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Bar Refaeli Channels ’60s Icon Bridget Bardot (photos, video)

Bar Refaeli as Bridget BardotIsraeli supermodel Bar Refaeli’s love life has had its ups and downs with Leonardo DiCaprio, but her career has been nothing short of skyrocketing as a swimsuit and lingerie model.

Her latest shoot for French undergarment company Passionata may have caused Leo to think twice about what he was missing after he broke up with the model last summer.

The two were spotted vacationing together in Mexico over the holidays and now some reports say Refaeli will be his date for the Golden Globes.

Refaeli swings into action — literally — in a series of lingerie shots on a white swing against solid pastel backgrounds. A commercial debuted overseas on Monday (Jan. 11).  The whole idea was to recreate the iconography of French beauty Brigit Bardot from the 1960s.

Refaeli is best known for her appearance in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, but she has modeled extensively. She’s currently off shooting another advertisement in Thailand for cosmetics company Garnier.

As for DiCaprio, the couple has been dating on and off for the past three years. Last year, Bar wanted to get serious and move in together, but Leo reportedly wasn’t ready to commit and the two broke up.

Not long afterward, Refaeli was spotted partying with Brazilian polo player and entrepreneur Ricardo Mansur in Saint-Tropez. Mansur seems to be following in DiCaprio’s steps. Both have dated supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is now married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

In fact, Budchen was the last person DiCaprio took to an awards show in 2005. This time with Rafaeli, “it’s more then just a fling, Leo is ready to get serious,” said a source.

The Golden Globes airs live Sunday, January 17 on NBC. You’ll just have to wait until then to see if Rafaeli and DiCaprio are golden again.

Check out these other photos. Click to enlarge.

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