Michaela Bercu

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Michaela Bercu
Born (1967-03-31) 31 March 1967 (age 47)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Spouse(s) Ron Zuckerman
Modeling information
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Hair color Blond
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34.5-25-35.5 (US)
87.5-63.5-90 (EU)[1]
Dress size 6 (US)
36 (EU)[1]

Michaela Bercu (Hebrew: מיכאלה ברקו‎; born 31 March 1967) is an Israeli model and actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Bercu was born in Tel Aviv. She started her career as model at age of 13 1/2 when her mother took her to the fashion photographer Menachem Oz. She later signed with Elite Model Management.

Bercu is best known for her appearance on the November 1988 cover of American Vogue, in which she wore a bejeweled Christian Lacroix T-shirt and a pair of faded jeans; the shot was done outdoors in natural light. It was Anna Wintour's first cover since taking over as the magazine's editor-in-chief, and was seen as signaling a break from the more formal and posed cover images favored by her predecessor, Grace Mirabella. It was also the first time a model on the cover of Vogue was shown wearing jeans.[2][3] Bercu was also the first Israeli woman to be featured on the cover of an American Vogue.[4] She was also featured in the 1990 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[1]

Bercu also appeared in the American film Bram Stoker's Dracula as one of sensual Dracula's brides, co-starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves and Monica Bellucci.[5] She briefly retired from modeling in the mid-1990s after marrying but returned in 1999 modeling plus sized clothing.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Bercu is married to businessman Ron Zuckerman.[7] The couple have four children.



  1. ^ a b c d Michaela Bercu at the Fashion Model Directory
  2. ^ Wintour, Anna. "Honoring the 120th Anniversary: Anna Wintour Shares Her Vogue Story". vogue.com. 
  3. ^ Sowray, Bibby (15 August 2012). "Anna Wintour's first ever Vogue cover". telegraph.co.uk. 
  4. ^ Almagor, Shahar (14 September 2001). "Israeli Beauty/About Face". haaretz.com. 
  5. ^ "The Perfect Halloween Hero". Bennington Banner. 24 October 2007. 
  6. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (20 August 1999). "Celebrity Grapevine". The Jerusalem Post. p. 16-B. 
  7. ^ Cashman, Greer Fay (7 June 2008). "Celebrity Grapevine". jpost.com. 

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