Russian models: the most followed on Instagram

In this article we will talk about famous models again , but this time specifically only about Russian models . In fact, let’s see who are the most beautiful Russian top models , loved by fashion houses as well as the most followed on Instagram .

New to the world fashion scene, Russians never cease to surprise . Those who believed that the laws of style came only from Paris, Milan or New York are changing their minds as Moscow also advances among the queens of international beauty. Russian fashion is made of ancient style, of versatile elegance, of new dynamisms, managed by stylists who are not yet thirty years old.

Elegance, versatility and dynamism are characteristics that are also found in the faces, which bring that fashion to the catwalk. Russian models abandon the stereotype of the Slavic woman and also push brunettes, kind-eyed women, curvy beauties forward. Among the most famous names: Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk, Elena Perminova.

But the generational change does not stop. The new Russian models of today have different, interesting faces, also the result of mixing lines and colors that know of the future. Let’s see all the most famous Russian models in the following lines.

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk is the most famous and most followed Russian model in the world, she was born on January 6, 1986 in Emanzelinsk .

Following the death of her father, when Irina was only 14, her family experienced a period of poverty and they were forced to move. She irina she started studying marketing until she was noticed by a local modeling agency.

The model immediately had a marked success and became the testimonial of numerous international advertising campaigns.

She is considered by many to be “the sexiest woman in the world” and from 2010 to 2015 she had a long relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo , a world-famous footballer, while from 2015 she was engaged to Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper even though they recently got together. left.

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova was born on February 28, 1982. She lived a childhood of great poverty until, during a casting, she was noticed by a scout and was offered to walk the catwalks of Paris .

After moving to Paris in France at the age of 17, Natalia began her modeling career.

At 19 she was chosen for a Gucci campaign , then she began to work with the greatest designers in the sector and appeared on many covers of the largest fashion magazines in the world.

In 2012 she is the third highest paid model in the world, earning around $ 8.6 million a year.

Elena Perminova

Elena Perminova was born on September 1, 1986 in Berdsk . She started her modeling career in 2006 at just 14 years old.

After two years she appears on the cover of a famous Russian fashion magazine and so I become part of the fashion world.

Thanks to social media he gained worldwide fame and consequently worked with designers such as Chanel  and Valentino .

He walked the catwalk over and over again during the fashion weeks of the fashion capitals. Elena is also part of the famous IMG Models agency. 

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly was born on July 12, 1985 in Perm . At the age of 15 she started working as a model.

I participate in the Russian reality show New M odel Today and won in second place. At 18, I took part in her first fashion week, parading for Emanuel Ungaro . The following year he became the face of Louis Vuitton ‘s jewelry campaign .

In 2004 I took part in more than 50 fashion shows. She appeared on the covers of Vogue and began to show for all the most important fashion houses in the world.

Natasha is one of the most requested and paid top models in the world: she earns around 20,000 euros per show and  50,000 euros a day for an advertising campaign.

Sasha Luss

Sasha Luss was born on June 6, 1992 in Magadan , Russia and moved to Moscow at a young age .

She began her modeling career after an ankle injury that did not allow her to continue her career as a dancer.

Around 13, her mom took her to a fashion agency for a casting, where Sasha was immediately hired.

After turning 16, she attended her first fashion show at Moscow Fashion Week spring / summer 2008 . Her fame in Russia soon became worldwide, depopulating first in Europe and then in America.

During her career, Sasha Luss has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns for high fashion brands, among others: Chanel , Balmain , Tommy Hilfiger , Oscar de la Renta.

She has frequently appeared on the covers of famous magazines such as Vogue and has been photographed by many of the world’s leading fashion photographers.

In 2016 he signed a contract with the most important fashion agency in the world:  IMG Models .

Lia Pavlova

Born in St. Petersburg on April 25, 1994, she was discovered by chance while she was shopping in a shopping center, together with her twin sister Odette. About her Her ethereal beauty, and her special bond with her sister, are her secrets of her runway charm.

At the age of 20 he made his debut in Milan for Gucci. Strictly paired with her twin.

Odette Pavlova

She too was born on April 25, 1994, twin of Lia, followed her sister in the adventure of fashion when they were both very young. Together they walked immediately for Gucci but also for Dior, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, and other famous fashion houses.

