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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski

Famous As: Model, Actress

Who is Emily Ratajkowski?

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.

Career

At the age of 14, 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.

In 2010, Ratajkowski began a career in modelling. She posed for various artistic erotic magazines. Her bold look coupled with her rawness earned her roles in two high-profile music videos. She also appeared in a bunch of commercials during this time.

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.

‘Blurred Lines’ proved to be a breakthrough in Ratajkowski’s career. It stayed at the number one spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for twelve consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running number one song of the decade. Furthermore, it became the number one song of 2013 Music Charts in countries like Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

‘Brred Lines’lu gave Ratajkowski a sudden rush of unanticipated prominence making her a star overnight. Almost abruptly, she had turned into a sex symbol and became a permanent fixture on several highly-prized fashion magazine polls and lists. Rolling Stones, Sports Illustrated, FHM and AskMen listed her among their hottest sex symbols.

Banking on her newfound recognition, Ratajkowski soon found herself supporting roles in major films. She played the mistress of the Ben Affleck’s character in ‘Gone Girl’. Immediately after making waves for her performance in the film, she appeared as the cover model for the highly reputed, ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine.

In 2015, Ratajkowski co-starred in ‘Entourage’, playing the love interest of Vincent Chase. Her role in the film received widespread appreciation. The year also saw the release of ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ in which she played Agent Day, a role which was also favourably reviewed.

August 2015 marked her debut in a lead role for the musical drama, ‘We Are Your Friends’ opposite Zac Efron. In the film, she played the character of Sophie, a Stanford University dropout. During the film’s promotional tour to Europe and North America and its premiere in London, Ratajkowski emerged as a style icon, earning multiple best dressed citations. Her performance received mixed reviews but she was commended for her dancing skills and sex appeal.

Post the success of ‘We Are Your Friends’, Ratajkowski appeared on the covers of various magazines, including Grazia France, British GQ, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle UK and Australia. She also made her runway debut for Marc Jacobs at the spring/summer New York Fashion Week finale and for Miu Miu at the Paris Fashion Week runway.

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 2018, Ratajkowski featured alongside Amy Schumer in the comedy film, ‘I Feel Pretty’. Her role was a pivotal one, which she played to perfection.

Currently, Ratajkowski has her hands full with film projects. Her upcoming releases include ‘Cruise’ opposite Spencer Boldman, ‘In Darkness’ alongside Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein, and Stacy Martin and ‘Welcome Home’ opposite Aaron Paul. She has also been cast as a series regular in the NBC pilot ‘Bright Futures’

Timeline

June 7, 1991
Emily Ratajkowski was born in City of Westminster.

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