After steaming up the pages of Sports Illustrated for the past four years, Irina Shayk made the cover of the 2011 issue. With her extraordinary full pout and wicked curves, it's no wonder the smoldering temptress is one of Russia's hottest. Irina's tanned body and knock-out blue eyes make the 25-year-old uniquely smokin'!
Maria Sharapova is famous both for her world-class tennis rank and her modeling skills: The Russian blonde joined Irina in Sports Illustrated with a six page bikini spread. She is also Maxim magazine's hottest female athlete four years running. With looks and tennis skills to kill, it's no surprise Maria scored a $70 million contract with Nike.
Natasha Poly is a Russian catwalk bombshell. With her first breakout walk for Emanuel Ungaro, Natasha has graced the runway of all the major shows and has appeared in countless high-end designer campaigns. With two French Vogue covers under her belt thus far, this svelte Russian beauty is unstoppable.
Natalie Vodianova began walking Paris runways at the age of 17 and has now walked in more than 175 shows. The model's baby blues, tanned skin and ombré locks have graced countless Vogue covers and designer campaigns. A beauty inside and out, Natalia is committed to philanthropic work with her Naked Heart Foundation to helps children in urban Russia have safe places to play.
Sasha Pivovarova first walked the runway for Prada and was quickly signed on for a six season exclusive modeling contract with the brand. An international Fashion Week regular, Sasha's piercing glare and dramatic heart-shaped bone structure has made her one of the top models of the 2000's.
Famous for her rare elfish facial features, Tanya Dziahileva is a staple for many runway shows. At only nineteen, Tanya is an up-and-coming force in the industry. The model's svelte figure and domineering 5'11" stature make her perfect for the runway, while her alien-esque features make her a covetable campaign star.
You probably recognize Daria Werbowy as the international face of Lancôme cosmetics. The 5'11" glamazon began modeling at age 14 and remains among the most desired faces for runway and editorial features. Despite having expressed her inner conflict over the "superficiality" of her career, Daria continues to work for luxury brands from Gucci to Chanel.
We couldn't possibly have a top hottest Russian model list without the oh-so-glamorous and world renowned beauty, Anna Kournicova! More famous for her lengthy blonde locks than her tennis skills, this athlete gained celebrity status through her lucrative endorsements and romance with Enrique Iglesias. This glamorous tennis pro even has a cocktail named in her honor.
Olga Sherer's red hair and porcelain skin have made her a stand out in the modeling scene. Making her debut walking for Issey Miyake, Olga caught the eye of many designer labels. With her striking coloring and statuesque figure, the Russian red head has made her way into multiple ad campaigns, as well editorial features, including a Vogue cover.
From Haute Couture to ready-to-wear, Daria Strokous has walked the runway for most every conceivable designer, and she's only twenty. The Moscow born darling made her debut as an exclusive model for Prada and followed with editorial features in magazines from W to Marie Claire. A creative soul at heart, Daria likes to be behind the camera as much as she does in front of it and is currently studying Journalism.