Ekaterina Elizarova was born on August 17, 1986 in Saratov, Soviet Union.
She is an international model also known as Katia E.
Katia trained as a ballerina at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. She’s also a graduate from Queen Mary Law School in London.
Elizarova was spotted on the street in her home town by the modeling scout Guia Jikidze (who also discovered Natalia Vodianova, Eugenia Volodina, Irina Shayk, Elena Melnik, and Polina Kouklina). She was 14.
Katia quickly went on to shoot the cover of Jalouse and star in a number of Russian television commercials and campaigns for brands including Pepsi, Kirin, La Foret and Sok Dobriy.
By the age of 15, Elizarova was already working for extended periods in London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo. But only after graduation from University in 2009 Katia became a full-time model.
Elizarova has worked with Ellen Von Unwerth, Rankin, Kim Knott, Commes des Garcons, Guy Laroche, Kirin, Laforet, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Valentino, Versace, Ines Valentinitsch, Etienne Aigner, Karen Walker, Preen, Jasper Conran, Dsquared, Ghost, Avon, Shu Uemura, Swarovski, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Fornarina, Victoria’s Secret, Made by Niki, Babyliss, Trevor Sorbie, L’Oreal, and Wella.
As an actress, Katia appeared in the popular Russian music video “Sky” by Diskoteka Avariya.
In early 2011, Elizarova shot a television campaign for Rimmel London alongside Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel that appeared on screens globally throughout the 2011-2012 season.
– Ekaterina’s favorite food is black cod in miso sauce.
– Her hobby is drawing. She wants to write a book and have an exhibition of her paintings.
– Elizarova supports UK charity Fashion For Good and the Red Cross.
– Katia’s motto – It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
Elizarova has been linked to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (played Sherlock Holmes in the modern BBC adaptation series Sherlock). The actor denied romantic relationship with a model: “We’re just old friends”.