Biography of Rita OraRita Ora is a shining example of how a simple girl, the daughter of Albanian refugees, achieved fantastic success in show business, film, and the fashion industry by the age of thirty, thanks to her talent, determination, and hard work.
Childhood and YouthRita was born in the Yugoslav town of Pristina, which is now the capital of Kosovo. In the early 90s, the country faced ethnic conflicts, so Rita's Muslim parents had to leave their homeland for London.
Music CareerAt sixteen, Rita got her own manager, Martin Terefe, who introduced her to popular British musician Craig David. They collaborated on the singles "Awkward" and "Where's Your Love," and Rita also appeared in one of David's music videos.
At the end of 2018, her second studio album "Phoenix" was released, featuring 12 tracks, including a collaboration with the late Avicii and the song "Girls" with Bebe Rexha and Cardi B.
Film CareerRita has also made waves in the film industry. She first appeared on screen as a teenager in a minor role in the movie "Spivs." (2004) In 2013, she was in the sixth installment of the action franchise "Fast & Furious," followed by a cameo appearance in the TV series "90210."
Other AchievementsRita's impact on the fashion world can't be ignored. Her striking appearance and natural grace caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld, who invited her as an honorary guest to the annual Grace Kelly Foundation charity ball in Monte Carlo. She has successfully collaborated with global brands like DKNY, Rimmel, and Roberto Cavalli, and became the face of a new ad campaign for Escada in 2019.
Rita is a frequent TV guest, serving as a judge on the UK versions of "The Voice" and "The X Factor," and has been hosting the reality show "America's Next Top Model" since 2016.
Rita Ora's Personal LifeRita Ora's personal life is as vibrant and full as her professional career. She has been linked to American singer Bruno Mars, reality TV star Rob Kardashian, Scottish musician Calvin Harris, Ricky Hil, the son of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger, and producer Andrew Watt.
Since late 2018, Rita has been publicly seen with actor Andrew Garfield, the star of the superhero film "Spider-Man." Despite their busy schedules, the couple tries to spend as much quality time together as possible.
Rita Ora NowIn 2020, Rita was busy filming "Twist" with Rafferty Law in the lead role. The crime drama was released in January 2021.
As for new musical creativity, Rita's third studio album "You Only Love Me" was released in January 2023.