Born: 4 June 1985
Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Best known as: The supermodel who dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Bar Refaeli is the Israeli supermodel who was on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. A dark honey blonde with a practical blue-eyed gaze, Bar Refaeli is a rarity: a global supermodel from the Middle East. She had her first modeling job at age 8 months, according to a 2008 interview in Sports Illustrated, and began posing more seriously at age 15. By age 20 she had gone international, appearing on the covers of magazines like Elle and Cosmopolitan. She began dating actor Leonardo Dicaprio in 2006, when she was 20 and he was 31, and their on-again, off-again romance continued until 2011, when sources said they had broken up. Bar Refaeli also has modeled for Victoria's Secret. Refaeli appeared in the 2007-2010 editions of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and was chosen for the issue's cover in 2009.
Extra credit: Bar Refaeli is 174 centimeters tall (5' 8 1/2"), according to barrefaeli.co.il.
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