Natalie Gal

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Natalie Gal
Born Natalya Ivanovna Galkina
(1985-12-18) December 18, 1985 (age 29)[1]
Bataysk, USSR
Occupation Fashion model/Actress
Spouse(s) Stuart Hagler (m. 2004; div. 2009)
Children 1
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Brown[1]
Eye color Green/Blue
Measurements 86.5-61-86.5 cm, 34-24-34 in[1]
Dress size 4 (US), 34 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 8 (US), 38.5 (EU)[1]
Manager Photogenics Media in LA,[2] Fenton Media in NYC[2] Beatrice Models in Milan,[2]

Natalya Ivanovna Galkina, simply known as Natalie Gal (Russian: Наталья Ивановна Галкина; born December 18, 1985) is a Russian fashion model and actress, who made her television debut as runner-up on the eighth series of America's Next Top Model.

Early life[edit]

Natalie was born in 1985 in Bataysk, Rostov Oblast in Soviet Union at the time of her birth.[2] She was born into the family of an opera singer and a poet; she began studying ballet, gymnastics and art, playing piano, singing, and performing in a theatre at the age of 6.[2] She studied acting at the Moscow Art Theatre and New York University.[2]

America's Next Top Model[edit]

In 2007, Gal was a contestant on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8, where she was known as Natasha. She had a weak start, but by the fourth week she was receiving recognition and from the fifth till the final show she maintained a place in the top three photos. For five consecutive weeks (fifth until tenth) she finished in the top two photos, and received two first-call outs. Natasha made it through to the final against Jaslene Gonzalez, who was announced as the winner, with Natasha finishing as the runner-up.

Personal life[edit]

Gal was married to Stuart Hagler, an American who was 22 years her senior and who brought her over to the US with him. They divorced in 2009 and have a daughter named Angelina, who was born in 2005.[3] In March 2014, Gal was seen at a West Hollywood cafe having an affectionate, dinner date with actor Jim Carrey.[4][5]

Gal studies acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in West Hollywood, CA and lives between her homes in L.A. and New York City.[2] She also speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and English fluently.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bio". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bio". Natalie Gal Official Website. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Natalie Gal Biography". Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vanity Fair no-shows like Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Sandra Bullock stir talk of Gwyneth Paltrow boycott". Daily News (New York). March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jim Carrey is dating a reality star". Celebuzz. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 

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