HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 11: Emily Ratajkowski attends the premiere of A24's "Uncut Gems" at The Dome at ArcLight Hollywood on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)


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Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski (/ˌrætəˈkaʊski/, Polish: [ratajˈkɔfskʲi]; born June 7, 1991) is an American model and actress. Born in London and raised in San Diego, Ratajkowski first appeared on the cover of the March 2012 issue of the erotic magazine treats!, which led to her being asked to appear in two music videos – “Blurred Lines” (the number-one song of the year in several countries) and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody”. She appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Ratajkowski made her professional runway modeling debut for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week in 2015 and has since walked on the Paris Fashion Week runway for Miu Miu and Milan Fashion Week for Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. She appeared in a Buick Super Bowl commercial during Super Bowl 50. She has become the spokesperson for brands such as DKNY, The Frye Company, Kerastase, Paco Rabanne and DL1961.

Ratajkowski began acting as a child in San Diego before she gained a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series iCarly (2009–2010). Her feature film debut was as the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character in the 2014 film Gone Girl. Ratajkowski’s other roles have included the films Entourage (2015), We Are Your Friends (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018) and Welcome Home (2018), as well as the miniseries The Spoils Before Dying (2015) and the anthology series Easy (2016).

Ratajkowski is an advocate for women’s health issues as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood. As a self-identified feminist, she has received both support and criticism for her views on sexual expression.


In July 2017 after modelling for the French fashion brand The Kooples’s Fall 2017 collection, Ratajkowski was enlisted to design a 38-piece bag collection for the company. The initial version of the collection, named Emily By The Kooples, comes in 6 colors and features a leather carryall bag, The Emily Bag. The bags are Italian-made and represent The Kooples’ first foray into bags. Later that month she was announced as the feature of cover stories in the August issues of Allure and British Glamour as well as a nude Patrick Demarchelier photospread for Love magazine.

Ratajkowski played Jessica Weintraub, the female lead opposite Spencer Boldman in the film Cruise, which was written and directed by Robert Siegel. She was hired as part of the cast of the film In Darkness, alongside Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein, and Stacy Martin. Ratajkowski had a role opposite Aaron Paul in Welcome Home. On September 23, she walked the Milan Fashion Week runway for Bottega Veneta. Later that month, Ratajkowski revealed that she was working with a dialogue coach to learn the French and Italian languages for Lying and Stealing. On November 1, Tyga posted an unofficial 60-second video teaser for “Tequilla Kisses”, which featured Ratajkowski. As a result, Ratajkowski was noted as the starring performer in Tyga’s “Tequilla Kisses” bonus track music video. However, on November 4, Tyga removed the full video from various points of internet access including his own Instagram account, following complaints from Ratajkowski that the video was from a lookbook Ratajkowski did with Phillip Lopez in 2013. On November 9, Harper’s Bazaar UK published a story about Ratajkowski’s impending release of her own swimwear brand after Emrata Holdings LLC acquired the trademark to Inamorata in August and she left a trail of breadcrumbs on social media. Ratajkowski retweeted the story. The bathing suit line, Inamorata, went live on November 16, 2017 with three bikini separates and three one-pieces.

Ratajkowski co-starred alongside Amy Schumer in the 2018 comedy film I Feel Pretty. Her role, which was described as “pivotal” by USA Today critic Bryan Alexander, included ad libbed improvisational comedy. On March 29, 2018, was cast as a series regular in the NBC pilot Bright Futures. The yet unaired pilot was compared to Friends and How I Met Your Mother. The show was not included in NBC’s 2018–19 schedule. She was featured on the cover of the June 2018 issue of Marie Claire. She designed the mythology-themed “EmRata x Spinelli Kilcollin” jewelry collection with Spinelli Kilcollin that launched at Barneys New York on May 30, 2018, with prices starting at $6,000.

On September 21, 2018, Ratajkowski walked the Milan Fashion Week runway for Versace. That same weekend, she walked fashion week for Dolce & Gabbana.

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