Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Irina Shayk is a Russian fashion model and actress on January 6, 1986. She gained worldwide fame by becoming the first Russian model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. In 2022 Models.com recognized her as one of the New Supers in the industry.

Full NameIrina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Date of BirthJanuary 6, 1986
Place of BirthYemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union
OccupationModel, Actress
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
PartnerBradley Cooper
ChildrenLea De Seine
Net Worth$25 million

Irina Shayk’s Early Life and Education

Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova was born on January 6th of 1986 in Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union, to a Volga Tatar, a father named Valery Shaykhlislamov who worked as a coal miner, and a Russian mother named Olga who taught music at a kindergarten. She often mentions that her father’s Tatar heritage gave him a darker complexion which sometimes made people think she was South American. She got her light-colored eyes from her mother. Irina has a sister named Tatiana Petenkova and is an aunt to Tatiana’s three children including a niece named Irina.

From a young age, Irina showed talent in music starting piano lessons at six and then attending a music school at nine where she sang in the choir. Her mother encouraged her musical pursuits. Sadly when Irina was 14 her father passed away due to pneumonia, leaving her family financially strained. Her mother had to take on two jobs to support them.

After finishing high school Irina initially studied marketing but eventually decided to attend beauty school with her sister. It was there that her striking appearance caught the attention of a local modeling scout. Encouraged by this she entered and won the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest although she felt the contest standards were not as high as those in bigger cities like European capitals or the United States.

Career

Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2007, Irina Shayk took over from Ana Beatriz Barros as the main face of Intimissimi. That same year she also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time.

After three years with Intimissimi, Irina Shayk became their official ambassador in 2010. Her modeling work expanded to include campaigns for Beach Bunny Swimwear and Guess in 2009. She was also featured in Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti, and Morellato catalogs. In May 2009 she signed with IMG Models.

Shayk’s career continued to rise with campaigns like Armani Exchange in 2010. She gained further attention starring in Kanye West’s “Power” music video and gracing magazine covers like Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa.

Transitioning from swimwear to high fashion, Shayk appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Spain and landed the cover of Elle Spain in November 2010. She was named “Best International Model of 2010” by Glamour Spain and also attracted controversy over a nude photoshoot for GQ Spain.

In 2011, Irina Shayk achieved a career milestone by becoming the cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue making her the first Russian to achieve this honor. She also became the face of Luli Fama’s swimwear campaign that year and appeared on numerous magazine covers worldwide.

Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

The following year 2012, Irina Shayk continued to dominate the fashion scene with covers for Esquire, UK Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan across various countries. She also appeared in campaigns for brands like Morellato, Agua, Bendita, and Blanco.

Shayk’s influence extended into 2013 with appearances in Vs. magazine and CR Fashion Book. She walked the runways for top designers during fashion weeks in New York and Paris.

Beyond modeling, Irina Shayk made headlines in 2014 as the Russian team’s flag bearer at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. She has since walked the runway for major fashion houses like Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, and Victoria Beckham.

Shayk’s modeling career has been marked by numerous advertising campaigns for prestigious brands like Burberry, Versace, Marc Jacobs, and L’Oréal Paris where she became an international spokesperson in 2015.

Irina Shayk has been recognized as one of the “New Supers” by Models.com showcasing her enduring influence in the fashion industry. She also made her acting debut in the 2014 film “Hercules” starring alongside Dwayne Johnson as Megara.

Net Worth

Irina Shayk has an estimated net worth of $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Irina Shayk’s net worth comes from her successful career as a fashion model. She gained international fame by appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011 and working with top brands like Victoria’s Secret, Armani, and Versace.

Besides modeling, Shayk has also earned money from endorsements, magazine covers, and appearances in films and television shows. Her high-profile relationships and social media presence have further boosted her popularity and earning potential, making her one of the most recognizable and financially successful models in the industry.

Personal life

Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2009, Irina Shayk began a relationship with Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. They became engaged in 2011 after Ronaldo proposed to her on Valentine’s Day in New York. However, they broke up in January 2015.

Later in the spring of 2015, Shayk started dating American actor Bradley Cooper. They welcomed their daughter in Los Angeles on March 21, 2017. Unfortunately, their relationship ended in June 2019.

Philanthropy

Irina Shayk Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Irina Shayk a native of Yemanzhelinsk has actively supported her hometown’s maternity hospital. Together with her sister, she helped renovate the children’s ward at a local hospital. Currently, she raises funds for Pomogi a charity in Russia that assists sick children, and serves as its official ambassador.

In addition to her work with Pomogi, Irina Shayk is also an ambassador for the Food Bank for New York City and supports the ASPCA.

She has publicly expressed her opposition to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Shayk has pledged to donate to UNICEF and the Red Cross to aid their humanitarian efforts in Ukraine urging her followers to contribute as well.