Emily Ratajkowski - is a British-born American model and actress.
Ratajkowski was born in the London borough of Westminster, the daughter of American parents.
Her father is of Polish and Irish descent, and her mother is of Polish Jewish and Irish-German descent.
Ratajkowski was raised in Encinitas, California. She lived in and travelled to many parts of Europe at a young age and spent much of her childhood in Bantry in Ireland, and Mallorca.
Ratajkowski was signed by Ford Models at age 14. She continued to attend high school in San Diego at San Dieguito Academy, while she modelled and acted in Los Angeles. She attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for one year, then decided to pursue her career in modelling full-time.
In 2013, she appeared in two music videos: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"
and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody".
Maroon 5 - Love Somebody
She rose to prominence for her controversial performance in "Blurred Lines", which featured her dancing topless. YouTube banned the explicit version of the video for violating its Community Guidelines due to its sexually explicit nature but reinstated it in July 2013. she said, "I think there's different kinds of nudity, and there's different kinds of sexiness, and obviously it's hard to distinguish those things. I think that the video was tasteful, beautiful, and there's nothing offensive about it".