Eden Harel

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Eden Harel
Eden Harel, M.C. at the Caesarea Golf Club
Eden Harel, M.C. at the Caesarea Golf Club
BornFebruary 10, 1976 (1976-02-10) (age 43)
OccupationIsraeli actor

Eden Harel (Hebrew: עדן הראל‎; born Adva Harel, February 10, 1976) is an Israeli actress. She was an MTV Europe VJ during the 1990s.


Early life[edit]

Harel was born in Eilat. Growing up she went to the boarding school of WIZO Hadasim.[1] After she finished high school she moved to Tel Aviv.

MTV career[edit]

In 1994, at the age of eighteen, she became an MTV VJ on MTV Europe. Between 1994 and 2000 Harel was one of the best known VJs on MTV. She hosted several shows, including the phone-in show MTV Select, The Dance Chart and The European Top 20. She also appeared on some special events such as the MTV Europe Awards and in 1998, she hosted the Miss World Pageant with singer Ronan Keating (in which the Israeli candidate won).


After her contract with MTV Europe ended she went to India for a year and lived in a Buddhist monastery. By 2001 she returned to Israel. With her return to Israel she co-hosted a live children's TV show. In 2002 she became the host of the Israeli reality show Project Y[2] and was the host of a radio show. In 2003 she was the host of a children's talent contest and a consultation program. In 2005 she hosted a celebrity interview show and appeared in the series In the Sign Venus, hosted the live 8 show, and began to write a column for the Israeli magazine Go. She also hosted a Survivor-related talk show.[3] Presently she appears in a fashion campaign for the Israeli "Aristo Shmat".

Private life[edit]

Her spouse is the Israeli TV host Oded Menashe. The couple married on February 22, 2007, and have had Six children together. Their first son was born on January 29, 2008. (Harel also has a child from a previous marriage.) They live in Zichron Yaacov. Harel is baalat teshuva (she became religious) and keeps the Sabbath.


  1. ^ http://www.wizo.org/wizo_activities/youth/women-projects-battered-8.html
  2. ^ "Life inside the box". Haaretz.com. 8 October 2004. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ "News in Brief". Haaretz.com. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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