Chelli Goldenberg

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Rachel (Chelli) Goldenberg (Hebrew: חלי גולדנברג‎; born May 25, 1954 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli actress, model, blogger and writer.


Goldenberg was born and raised in Tel Aviv. At the beginning of the 1970s, while only 16, Goldenberg began a modeling career.[1] Goldberg became one of the leading Israeli models during the 1970s and 1980s.[2] In 1973 Goldenberg was enlisted to the IDF and served in the Israeli Air Force.

In 1977, Goldenberg played in Menahem Golan's film "Operation Thunderbolt". Goldenberg's big break as an actress occurred in 1978 when she starred in the Israeli cult film "Ha-Lahaka". In 1979, she played in "Dizengoff 99". and in 1980 in the film "The Cowards".

Afterwards, she studied acting in New York City at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

During the 1980s and 1990s, she took part in various films and advertisements, including a series of advertisements for the Israeli dairy pudding "Milky", for the Israeli food products brand Telma, and for the Israeli-based telecommunications company "Pelephone". During those years she played in several films - "The Ambassador" (1982) directed by Lee Richard's, "Girls" directed by Nadav Levitan, "The Delta Force" (1986) directed by Menahem Golan, "Abba Ganuv 3" directed by Ayelet Menahemi and the TV movie "Hatulot Hara'am" (1998) directed by Irit Linor.

During the 2000s, Goldenberg participated in several TV series - "Brown Girls", "Esti HaMekho'eret", "Maybe this time"(2007) (guest role),"Very Bad" (2008), "Bare" and "Island" (guest role). In 2003 Goldenberg participated in Shahar Segal's film "Small step". in 2004 Goldenberg also hosted a live variety style TV show called "Our Life".

Through the years Goldenberg released two children's books[2] - her first book called "Smiles" was published in the mid-nineties by Ma'ariv. In 2004 she released her second book called "The Colored Dots of Compulsive Beetle" which was published by Yediot Aharonot.

In the Beginning of 2006, Goldenberg began writing a blog as well as a column in the printed edition of "Yediot Ahronot".

Private life[edit]

Goldenberg was married to Avri Gilad[2][3] and the couple has one daughter.[4] Goldenberg lives in the Afeka neighborhood in Tel Aviv.[2]

Children's Books[edit]

  • "Smiles" (Hebrew: חיוכים‎) (published by Ma'ariv)
  • "The Colored Dots of Piti the Beetle" (Hebrew: הנקודות הצבעוניות של פיתי החיפושית‎) (Yediot Aharonot, 2004)



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