Yael Abecassis is an actress, model, film producer and television personality. During the eighties in her teens, Abecassis began working as a model and in the early ‘90s, she starred in films, For Sasha (Alexandre Arcady, 1991) and Tel Aviv Stories (Ayelet Menahemi & Nirit Yaron, 1992.) Abecassis continued appearing in a string of films and at the same time, also joined the Children’s Channel as a fulltime presenter. However, what made her a household name was her now-legendary appearance in Israeli fashion retailer, Castro’s advert (alongside future ex-husband Lior Miller.)
In the late ‘90s, Abecassis appeared in Amos Gitai’s film, Kadosh (1999) and later, went on to star in the critically-acclaimed TV series, Shabatot VeHagim (Saturdays and Holidays.) Abecassis continued bulking up her film credits, appearing in Alila (Amos Gitai, 2003), Live and Become (Radu Mihaileanu, 2004), 7 Days (Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz, 2008), Dancing Arabs (Eran Riklis, 2014), and Echo (Amikam Kovner & Assaf Snir, 2018). She also starred in the series Prisoners of War, a role that won her a Television Academy Award. In addition to her onscreen career, Abecassis is actively involved in a number of social organisations and is a staunch advocate for women who have been victims of domestic violence.


Live and Become

Directed by Radu Mihaileanu, 2005
תחיה ותהיה

149 min.


Life is LIfe

Directed by Michal Bat-Adam, 2003
חיים זה חיים
Rental English subs.

90 min.


Miss Entebbe

Directed by Omri Levi, 2003
מיס אנטבה
English subs.

77 min.

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