Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski (/ˌrɑːtaɪˈkoʊski/, born June 7, 1991, London UK) is an American model and actress. She rose to prominence after her appearance in the music video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, which became the number one song of the year 2013 in several countries as well as the longest running Billboard Hot 100 number one song of the decade to date in the United States.
Her modelling career has progressed from retail adwork to arthouse erotica and high fashion. A cover appearance on the March 2012 issue of treats! is credited for her having been solicited to appear in two music videos, including “Blurred Lines”, which drew controversy for its nudity and lyrics. Following the success and controversy of “Blurred Lines”, she became a high profile sex symbol and gained a place in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Her acting career began locally with youth acting roles in the San Diego area before moving on to a recurring role on iCarly and subsequent roles in major motion pictures. Her feature film debut was as the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character in the 2014 film Gone Girl.