Bar Rafaeli Facts
Hugely successful model with countless magazine covers and ad campaigns.
Met Leonardo DiCaprio at a party in 2005 and the pair started dating. And then they stopped dating. Ah well…
Got out of national service by marrying (then divorcing) a family friend.
She volunteers for Project Sunshine, helping provide free services to children with life-threatening illnesses.
Why We Love Bar Rafaeli
There isn’t a lady here who started working at an earlier age than white-hot Israeli model Bar Refaeli: she was a baby model in ads from the age of eight months. More acting may one day beckon for this blue-eyed bikini queen, but singing is definitely out. “If there was one thing I wish I could be, it’s a singer, but I’m the worst singer in the world,” she says. “When I do karaoke, everyone runs away.”
A self-styled tomboy with dreams of being a skydiver when she was growing up on her parents’ horse ranch, Bar Refaeli soon ditched horse-shit and dreams of parachutes for a modelling career that has included the likes of French lingerie firm Passionata, and which swiftly had Leonardo DiCaprio sniffing around at a U2 party in Vegas in 2005. They became an item and, touchingly, she whisked him off to meet the President of Israel.
Bar Refaeli’s attracted a bit of controversy though, has Bar Refaeli. In 2009 she was painted on to the side of a Boeing 737, as an airline company took the opportunity to take an image from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue around the world. Passengers complained though, saying that it was inappropriate. We disagree. The same year billboards in Tel-Aviv of her posing semi-nude were taken down after complaints that they could “poison” the public. Again, we disagree.
In 2011 Bar Refaeli moved back in to acting as the lead role in a film called Sessions. You probably haven’t seen it. You’re more likely to have seen her guest appearance as a judge on Germany’s Next Top Model hosted by Heidi Klum. In which she presumably stalled for time so she didn’t have to tell the contestents that they will never, ever be as hot as her.