Irina Shayk (/ʃeɪk/; Russian: Ирина Валерьевна Шайхлисламова; Born 6 January 1986) is a Russian model and television personality.
She received international recognition when she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Models.com ranks her as one of the New Supers.
Irina Shayk was born in Yemanzhelinsk, Soviet Union (now Russia).
She began modeling at the age of 14, and moved to Paris to pursue her career at the age of 18.
She has since appeared in campaigns for major fashion brands such as Armani, Calvin Klein, and Givenchy.
She has also walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, and Dior.
In addition to her modeling career, Shayk has also appeared in several films and television shows.
She made her acting debut in the 2014 film Hercules and has since appeared in the films The Hangover Part III and The Crimes of Grindelwald.
She also starred in the HBO television series Ballers.
Irina Shayk has been in a relationship with actor Bradley Cooper since 2015. They have one daughter together, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, who was born in 2017.
Shayk is a vocal supporter of several charities, including the Food Bank for New York City and the ASPCA. She is also an ambassador for the Russian charity Pomogi, which provides care to sick children.
In 2022, Irina Shayk spoke out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
She said that she was “heartbroken and horrified” by the events and that she was “praying for the people of Ukraine.”
She also donated to UNICEF and the Red Cross to support their humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Shayk is a successful and accomplished model and actress. She is known for her beauty, her grace, and her work ethic.
She is also an inspiration to many women around the world.
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