• Emily Ratajkowski is a model and actress with a net worth of over $500,000.
• She has British, Polish, Jewish, German and Irish descent.
• She gained popularity from appearing in the music video “Blurred Lines”.
• She has expressed her views on feminism and sexuality in many high profile magazines.
• She is married to actor Sebastian Bear-McClard and has endorsed Bernie Sanders.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1991
FactHer father is a painter and art teacher. Her mother is a writer and a professor of English, and teaches at the San Diego Jewish Academy.

Who is Emily Ratajkowski?

Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on 7 June 1991, in Westminster, London, England, but to American parents, and is a model and actress, best known for appearing in the music video “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. She’s also been involved with other music videos, and in films such as 2014’s “Gone Girl”.

The Wealth of Emily Ratajkowski

How rich is Emily Ratajkowski? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in modelling and acting. She’s appeared on numerous catwalks for such high profile brands as Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, and DKNY. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Emily is of mixed Polish, Jewish, German and Irish descent. Her mother, Kathleen Balgley was a professor, while her father, John David Ratajkowski, was an artist as well as an art teacher. Her parents were unmarried, and the family lived in West Kensington and Bloomsbury before moving to San Diego, California when Emily was five years old. They had a small house in Encinitas near the ocean.

She travelled to various areas of Europe when growing-up, and spent most of her summers in Ireland. She became very interested in acting as a child, and would often stage shows for her family. Her first formal role was in an adaptation of “The Little Match Girl”, but she also tried her hand in ballet as well as soccer. She was exposed to many nude beaches during her youth, which would later form her comfort with working nude. While acting, she was encouraged to try modelling too, and so signed with Ford Models.

Career Breakthrough

At the age of 14, Ratajkowski started working with Ford, and did various teen modelling projects. The following year, she started auditioning for Disney and a role with “iCarly”, however, she has mentioned that she was often cast in limited roles. She was then discouraged from trying to pursue more acting work until she could be more selective. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a year before deciding to work as a model full time. She appeared in more editorial work, and also posed for the erotica magazine “treats!”.

She would appear in commercials for Nikon and Carl’s Jr., before posing nude, as well as in clothed art modeling for magazines. In 2013, she appeared in the music video “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams which would increase her popularity, and then in the Maroon 5 music video “Love Somebody”. It was because of Ratajkowski posing for “treats!” that led her to become a part of the “Blurred Lines” music video; the song would become highly popular in numerous countries.

Later Work

Emily gained popularity as a sex symbol, and appeared in numerous high profile magazines such as “Rolling Stone”, “FHM”, and “Maxim”. Her popularity also led her to appear in supporting roles in high profile films, one of the most notable being in the film “Gone Girl” as the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character. She then appeared in the 2015 film “Entourage”, with her performance receiving mixed reviews. She eventually had her first leading role in “We Are Your Friends”, opposite Zac Efron, a performance which also received mixed reviews. Meantime, she has continued to do modelling work up to the present time.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Emily was in a relationship with creative director Andrew Dryden, but which ended in 2014. A few months later, she became one of the victims of stolen nude iCloud photographs procured through hacking. She later started dating musician Jeff Magid, but their relationship became estranged after a few months. A relationship with actor Sebastian Bear-McClard was next, but they married in a surprise courthouse wedding after just a few weeks together, in early 2018.

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Emily is known for supporting Planned Parenthood, due to their role in women’s health, though her involvement with the group has led her to criticisms from the National Right to Life Committee. She mentioned in an interview that she enjoys freedom of sexual expression, while still remaining a feminist; she has expressed frustration on how women can’t be a feminist and a sex symbol at the same time. She also enjoys expressions of the body, ranging from ballet to pornography. Her points of view regarding feminism and sexuality has been tackled by numerous high profile magazines such as “GQ” and “Harper’s Bazaar”. She also spoke at a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016, to endorse his presidential campaign.

General Info

Full NameEmily Ratajkowski
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1991
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, San Dieguito Academy


ParentsJohn David "J. D." Ratajkowski, Kathleen Balgley


MoviesWe Are Your Friends, Gone Girl

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1When I was a little girl, I loved theater a lot and I was always playing and making my own worlds.
2I grew up eating street tacos and burritos on the beach, so I like people who can eat and aren't afraid to show it.
3I think everyone has their awkward phases. Growing up isn't easy for everyone. I definitely had my awkward moments.
4I think I had really good parents. I got really lucky. They said, 'You're a woman; enjoy yourself and believe that you can do things.'
5I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours, and coming home covered in dirt.
6I started modeling when I was - not older, but not 12. I have a mom who's a feminist - she's an English professor, an intellectual. She really gave me the equipment to understand that you can celebrate yourself without putting yourself down or needing to apologize for the way you look. I think that attitude is really crucial for a model.
7I'm a big fan of the Irish accent. After a couple of drinks, I start to get a bit of an Irish lilt, too.
8I absolutely love Ireland. It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.
9I'm more of a Smithwick's or Bulmer's girl than a pint of Guinness.
10I was real into theater, and then I tried soccer, acting and ballet. Both my parents didn't want a child-star model, so I didn't get into modeling until I was 14.
11I'm a complete foodie, but I'm a terrible cook. If a guy can get me in the kitchen and we actually have fun cooking, that's amazing.
12Nudity isn't something people should take offense to.
13The attention from the fashion world is something that I didn't expect. I've shot with Bruce Weber and met Karl Lagerfeld. Having that kind of attention is really exciting.
14Because of my name and my look, it's sometimes: 'Wow, I expected broken English or a British accent.'


1Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States, she has said if she hypothetically ran for president her platform would also be redistributing wealth in America.
2She has no siblings.
3Went to San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, California.
4Ranked #62 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
5Her father is a painter and art teacher. Her mother is a writer and a professor of English, and teaches at the San Diego Jewish Academy.
6Emily's paternal grandfather, Joseph T. Ratajkowski, was born in Illinois, to Polish parents, Joseph D. Ratajkowski and Clementine Tanski. Emily's paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Hays, was from West Virginia, and had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Emily's maternal grandfather, Ely D. Balgley, was a Polish Jewish immigrant, and Emily's maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine O'Hara, was of Irish and German descent.
7Model and actress.




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In Darkness2017/Ipost-production
Easy2016TV SeriesAlison Lizowska
We Are Your Friends2015Sophie
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesAgent Day
Entourage2015Emily Ratajkowski
Gone Girl2014Andie Fitzgerald
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines2013Video shortModel
iCarly2009-2010TV SeriesTasha
A Year and a Day2005Girl
Andrew's Alteration2004ShortYoung Girl


Project Runway2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
73 Questions2015TV Series documentary shortHerself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Gone Girl
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2015 MTV Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Fall Out Boy & Fetty Wap
The Wright Stuff2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHerself
Guys Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Hot Girls Wanted2015DocumentaryHerself


Won Awards

2013Capri Rising StarCapri, Hollywood

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