5 things you should know about Daniella Pick
Quentin Tarantino's new bride is an Israeli pop star and Instagram model.
You could be forgiven for not recognizing the name Daniella Pick. Up until earlier this month, few people outside her native Israel had heard of her. But that's all about to change. Below, we round up some of our favorite factoids about the model, actress and musician.
She's married to Quentin Tarantino.
The famed American film director met Pick when he was in Israel promoting his movie “Inglorious Basterds," and the couple had been dating off and on for more than eight years. "We're very happy and very excited," Pick said of the wedding news. The two tied the knot on Nov. 28 in Los Angeles. Tarantino fans may recall that the director of "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill" said he would retire before ever getting married. But there's no need to worry. The 55-year-old director doesn't seem to be slowing down. He promised to make 10 movies and, so far, has only made eight.
She's a good singer.
Pick first started singing in the early 2000s as a duo with her sister Sharona. Appearing in a qualifying round for the Eurovision contest, their music had more of a teen pop flavor back then. But Daniella's tastes have matured over the years. As you can see in the music video to her song "More or Less," the 35-year-old has an almost Amy Winehouse-meets-Adele vibe going on.
No, but she's a really good singer.
She's got some skills, and has the ability to take an old song and give it her own personal twist. Just take a look at the above video, a cover of the 1993 hip-hop dance song "What is Love." We're betting that her newfound fame for being the future Mrs. Tarantino will also bring some well-deserved new fans to her music.
Her dad is kind of a big deal.
Pick's dad is musician and composer Svika Pick, who began performing as a teenager and never really stopped. He was named "Israel's Male Singer of the Year" in the 1970s, an era when he and fellow Israeli Shuki Levy were making music heard round the world. He performed in the Hebrew version of the Broadway musical "Hair" and penned a song which won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998. When asked recently about his daughter's engagement, the father of five said, "There is joy in our family."
She's prolific on Instagram.
Like fellow Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot, Pick is regularly posting to Instagram. From professionally photographed headshots to selfies of her lounging around at home, her social media feed has got it all. Start following her now, so when you're at the water cooler and people ask if you've ever heard of Daniella Pick, you'll be ahead of the curve. (And then send them this article.)
She picked Dana Harel to design her wedding dress.
If you've never heard of designer Dana Harel, now's the time to get clued in. Harel designs custom bridal and evening gowns from her flagship showroom near Tel Aviv, but her gorgeous duds can also be found in boutiques in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York. Her line specializes in clean cuts, modern designs and luxurious textiles. And with Pick's pick for her big day, something tells us we'll be seeing more of Harel on the Hollywood fashion circuit.
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