Famous Born in israel
  • Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot is a famous Israeli actress and model, best known for her character of Gisele Yashar in the ˜Fast & Furious' film series. Listed at number 5 on the Shalom Life's 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world, she is an iconic figure to be reckoned with in the Jewish world of entertainment. She started off her career as a model and went on to become the country's leading model, winning the prestigious Miss Israeli pageant as well. She also represented the country at the Miss Universe crown. Following her super successful stint as a model, she tried her hand at acting. Gadot's killer looks, never-say-die military spirit and artistic determination to excel helped her become a top-rated actress. She soon found roles in prestigious Hollywood projects. She was a part of ˜Fast & Furious' film series and portrayed the role of a superwoman in the movie ˜Batman vs Superman: Dawn of the Justice'.

    Gal Gadot

  • Natalie Portman

    Golden Globe and Academy Award winning actress, Natalie Portman has proved to be one of the most versatile and talented actresses in the entertainment industry. This Israeli born, American actress has appeared in some of the most successful and critically acclaimed films. She gained recognition after she starred in the ˜Star Wars' series of films. With a degree in psychology from Harvard, Natalie Portman along with her acting career, served as a guest lecturer in Columbia University on terrorism and counter-terrorism. She has also pursued graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is well versed in Arabic, German, Japanese and French. She served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. Named one of the ˜50 Most Beautiful People' by People's Magazine, Portman is known for her trademark brown eyes, sweet voice and petite figure. Some of her well known films include, ˜Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace', ˜Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones', ˜Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith', ˜V for Vendetta', ˜Black Swan' and ˜No Strings Attached'.

    Natalie Portman

  • Hila Klein

    Hila Klein is an Israeli-American social media star, best known for her YouTube channel, which she operates along with her husband, Ethan. Her channel, ˜h3h3Productions,' has more than six million subscribers. She is also the CEO of an online clothing brand named ˜Teddy Fresh.' From October 2018, ˜Teddy Fresh' started selling its products in a physical store by joining hands with the Los Angeles based clothing shop ˜Ripndip.' Hila Klein has also produced and hosted a number of television shows, including the popular comedy talk show ˜H3 Podcast.' Some of her other major works like ˜The DJ Khaled Documentary' and ˜h3h3Productions' (TV series) display her skills as a cinematographer. In 2015, she was roped in by the makers of ˜JonTron' to work as the property master for a couple of episodes of the television series. She is also credited for producing four episodes of ˜JonTron.'

    Hila Klein

  • Bar Refaeli

    Israeli-born supermodel Bar Refaeli drew attention of the fashion world with sheer ease, through her absolutely amazing body and high-sense style statements. She was exposed to the glamour world as a young eight month-old infant, appearing in advertisements. While this was just the beginning, she went to rule the fashion industry by modeling for various luxury fashion giants, including Accessorize, Escada, Marco Bicego, Passionata, Subaru, Fox, Chanel, Gap, and Arrow. This dark honey blonde featured in international editorials and magazine covers of Glamour, Elle, Maxim, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar, but rose to popularity for her appearance as a stunning cover girl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Apart from couture runways and bikini modeling, she also tried her hand in acting in films and hosting television programs, the most famous being ˜The X Factor Israel' and ˜Million Dollar Shootingstar'. This blue-eyed goddess has been in the news very often, not just for her ad campaigns and product launches, but also for her link-ups with various high-status and distinguished men, the most prominent of them being her on-and-off romantic bonding with Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio. She is a dedicated volunteer of some social organizations, taking care of sick children and abandoned pets.

    Bar Refaeli

  • Gene Simmons

    Gene Simmons, the lead singer and co-founder of the hard rock band Kiss was born as Chaim Witz in Israel and later migrated to the U.S. He had an inherent interest in music and decided to become a rock star after watching a scintillating performance by the legendary Beatles. His mother gifted him his first guitar and he started practicing hard to achieve his goal. He has led quite an inspiring life; rising from the poverty and hardships he faced as a boy to become a successful musician, actor and entrepreneur. As a teenager he played in a garage band called Lynx and then went on to play for several other bands, but never found the success he craved for. Deciding to form his own band, he collaborated with Paul Stanley to form the rock band Wicked Lester. But again he met with disappointment as the only album they recorded was never released, and the group was disbanded. Not the ones to be disheartened, the duo recruited drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley and formed a band that would later be known as Kiss. The band was characterized by the members' flamboyant make-up and costumes as they portrayed comic book style characters on stage; Simmons's persona was ˜The Demon'. The band became one of the best known bands in the 1970's.

    Gene Simmons

  • Odeya Rush

    Israeli actress known for playing Joni Jerome in The Odd Life of Timothy Green. She portrayed Alyce in We Are What We Are, Fiona in The Giver, and Hannah in Goosebumps. In 2014, she won a Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Breakout Star. 

    Odeya Rush

  • Sharon Dubois

    Makeup artist and vlogger whose beauty tutorials have earned her more than 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. She is known to fans for her tutorials inspired by celebrities like <a title='Selena Gomez' href='/famous/selena-gomez.htm'>Selena Gomez</a> and <a title='Demi Lovato' href='/famous/demi-lovato.htm'>Demi Lovato</a>.

    Sharon Dubois

  • Mohamed Hadid

    Real estate developer for luxury hotels, who is also known for his appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as the ex-husband of Housewives star <a title='Yolanda Foster' href='/famous/yolanda-foster.htm'>Yolanda Foster</a>. He has also made appearances on the Shahs of Sunset.

    Mohamed Hadid

  • Tally Koren

    Producer and songwriter known for the hit "Beauty of the Day." She received a London Fringe Award for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2011.

    Tally Koren

  • Noa Kirel

    Israeli pop singer known for songs like "Lirkod," "Rak Ata" and "Medabrim." The music video for her song "Yesh Bi Ahava" has amassed over 150,000 views on YouTube.

    Noa Kirel

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He assumed office on 31 March 2009 and also serves as a member of Knesset and Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs. A politician with a rich political history, he had served as the Prime Minister previously too, from 1996 to 1999 after which he temporarily retired from politics following his defeat to Ehud Barak. However, the fall of the Barak administration rekindled the political ambitions in him and he returned to politics, eventually becoming the Prime Minister again in 2009. A popular politician, he began his career with the Israel Defense Forces during the Six-Day War and participated in several missions including Operation Inferno, Operation Gift, and Operation Isotope. Over the course of his distinguished military career he fought in numerous wars and took part in special forces raids. Post his military career he resumed his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and eventually entered Israeli politics. He held a number of ambassadorship positions including that of being the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations before being elected to the Knesset (Israeli parliament) as a Likud member. He is also the author of several books in Hebrew and English, some of which have been translated in other languages.

    Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Inbar Lavi

    Israeli actress known for her role as Raviva on the MTV program Underemployed. She has also appeared in episodes of such popular series as CSI, The Closer, and Entourage. In 2017, she began starring in the Bravo series Imposters. 

    Inbar Lavi