|Zahia Dehar Quick Info
|5 ft 4 in
|Date of Birth
|February 25, 1992
Zahia Dehar is a French-Algerian fashion and lingerie designer, model, and actress who rose to media attention following her involvement in a s*x scandal involving footballers. Owing to her involvement in the scandal and other acts, she has been nicknamed “la scandaleuse” (“the scandalous one”) by the French press. Moreover, Zahia Dehar has also been cast in movies such as An Easy Girl and Joséphine, Pregnant & Fabulous.
Zahia divides her time between –
- Paris, France
- London, England, United Kingdom
Former prostitute, model, fashion and lingerie designer
- Father – Hacène Dehar (He has shunned Zahia since it was made public that she worked as an escort)
- Mother – Yamina Dehar
- Siblings – She has a younger brother.
Zahia Dehar has been signed with L’ Amprésario, Artistic Agency, Paris, France.
Her net worth has been $5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Zahia Dehar has dated
- Karim Benzema (2008) – According to documents filed in the prostitution case, Real Madrid star Benzema had s*x with Zahia in 2008. She was 16 years old at that time.
- Franck Ribery (2009) – Zahia first met Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery on or somewhere close to his 26th birthday in April 2009. It was claimed that she was presented to the French winger as a birthday present. Ribery had flown her to Munich and other locations on numerous occasions over several months in 2009. He was even present at her 18th birthday celebration. However, at the trial, he claimed that he wasn’t aware of her age.
- Sidney Govou (2010) – Zahia had a steamy fling with French winger Sideny Govou in March 2010. In his interrogation, Govou claimed that he didn’t know she was an escort and was surprised when she asked for money. When Govou had sexual intercourse with her, she was 18 years old, therefore, was excused from criminal investigation.
Race / Ethnicity
Honey Brown (Natural)
But, she has dyed them ‘Blonde’.
- Voluminous brown hair
- Voluptuous curves
35-23-35 in or 89-58.5-89 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
9 (US) or 39.5 (EU) or 6.5 (UK)
Zahia Dehar has done modeling work for leading fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Pierre et Gilles.
Best Known For
- Being embroiled in a high-profile prostitution case in which French professional soccer players Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema were involved. The fact that the case came to light during the 2010 World Cup made Dehar more famous.
- Having served as a muse for legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld.
In February 2016, she made her first film appearance in the comedy movie, Joséphine, Pregnant & Fabulous. The film serves as the sequel to the 2013 romantic comedy film Joséphine.
First TV Show
In June 2015, Zahia made her TV show debut in the documentary-style talk show, Le grand journal de Canal+.
In her interview with V Magazine, Zahia revealed that she is not a fan of watching her diet. And, the fact that she is naturally thin helps her as well. However, she does like to play sports and dance, and both of these activities are excellent cardio workouts.
Zahia Dehar Favorite Things
Source – V Magazine
Zahia Dehar Facts
- In April 2014, she was at the center of another controversy after she was selected to model for a portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette at a government-sponsored exhibition in state own gallery in Paris. Sections of French society were outraged that an escort was selected to represent the historical queen.
- Zahia takes 3 hours daily to get ready for her work at her designer boutique. During these three hours, she gets dramatic makeup done by a professional.
- She has 2 pet dogs – Miyuki, a Shih Tzu and Enzo, a German Spitz. She takes her pet dogs everywhere she goes.
- During her fashion event at the 2013 Paris Spring Show, she used a horse-drawn carriage that was framed with heart-shaped flower garlands to travel down the runway. She was petting a newborn lamb during her appearance.
- She moved from a small Algerian town to Champigny-sur-Marne, France at the age of 10 along with her younger brother and mother.
- In her teens, she used to woo her suitors with her belly dancing moves, which she had picked from the seventies Egyptian movies.
- She has enlisted the help of Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Ellen Von Unwerth to help shoot lookbooks for her lingerie brand. She has modeled for her own designs.
- In an April 2010 interview with Paris Match, she alleged that her former client Franck Ribery wasn’t well-mannered nor particularly gallant.
- In an interview, she said, “I consider myself an escort, but not a prostitute” (providing support services without having s*x with the client). She also denied having a pimp or belonging to a network
- To launch her career as a fashion and lingerie designer, she enlisted the backing of an unidentified financier from Hong Kong. Over the years, she has steadfastly refused to reveal his identity.
- In 2011, French artists Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard (also known as Pierre et Gilles) created a painting representing Zahia as Eve. Talking about the piece, the artists declared, “An artistic and friendly thunderbolt was born our new Eve. Dehar: magical beautiful, innocent and luminous, she is the dream model”.
- Along with Mina Farid, Benoît Magimel, Clotilde Courau, Nuno Lopes, Loubna Abidar, Lakdhar Dridi, and Henri-Noël Tabary, she co-starred as Sofia in the 2019 comedy-drama film An Easy Girl (French: Une fille facile). The film won the SACD Award for “Best French-language Film” at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.