Bar Refaeli, Sports Illustrated cover model, model-extraordinaire, is on this list!
She’s not only full-Israeli, but has been modeling since before she was eight months old. She was born to a mother who was a successful Israeli model in the ’70s and has been modeling her entire life.
She volunteers for an organization called Ahava, which cares for pets abandoned in Northern Israel during the Israel-Lebanon conflict of 2006.
Johansson described herself as Jewish while being interviewed about her work with famous director Woody Allen: “I just adore Woody,” she said. “We have a lot in common. We’re New Yorkers, Jewish. We have a very easygoing relationship.”
She came from a Jewish family that was actually very poor, but her mom was a film buff. Scarlett has been acting since the age of 10.
Natalie Portman is the obvious top choice for this list, as not only is she one of the sexiest women in the world, but also one of the smartest actresses around. As a child, she learned to speak both Hebrew and English while attending a Jewish elementary school.
Portman has said that although she “really love[s] the States… my heart’s in Jerusalem. That’s where I feel at home.”
She was actually born in Jerusalem, Israel, herself.
Fun fact: she actually skipped the premiere of Star Ward Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(like all of us should have), to study for her high school
final exams. She then graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Psychology and has studied French, Japanese, German and Arabic.
Israeli model Esther “Esti” Ginzburg is the granddaughter of one of the men who helped plan and construct Zahala Tel Aviv. She was drafted into the IDF in 2009 and has said of her service, “Military service is part of the things I personally believe in.” She was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Kat Dennings is that hot, yet somehow accessible girl that played the badass-yet-somehow-lovable girl in the 40-year-old Virgin, The House Bunny, Big Momma’s House 2 (that’s right, we’re “counting” this one) and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Her insane, Barbie-like measurements come in at a whopping 40, 27, 34. Defying the laws of hourglasses.
Dennings is from a Jewish family and loves baby animals, manga (that’s right, nerds, MANGA… she’s so geeky that she reads BACKWARDS for comic-book love) and cheese (like most women).
Alison Brie is the daughter of a Jewish mother and actually started acting by doing onstage plays at the local Jewish Community Center in Southern California. She paid her dues by getting a B.A. in Theater from the California Institute of Arts. Before she got her big break on TV, she worked as a clown at birthday parties.
You might know her as Trudy from “Mad Men” (hell’s bells, Trudy!) or as Annie from “Community,” or as the hottest girl you’ve ever seen.
You might know her as that chick who flashed her boobs and then didn’t in that crappy movie Eurotrip
, or you might know her as the famously-hated, yet revered little sister of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer
,” but either way Michelle Trachtenberg is one of the hottest Jewish women in Hollywood.
Landing recent roles on shows like “Gossip Girl,” she continues to show us why there’s a reason to keep coming back for more and more Trachtenberg love.
Emmanuelle Chriqui as E’s girl from “Entourage”… which is pretty much where you would know her from. Her family was actually Orthodox Jewish while she was growing up in Canada. You might also know her from Don’t Mess with the Zohan
as the primary love interest or that girl from Detroit Rock City
You might know her as “Jo” from the hit CW show “Supernatural,” the spunky, awesome and “please someone get with her” monster-hunter who can kick as much ass as she has (perfect amount).
Yael Bar Zohar may not be known to many outside of her native Israel, but the Tel Aviv-native has been making heads spin in the Holy Land for some time as an actress, model, and television host. She modeled for the undergarment company Pilpel and appeared on poster ads for several companies.
Emmy Rossum, or “that ridiculously hot girl from Phantom of the Opera
“, was raised by her Jewish mother and was accepted into the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus after singing “Happy Birthday” in 12 different keys at the age of seven.
She’s gone on to star in such films as Phanton of the Opera
, The Day After Tomorrow
(along with Jake Gylenhaal and CG wolves – I mean, if they could get wolves for Look Who’s Talking Now
, they could’ve gotten them for this), Poseidon,
and Mystic River
Moran Atias is an insanely great looking, Israeli, woman. You might know her from the Israeli “Deal Or No Deal,” from horror legend Dario Argento’s The Mother of Tears, or from your fantasies.
Dianna Agron grew up Jewish in one of the nicer suburbs of San Francisco in Northern California. Originally from Georgia, you might know her from her recurring role on “Veronica Mars” or as, you know, the hot cheerleader from that insanely popular show “Glee.”
Yael Markovich was born in Haifa, Israel, but moved to the U.S. with her family when she was five years old. The model and beauty pageant queen has been crowned Miss Supranational Israel 2011, Miss International Israel 2012, and Miss Grand International Israel 2013 – the first ever.
Born into a theatrical Jewish family, the aptly named Evan Rachel Wood had a mother who was an acting coach and a father who was an actor, singer, theater director, and playwright.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aka, one of the greatest heroines in the history of fiction, aka the hottest monster-killer ever concocted, aka Sarah Michelle Gellar (who also kissed Selma Blair in that one movie for like a whole minute) was born to Jewish parents. Apparently, she’s also managed to go ahead and change her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze (because she’s married to ’90s heart-throb Freddie Prinze, Jr.).
Kate Hudson comes from a Hungarian, Jewish family and was raised in her maternal grandmother’s Jewish descent. She also, apparently, loves rabbits. Daughter of Goldie Hawn (who totally would’ve been on this list 20 years ago), she’s one of the hottest Jewish women around today. You know Kate Hudson from a barrage of movies girls have dragged you to and Almost Famous.
A now-retired American actress, child star, singer, fashion designer and voice-actor, she came from a home with a Catholic father and a Jewish mother (which is why she’s on this list) and attended comedy camps since she was little in preparation for her outbreak role as a player on Nickelodeon’s “All That” as a child.
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Born in the Ural Mountains in Russia, model Bar Paly moved to Israel at age seven and was raised in Israel. In 2013, she appeared in Roman Coppola’s film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
and in Pain & Gain
alongside Marky Mark and The Rock.
Jamie Lynn Sigler, better known to the masses as Meadow Soprano, grew up in Long Island to a Jewish father and Cuban mother who converted to Judaism. Her role in “The Sopranos” as Tony Soprano’s daughter was iconic and since then, she’s made an album, which didn’t turn out so well, and has made a few sporadic appearances in shorts like on “SNL” and cameos like on “Entourage” as well.
Ginnifer Goodwin is the hot, young-looking wife in the show “Big Love” that’s about polygamy and Bill Paxton playing something other than a crazy father or a tornado chaser. Goodwin was part of the North American Federation of Temple Youth as a younger woman and was active at her local Jewish Community Center while growing up in Memphis, TN.
Shiri Appleby has one of the strongest Jewish backgrounds of anyone on this list. Born to Jewish parents, Appleby’s mother is a Hebrew school teacher and her name, Shiri, means “my song.” Appleby is best known as Liz Parker, the leading role in the television series “Roswell.”
Lizzy Caplan is the intimidating, hilarious and “one of the guys” type of chick that we all want to be friends with (and if we are friends with one, we most likely want to bang her, but she’s only into douchebags… here’s a tissue… for crying).
Lizzy started acting when she got a great role on “Freaks & Geeks” as Sarah and then went on to play various other “other women” or “bad girls” in shows like Hot Tub Time Machine to “True Blood” (where she has sex with Jason Stackhouse for basically an entire season).