Irina Shayk – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Irina Shayk
Nickname Irina, Irina Sheik
Gender Female
Age 37 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth January 6, 1986
Full Name Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Profession Model
Nationality Russian
Birthplace Yemanzhelinsk, Russia
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 35-23-35 inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5’ 10” (1.78 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Waist 23 inches
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel Green with Grey Contrast
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Dress Size 4 (US)

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova aka Irina Shayk (born on 6 January 1986) in Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is a Russian model.


Shayk received global recognition when she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. ranks her as an “Industry Icon”.

Irina, the daughter of a Muslim father Valery Shaykhlislamov, a coal miner, who is half-Russian half-Volga Tatar, and Olga, a Russian Orthodox Christian mother who converted to Islam because of marriage, a kindergarten music teacher. She has an older sister named Tatiana Petenkova.

At age six, she learned piano. She joined a music school at age nine and studied there for seven years. She managed both the piano and sang in the choir since her mother wanted her to study music. Her father died of difficulties of pneumonia when she was 14, leaving her family with little money. Her mother worked two jobs to provide for the family.

After high school, Shayk studied marketing. However, later instead entered beauty school with her older sister. While there, a person from a local modeling agency who was touched by her beauty noticed her. She took part in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest, which she won.

Shayk won the Glamour Spain Awards for Best International Model of 2010. In 2011, she won the Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards for Marie Claire’s Model of The Year. She also won the Glamour Women of the Year Awards for Women of The Year in 2014.

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Irina Shayk Career

Profession: Model

Known For: Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2007


Film: Hercules (2014)

Movie poster

TV: Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter (2005)

TV Show

Net Worth: $20 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Valery Shaykhlislamov

Her father Valery Shaykhlislamov

Mother: Olga Shaykhlislamova

Her mother Olga Shaykhlislamova

Sister: Tatiana Shaykhlislamova

Her sister Tatiana Shaykhlislamova

Marital Status: Single

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper

Her daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper

Past Relationships:

Bradley Cooper (2015)

Her ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper

Cristiano Ronaldo (2010)

Her ex-boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo

Irina Shayk Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, Spending time with friends, Writing funny poetry, Exercise, Shopping

Favorite Movie: Match Point (2005), The Game (1997)

Favorite Food: Japanese Food, Pelmeni

Favorite Books: Crime and Punishment

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