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Emily Ratajkowski

Model, Entrepreneur & Activist

Her multi-hyphenate experience has cemented her influence across culture and made her one of fashion’s most compelling faces.

Biography

Model, influencer, entrepreneur, actor and New York Times bestselling author Emily Ratajkowski has spent a decade as one of fashion’s most talked about faces.

In 2015, Ratajkowski made her professional runway debut for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week, and has since walked for brands including Miu Miu, Tory Burch , Versace and Savage X Fenty. Footwear brand Superga also named Ratajkowski its global ambassador, including a collaboration in which she created her own shoes with the brand. In January 2023, Ratajkowski was named the new face of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb.

Born in London and raised in California, Ratajkowski first began modelling in 2012, but stepped into the spotlight after appearing in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for “Blurred Lines.” In her 2021 collection of essays, “My Body,” Ratajkowski addresses the tension between empowerment and objectification she’s faced in her career, including criticism of the “Blurred Lines” video. 

Alongside her writing and modelling, Ratajkowski has held roles in films including “Gone Girl” and the television series “Entourage.” She founded beachwear brand Inamorata and created and hosts the podcast series “High Low with Emrata."

Vital Statistics

Born
6 July 1991
Nationality

United Kingdom/ United States

Location
United States
Member since
2023

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