Both sisters continue to live in St. Petersburg, occasionally moving to Moscow or for events in the fashion capitals

Anka Kuryndina

Very young, blue eyes that bewitch, Anka Kuryndina shows for Vogue and promises to become a new famous name in international fashion.

Very little is known about her private life but her innate elegance leaves no room for other questions, for those who want to work with her.

Marisha Urushadze

People like it because it looks like something out of a children’s storybook. With thick curly hair, big eyes, this Russian beauty looks very child even though she is over 20 years old.

Her plastic face lends itself to many expressions and adapts to whatever you wear.

Aliya Galyautdinova

Same innocent childlike face as Urushadze, this very young model has been in the spotlight since 2015.

Not much is known about her life, but it is known that she is very active on social media and in particular on Instagram where she has a following of 270,000 followers.

Daughter of her time, she imposes herself precisely with the social rating that anticipates that on the catwalk. 

Julia Ratner

Of Ukrainian origin, the beautiful Russian model was discovered by a family friend who was organizing a fashion show for a small local event. The success was almost immediate and work opportunities with Prada, Chanel and Gucci immediately arose.

Julia likes her for that ancient face, like a painting, perfect in features and posture.


The other famous Russian models

Here is the list of all the Russian models famous for their beauty, which recall the most important fashion brands and placed in alphabetical order:


Elmira Abdrazakova
Lada Akimova
Alyona Alekhina
Svetlana Alekseeva (model)
Kseniya Alexandrova
Marina Alieva
Yulia Alipova (Miss Russia)
Irina Antonenko


Anna Barsukova
Jana Beller
Anastasia Bezrukova
Lyudmila Bikmullina
Anna Botova


Lydia Delectorskaya
Kira Dikhtyar
Yana Dobrovolskaya


Katia Elizarova
Vladislava Evtushenko


Vika Falileeva
Olga Fonda


Natalie Glebova
Elizaveta Golovanova
Inna Gomes
Anna Gorshkova
Nastia Gorshkova
Kate Grigorieva
Kris Grikaite


Yulia Ivanova (model)
Alexandra Ivanovskaya


Saidah Jules


Ksenia Kahnovich
Anastassia Khozissova
Svetlana Koroleva (model)
Yuliana Korolkova
Ruslana Korshunova
Anna Kournikova
Julia Kourotchkina
Irina Kovalenko
Tatiana Kovylina
Vera Krasova
Alisa Krylova
Irson Kudikova
Polina Kuklina
Irina Kulikova
Anastasia Kuznetsova
Anastasia Kvitko


Yekaterina Lisina
Anna Litvinova
Anna Loginova
Victoria Lopyreva
Galina Lukina


Agatha Maksimova
Eugenia Mandzhieva
Mariya Markina
Alexandra Mazur
Elena Melnik
Anastassia Michaeli
Tanya Mityushina
Anya Monzikova
Ranya Mordanova


Tatiana Naynik
Sofia Nikitchuk
Masha Novoselova


Lika Osipova


Irina Pantaeva
Colette Pechekhonova
Natalia Pereverzeva
Alexandra Petrova
Kristina Pimenova
Sasha Pivovarova
Yulia Polyachikhina
Polina Popova
Olga Puchkova
Daria Pynzar


Ludmilla Radchenko
Olga Rodionova
Kristina Romanova
Vlada Roslyakova
Nadezhda Ruchka
Sofia Rudieva


Katya Sambuca
Alina Sanko
Anna Selezneva
Maria Sharapova
Yelena Shchapova
Katya Shchekina
Alena Shishkova
Vita Sidorkina
Marinika Smirnova
Yuliya Snigir
Tatiana Sorokko
Natasha Stefanenko
Nastya Sten
Svetlana Stepankovskaya
Natalya Stroeva
Daria Strokous
Yanina Studilina


Xenia Tchoumitcheva
Irina Terehova
Julia Timonina
Elvira Todua


Tatiana Usova


Oksana Voevodina
Eugenia Volodina
Irina Voronina
Anne Vyalitsyna


Anastasia Yankova


Dasha Zhukova
Inna Zobova