Born in Had HaSharon, Israel, in 1985, to Jewish parents, who own a horse ranch, Bar Refaeli is now one of the world's most famous super models.
Refaeli began her modeling career at 8 months old, but had to stop as a cild because she needed braces. At age 15 she was back modeling and has subsequently appeared in ELLE in France, Maxim, and GQ in Italy. In 2007 she debuted in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and became the first Israeli model to appear in the magazine. In 2008 Refali becaue the cover model for Hurley and for the Diddy Cologne "I am King". In 2009 Bar Refaeli hit the pinnacle of modeling, making the cover of the 2009 SI Swimsuit edition.
In her personal life Refaeli has been romantically linked to mega-star Leonardo DiCaprio since 2005.