Emily Ratajkowski Wikipedia

Emily Ratajkowski
BornEmily O'Hara Ratajkowski

(1991-06-07) June 7, 1991 (age 23)

Westminster, London, England
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2004–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m)
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourBrown
Measurements32C-24-34 (US)
Dress size2 (US), 6 (UK)
Shoe size8.5
ManagerFord Models
Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski (/ˌrɑːtaɪˈkoʊski/, born June 7, 1991) is a British-born American model and actress. She rose to prominence after her appearance in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video.


    Early life and education

    Ratajkowski was born in the London borough of Westminster, to American parents. Her mother, Kathleen (Balgley), is a professor of English and a writer, whom Ratajkowski has described as a "feminist and intellectual". Her father, John David "J. D." Ratajkowski, is a painter and art teacher. Her father is of Polish and Irish descent; and her mother is the daughter of a Polish Jewish immigrant father and a mother of Irish and German origin. Her father was raised Catholic; her mother was raised Jewish and teaches at the San Diego Jewish Academy.

    Ratajkowski was raised in Encinitas, California. She lived in and travelled to many parts of Europe at a young age and spent much of her childhood in Bantry in Ireland, and Mallorca. Ratajkowski was signed by Ford Models at age 14. She continued to attend high school in San Diego at San Dieguito Academy, while she modelled and acted in Los Angeles. She attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for one year, then decided to pursue her career in modelling full-time.


    Ratajkowski was signed by Ford Models at age 14 but finished high school and went to college for one year. She worked for Forever 21 and Nordstrom, but became recognized as a fashion model after shooting several campaigns and editorials with photographer Tony Duran.

    As an actress, her most notable role was "Tasha" in Nickelodeon's iCarly from 2009 to 2010. She is scheduled to star in David Fincher's upcoming film Gone Girl.

    External video
    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Commerical "BBQ's Best Pair" posted February 19, 2013
    "Blurred Lines" posted March 20, 2013
    "Love Somebody" posted May 21, 2013
    She began shooting more fashion editorials and appeared nude on the cover of Treats! Magazine, which she credits for bringing her the two high-profile music video gigs, which she did not audition for. She has worked with photographers such as Tony Kelly, with whom she shot the cover of GQ Turkey. She featured in a Carl's Jr. commercial, with Sara Jean Underwood, in August 2012. She also appeared on the cover of Carine Roitfeld's magazine CR Fashion Book shot by Bruce Weber in September 2013. In February 2014 she was one of the 12 new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie swimsuit models. She was ranked as Rookie no. 3 for Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit 2014.

    "Blurred Lines" performance

    In 2013, she appeared in two music videos: Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody". She rose to prominence for her controversial performance in "Blurred Lines", which featured her dancing topless. YouTube banned the explicit version of the video for violating its Community Guidelines due to its sexually explicit nature but reinstated it in July 2013.

    When asked by Esquire about her thoughts on whether she thought the video was sexist, she replied that she did not think it was. In a separate interview, she said, "I think there's different kinds of nudity, and there's different kinds of sexiness, and obviously it's hard to distinguish those things. I think that the video was tasteful, beautiful, and there's nothing offensive about it." Additionally she said that she interpreted the video about "these ladies being silly and a little sarcastic".

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