Pnina Rosenblum (Hebrew: פנינה רוזנבלום‎‎, born 30 December 1954) is an Israeli businesswoman, model, media personality and politician.

Career in media

Rosenblum was an actress and fashion model, known to foreign media in her youth as Pnina Golan. She appeared in the Israeli films Kasach (1984), Am Yisrael Hai (1981), Lo LeShidur (1981), Diamante Lobo (1976), and Malkat HaKvish (1971).

She briefly debuted as a singer in 1983, in a bid to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry, Tamid Isha ("Always a Woman") was ranked last.[1] In 1989, she founded her own and highly successful cosmetics company, Pnina Rosenblum Ltd.

In 2014, she and her daughter Hen competed as a team on the fourth season of the Israeli version of the Amazing Race, HaMerotz LaMillion. Pnina tripped and fractured her wrist immediately upon departing the Starting Line, eliminating them from the race before they even had a chance to leave Israel.

Career in politics

In 1999, she formed the independent list Tnufa ("Momentum") with Avi Balashnikov in order to run in the 1999 Knesset elections. Although her party failed to cross the electoral threshold, it won more votes than other minor parties such as the Green Party and Tzomet. Rosenblum later joined the Likud party, and on 10 December 2005 entered Israel's parliament, the "Knesset", after the defection of several Likud MKs to Kadima opened up spaces for new Likud members. However, her stint as an MK did not last long, as she lost her seat a few months later in the March 2006 elections.

Personal life

Rosenblum was born in Petah Tikva to parents of German-Jewish and Iraqi- Jewish descent.

In the early 1990s she married Moshe Haim, with whom she adopted two children. Following their divorce and re-marriage, Rosenblum divorced Moshe a second time and married an Israeli businessman.

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