Russia is a land of many surprises, one of them being beautiful women. The bold glamours have extensively worked in various works including acting and modeling. In this article, we are going to discuss some of their achievements and influences. Although we’re just counting the top 10 pretty Russian women, they’re the finest in their fields. So sit tight and enjoy.
1. Svetlana Khodchenkova
Svetlana Khodchenkova is one of the popular Russian actresses with global recognition. Starting her career in the early 2000s, she has acted in a lot of films. As a veteran actress, she was presented with the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, a prestigious national award for Russian artists. Born in 1983 in the erstwhile USSR, Svetlana completed her study from Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. In 2003, she got her first role in the movie “Bless the Woman” directed by Stanislav Govorukhin. As talented an actress in movies, she has also shown her abilities in theatres and TV shows. In the coming years, Svetlana qualified for a role in the television series Talisman of Love. In her whole career, this pretty lady has achieved a lot of awards and love from her fans.
2. Kristina Asmus
Kristina is a famous actress in Russia with Global Popularity. She took admission to the Moscow Art Theatre School at the age of 17 and her career as a professional started around 2008-10. Later in her career, Maxim enlisted her in a special list and named her the Model of The Year. She was also awarded the Fashion People Award in 2013. Given her extensive expertise in the field, she can be considered one of the best actresses in Russia. Kristina is currently attached to Moscow Drama Theater Yermolova.
3. Natasha Poly
Natasha Poly, the Russian supermodel had announced her existence in the previous decades. It was around 2004 when she started showing up in the premium fashion shows and runways. Since then Natasha became the face of the Russian models for quite a long time. Born in 1985, she was first discovered in her hometown Perm by an agent. Then she attended the New Model Today competition to win the second prize. That’s where everything started and Natasha came in the limelight. In the coming years, she acquired the highest place as a model and appeared in worldwide fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, MUSE, V, and many more. She has also modeled for brands like Gucci, Prada, Versace, Calvin Klein Jeans, etc. Her charming looks with amazing outfits haven’t faded a bit even today.
4. Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk is another Russian model who has crossed the domestic barriers and became a world-renowned personality. Surprisingly, she was a student of marketing but instead of pursuing that as a career, Irina took admission to a beauty school. From there her next stop was in Miss Chelyabinsk award 2004. She won it in the first attempt and her modeling career became her primary concern. In 2007, she became the lead model of Intimissimi. After holding that position for 3 years, the company officially promoted her to a Brand Ambassador. Irina has modeled for Armani, GQ, Elle, Glamour and these are just a few names. She has also appeared in a Music video with Kanye West.
5. Evgeniya Brik
Evgeniya is a highly popular actress primarily known for her work in the Belgian series Matroesjka’s in the early 2000s, she is pretty consistent as an actress. Her debut film was “Marsh Turetskogo” in 2000. Evgeniya’s best works include Moscow Never Sleeps’. Odessa and Friday. Her choice of films is very interesting as all of them uniquely define some aspects of society and different characters. Evgeniya’s daughter is a child actress and has already debuted on Netflix.
6. Nastasya Samburskaya
Nastasya is known for her character Kristina Sokolovskaya in the popular TV series Univer. She has worked in some films and TV shows along with a side profession of a TV presenter. In the beginning, she wasn’t interested in acting but with time decided to go to the Russian University of Theatre Arts. Having graduated from the prestigious institute, Polina joined a theatre group. officially her career started in 2008 and till now she has appeared in a handful of movies. She has marvelous skills as an actress and fine-tuned beauty.
7. Lyanka Gryu
Lyanka is a popular name in the Russian film industry. Her films have a wide viewer base and critics in most of the cases have been kind to her. Both of her parents were mainstream actors, which worked as an advantage to her. Lyanka’s first movie came by accident to her when she was only four, as someone selected her for the short film “One” on the spot. The film did pretty well and garnered several awards in Europe. In 1997, under the direction of Vladimir Grammatikov, she worked in her first feature film “A Little Princess”. The renowned child artist transformed into a mature actress and performed in the 2009 movie “The Return of the Musketeers”. It changed her future and established Lyanka as one of the most popular rising female Russian actresses.
8. Anna Selezneva
The Russian-American model is one of the highest-paid models of the current time and her works have been featured all over the world. Born in Moscow in 1990, she started off to become a model in 2007. Initially, Anna went to France to get proper training and teaching and then returned as a grown model. The next years had her schedules packed as she started working with companies including Alexander Wang, Balmain, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, and so on. Anna has been featured in magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V, etc. She was also included in the list of top 30 models in Vogue Paris. Her awfully gorgeous feminine charm works as the USP of her popularity.
9. Polina Kuklina
Polina Kuklina is known for her works in the 2000s. As a model, her life is very interesting and satisfying. Earlier in that decade, she started working in the editorial department of fashion magazines. Later in 2003, her real career started and Polian got herself multiple contracts. Some of them were from brands like Prada, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. She worked with Nina Ricci and later Mark Squires. Polina has been featured in magazines like Marie Claire Russia and France and Vogue (in multiple countries). Her pretty face is the most adorable thing about her and Polina’s fans absolutely loved her for this.
10. Sasha Luss
Sasha was a born model and possessed all the necessary qualities to appear in the covers of world-renowned fashion magazines. At the age of 13, she was signed to a local modeling agency and groomed. Later they arranged several opportunities for Sasha, she even went to Europe and America. Although her career didn’t boom at that time, she learned a lot of lessons from practical experience. At the age of 19, Karl Lagerfeld chose her for the pre-fall shoot of Chanel and from thereon her career started on the track. She has so far appeared in magazines including Vogue, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, W, V, and many others. To name a few brands, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Lanvin, Dior Beauty, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta are prominent.
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