Rumors & Controversy
Israeli tax authorities in Tel Aviv detained Bar and her mother overnight for questioning related to potential tax evasion on 16 December 2015. Refaeli is accused of failing to pay income tax on two vehicles which created controversy.
After that, she is accused of evading taxes by disguising her Israeli residency by renting a luxury apartment in Tel Aviv through relatives.
Bar Refaeli was born on 4 June 1985, in Olesh, Israel. Her birth sign Gemini. She is the daughter of Rafael Refaeli (father) and Tzipi Levine (mother). Her mother was a successful model in the 1970s and her grandparents were Jewish from Israel, but they were originally from Italy, Poland, and Lithuania.
She holds an Israeli nationality and belongs to Sephardi Jews, and Ashkenazi Jewish ethical background. Likewise, her parents were both born in Israel. She became a model and featured in commercial ads when she was just an infant because of her mother’s contacts.
Then she stopped modeling due to her braces. After that, when she became 15 years old, she again started continuing and she became ‘Model of the Year’ in the Israeli beauty pageant in 2000.
Bar Refaeli began modeling at the age of eight months. First, she appeared as a model in small commercials. An Israeli beauty pageant awarded Refaeli “Model of the Year” award in 2000. Later on, she played prominently in the campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel.
Also, she appeared in editorials for French, American, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian Elle. In addition, she has appeared in several magazines like Spanish Vogue, British, Russian, Australian, and Vietnamese Harper’s Bazaar.
In 2009, she modeled for Garnier International. After that, in 2009 she received the World Style Award presented by the Women’s World Awards. Also, she appeared as the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue which she had debuted in the year 2007. Maxim magazine voted Refaeli No. 1 in Hot 100 list of 2012. Moreover, she is the host of The X Factor Israel from 2013.
In 2011, Bar starred in the American-Israeli film, Session. After that, she set up an E-commerce company called Under.me in 2011. Also, Ask men voted her 51 on Top 99 ‘most desirable’ women of 2012 list.
Bar Refaeli Body Measurement
Refaeli stands at a height of 5 Feet 8.5 Inches (1.74 m) tall. Her weight is around 58 kg. Her body measurement is 35-24-35 with her bra size is 35C. She has a pair of eyes with blue color and blonde hair color. Moreover, her dress size 6(US) and her shoe size 9 (US).