Bar Refaeli Celebrity LifeBar Refaeli is a supermodel of Israeli origin who has shaped her career as a TV anchor, actress, activist, and entrepreneur with much success.
From being one of the highest-paid Israeli models to feature at the number one spot in Maxim magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 list, this gorgeous beauty has seen it all.
Many people might recognize her as one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriends’, and a social media influencer and activist who leads several important charitable campaigns supporting the reduction of plastic usage, conservation of water, and equality for all genders.
Beautiful and talented, Bar saw success in her modeling career from a young age. She was just eight months old when she started appearing in commercials, thanks to her mother.
However, she had to put modeling on hold from the age of 12 to 15, to wear braces and get her teeth aligned. It was a small price to pay when she won the ‘Model of the Year’ award at the Israeli Fashion Awards of 2000, and there was no looking back after that.
She has worked with brands like Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, Escada, Andrew Marc, Desigual, True Religion, Marks and Spencer, Hurley, Arrow, Sears, Reebok, Fox, Accessorize, Subaru, Samsung, Besni, Agua Bendita, Garnier Fructis, and Marco Bicego.
She was featured in Sports Illustrated 2007 Swimsuit issue, became the cover girl for the magazine in 2009, and her bikini-clad picture from this shoot was flaunted on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.
She has also graced the pages of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, L’Officiel, GQ, Esquire, and Maxim.
Bar found her place in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women consistently in the years 2008, 2010, and 2011.
She won the ‘World Style Award’ in 2009, was considered to be the fourth most talented Jewish woman by Shalom Life in 2012, and won the ‘Style Icon’ award in the 2013 Vienna Fashion Awards.
In 2019 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest along with Erez Tal in Tel Aviv.
Along with modeling and acting, Bar Refaeli is also an entrepreneur who invests in start-ups and has floated a few of her own companies such as the iPad app ‘Mika Look’ launched in 2013 and e-commerce company Under.me which she started in 2011.
Her net worth is estimated to be at 25 million dollars.
Bar Refaeli has come under the scanner for getting married at the age of 18 in order to avoid the Israeli rule of mandatory army service. Although she has spoken in support of enlisting, this is something that is splashed in the media quite often.
Another controversy that surrounds her is the charges of tax fraud against her and her family where it is claimed that they lied about her income of approximately 3 million USD, from the year 2009 to 2012 to not pay taxes.
Bar Refaeli was born on the 4th of June 1985 to Tzipora (Tzipi) Levine Refaeli and Rafael (Rafi) Refaeli in Israel’s city of Hod HaSharon. Her mother was a model and her father owned a ranch.
She has one older half-brother Neil Levine and two younger brothers Dor Refaeli and On Refaeli. She got married to a family friend, Arik Weinstein, when she was 18 years old, in the year 2003, and the couple was divorced two years later.
After her separation, Bar was in a relationship with Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio from November 2005 to June 2009.
Although there were speculations about the romance rekindling, the couple had decided to remain ‘just friends’.
Following this break-up, she was rumored to be dating musician-actor Ran Danker, before she got married to Adi Ezra, an Israeli businessman on the 24th of September 2015.
The much in love pair have had three children together: a daughter Liv, born in August 2016, another daughter Elle, born in October 2017, and their youngest, a son, David, born in January 2020.
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