Irina Shayk Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Irina, Irina Sheik
Full Name Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Profession Model
Nationality Russian
Age 36 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth January 6, 1986
Birthplace Yemanzhelinsk, Russia
Religion Russian Orthodox, Muslim roots, Christian
Zodiac Sign Capricon

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


Film: Hercules (2014)
TV: Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter (2005)

Net Worth: $20 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Valery Shaykhlislamov

Mother: Olga Shaykhlislamova

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): Tatiana Shaykhlislamova

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Bradley Cooper

Children: 1

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper

Dating History:

Bradley Cooper (2015)

Cristiano Ronaldo (2010)

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

Favorite Food: Japanese Food, Pelmeni

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

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