Irina Sheik (born Irina Shaykhlislamova) grew up in the Russian village of Yemanzhelinsk. Close with her father, whose Tartar origins blessed her with olive-toned skin, Shayk experienced a sudden tragedy at 14 years old when her father passed away from pneumonia. As a result, her mother worked multiple jobs to support the entire family, and Shayk was fortunate not to have any major health problems throughout her upbringing.
When it comes to relationships, Shayk is famously coupled up with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who fits her required dating bill of being intelligent, humorous and charismatic. Besides her natural-born gift for looking gorgeous, Shayk’s other talents make it clear she’s creative and intellectual. A lover of classical music, she has a weakness for Beethoven and has been known to play a wicked concerto. To go along with that, she’s an avid reader who lists Crime and Punishment as one of her favorite books. If you add it all up, Shayk has the makings of every man’s supermodel fantasy and every woman’s personal nightmare.