Irina Shayk (real name Shaykhlislamova), sometimes credited as Irina Sheik, was born on Jan 6 1986 in a small town called Emanzhelisk, it's in Ural, 50 km from Сhelyabinsk. Irina started modelling quite late – at the age of 19, and in 2007 Irina became the face of Intimissimi lingerie, taking over from Ana Beatriz Barros. That same year Irina received international recognition when she appeared in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in the issue every year since then, and was the 1st Russian model that graced the cover in 2011. This cover brought her a lot of attention from press - she was a celebrity guest in such TV shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today show, Chelsea Lately, My Fox NY, My Fox LA, Fox 2, Ellen Degeneris and others. Irina currently divides her time between New York and Europe while spending time donating to her charity that helps children and families in need in her homeland of Russia.