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Eden Harel (Hebrew: עדן הראל‎‎; born February 10, 1976) is an Israeli actress and TV Host She was an MTV Europe VJ during the 1990s.


Early life

Harel was born Adva Harel in Eilat. growing up she went to the boarding school of 'WIZO Hadasim'. After she finished high school she moved to Tel Aviv.

MTV career

In 1994, at the age of eighteen, she became an MTV VJ on MTV Europe. Between 1994 and 2000 Eden was one of the best known VJs on MTV. She hosted several shows, including the phone-in show MTV Select, The Dance Chart and The European Top 20. She also appeared on some special events such as the MTV Europe Awards and in 1998, she hosted the Miss World Pageant together with singer Ronan Keating (in which the Israeli candidate won). Eden was known for her bubbly personality and fashionable dress sense. For most of her MTV career Eden had long dark hair, but in early 1997 she daringly shaved her head completely bald. She stayed bald for several months and then whilst growing it out bleached her hair and also dyed it red.


After her contract with MTV Europe ended she went to India for a year and lived in a Buddhist monastery. By 2001 she returned to Israel. With her return to Israel she co-hosted a live children's TV show on an Israeli broadcasting network. In 2002 she became the host of the Israeli reality show "Project Y"[1] broadcast on the Israeli Yes satellite television channel and was the host of a radio show. In 2003 she was the host of a children's talent contest on the Israeli channel 2, and a consultation program on an Israeli broadcasting network. In 2005 she hosted an Israeli celebrity interview show on an Israeli entertainment channel, and appeared in the series "In the Sign Venus", hosted the "live 8" show in Israel and began to write a column in the Israeli magazine "Go". She also hosted a Survivor-related talk show.[2] Presently she appears in a fashion campaign for the Israeli "Aristo Shmat".

Private life

Her spouse is the Israeli TV host Oded Menashe. The couple married on February 22, 2007 and had a baby boy on January 29, 2008. Eden also has a child from a previous marriage. They live in Zichron Yaacov.


  1. ^ "Life inside the box". 8 October 2004. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "News in Brief". 5 January 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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