Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk

Biography of Irina Shayk

When it comes to the topic or discussion about models, then it is sure that the name of Irina Shayk will be the first to come. There are probably very few people who haven't heard or known about Irina Shayk. Well, Irina Shayk is a Russian-born Supermodel.

Currently, Irina ranks 14th in the "Top 20 Sexiest Models" list on "Models.com". She is an ambassador for the Food Bank for New York City as well as the ASPCA. Her name is not counted in the sexiest model only but she is also the world's most beautiful and highest-earning model.

She has worked for many American and European luxury fashion houses including "Miu Miu", Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Mango, and others.


Famous for 

She is well-known for her appearance as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue" 

She is also known for her appearance on the Spanish version of "Elle" Magazines,  "Harper's Bazaar" and "Glamour"


Early Life and Family 

Irina Shayk was born on 6 January 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russia. Her birth name is Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. Her nationality is Russian while her ethnicity is mixed (Half Turkish and half Russian). Capricorn is her Zodiac sign.

She was born to her father, Valery Shaykhlislamov, a coal miner, and her mother, Olga, a kindergarten music teacher. 

She has one sibling, an older sister named Tatiana Petenkova. Irina was raised up along with her sister in Yemanzhelinsk. She studied music school during her childhood. After high school, Shayk studied marketing but later instead chose to enter a beauty school with her older sister. 

Career 

Irina began her career at modeling in the year 2007.  She was chosen as the face of the Italian clothing label "Intimissimi" in 2007. The same year Irina made her debut in the annual American magazine "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue". She signed with IMG Models in May 2009. Shayk modeled the Italian luxury fashion house "Armani Exchange" for the spring/summer 2010 campaign. Shayk was the cover model for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  she covered magazines such as Tatler Russia, Twelv, Cosmopolitan Spain, GQ Mexico, Glamour Spain, Amica Italy and appeared on the covered of Elle Spain in 2011. In 2012, she covered Esquire UK, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Spain and Russia, GQ Germany, Glamour Russia and appeared on 14 Cosmopolitan spring covers worldwide.  In March 2013, she did the runway of Givenchy during the Paris fashion week. In 2016, she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2019, she became a new face of Jean Paul Gaultier's "Scandal" fragrance.  Lately, She walked for the last Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show in 2020. 

Personal Life and Boyfriend 

The 34 years blonde and beautiful model hasn't married yet. But she has been dated a number of high profile guys which includes a world-famous European football star, Christiano Ronaldo, and American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper.

Irina first met Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and the duo began dating until their split in January 2015.

Then she hook up with Hollywood star  Bradley Cooper from the spring of 2015. The couples are the parents of their daughter Lea De Seine who was born in Los Angeles on 21 March 2017. After four years of a romantic relationship, the sweet couple split up in June 2019.

However, after almost a year, the former couple were seen making the first public appearance together last Thursday with their daughter where they were all walking together in New York City. This proves that the couple is managing their busy work schedules and are spending time with their daughter (co-parenting). We hope that they will patch up soon. 

Height and weight 

Irina has a beautiful and gorgeous look with a well-maintained hourglass-shaped body.

She stands 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighs 55 Kg.

Her slim body measures 35-23-35 inches. She wears a 40C (US) size Bra, 4 (US) size dress, and  40(EU) size shoes.

Her light brown long straight hair adds more beauty in her look and she looks even stunning in her unique green eyes. 

Net worth and Wealth 

Being one of the most famous models, Irina earns a hefty amount of money from her modeling career.

She is the most demanded model in the USA and European countries and she is paid a huge amount of money for her model contract by the agencies of these countries.

Her net worth is estimated to be $20 million as of 2020. Apart from modeling, she adds further income in her fortune by playing in the movies and through her endorsement deals with Italian, Spanish, French, and American clothing brand and cosmetic products. Irina owns an expensive mansion in Los Angeles and drives on high-end cars like a Lamborghini Aventador. 

Facts About Irina Shayk

  • #1Irina was the winner of the "Miss Chelyabinsk 2004" beauty contest.
  • #2Her father died of complications of pneumonia when she was 14.
  • #3Glamour Spain awarded her "Best International Model of 2010".
  • #4She ranked first in the "50 Hottest Russian Women" list by Complex magazine.
  • #5She is the first Russian to appear on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue".
  • #6Shayk made her acting debut as Megara in the 2014 film "Hercules".
  • #7She has given her voice in the video game "Need for Speed: The Run".
  • #8Shayk is helping a maternity hospital in her hometown of Yemanzhelinsk.
  • #9She started playing piano at age six.
  • #10She is a pet lover and had once owned a labrador.
Irina Shayk
Quick Facts of Irina Shaykhlislamova
Celebrated Name Irina Shayk
Age 34 years old
Nick Name Irina Shayk
Birth Name Irina Shayk
Birth Date 1986-01-06
Gender Female
Profession Model
Nationality Russian
Birthnation Russia
Place of Birth Yemanzhelinsk, Russia
Ethnicity Mixed (Turkish and Russian)
Famous for for her appearance as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue"
Residence Los Angeles
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Valery Shaykhlislamov
Mother Olga
Sister Tatiana Petenkova
Career Start 2007-Present
Sexual Orientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Partner Cristiano Ronaldo (2010–2015) Bradley Cooper (2015–2019)
Daughter Lea De Seine
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 55 Kg
Body Measurement 35-23-35 inches
Body Shape Hourglass
Bra Size 40C (US)
Dress Size 4(US)
Shoe Size 40 (EU)
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color Green
Net Worth $20 million as of 2020
Source of Wealth modeling career, endorsement deals and acting
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