Irina Saltykova, pop singer
Irina Saltykova is a Russian singer and actress. Her maiden name is Irina Sapronova. Beautiful blonde was born on May 5, 1966 in Novomoskovsk, Tula region. Her father was a machinist, and her mother worked in a kindergarten. In her childhood Irina was engaged in artistic gymnastics. She even received prizes in the competitions.
From 1981 to 1985 she studied at the College of Building, then from 1985 to 1990 at the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
Pretty girl performed with the group Mirage in Saransk in 1988, then briefly worked in variete at the restaurant. After having trouble at work and in her personal life Irina decided to become a singer.
In 1994, she debuted on the concert stage of Moscow cinema Warsaw with the song Let Me Go.
On February 1, 1995 Irina recorded her first song Grey Eyes. The song composer was Oleg Molchanov, who previously worked with Natalia Vetlitskaya and wrote her hit Playboy.
To record the first album Saltykova had to pawn jewelry and her apartment in Moscow. Two weeks later, after the music video release, Irina got many offers from record companies about buying the album. And in mid-1995, she released her first album, which became a bestseller. Actually, it was the second album after Alla Pugacheva’s one.
Many people compared Saltykova to Pamela Anderson.
Popular Irina released her second album Blue Eyes in November 1996. In the same year she won the Golden Gramophone award.
In addition, in 1997, Saltykova went on a big tour in Russia and CIS countries. Also, she gave charity concerts for an orphanage in Yerevan and the military hospital in Moscow. By the way, in the same year the singer appeared on the cover of the November issue of Playboy magazine.
A year later, in 1998, Saltykova released her third album Alisa, which was dedicated to her daughter Alisa Saltykova.
What is more, Irina took part in different TV programs, such as Musical Ring, Girls, Vacation in Mexico 2 and others.
Awesome singer also starred in films – Brother 2 (with Sergei Bodrov Jr), Wings, Russian Special Forces, Kulagin and Partners, International Airline Pilot.
Moreover, Saltykova is an author of the book Encyclopedia of Beauty. Great gift for Super girls from Irina Saltykova.
Beautiful blonde met her future husband, popular singer Victor Saltykov, in 1985 in Sochi. Ten years later, in 1995, they divorced.
On December 7, 1987 Irina gave birth to her daughter Alisa, who is an aspiring singer and actress. The girl studied in France and Switzerland.
After divorce Irina had many love affairs. Russian hockey player Pavel Bure was one of her boyfriends.
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