Irina Shayk Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More
Irina Shayk, whose real name is Irina Shaykhlislamova, was born on January 6, 1986, in Russia. Her father is a minor and her mother gives music lessons in a nursery school. She grew up with her sister in a mining town in Russia. At 14, she saw a tragedy with the death of her father.
Conscious of her daughter’s physique, her mother enrolled her in a beauty school. At the age of 18, she won a beauty award: Miss Chelyabinsk. Noticed, she began modelling in 2005 and moved to Paris, where she signed a contract with an agency, City Models, and ran the castings. Two years later, in 2007, she moved to New York to pursue her career and joined the agency IMG Models.
She quickly became the face of the Intimissimi brand, but it was by making the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011 that her career took off. In the years that followed, she posed for many covers of international magazines: Tatler Ruse, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire… In 2012, she was named Model of the year by Glamor magazine. The same year, she was chosen to present the 2012 edition of Russia’s Next Top Model.
In 2013, from the height of her 1m78, she was the face of the swimsuit brand, Beach Bunny. In addition to magazine covers, she poses for many brands, such as Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Triumph, Guess, Versace, Givenchy … She will also walk for several stylists many parades. In parallel with her career as a top model, she made a small foray into the cinema, joining the feature film cast, Hercules (2014), alongside Dwayne Johnson. The following year, she became the face of the L’Oréal Paris brand. Subsequently, she continued to do many covers of international magazines.
On the private side, in May 2010, she began a love affair with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, met during a photoshoot for Armani. In January 2015, the model’s spokesperson confirmed her break with the footballer. In March 2016, Bradley Cooper formalized his romance with model Irina Shayk, during a L’Oréal party in Paris. On March 21, 2017, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk became parents for the first time to a girl named Lea de Seine. The couple broke up in 2019. In June 2021, she began dating Kanye West.
|Height(approx)||in centimeters – 178 cm
in meters – 1.78 m
in feet inches – 5. 10
|Weight(approx)||in kilograms – 58kg
in pounds – 128
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||06 January 1986|
|Age(as in 2020)||35|
|Birthplace||Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
Father – Valery Shaykhlislamov (Former Coal Miner)
Mother – Olga Shaykhlislamova (Former Pianist and Music Teacher in Kindergarten)
Sibling – Tatiana (Older Sister)
Others – Galiya/Galina Gaynislamovna Shaykhlislamova (Paternal Grandmother), Nina Fedorovna (Maternal Grandmother), Irina (Niece)
Irina has dated –
Valerio Morabito – She was romantically involved with Italian producer Valerio Morabito in the past.
Arthur Sales – He is a Brazilian model with whom she dated.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho – Again, he is a Brazilian soccer player who had dated this model.
Rob Bourdon (2007-2009) – An American drummer, Rob had a dating relationship with Shayk for almost 2 years. They started dating in 2007 before calling it quits in October 2009.
Sepp Blatter (2009) – It was RUMORed that she had a fling with retired Swiss football administrator Sepp Blatter in the year 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo (2010-2015) – Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player who started dating in May 2010 with this swimsuit model. Their relationship was confirmed by nypost.com. They met during the Armani Exchange campaigns. After dating for quite some time, the couple separated in January 2015.
Dwayne Johnson (2015) – Rumours hooked up with American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former football player Dwayne Johnson in January 2015.
Bradley Cooper (2015-2019) – In April 2015, she started dating American actor Bradley Cooper. He is around 11 years her senior. The couple welcomed daughter Lea de Seine in March 2017. They split in June 2019.
Vito Schnabel (2020) – Irina was rumoured to be dating art dealer Vito Schnabel in 2020 after they were spotted together in New York City.
Kanye West (2021) – In June 2021, Irina was seen on a vacation with American musician Kanye West in France which sparked dating rumours.
Irina had walked the ramp and advertised for major brands like Agua Bendita, Alessandro Angelozzi, Armani Exchange, Avon ‘Super Drama’ mascara, Beach Bunny, Blanco Suiteblanco, De Grisogono, El Corte Inglés, Germaine de Capuccini, Guess, Intimissimi, John John Denim, La Clover, La Senza lingerie, Lacoste, Luli Fama, Madeleine, Martini, Morellato, Oceano by La Perla, Ory, Paciotti 4US, Rampage, Replay, Triumph, Xti.
She has also served as an ambassador for Food Bank for New York City and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Best Known For
Her 2007 through 2012 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was the cover model for the 2011 issue.
First Music Video Appearance
Irina, along with Jessica White and Diandra Forrest, appeared in the music video “Power” by American singer Kanye West.
Irina first appeared in the action fantasy adventure film Hercules for her role as Megara in 2014.
First TV Show
She appeared in a fashion show Ready to Wear – Autumn/Winter 2005 where she walked the runway for Kristina Ti. It was her debut television appearance.
Favourite Director – Woody Allen
Favourite Movie – Match Point (2005), The Game (1997)
Favorite Writer – Haruki Murakami, Fyodor Dostoevsky
More about Irina Shayk
Irina considers that she has got her unusual looks from her father.
People think that Shayk is from South America because her father sometimes looks like a Brazilian.
Her light eyes are due to her mother.
When she was 14, her father died of complications of pneumonia.
Due to her mother’s interest, she had learned and started playing the piano while she was six.
Jessica White is her friend.
In 2011, she was named the sexiest woman in the world by the Hungarian magazine Periodika.
Shayk has also been featured on #10 by models.com list of “Top 20 Sexiest Models.”
She also does charity work for a maternity hospital in her hometown.
She provided vocals to the character of Mila Belova in the video game Need for Speed: The Run in 2011.
Irina Shayk is the official ambassador of Pomogi (means Help Me) charity in Russia.
She has a pet dog, named Caesare (after Julius Caesar) and it is of Labrador breed.
In her free time, she likes to have rest, or spend some time with her friends, dog or at the seaside or read a book.
In 2014, she appeared in the music video for the song titled Yo También by Romeo Santos (ft. Marc Anthony).
She has studied in music school for 7 years.
She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 with a baby bump as she was pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s first child.
She made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016 held in Paris, France.
In June 2016, she was cast in an episode of the American sketch comedy television series, Inside Amy Schumer.