Irina Shayk became the first Russian model to appear on the cover page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. Widely regarded as an industry icon, Irina Shayk is the face of many international brands. Also a well-known philanthropist in Russia, Irina raises money for a charity organization called Pomogi, which helps sick children.
Anne Vyalitsyna is a Russian-American model renowned for her consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2005 to 2014. Apart from appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Vyalitsyna has also appeared on the covers of popular magazines, such as Glamour, Elle, and Vogue. She has also walked the runway for brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada.
Blue-eyed Russian child model Kristina Pimenova was already a star by age 10, having signed a deal with LA Models and worked for Armani and Benetton. Criticized for her “sexed-up” images on social media, she grew up to experiment with acting in films such as The Russian Bride.
Anastasia Kvitko is a Russian model and entrepreneur. Often referred to as the Russian Kim Kardashian, Kvitko is best known for her curvaceous figure. Although she was initially rejected by several modeling agencies due to her voluptuous figure, Anastasia Kvitko went on establish herself as a glamour model.
Apart from being the official jeweler of the Russian imperial court, Peter Carl Fabergé also created some of the most innovative jewelry designs, such as the iconic Fabergé eggs. He had also launched workshops in London, Moscow, and Kiev. Later, hounded by the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland.
Bulgarian-Russian singer Kristian Kostov was 6 when he began training in music and was already performing solo by 11. He soared to fame with the Russian version of The Voice Kids and then became the runner-up on X Factor Bulgaria. At 18, he was the youngest contestant on the Chinese reality show Singer.
Natalya Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde painter, writer, illustrator, costume designer, and set designer. A member of avant-garde groups like Jack of Diamonds and Donkey's Tail, Goncharova influenced several unconventional artists in Russia and Paris. Goncharova also had a successful career as a costume designer; she designed costumes for the Ballets Russes.
Sati Kazanova is a Russian fashion model, singer, TV personality, and actress. She achieved popularity when she joined the popular pop girl group Fabrika, where she performed as one of the vocalists until May 2010. Sati Kazanova's popularity increased in 2011, when she began hosting The Phantom of the Opera.
Anastasia Bezrukova is a Russian model and actress who began her career as a child. At the tender age of ten, she became one of the most sought-after child models in Europe. Besides modeling for brands like Benetton, Pinko, Moschino, and Incanto, she has also been featured on the cover of Vogue Bambini. She started acting in 2016.