Birthplace: Emanzhelisk, Russia
Best known as: Cover girl for the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
Name at birth: Irina Shaykhlislamova
Marital status: Single
Acting :Shayk made her acting debut as Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules
Charity work:Shayk is helping a maternity hospital in her hometown of Yemanzhelinsk. She and her sister helped rebuild the children's ward of the local hospital, and now Shayk raises money on behalf of a Russian charity, Pomogi (Russian: Помоги), which provides care to sick children. Shayk is the official ambassador for Pomogi charity in Russia
The tremendous run of success enjoyed by Irina Shayk in the glamour world has ensured that she has managed to put away the financial difficulties of her growing up years once and for all. Today the lady is a millionaire with an estimated net worth of $6 million. All of this wealth has come from the plum modeling contracts she has landed with global luxury brands of the likes of Lacoste, Victoria’s Secret, Intimissimi and Guess. The Russian has also made a lot of money by doing photo shoots for magazines like Elle, Woman and Paris Capital. Shayk’s comfortable financial status has enabled her to lead the kind of lifestyle she had always wanted to live during her difficult teenage years. The glamour model acquired a $2 million luxury condo apartment situated at New York City in 2010.
The Russian loves to go on long drives on high end cars like a Lamborghini Aventador and prefers to de-stress from her hectic work schedule by going to vacations to exotic beach destination like St.Tropez along with her famous footballer boyfriend. Irina also loves to spend her spare time on board luxury yachts, along with spending a lot of time playing with her pet Labrador dog whenever she is at home. The model tries her level best to help out underprivileged people in Yemanzhelinsk, her home town and has donated a lot of money to build a hospital there. Irina was born in Russia to working class parents and grew up in a middle class family home. She has an elder sibling. She endured a very difficult childhood and faced enormous financial difficulties since her father died when she was very young forcing her mother to raise the kids single-handedly. The model's personal life has always attracted a lot of media headlines due to her close proximity with Portuguese footie ace Cristiano Rolando. Reportedly, Shayk met the Real Madrid star in the spring of 2010 during an Armani ad campaign and has since been in a relationship with him.
Extra credit: Irina Shayk is the first Russian model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition... Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly met at a photo shoot for Armani clothing... Her city of birth is also spelled Yemanzhelinsk or Emangelynsk by some sources. The town is "in Ural, 50 km from Chelyabinsk," according to her official site... Her father was a coal miner and died when Irina was a girl... Irina Shayk took over from Ana Beatriz Barros as the face of Intimissimi lingerie in 2007.