Famous Israeli Models

Find out more about the greatest Israeli Models, including Gal Gadot, Bar Refaeli, Yael Grobglas, Ayelet Zurer and Moran Atias.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Bar Refaeli
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hod Hasharon, Israel
One of the highest-paid Israeli models, Bar Refaeli topped Maxim’s Hot 100 in 2012 and has worked for GQ and Elle. She has also hosted Germany's Next Top Model, The X Factor Israel, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She faced criticism for avoiding Israel’s mandatory military service recruitment.

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Odeya Rush
(Actress & Model)

Odeya Rush
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Birthdate: May 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Odeya Rush is an Israeli model and actress best known for playing lead roles in American films like The Giver, The Bachelors, and Let It Snow. In 2016, Rush was honored at the Young Artist Awards with the Best Performance in a Feature Film award. In 2017, she received the Awards Circuit Community Award for her performance in Lady Bird.

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Ayelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

Ayelet Zurer
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Birthdate: June 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

Ayelet Zurer is an Israeli actress best known for playing the female lead in the American mystery thriller film Angels & Demons. A celebrated actress in Israel, Zurer has won many prestigious awards, such as the Israeli Film Academy Award and Israeli Television Academy Awards. In 2003, she was honored with the Best Actress award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Bar Paly
(Actor, Film actor, Model)

Bar Paly
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Birthdate: April 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ural

Bar Paly is an actress and model best known for her role in the crime drama TV series NCIS: Los Angeles. She was born in the Soviet Union and moved to Israel as a child. She later immigrated to USA, where she entered the entertainment industry. She started out as a model and then began acting as well.   

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Moran Atias
(She gained fame in the Italian films Gas, Oggi sposi, and Mother of Tears)

Moran Atias
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Birthdate: April 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Moran Atias is an Israeli-American actress and model who has appeared in numerous Italian films. She began acting as a teenager and then took up modeling as well. After a successful stint as a model, she once again turned to acting and appeared in TV shows and films across USA, Italy, and Israel. She is also engaged in humanitarian work.  

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Esti Ginzburg
(Actor, Model, Television presenter)

Esti Ginzburg
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Birthdate: March 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

Esti Ginzburg is an Israeli model, television host, and actress. One of the most popular faces in Israel, Ginzburg has taken part in international campaigns, modeling for fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger and FCUK. Ginzburg was also featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three consecutive years starting from 2009. Also a philanthropist, Ginzburg works with the Hayim Association.

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Daliah Lavi
(Actress)

Daliah Lavi
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Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shavei Tzion, Israel
Died: May 3, 2017

Daliah Lavi was an Israeli actress, model, and singer. Throughout her career, Lavi played important roles in several European and American productions. As she was fluent in many languages, she acted in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French-language films. Thanks to her impressive physique, she was also popular for playing a femme fatale in many films.

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Angel Bonanni
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Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Angel Bonanni is an Israeli model and actor. He is known for playing important roles in popular American TV series like Absentia and Condor. One of the most popular models in Israel, Bonanni has appeared in fashion campaigns for major designers like Donna Karan and Jean Paul Gaultier. He has also appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar.

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Linor Abargil
(Actress, Model and Beauty queen who won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998)

Linor Abargil
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Birthdate: February 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Netanya, Israel

Linor Abargil is an Israeli lawyer, model, actress, and beauty queen. In 1998, Abargil won the Miss World pageant. She won the contest shortly after being raped and has since become a global advocate against sexual violence. Linor Abargil is also credited with launching a fashion label named LYA, which aims at serving the needs of religious women.

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Eliad Cohen
(Actor, Model, and the co-founder of Gay-ville)

Eliad Cohen
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Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

Eliad Cohen is an Israeli producer, actor, and model. After completing his mandatory army service, he began modeling and found considerable success. He then starred in several music videos, gaining further fame. He is openly gay and founded Gay-ville, a gay-friendly vacation rental service. He is one of the most popular homosexual Israeli celebrities. 

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Michaela Bercu
(Model who is first Israeli woman to be featured on the cover of American Vogue)

Michaela Bercu
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Birthdate: February 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Michaela Bercu is an Israeli actress and model. In 1988, Bercu became the first Israeli woman to appear on the cover page of American Vogue. She then went on to be featured on several other publications like Swedish Elle, Australian Vogue, L'Officiel, and Cosmopolitan. Michaela Bercu has also appeared in advertising campaigns for brands like L'Oreal, Bloomingdales, and Revlon.

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Gila Golan
(Model)

Gila Golan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Gila Golan is an Israeli former model and actress. Born in Poland during World War II, she was adopted by a Catholic family. She was studying to be a teacher when a chance encounter with a photographer led to a modeling career. She soon started acting in films as well. After retiring from acting, she opened an investment business. 

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Hila Elmalich
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Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiberias, Israel
Died: November 14, 2007

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Avigail Alfatov
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Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants in Israel, Avigail Alfatov has donned many hats already. Apart from being an Israeli fencing champion, she is also a beauty queen and has represented Israel in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. She has also briefly served the Israeli Air Force.

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Max Rhyser
(Model)

Max Rhyser
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Birthdate: July 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Born to an American-Israeli mother and a Danish father in the Netherlands, Max Rhyser grew up in places such as France and Denmark. He began a career in commercials and theater during her teens. He has also been part of movies such as Homeland and the web series In Between Men.

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Daniella Pick
(Singer, Model)

Daniella Pick
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Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ramat HaSharon