Abramovich's Girlfriend, Sharapova and Sexy Spy Make List of Russia's Most Beautiful Women
In honor of International Women's Day, Russian news service Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH) has anointed the 12 most beautiful women in Russia. The list includes supermodel Natalia Vodianova (above), Roman Abramovich's gorgeous girlfriend Dasha Zhukova and tennis star Maria Sharapova as well as sexy spy Anna Chapman, who was kicked out of the U.S. last summer following espionage charges. Here's the full rundown of RBTH's Russian beauties; it's unclear whether they're ranked in order of pulchritude, but if so Anna Chapman clocks in high at #3, Vodianova is #4, Sharapova is #5 and Zhukova #6:
1. Alina Kabayeva - Retired world rhythmic gymnastics champion and current politician.
2. Tatyana Golikova - Russian Minister of Health and Social Development.
3. Anna Chapman - Modern Mata Hari, beautiful former spy and current TV host.
4. Natalia Vodianova - Model for international brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Valentino, and a known philanthropist.
5. Irina Shaykhlislamova - A top model who has also captured the heart of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's top football players. [cont'd]
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7. Dasha Zhukova - Art gallery owner known as the companion of Roman Abramovich, billionaire and owner of the Chelsea Football Club who divorced his wife to be with her.
8. Oksana Fyodorova - Miss St Petersburg (1999), Miss Russia (2001) and Miss Universe (2002), Fyodorova has finished postgraduate and doctoral courses and has earned the rank of Police Major.
9. Yekaterina Guseva - Russian actress was featured in the Nord Ost musical based on the popular Russian novel The Two Captains.
10. Olga and Tatyana Arntgolts - Sisters and actresses who are prominent in the Russian film industry.
11. Alsu - Represented Russia at the Eurovision song contest in May 2000, performing the song Solo in English and taking second place.
12. Renata Litvinova - A screenwriter and director as well as a talented actress.