Valery Shaykhlislamov was a Russian celebrity family. Valery Shaykhlislamov was the father of supermodel Irina Shaykhlislamova. Moreover, Irina became the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Valery Shaykhlislamov was born in Russian and was a Russian citizen. Likewise, talking about his ethnicity and religion, Shaykhlislamov belonged to Volga Tatar ethnic group and followed Islam. Regarding his family members, he was born to his mother Galina Shaykhlislamov. His mother was an intelligence agent during WWII who helped to defeat the Nazis. However, there is not much information about his father.
Valery died of complications of pneumonia, leaving his family in deprivation which forced her wife to work two jobs for the family.
Rise to Fame
Valery was best known as the father of supermodel Irina Shaykhlislamova (also Irina Sheik). Irina started her career in music as a child. Later, she joined a beauty school and participated in a beauty contest. Likewise, she won the title of Miss Chelyabinsk in 2004. Later in 2007, Irina replaced Ana Beatriz Barros as the face of Intimissimi.
She is the first Russian model on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Likewise, in 2010, she became the official ambassador of Intimissimi. Shaykhlislamova has worked for several brands like Victoria’s Secret, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti, and Morellato. She has been featured on magazine covers including Annabelle, Bolero, Jalouse, Woman, Twelv, and Paris capital.
Furthermore, Irina switched to high fashion and landed for the cover of Elle Spain for the November 2010 issue. She also won the Best International Model of 2010. Irina was ranked 14th in the Sexiest Models list on Models.com. Moreover, she was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World in the magazine Periodika. Additionally, Irina made her acting debut in an American action-adventure fantasy film Hercules as Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Talking about his profession, Valery was a coal miner.
Regarding his relationship status, Shaykhlislamova was straight and in a marital relationship with Olga Shaykhlislamova who was a high school music teacher. Likewise, Valery had two beautiful daughters; Tatiana (born on 10th November 1984) and Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (born on 6 January 1986). Moreover, he was a grandparent of three namely Elena, Max, and Lea De Seine.
Body Measurement and Social Media
There is no information about his body measurements like his vital stats (chest-waist-hips), height, weights, biceps size, and shoe size. Valery was dark-skinned with dark brown hair and a black pair of eyes.
Reflecting upon his social media presence, Valery was not active on any social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.