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
. 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.
Bar Refaeli is 174 centimeters tall (5′ 8 1/2″), according to barrefaeli.co.il.
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