Bar Refaeli Biography
Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She is the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Bar Refaeli was born in 1985 into a Jewish Israeli family in Hod HaSharon, Israel. Her parents, Tzipi and Rafael, own a horse ranch. Her mother was a successful model herself in the late 1970s, under the name Tzipi Levine. Refaeli has three younger brothers. She began a modeling career at the age of eight months, appearing in commercials. She had to wear braces in her early years, postponing her modeling. At age 15, Refaeli returned to modeling with the representation of Irene Marie Models
On March 5, 2009, Refaeli was awarded in the "World Style" category at the Women's World Awards, an event honouring women for achievements in various fields and for contributions to furthering the elimination of discrimination of women.