She is a Russian model and actress. She rose to international fame when she made it to the cover face of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. Irina Shayk has been ranked “Industry Icon” by models.com.
Irina Shayk Quick Facts/Wiki
|Personal Name||Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova|
|Date of Birth||6th January 1986|
|Birth Place||Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union|
Dated: Cristiano Ronaldo (2010-2015)
Bradley Cooper (2015–2019)
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Real Name and Status
The genuine and family name of Irina is Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. As of now, Irina is alive.
Date of Birth, Place of Birth and Age
Iriana Shayk was born on 6th January 1986 at Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union Russia. She is 34 years old. Her father was a Volga Tatar namely Valery Shaykhlislamov.
Reason of Fame
Irina Shayk rose to international fame in 2011 when she got the chance of becoming the cover face of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”.
On Models.com, she has been ranked 14th in the list of “Top 20 sexist models”. She has covered several other magazines too. Her transition to high fashion work also got her wide recognition.
Irina was born on 6th January 1986. Her father was a Tatar Coal Miner. Her mother was Russian and she was a music teacher at a kindergarten. According to Irina her looks went on her father and people often misunderstand her to be a South American.
Her mother wanted her to pursue music so she initialized piano playing when she was 6. She got admission to a music school when she was 9 and study there for like 7 years.
When her age was 14, her father died after sickness. Her mother started working double jobs to make ends meet as they were left with little money. She has a pet dog named Caesare.
Shayk got herself admitted to marketing after completion of her high school. Later she, along with her sister, opted to enter a beauty school.
Her beauty was well praised and took into account by a modeling agency person there. She has pursued the beauty contest “Miss Chelyabinsk” in 2004. She won the contest.
Shayk dated Cristiano Ronaldo- A football player till January 2015. This relationship lasted for 5 years. Later that year, she went into a relationship with “Bradley Cooper”- An American actor.
The couple has a daughter together namely “Lea De Seine” who was born in Los Angeles in 2017 on the 21st of March. They broke up in 2019, June.
Profession and Career
Irina became the face of Intimissimi by replacing Ana in 2007 and the title remained hers for 3 years. After that, she was made their ambassador.
She also made her debut in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2007. She did several modeling campaigns in 2009 and 2010. In May 2009, she got into a contract with IMG models.
She modeled for the summer/spring 2010 campaign of Armani Exchange. She made cover face of “GQ” and “Ocean Drive”. A list was issued by Complex magazine of “50 Hottest Women of Russia” and she was ranked first in it.
Best International Model of 2010
She got the title of “Best International Model of 2010” under her name by Glamour Spain.
End of that year, she got into a controversy when she was seen nude in the “GQ Spain” issue of December. According to Shayk, the pictures were modified digitally and she didn’t strip for the shoot. However, the magazine reportedly replied by saying 15 witnesses were there when she was posing.
Swimsuit Issue Sports Illustrated
In 2011 Shayk was cover model for Swimsuit Issue Sports Illustrated. She became the first one from Russia who made it to the cover of the magazine.
GQ Mexico, Tatler Russia & Amica Italy
She covered for several other magazines too that year including GQ Mexico, Tatler Russia, Amica Italy, the special edition of Elle magazine in Spain for Christmas, etc.
Sexiest Woman in the World
On Models.com, she has been positioned 14th amongst the list of “Top 20 sexist models”. In a Hungarian magazine, she was also voted as “Sexiest Woman in the World”.
In 2012, Irina worked with Blanco, Agua Bendita, and Morellato in their campaigns. She also worked with Mariano Vivanco and made it be the cover of the magazine “L’express Styles”.
Mario Testino & Irina Shayk
In November she worked with Mario Testino for Vogue Spain December issue in their editorial. Top Model po-Russki season 4 was presented by Irina to that month.
Top-Class Magazines & Irina Shayk
She covered several top-class magazines in the years 2013 and 2014 too. Irina Shayk appeared in the New York fashion week on the runway of Jeremy Scott. She appeared in the runway of Givenchy similarly in Paris fashion week. Irina Shayk also became the cover photo for “Allure” magazine in September.
Winter Olympics 2014
In the grand opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics, she became placard bearer for the Russian team.
2016 was the year of Shayk’s transition to high fashion work. Since then up to now, she has been doing high fashion work. She did runways for a high-class persona like Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Mango, Diane Von, Givenchy, etc.
Victoria’s Fashion Show
Irina Shayk made it to Victoria’s Fashion show in 2016. She did several advertising campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Missoni, La Perla, Roberto Cavalli, Lord& Taylor, Avon, Victoria’s Secrets along with several others.
Shayk became the International Spokesperson of L’Oréal Paris in October 2015.
In her first film, she did the role of “Megara”- the movie being “Hercules” in 2014. Dwayne Johnson was her co-star for the movie.
She has been doing social work in her home town by helping a maternity hospital. Irina Shayk raises money for a Russian charity which helps sick children by providing proper care to them.
She and her sister have also helped a local hospital to rebuild their children’s ward. In Russia “Pomogi Charity” has Shayk as their official ambassador.
Irina Shayk Net Worth
Iriana Shayk has expected Net worth adding up to $25 million.
— Irina Shayk (@theirishayk) June 18, 2012