Israel's Bar Refaeli is number one on Maxim 'hot list'

By Sarai Sinai, May 22, 2012
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Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has been ranked number one in Maxim magazine's annual "Hot 100" list.

Ms Refaeli, who has modeled for top lingerie and swimwear companies, including Victoria's Secret, has graced the covers of magazines including Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire.

She is also well known for her relationship with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, which ended for good last year.

After Maxim released the news, Ms Refaeli took to Twitter to thank them. She said: "So happy and honoured...this is very exciting!"

Also on Maxim's list was actress Mila Kunis, who was ranked closely behind Ms Refaeli at number three.

Ms Kunis was born in the Soviet Union to a Jewish family and is known for playing successful roles in box office hits including Black Swan, along side Israeli-born co-star Natalie Portman.

Scarlett Johansson, who has a Jewish mother, was also on the list at number 17.

Last updated: 12:00pm, May 22 2012