About Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress.
London, England, UK
Her early life and career beginnings
Emily is the only child of American parents, school teachers, Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David Ratajkowski.
She was raised in San Diego, California, and attended San Dieguito Academy while modeling and acting. She went to UCLA for a year before dropping out to pursue her modeling career.
In Emily’s early years, Her influences were her father’s work, arts, and the photography of Helmut Newton.
Emily signed with Ford Models at the age of 14 and did print catalog modeling for Kohl’s and Nordstrom, and went ahead to appear in several campaigns and editorials. She auditioned for Disney and iCarly roles and got minor roles.
She filmed commercials for brands and did nude and clothed art modeling for magazines, and appeared in music videos for A-list musicians.
Her professional career life
Emily’s career kicked off after being cast in the Blurred Lines music video. The music video became the number one song of 2013. Due to her unsolicited role in the Blurred Lines music video, Emily gained notoriety as a sex symbol and rapidly gained prominence in the entertainment world.
She began receiving recognition from several brands, including Esquire magazine, named her Woman of the Year in 2013, Rolling Stone, Maxim, AskMen, FHM, all accorded her ranks.
Emily’s sudden rise to stardom saw her appearing on covers like on the 2013 cover of CR Fashion Book with erotic scenes, and she was topless in July 2014 American GQ cover story. After seeing her in Blurred Lines, Ben Affleck picked her to be his mistress in Gone Girl. Her acting dreams began to materialize with featuring and starring in films and television.
She became highly sought after and appeared on covers for Cosmopolitan, FHM, Grazia France, British GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle UK & Australia, Vogue Germany, Glamour, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Allure, and many international magazines.
Emily was the face of DKNY intimates in March 2017, DL1961 Jeans, and landed her first beauty campaign with Inez and Vinoodh as the ambassador for Kérastase in January 2018.
The University of Southern California granted her an Inspire Award at their inaugural ceremony also in 2018.
Emily made her runway debut for Marc Jacobs at the spring/summer 2016 New York Fashion Week finale. She walked for Bottega Venetia, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana.
And in 2018, she won the Model of the Year Award from the Daily Front Row.
In November 2021, Emily published her collection of essays titled My Body.
Emily’s personal life
Emily married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in a New York City courthouse wedding. They have a son, Sylvester.
She’s popular on Instagram with 28.6 million followers.
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