Elena Kuletskaya, Bilan’s ex-girlfriend
Elena Kuletskaya is a Russian model, TV presenter, best known as Russian singer Dima Bilan’s ex-girlfriend.
Elena was born on August 7, 1982 in Kharkov. Her father was a military man, so the family moved frequently. Later he became co-owner of modeling agency Mademoiselle.
In 1988 the family moved to Moscow.
Kuletskaya graduated from the Moscow State University. When she was a second-year student a scout noticed her and invited to participate in the casting of the famous modeling agency in Paris.
In 2001, Kuletskaya moved to France.
She worked in such modeling agencies as: Group Model Management (Barcelona), Louisa Models (Munich), Modus Vivendis Model Management, Fotogen Model Agency, Why Not Model Agency (Milan), IMG Models (New York), Satoru Japan Inc, Elan Management (Geneva).
She is the face of the well-known British jewelry brand RAFF, and also takes part in advertising campaigns for such brands as Rolex, Nina Richi, Etam, Helena Rubinstein, Mary Kay and others.
Kuletskaya participated in the TV project “Dancing with the Stars”, where her partner was Russian actor Yevgeny Pazenko.
She is a TV presenter of the program Trendy on MTV.
Elena participated in the TV show “Cinderella 2.0”, where fitness coach, stylist, as well as a psychologist turn Cinderellas into Princesses. Kuletskaya taught girls how to behave in front of the camera and on the catwalk.
Elena’s name began to appear in the gossip columns because of the novel with popular singer Dima Bilan. Dima and Elena first met at an airport in Paris in early 2006, where they were introduced by a mutual acquaintance, Dima’s manager Yana Rudkovskaya. The singer even promised to marry Kuletskaya, if he took the first place at the Eurovision Song Contest. And he was the first in 2008, but he wedding didn’t take place. In summer 2011, Bilan admitted that their romance with Kuletskaya was just a PR stunt.
Elena was Mickey Rourke’s Russian language tutor for his role in Iron Man 2. They often appeared together and there were rumors about their engagement. Read more about Elena Kuletskaya and Mickey Rourke
Now Lena is going to marry cinematographer Stanislav Romanovsky.