Irina Shayk is a Russian supermodel and ex-wife of Hollywood star Bradley Copper who is known for her appearance on Sports Illustrated Edition. She is the first Russian model to grab a coveted spot on the cover of the magazine’s swimsuit edition in 2011. She rose to international fame in 2007 when she became the face of Intimissimi lingerie. Shayk landed the role of Megara in the 2014 film Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Irina Shayk was born on the 6th January of 1986, in Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is currently 33 years old.
|Birth Name||Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova|
|Nickname||Irina, Irina Sheik|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Age||33 years old|
Family and Education
Irina comes from a modest family. Her father, Valery Shaykhlislamov, is a coal miner, and her mother, Olga, is a kindergarten music teacher. She belongs to Volga Tatar on her father’s side and Russian on her mother’s side. She has one older sister named Tatiana. She lost her father to pneumonia when she was 14 years old and thereafter, her mother raised her and her sister.
She explored her love for music at a very young age and took piano lessons at the age of six. She studied in a music school for seven years. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in a college to study marketing but dropped out due to her lack of interest in it. Irina, then, enrolled at a beauty school along with her older sister where she got noticed by a local modeling scout. That was a major turning point in her life, and today, she is one of the successful models in the glamor world.
Irina Shayk Partner and Love Life
Speaking about Irina’s romantic life, she began dating American actor Bradley Cooper in the spring of 2015. They moved in together in November of that year and they welcomed their first child, an adorable daughter, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, on March 21, 2017. The couple announced their split in June 2019 after being together for four years.
She had previously in a relationship with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from 2010 until 2015. She had also dated American drummer Rob Bourdon and Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho Gaúcho in the past.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 10 inches|
Centimeters – 178 cm
Meters – 1.78 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 55 kg|
Pounds – 121 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US) / 4.5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 8 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Slim Figue|
Shayk marked her debut as an actress with the 2014 action fantasy film, ‘Hercules’, in which she played the role of Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson.
As a model, she walked the runway in a Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter fashion show in 2005. It marked her debut in television.
Irina Shayk is probably known for her appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2007 to 2014. She landed on the cover of the issue in 2011.
Irina has done endorsement works for brands like Agua Bendita, Alessandro Angelozzi, Armani Exchange, Avon ‘Super Drama’ mascara, Beach Bunny, Blanco Suiteblanco, De Grisogono, El Corte Inglés, Germaine de Capuccini, Guess, Intimissimi, John John Denim, and many others.
Irina Shayk Favorite Things
- Movies – Match Point (2005), The Game (1997)
- Director – Woody Allen
- Writers – Haruki Murakami, Fyodor Dostoevsk
Irina Shayk Facts
In 2004, she won the Miss Chelyabinsk beauty contest which helped her to establish herself in the fashion industry.
She became the face of Intimissimi in 2007, replacing Ana Beatriz Barros, and in 2012, she became the official ambassador for the brand.
In 2010, she was named #10 in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list by Models.com and she made it to the FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”, ranking at #10 the following year.
In 2012, she appeared on the covers of magazines like Esquire, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, The Sunday Time Style, S Moda, and Vogue.
Irina has made catwalk appearances for or Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Philipp Plein, and Mango.
She made her first appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016. During the show, she is the only model who wore a lace halter top over a red bra and matching underwear.
Irina Shayk has credited her father for her exotic looks because of his Volga Tatar ethnicity.
She was featured in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine.