Emily Ratajkowski, a Polish-American supermodel, has become a sensation since she suddenly stepped into the limelight in 2012. As a result, her fan base has grown considerably, and many have often wondered about her background, especially her parents – their professions, religious inclinations, nationality and other details about her.
Below are all the facts you need to know about the model and her family.
Who Is Emily Ratajkowski?
From the name you can already guess that she is Polish and you are right. Emily is a Polish-American international supermodel and actress. Although she has been in the business since 2004, she only became prominent in 2012 after posing nude on the cover of the famous subscription-based erotic and art magazine Treats!
Since then she has gone from one major modeling assignment to the next for Emily Ratajkowski. She was first invited to play alongside singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. in the 2013 music video for “Blurred Lines”. She appeared topless in the video, which many people today consider to be one of the reasons why the music video has reached number 1 in the music charts in 25 countries.
Emily’s fame with the music video for “Blurred Lines” was accordingly great. Since then, it has built on the popularity it enjoys today and its impact has become increasingly noticeable.
What We Know About Emily’s Parents
The model was born as Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski on 7 June 1991 in Westminster, London. Her mother Kathleen Anne Balgley is a college professor who taught in English at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). As a Fulbright Scholar, Emily’s mother also taught American literature at an unidentified college in her native Poland. Kathleen holds a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. As for religious education, Emily’s mother Kathleen was raised as a Jew.
Speaking of Emily Ratajkowski’s father, his name is John David Ratajkowski. Popularly known by his initials “J.D.”, John is a painter and art teacher by profession. Although he was raised Roman Catholic, J.D. found love for the Jewish woman Kathleen while both were tutors at San Dieguito High School Academy (formerly San Dieguito Union High School) in Encinitas, California. Their romance began, and eventually, they got married. Emily is their only child, and she was born before the couple legally married.
Facts About Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard sometime in February 2018 in a secret wedding in New York City. For many it was a surprise because the model was dating musician Jeff Magid, not long before Emily’s wedding was published on Instagram. No photos of the wedding were shared, and it was to happen months later before Emily showed her engagement ring with two large diamonds on Instagram. So far, we have no report of the union that has not produced a child.
Emily Ratajkowski has studied the modeling industry in the USA, Great Britain, France, and Spain. Her business in the USA is managed by the highly respected New York modeling agency DNA Model Management, while her international business is managed by VIVA Model Management. Through her managers, Emily has signed very high profile modeling contracts with such well-known brands as DKNY, Sports Illustrated, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and others. She has also appeared on the catwalks of high profile fashion events such as New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week. At the Super Bowl 50 in 2015, she appeared in an official commercial for Buick, a subsidiary of carmaker General Motors.
One cannot talk about who Emily Ratajkowski is without mentioning her heroic deeds in the field of acting. Actually, she started acting as a child and even went so far that she appeared in the Nickelodeon series iCarly. But only after the unmasking by “Blurred Lines” the supermodel got further roles both on TV and in feature films. As a result, she has since been involved in projects such as Gone Girl (2014), Entourage (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018). Although she cannot concentrate on acting in her modeling jobs, she managed to play a leading role in the film We Are Your Friends (2015).
She Is Also An Entrepreneur
Emily Ratajkowski introduced a swimwear brand called “Inamorata” in 2017. The clothing line, which has its website at Inamorataswim.com, offers items such as bikinis, button-ups, tops, bottoms, bodies, and dresses of all types and colors at prices ranging from $45 to $160 per item.