm respectively. Refaeli has a gorgeous pair of blue eyes and has blonde hair color. In addition, she wears a shoe size of 9 (US) or 39.5 (EU).
Social Media and Net Worth
Her Instagram account ‘@barrefaeli’ has earned over 3.1 million followers. She has gained over 933.6K followers on her Twitter account. And, her official Facebook page has gathered over 2.6 million followers.
As a result of her amazing career, her net worth was estimated at $20 million US dollars in 2015. And, she was the highest-paid model in Israel according to ‘Forbes Israel’ in 2013. However, as of 2021, this amazing personality’s net worth is around $25 million.