Irina Shayk (real name shaykhlislamova), sometimes credited as Irina Sheik, was born on January 6, 1986 in a small town called Emanzhelisk in Russia. In 2007 Irina became the face of Intimissimi lingerie, taking over from Ana Beatriz Barros, being perfect for it with her body of a goddess and Mediterranean looks. She also starred in an Intimissimi commercial.
The same year Irina received international recognition when she appeared in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition of 2007. Since 2007, she appears every year in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Irina’s work has been featured in major ad campaigns for La Perla, Lacoste, Paciotti 4US, Guess, Germaine de Capuccini, and Armani Exchange.
She was a “Guess Girl” for 3 seasons, embodying its philosophy “Sophisticated. Feminine. Unapologetically sexy.”