Linor Abargil

Linor Abargil

Israeli Beauty Pageant Contestant
Born Feb 17, 1980

Linor Abargil is an Israeli beauty pageant contestant who won the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998, shortly after being raped. Since then, she has become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence. She was crowned by her predecessor Former Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on February 17, 1980.


1997 17 Years Old She was crowned by her predecessor Former Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden. … Read More


2005 25 Years Old In 2005, she was voted the 89th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.
2006 26 Years Old Abargil married Lithuanian basketball player Šarūnas Jasikevičius in a ceremony near Barcelona, Spain, in July, 2006. They divorced in 2008.
2008 28 Years Old In 2008 she announced plans to make a documentary movie about her rape with Oscar-nominated producer Cecilia Peck, daughter of actor Gregory Peck.
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