Esti Ginzburg has made a name for herself as both a model and an actress throughout her career. Starting at the age of 14, the Israel native has worked as a model, earning several important campaigns and covers in those early years of her career, including a spot on the cover of Elle France in 2007.
Two years later, she took another step in her career, earning her debut feature in the annual issue of the SI Swimsuit Issue. She traveled to Naples, Italy, alongside fellow models Daniella Sarahyba and Irina Shayk for that first feature, posing among the ancient stone buildings of Italy for photographer Riccardo Tinelli.
Though not your typical tropical destination for an SI Swimsuit photoshoot, the cobblestone streets and stone edifices of the coastal Italian city made for an incredible gallery of photos of the beauty. She ventured throughout the city, posing for pics in front of ancient buildings, beside old weathered statues and columns and in the water off the coast of Naples.
The now 33-year-old certainly made an impression during that first photoshoot, earning herself two more brand features in the two consecutive years to follow—first in India, then the Philippines. But today, we’re taking a look back at the absolutely incredible feature that made Ginzburg an official part of the SI Swimsuit family. Here are some of the beautiful snapshots of the model and actress on the coast of Italy.