Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women (10-1)
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#5- GAL GADOT
Hometown: Rosh HaAyin, Israel
Known for: Israeli Model, Former Miss Israel, Fast & Furious
Why she's a JILF: Israeli-born Gal Gadot is best known to American audiences as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious and Fast Five. She won Miss Israel in 2004 and went on to represent Israel in the Miss Universe beauty pageant. In 2007, she participated in Maxim’s “Women of the Israeli Army”, focusing on models that served in the IDF. Gal continues to model internationally and has appeared in several Hollywood pictures including Date Night and Knight and Day. She recently appeared in the popular, yet extremely controversial, ad campaign for Castro clothing, deemed “pornographic” by members of Knesset.
#4- BAR REFAELI
Hometown: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Known for: Supermodel, Pick Up, House of Style, DiCaprio’s Ex
Why she's a JILF: Bar was born on an Israeli horse ranch. Her mother was a popular model in the 70’s, getting Bar into modeling at less than a year old. Bar required braces at a child, which put her modeling career on hold until she was 15. Luckily, since then she’s become of the world’s most recognizable faces. Bar has appeared in fashion campaigns, fashion magazine covers, music videos, TV commercials, and won various modeling and fashion awards globally. In the mid-2000’s, Bar received a lot of media attention for being in a 4-year relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. One nationalist organization in Israel even sent her a letter asking for her to not marry a non-Jew for the “future generations of Jews.” Last year, Bar and Dudi Balsar launched Undeez, a high-end online underwear company.
#3- DIANNA AGRON
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Known for: Glee, I Am Number Four, Burlesque
Why she's a JILF: Dianna was born to Jewish parents in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Before moving to California at the age of 9, she was subject to anti-Semitic bullying in school. Since moving to the west coast, Dianna has won the hearts of adorers worldwide… and attended Hebrew school and had a Bat Mitzvah. She started her acting career with guest roles on Shark, CSI: NY, Numbers, Veronica Mars, and Close to Home. Most of us know Dianna as high school cheerleader, Quinn Fabray, on Fox’s Glee alongside Lea Michele. Dianna continues to act in feature films, but has also become known for her activism for animal rights and is set to host the GLAAD Media Awards this summer. Also, look out for her in 2013’s Famous.
#2- EVA GREEN
Hometown: Paris, France
Known for: The Dreamers, Casino Royale, Kingdom of Heaven, Womb
Why she's a JILF: Eva was born to a Jewish mother and Swedish father in Paris. Although the French beauty doesn’t identify with any religion, she’s so irresistibly gorgeous that we needed to include her on the list. Eva has a twin sister who she describes as very different from herself. At the age of 14, she decided to pursue an acting career against her mother’s wishes. Eva’s mother was an actress as well, and feared that acting might be too much from her sensitive daughter. After gaining her mother’s support, Eva attended drama school in both Paris and New York, performing in several stage plays until Bernardo Bertolucci discovered her in 2002. He cast Eva in the controversial Dreamers and deemed her “so beautiful, it’s indecent.” Eva struck American audiences as a Bond girl in Casino Royale, and has since appeared in many popular Hollywood and indie pictures. Look out for her as the seductive witch, Angelique Bouchard, in Tim Burton’s upcoming Dark Shadows.
And the #1 Hottest Jewish Woman is…
#1- NERI OXMAN
Hometown: Haifa, Israel
Known for: Architect, Biologist, Designer, Engineer
Why she's a JILF: Neri is the perfect combination of intellect, social activist, innovator, and beauty. Born in Israel, Neri is currently the assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab. As an architect and designer, Neri’s group is responsible for how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to transform between the built and natural environments. Neri was named one of ICON’s most influential architects to shape the future and was selected as one of their 100 most creative people. Her work is part of MoMA’s permanent collection, and has been exhibited in Boston, France, Beijing, and New York. Neri’s work has earned many nominations and awards, and her mind continues to take the world by storm on a daily basis.
Come back tomorrow for #50-#41 on our list of the 50 Hottest Jewish Men (JILF).