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Category Archive: Fashion

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson (her full name is Pamela Denise Anderson) was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
She is famous actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former show girl. Her great-grandfather was Finnish and left the Grand Duchy of Finland (which was a part of the Russian Empire at that time) in 1908. Anderson’s great-grandmother was Russian. At an early age Pamela enjoyed playing the saxophone, loved sports.
Pamela spends much of her time working with organizations and charities. She is a notable member of the Animal Rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting Vegetarianism (she became a vegetarian in her early teens) through the animal welfare organization PETA.
In addition to being an advocate for animal rights, Anderson was a spokes model for MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.
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Matvey Lykov, male fashion model

Matvey Lykov

M. Lykov, male fashion model


Many boys Born in the USSR – with model looks and photogenic, appear on the catwalks of legendary fashion houses. It isn’t a secret that the fashion world loves everything extraordinary. Lykov fits well this definition. Though, he started modeling a few years ago, he became super popular.
Matvey Lykov, son of the famous Russian actor Aleksandr Lykov, was born on April 8, 1987 in St. Petersburg.
As a student he left St. Petersburg and came to New York to earn some money. But because of the error in the immigration service he could not get a job. In New York, he had to work part-time : washed floors, worked as a courier. Once in the city, he came into the first model agency, where he was accepted. Nowadays Matvey Lykov is one of the most sought-after models in the modeling world.
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Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model

Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model

Arthur Kulkov, male fashion model


Arthur Kulkov is a male fashion model from Siberia, Russia, who was born on August 20, 1983. He is recognized for being one of the few successful Russian models working internationally and for nabbing at least one fashion campaign every season he’s been an active model. In early childhood, Arthur and his parents moved to New York. In 2005, he graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
He worked for such agencies as: Request NY (New York), d’Management (Milan), MODELWERK (Hamburg), UNIQUE DENMARK (Copenhagen), Bananas (Paris), FM Agency (London), Sight (Barcelona).
Arthur walked for famous brands – Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and many others.
Kulkov broke into the fashion world in 2008 and at once became famous.
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Pavel Baranov, international male model

Pavel Baranov, international male model

Pavel Baranov, international male model


Pavel Baranov was born on October 11, 1989 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
His international modeling career began in Autumn 2010. Since then he has walked for famous brands including Philip Lim, Rag & Bone, Salvatore Ferragamo, DKNY, Z Zegna, Robert Geller, Davidelfin and Patrick Ervell.
Pavel’s editorial credits include FHM Collections Germany by Emilio Tini, GQ Style Germany and Bon by David Slijper.
His hobbies are football, skateboarding, cycling, tennis, swimming, snooker.
Pave is open minded person who dreams to visit Brazil.
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Olga Egorova, Russian actress

Olga Egorova, Russian actress

Olga Egorova, Russian actress


Olga Egorova is a Soviet and Russian actress, designer, model, and music video director.
She was born on September 4, 1967 in Leipzig, into a military family.
In 1983, Olga entered the Shchepkin Drama School. After the graduation she was invited to several theaters: Satyricon, Mossovet, Mayakovsky Theatre, and Moscow Art Theatre. Olga accepted the invitation from the State Academic Theater. But later Olga left it because she began starring in films.
The actress played in many films, such as Free fall (1987), Noble Robber, Dubrovsky (1989), Free Zone (1992), Heir (2002), and many others. But she is best known for her role of Polina in trilogy Love in Russian (1995, 1996, 1999). In 2007 Olga played one more bright role in the film The Beginning.
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Olga Pristash, make-up artist

Beautiful Russian make up artist - Olga Pristash

Beautiful Russian make up artist – Olga Pristash

Olga Pristash is a very beautiful and talented girl, make-up artist, specializes in body-art and airbrush makeup. She is a judge at different regional competitions.
The girl was born on May 20, 1984 in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region, Russia.
Olga took part in many various competitions. In 2009 she participated in World of Beauty competition in Moscow and in Kuzbass Star festival. In 2010 Olga participated in the International Olympic hairdressing and nail design competition Neva Banks in St. Petersburg. In the same year Olga was the best at Siberia Hairdressing and Make-up Championship (she took the 1st place) in Novosibirsk.
In 2011 the girl went to Moscow again to take part in the Creative makeup Championship, where she was the fifth. Olga was the first in the Body Art and Catwalk Make Up at Siberia Championship.
In 2012 she took the sixth place in European Hairdressing, Make-up, nail modeling Championship.
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Natalia Gantimurova, Miss Russia 2011

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Natalia Gantimurova is a Russian model, winner of the All-Russian contest “Miss Russia 2011”.
Natalia was born on August 14, 1991 in Plast, a small town in Chelyabinsk region, Russia. Her mother worked as a primary school teacher and her grandfather Yuri Nosyrev headed “Uzhuralzoloto” department for many years. Now “Miss Russia -2011” and her grandmother Nina Nosyreva live in Moscow.
19-year-old girl became the winner of the national contest “Miss Russia 2011” and received cash prize $ 100,000. The final of the contest was held on March 5, 2011 in the concert hall Barvikha Luxury Village.
“Shoes became the most difficult challenge for me, ” said Gantimurova.
By the way, Russian Crown for the Beauty Queen is the most expensive in the world. Elegant crown that Gantimurova received, appeared just a year ago in 2010. Previous “Miss Russia” Irina Antonenko was its first owner. The crown costs more than one million dollars.
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