- Also Known As:
- sometimes credited as Irina Sheik
- Date of Birth:
- January 6, 1986
- 5' 10"
Irina Shayk (born Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova on January 6, 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian model.She started playing piano at age six and enrolled in music school at age nine. After high school, Irina studied marketing, but quickly gave up on her studies. She entered beauty school with her older sister. A local modeling agency noticed here and urged her to enter the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest. She did and she won, kicking off her modeling career. In 2007, she became the face of Intimissimi and debuted in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She also modeled for Guess, Victoria’s Secret, Beach Bunny Swimswear, Armani Exchange, and more. In 2011, she was named the cover model for the SI Swimsuit Issue for the first time. The following year, she appeared on the cover of Esquire UK, Harper’s Bazaar (in Arabia and Ukraine) Marie Claire (in Ukraine, Spain and Russia) and 14 Cosmopolitan spring covers across the world. In 2014, she made her acting debut alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the film, Hercules. She also starred in Kanye West’s music video for “Power”
Best Known For:
IIrina Shayk is best known as an international model, appearing on covers such as Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated.
Irina has a pet dog named Caesare, a Labrador that was fathered by one of the dogs from the movie, Marley & Me. From 2010 to 2015, Irina dated Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo. After they broke up, she began dating American actor, Bradley Cooper. The two made a splash at Wimbledon 2016, when she was visibly upset at Bradley. On November 30, 2016, after she walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, it was revealed that Irina and Bradley were expecting a baby, and on April 9, 2017, it was confirmed she had given birth.