â€¢ Born: 1954 in Petah Tikva, to Iraqi mother and German Holocaust survivor father, who abandoned family when she was a toddler.
â€¢ Grew up: in rented shack with an outside toilet.
â€¢ Left high school: after 10th grade to work as salesgirl.
â€¢ Talent spotted: at 16, in Tel Aviv as beauty contest material; dyes her hair platinum blonde and rises to become Israel's most famous model.
â€¢ Army service: Has special uniform made with extra long trousers to cover platform shoes and a tight skirt; discharged after seven months.
â€¢ Five years abroad: Models in London, Hollywood and New York; dates Peter Sellers; dines with Frank Sinatra; parties at the Playboy Mansion and Chez Johnny Carson; romances Roman Polanski, Edward Kennedy and Robert De Niro, turns down Warren Beatty and poses for Salvador Dali.
â€¢ Back in Israel: Resumes modeling assignments; makes TV appearances; interviews the rich and famous such as Julio Iglesias and Cary Grant.
â€¢ Businesses: Pnina's Sandwiches; clothing and makeup store in Dizengoff Center; launches cosmetic company in 1991 with $20,000 loan; today Pnina Rosenblum Ltd grosses $8 million a year.
â€¢ Reunion: with long-lost father; he dies in 2001.
â€¢ Marries: at 37 to Moshe Haim 26; they divorce, remarry and divorce again.
â€¢ The Wall Street Journal 1992, nominates her as owning the fastest-growing cosmetics company in Israel.
â€¢ Adopts two children girl Chen, now 11; boy Gal, now 10.
â€¢ Rated most popular woman: mid-90s newspaper poll.
â€¢ 1999 elections: Runs under own party getting 45,000 votes, 3,000 short.
â€¢Autobiography: The Road to the Dream.
â€¢ 2003 elections: Runs with Likud as 41st candidate.
â€¢ TV show debuts: 2004, The World According to Pnina.
â€¢ Another groom: 2004, marries childhood sweetheart, Roni Simanowitz.
â€¢ Caught: 2005, employs illegal workers as housekeepers.
â€¢ Car: Porsche.
â€¢ Diamond: 5-carat ring.
â€¢ Home: 640-square-meter, 5-story house with 80-meter swimming pool and 3-car garage.
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