Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski (born June 7, 1991) is a British-American model and actress. Born in London to American parents, and raised primarily in California, she rose to prominence after appearing in the controversial music video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, which became the number one song of the year 2013 in several countries.
Her modeling career has progressed from retail ad work to art house erotica and high fashion. She 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: the controversial “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody”. She appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Ratajkowski made her professional runway modelling debut for Marc Jacobs at the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week in 2015 and has since walked on the Paris Fashion Week runway for Miu Miu. She was a spokesperson for Buick’s Cascada in a Super Bowl commercial during Super Bowl 50.
Ratajkowski began acting as a youth in the San Diego area before she gained a recurring role on iCarly and later roles in major films. Her feature film debut was as the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character in the 2014 film Gone Girl. Ratajkowski’s 2015 films included: Entourage, We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron (her first leading role), and The Spoils Before Dying. Currently she has several acting engagements in various stages of development.
Ratajkowski is an advocate for women’s health issues as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood (PPFA) and supports the right of women to express their sexuality.