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.