1. Irina Sheik
Irina became the first Russian model who appeared on the cover of a very prestigious magazine – Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Among the 20 sexiest models from all over the world she takes the 10th place.
2. Maria Sharapova
Maria is known not only as a great tennis player and a three-time winner of the Grand Slam tournaments but also as an outstanding beauty. In 2006 Sports Illustrated declared her the most beautiful female athlete of the year. She was even offered to become a professional model but she refused because didn’t want to give up sport.
3. Natasha Poly
Natasha made her debut on the catwalk in 2004. Since that time she has been regularly taking part in the shows of the best and most famous designers. Today she is one of the most successful models in the world.
4. Natalia Vodianova
At the age of 17 Natalia received an invitation from the Viva Model Management agency offering her work in Paris. Today she is considered one of the richest people in the UK. In 2007 she decided to leave the modeling business to devote herself to her children but even now she still appears on the catwalk sometimes.
5. Sasha Pivovarova
Sasha is the only model that has been participating in the Prada campaign for six seasons in a row. Sasha has quite unusual appearance. She is often called an “alien-looking” model.
6. Tatiana Dyagileva
At the age of 19 Tatiana has already achieved international fame. She too has unusual delicate features giving her an “elfin” look. This makes her an extremely popular model and each year she takes part in many prestigious shows.
7. Daria Verbova
Daria went to the catwalk for the first time at the age of 14 but only in 2003 (when she was 20) she became really popular. Today she is among the ten most highly paid models in the world.
8. Anna Kournikova
Anna is the youngest Russian athlete ever took part in the Olympics. She was only 15 when she made her debut in Atlanta in 1996. But what really made her famous all over the world is her whirlwind romance with Enrique Iglesias.
9. Olga Sherer
Olga made her debut in a show of a Japanese designer Issey Miyake. Now she works with many other famous fashion designers.
10. Daria Strokous
Daria is not only a successful model but also an actress and a photographer. Her career began in 2007 when she took part in a Prada show which took place in Milan. In 2008 V Magazine included her in the top ten models list.