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Russian Models

Updated on March 4, 2016

The world of fashion, nowadays, is totally dominated by the Russian super models. Girls as young as 10 years of age start dreaming of glamorous lives and hefty earnings. There is a huge market for them and the fashion world seem very enticing to the young girls. The Russians models are very successful and are loved by people all over the world because of their stunning looks and toned body. Let’s find out more about the top models dominating the fashion scene today.

Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova (Net worth $50 million)

Anna Kournikova is a Russian-American who retired from professional very early in life. Most of her fame came from the huge publicity that surrounded her good looks and her eventful personal life. In 2000 she became the new face for Berlei’s sports bras and appeared in their billboard campaign. Her scantily clad photographs have appeared in many men’s magazines including the much popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2004). This issue became a craze all over the world as she appeared in swimsuits and bikinis and posed in other magazines such as Maxim. In 2002 she was #1 in the 100 Sexiest Women in the World list brought out by FHM.

Even today she continues to be one of the most searched athletes on the internet despite the fact that she had retired from professional tennis was back in 2003. However, she has played for charitable causes like the doubles charity event for tsunami victims in January 2005. In 2008 she was named as the spokesperson for K-Swiss. In 2010 Kournikova became an US citizen. She resides in Miami Beach, Florida.

Daria Strokous
Daria Strokous

Daria Strokous (Net worth – not known)

Daria Strokous is a Russian model, photographer & film actress. She was born in Moscow but moved to Benin where she lived till the age of five. In September 2007 she made her debut in the Milan & Paris Fashion Week. She even appeared exclusive at the Prada Show in Milan. In 2008 she was named as one of the Top Models by the V Magazine. New York, the famed magazine, named her as one of the Top 10 models in the world.

Daria has appeared on the covers of many magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan and Vogue Russia. She has done a lot of campaigns for famous brands such as Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, D&G, H&M and Juicy Couture. She has also played a bit role in the medi-thriller film Contagion. Last year Daria got selected for 2 Dior campaigns.

Daria Werbowy
Daria Werbowy

Daria Werbowy (Net worth - $13 million)

Daria Werbowy is a Ukrainian Canadian model who is best known as the spokesperson for the noted brand, Lancôme. She was only 14 years of age when she won the national model contest. She then signed up with Elite Model Management and started work in Canada. However, she had a hard time breaking into the international scene. After struggling for quite some time, he decided to give one last shot and went to New York to meet her agent. Her luck blossomed very soon as she signed an exclusive contract with Prada, the fashion giant.

Today Daria Werbowy has worked for almost all top fashion brands in the world such as Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino among others. In 2007 she was the 9th highest earning model in the world.

Tanya Dziahileva
Tanya Dziahileva

Tanya Dziahileva (Net worth – not known)

Tanya Dziahileva is a Belarusian model who signed with the famous IMG agency in 2004. She made her debut in September 2005 during the Fashion Weeks at Paris & Milan. There she got a chance to walk the ramp for Chloe, Alexander McQueen and Prada.

Tanya has appeared in the covers of Russian and Latin American Vogue and Korean Numero. She has also appeared in editorials for Harpers Bazaar (Russian and Spanish editions) and for V. She was seen in a number of advertisements for well-known brands like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Escada Sport, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Hussein Chalayan, Christian Dior and Hugo Boss. The Fashion TV has declared Tanya as one of the top models in the world. By 2007b she had participated in more than 150 fashion shows across the world which is a mini-record.

Olesya Senchenko
Olesya Senchenko

Olesya Senchenko (Net worth ­– not known)

Oleysa Senchenko is a 25-year old Russia model who is not as famous as her peers but she managed to make a mark in the fashion industry. She debuted in the 2008 Spring/summer and there was no looking back for her after this. She has also appeared in advertisement campaigns of Metro City and Misope.

Oleysa has also appeared in a number of magazine covers namely Yes! (Russia), Harper’s Bazaar (Singapore), Marie Claire (Malaysia) & Be (France). In November 2011 she appeared in the editorial of L’Officiel Singapore.

Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk (Net worth - $4 million)

Irina Shayk is a Russian model who was initially attracted to a career in music. She even attended music school and learnt to play the piano. In college one of the agents suggest to her to participate in the Miss Chelyabinsk 2004 pageant which she won. She became a professional model at the age of 19 and launcher herself from Paris. Eventually she bagged contracts with major companies.

Irina has also appeared in spreads for leading brands like Victoria’s Secret, Guess, Beach Bunny among others. She also made an appearance in the annual issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2007. Her face has been on the cover of famous magazines like Cosmopolitan, Elle and Capital.


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