Irina Shayk

by APS on February 23, 2011

Birth Name: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova

Place of Birth: Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: January 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Russian, Tatar

Irina Shayk is a Russian model and actress. She is known for her appearances in many Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.

Her father’s background is Russian Tatar and her mother’s background is ethnic Russian.

Irina’s paternal grandmother’s name is Galiya Gaynislamovna Shaykhlislamova.

Irina’s maternal grandmother’s name is Nina Fedorovna Korenkova (the daughter of Fedor Korenkov).

Sources: NY Post article that mentions Irina’s background –

Article about Irina’s paternal grandmother, Galiya Gaynislamovna Shaykhlislamova –

photo by PR photos

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant August 29, 2016 at 9:05 am


andrew January 18, 2016 at 9:26 am
cwm85 November 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

She’s overrated…

Devotion November 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm

She has Indian/South Asian blood.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

She’s not white, she’s mixed. Russians consider her ‘black’ btw, so why would Americans think she is white?

hesh123 September 9, 2015 at 3:11 am

What a sick individual you are

lelo4 September 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

why? Im telling the truth. Tatars are a Turkic people. She’s mixed, deal with it. She doesn’t look even remotely Russian, and yes people with her pigmentation and exotic features are considered ‘black’ in Russia.

ann September 30, 2015 at 2:23 am

“considered ‘black’ in Russia”. Shayk, Zedd? Lol what? I think it’s only you call them “black”. Don’t speak for everyone, please.

andrew September 30, 2015 at 2:49 am

do you know if Ksenia Rappoport is Jewish or not?

lelo4 September 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

yes, with that surname and the curly hair..

ashash September 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Her facial features are actually similar to her mother’s, not her father’s. Even her mother had full lips like her. Also, Americans don’t consider her black because she isn’t and that’s stupid.

athelya November 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm

russia must be a weird place..

hesh123 August 14, 2015 at 2:24 am

Looks white because she is

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 12:55 am

cwm85 would say she isn’t Caucasian because he’s an idiot. LOL

cwm85 September 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

You got me confused with M, midorie29, bowdownbitches. She is Caucasian . You’re the idiot

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I knew she wasn’t white. I thought she was latina mixed with a bunch of things but shes tatar which explains it.

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