Everything you need to know about Emily Ratajkowski
You might recognise her as the topless model from the controversial ‘Blurred Lines’ music video but who is the real Emily Ratajkowski? Read on to find out more about the beautiful brunette...
She’s also an actress
The 22-year-old recently scored her first big screen gig, landing the role of Andie in the upcoming thriller, ‘Gone Girl.’ Starring as Ben Affleck’s mistress, she’ll no doubt be scoring some serious screen time with the Oscar winner, so lucky she isn’t a total newbie to the acting world! Emily previously appeared on two episodes of Nickelodeon's ‘iCarly’ and had a small blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in TV show ‘New Girl’ as well as the 2005 film ‘A Year and a Day.’
She’s been modelling for 8 years
Scouted at the ripe young age of 14, Emily signed to Ford Models and worked as a fashion model while she completed high school. According to RollingStone, when people first accused her of having breast implants, she tweeted a photo of herself in a bikini to end the speculation.
She went to university
After graduating high school, Emily attended UCLA for a year as a fine arts major before deciding to pursue a career in modelling full-time.
She had a nomad childhood
Don’t let the Polish last name fool you, she’s a London-born lass. Although raised in California, she spent quite a bit of her childhood travelling through Europe, especially Ireland and Spain. “I was born in London, but I grew up in San Diego, and now live in New York,” she revealed in an interview with Into The Gloss. “Growing up, my family spent every summer in Majorca and Ireland.”
She initially turned down the ‘Blurred Lines’ role
While she played a starring role in Maroon 5's ‘Love Somebody’ music video, it was her nude role in Robin Thicke's ‘Blurred Lines’ video that catapulted her to fame – and believe it or not, she almost turned it down!
"It was naked girls dancing around, and we didn't know what it would actually turn out like. We turned it down, and then two days later [director] Diane Martel called my agent and was like, 'Look, just let me meet with her.' We really got along and I was like, 'You're the person in charge of this? Cool!”
She loves Michael Jackson
"I was obsessed with him," she gushed. "I'd catch the video for 'Bad' and just think it was amazing. It's so iconic."
She uses lipstick on her cheeks
In a makeup video for Into The Gloss, the model-turned-actress revealed her top beauty secret, admitting: “On my cheeks and lips I wear a berry lipstick—Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in #9. It’s super nice because you can put on a tiny, tiny little bit, and, for cheeks, it works better than powder blush.” Nothing like having two-purpose makeup!
— Leslie Yu