Known for her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio perhaps more so than her Israeli heritage, Bar Rafaeli was born in Hod HaSharon, Israel in 1985. She began modeling when she was only 8 in commercials, and in 2007, she was the first Israeli model featured in Sports Illustrated. The publicity following the Sports Illustrated look propelled Bar to model for numerous agencies and companies, including a Brazilian clothing line and an Italian jewelry line. In 2009, she was the cover model for Sports Illustrated.
Bar's relationship with DiCaprio began in 2005 and occupied her personal life for the second half of the decade. A controversy developed in 2007 when it was reported Bar married at 18 and divorced her husband soon after to avoid military service. Since then, Bar has engaged in numerous philanthropy efforts.
Bar Rafaeli Videos
Hot new Rampage shoot!
Bar Rafaeli on the Web
Bar’s ultimate web resource guide.
Bar’s own website with photo and video galleries.
Fairly extensive bio focusing on her personal life and professional career.
Sports Illustrated Gallery
About two dozen thumbnails of Bar.
Bar Rafaeli on Video
2009 interview with Bar in subtitles.
Bar & Noam Interview
Bar chats with “Survivor” member Noam on the FOX set.
Sports Illustrated 2007
Bar’s first appearance in the mag.
Bar Rafaeli on the Screen
Bar was Noa Zuckerman in the 2005 Israeli drama series “Pick Up” and will return in another drama called “Session.”
As Michael Bay neared commencement on “Transformers 3,” rumors circled regarding the replacement of Megan Fox as the heroine. While some have mentioned the current It Girl, Gemma Arterton, Bar was also considered as a potential new leading lady. She was also featured in the Top 20 of Maxim’s Hot 100 list for 2010.
Bar Rafaeli Says
“Today I know that a relationship can work only if you know you can be alone and you are not afraid. Today I’m not afraid of being alone.”