Irina Shayk

Shayk in 2012, photo by PR photos

Birth Name: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova

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

Date of Birth: 6 January, 1986

*75% Russian
*25% Tatar

Irina Shayk is a Russian model and actress. She is known for her appearances in many Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. She is 5′10″.

Irina is the daughter of Olga (likely Korenkova) and Valery Shaykhlislamov. Her paternal grandmother was of Tatar descent. The rest of her family is Russian. Irina has a daughter with her former partner, American actor and director Bradley Cooper.

Irina’s paternal grandmother is named Galiya/Galina Gaynislamovna Shaykhlislamova (the daughter of Gaynislam Shaykhlislamov).

Irina’s maternal grandfather is named Ilya (likely Korenkov).

Irina’s maternal grandmother is named Nina Fedorovna (the daughter of Fedor).

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

Genealogy of Irina Shayk (focusing on her father’s side) –

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

129 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    When you are so hot you dump Cristiano Ronaldo and Bradley Cooper and people don’t even question.

  2. clemente21 says:

    “Russian” doesn’t make sense, Russia is very much a multiethnic country. Russian as in Euro white? And please don’t use Caucasian, Caucasians are very close to looking like Central Asians and not Euros.

  3. Oaken05 says:

    To keep consistency with how the site has evolved, shouldn’t the 25% be labled “Russian Tartar” since Tarta is an ethnicity and not a nationality? Tartars are native to quite a few presented day countries.

    • bablah says:

      All of those Tatars in different places originate from Volga Tatars in Russia.

      • Oaken05 says:

        Okay, then. But it doesn’t change the point that Tartars aren’t a nationality while Russian is both that an an ethnicity. It should read either read “Russian Tartar” or the specific Tartar group from which her ancestry originates.

  4. ann says:

    *75% Russian
    *25% Tatar
    Irina’s sister Tatiana stated that their father Valery is just half-Tatar. Their paternal grandfather was also Russian, although Valery had his mother’s last name (probably because his father left the family).
    Irina’s parents are Valery Shaykhlislamov and Olga (likely Korenkova).
    Irina’s maternal grandmother’s surname Korenkova was probably last name of her husband (Irina’s grandfather) and not her maiden name.
    New pic:–arrivals.html?&ps=13&x-start=6

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