Born In: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Emily Ratajkowski is an American model-cum-actress who has gained iconic status due to her sex-appeal and fashion sense. Born with a dream to make it as an actor, Ratajkowski soon followed her passion. After a couple of roles as a child artist, she switched to modelling during her growing up years, and has been a sought after face ever since. What gave Ratajkowski an edge over other models was her openness to everything, even nudity. Her uninhibited attitude stems from her numerous visits to nude beaches of Europe as a child that left a profound impact on her young mind. Her appearance on the cover of an erotic magazine, in 2012, was instrumental in her bagging a role in the record-breaking music video, ‘Blurred Lines’. Interestingly, Ratajkowski had earlier rejected the offer and only after much persuasion, she agreed to do it. The video proved to be a breakthrough for her career and made her an overnight sensation. What followed was numerous photoshoots, runway success, top rankings in beauty and fashion lists, making it to the covers of the world’s top magazines, and even big screen appearances—which was her ‘prized’ dream all along. Meanwhile, her bold look and fashion sense garnered her lots of followers—both on and off the social media. Ratajowski has appeared in many films, including ‘Entourage', ‘We Are Your Friends', ‘I Feel Pretty' and so on; and there are many more in the loop, awaiting releases.
Also Known As: Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski
Spouse/Ex-: Sebastian Bear-McClard (m. 2018)
father: John David Ratajkowski
mother: Kathleen Balgley
children: Sylvester Apollo Bear
Born Country: England
Ancestry: Polish American, German American, Irish American
City: Westminster, England
education: University Of California, Los Angeles
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Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991, in Westminster, London, to Kathleen Balgley and John David. She was the only child of the couple. While her mother was a professor of English, her father was a painter and art teacher.
At the age of fourteen, Ratajkowski signed a deal with a talent agency. She also signed an agreement with Ford and did a teen print catalogue modelling for Kohl's and Nordstrom. She took up several minor un-credited roles in television and film projects.
Ratajkowski’s popularity went two-folds in 2013, after she featured in Pharrell Williams’s video, ‘Blurred Lines’. Though the video got into a controversy and was labelled sexist and misogynistic by some, she believed that it did not objectify her or any other women, and instead talked about female power and sexual freedom.
After a splendid success in 2016, Ratajkowski began 2017, with a cover shot for Vogue España in February, and followed it with cover appearances on InStyle, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar in months to follow. She modelled for the French fashion brand, The Kooples’, and even designed a 38-piece bag collection for them.
In December 2014, Us Weekly confirmed that she was dating musician Jeff Magid. However, this relationship too did not last long, and the two moved apart in early 2018.
On February 23, 2018, Ratajkowski, through her Instagram account, announced that she married actor-producer, Sebastian Bear-McClard, her boyfriend of a few weeks, in a courthouse wedding. They welcomed their first child together, Sylvester Apollo Bear, on March 8, 2021. In 2022, the couple got divorced. Towards the end of 2022, she started dating comedian Pete Davidson.
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