Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. She was a child star. She is known for her recurring role on the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Her first big model cover was in the March 2012 issue of the erotic magazine treats!, which paved the way for her in two music video features; Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody”.
Emily Ratajkowski Biography
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Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on 7th June 1991 in Westminster, London. Her parents Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David “J.D.” Ratajkowski are both teachers. She was raised in Encinitas near San Diego, California. She has English, Irish, and German ancestry.
She was cast in some local theater productions as a child and teenager. At a young age, Ratajkowski was exposed to female nude figures in photography and art such as her father’s work and the photography of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, which prepared Ratajkowski for nude work. She also became influenced by the work of third-wave feminism such as The Beauty Myth and Promiscuities by Naomi Wolf.
She studied at the San Dieguito Academy, in Encinitas, while modeling and acting in Los Angeles. Ratajkowski then attended UCLA for a year before dropping out to focus on her modeling career.
Emily Ratajkowski Career
She signed with Ford Models when she was 14 years old and went on to feature on the teen print catalog modeling for Kohl’s and Nordstrom. Months later Ratajkowski started auditioning for Disney and iCarly role but she was often got minor roles did not materialize. After two nondescript film roles, she was cast as Gibby’s girlfriend, Tasha, in two episodes of the third season of Nickelodeon’s iCarly.
After she did campaigns and editorials with photographer Tony Duran, she started shooting fashion editorials and posed for many early issues of the artistic erotica magazine treats!, which included the cover of its third issue, in March 2012, that is credited for bringing her the two unsolicited, high-profile, music video roles.
Ratajkowski also featured in commercials for Nikon and Carl’s Jr., She then did nude and clothed art modeling for magazines such as the May 2012 shoot with Jonathan Leder, and the work for Frederick’s of Hollywood. Ratajkowski also worked with photographer Tony Kelly for the March 2013 GQ Turkey cover and the music video Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.
The music video gave Ratajkowski her notoriety as a sex symbol. In October 2013, she was named by Esquire magazine “Woman of the Year”, and in December, Rolling Stone magazine listed her among its twenty hottest sex symbols. Months later Sports Illustrated magazine named her as one of twelve 50th anniversary swimsuit issue rookies. In April 2014, FHM ranked her the fourth sexiest woman in the world. Maxim magazine also included Ratajkowski at number 62 on its 2014 Hot 100 list. AskMen ranked her the third most desirable woman of 2014.
After that, she was featured on several magazines and became the face of many brands. In September 2017, Ratajkowski walked the Milan Fashion Week runway for Bottega Veneta.
In November 2021 a collection of essays by Ratajkowski with title My Body was published. In October 2022, Ratajkowski partnered with Sony Music Entertainment to launch a podcast entitled “High Low with EmRata”
Emily Ratajkowski Movies and TV Shows
Listed below are the movies and television series Ratajkowski has appeared in;
2004: Andrew’s Alteration
2005: A Year and a Day
2014: Gone Girl
2015: We Are Your Friend
2015: The Spoils Before Dying
2018: I Feel Pretty
2018: In Darkness
2018: Welcome Home
2018: The American Meme
2019: Lying and Stealing
Ratajkowski also appeared in 4 music videos; Fast Car by Taio Cru, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, Love Somebody, Maroon 5 and Inseparable Dima Bilan.
Ratajkowski was romantically involved with singer Jeff Magid in 2014, however the relationship ended in 2018.
On 23rd February 2018, Ratajkowski told her fans via Instagram that she had married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, her boyfriend for a few weeks in a New York City courthouse wedding. On 8th March 2021, Ratajkowski and McClard welcomed their son
In July 2022, the couple separated and finally, in September, she filed for divorce.
Emily Ratajkowski Net Worth
Emily Ratajkwoski’s net worth as of 2022 is $8 million.