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Kristina Pimenova
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Pimenova in March 2017
Born Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova[1]
(2005-12-27) 27 December 2005 (age 12)
Moscow, Russia
Residence United States
Nationality Russian
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2009–present
Parent(s) Ruslan Pimenov,
Glikeriya Shirokova
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)[2]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue

Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (Russian: Кристина Руслановна Пименова; born 27 December 2005)[3][1] is a Russian child model[4] and actress, living in the United States.

Life and career

Pimenova's parents are former footballer Ruslan Pimenov and Glikeriya Shirokova, a former model.[5] She started modeling before her fourth birthday, after her mother sent photographs to the agency President Kids.[6] Pimenova has worked for brands including Armani, Benetton, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli. [6][7]

In 2014, Women Daily magazine called Pimenova "the most beautiful girl in the world".[7]

In Moscow Pimenova practiced rhythmic gymnastics, under Olga Kapranova.[5] In 2013, she competed in a gymnastics tournament in Tatarstan organized by Alina Kabaeva, winning a gold medal in her age group.[4]

In April 2015, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Kids.[8]

Later in 2015, Pimenova moved to California with her mother. A documentary about Pimenova aired on RTL Television in October 2016.[9]


Pimenova played a post-production part as a singing child in the Italian fantasy film Creators: The Past.[10][11] In an interview for Posh Kids Magazine, she expressed her wish to become a professional actress and film director.[12] She has been cast for the role of Dasha in Michael S. Ojeda's upcoming film The Russian Bride – a horror thriller – co-starring with Corbin Bernsen and Oksana Orlan. Production took place in Michigan in March 2017.


Pimenova's mother manages her social media accounts, and there has been criticism of the content as an example of sexualisation of an under-age model.[7][13] The mother disagrees, maintaining that all the photos are perfectly innocent and "you must think like a pedophile in order to see something sexual in these pictures".[14]


Title Year Role Director Notes
Creators: The Past 2017 Singing child Piergiuseppe Zaia film in post-production
The Russian Bride 2017 Dasha Michael S. Ojeda film in post-production


  1. ^ a b Luongo, Marika (22 April 2016). "Kristina: baby modella a soli 9 anni" [Kristina: baby model at only nine years] (in Italian). DireDonna.
  2. ^ "Kristina Pimenova". L.A. Models. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  3. ^ Samodelova, Svetlana (27 November 2014). "Самая красивая девочка мира ходит в обычную московскую школу" [The most beautiful girl of the world goes to a regular school in Moscow] (in Russian). Moskovskij Komsomolets.
  4. ^ a b "Kristina Pimenova" (in Russian). Ragazza. 5 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Dormoy, Géraldine (28 November 2014). "VIDEOS. Kristina Pimenova, 10 ans, topmodèle russe". L'Express (in French).
  6. ^ a b Shipilova, Xenia (3 December 2014). "Кристина Пименова была признана самой красивой девочкой-моделью" [Kristina Pimenova has been recognized as the most beautiful girl model] (in Russian). Fashion Time.
  7. ^ a b c Tuck, Lauren (8 December 2014). "Is 8-Year-Old Kristina Pimenova the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?". Yahoo! Style.
  8. ^ "Cover photo". Vogue Kids Russia. No. April 2015. Vogue. March 2015.
  9. ^ Von Schimmelmann, Bettina (30 October 2016). RTL Exclusiv Weekend (in German). RTL.
  10. ^ "Film actors". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  11. ^ Guabello, Paola (1 April 2016). "Finite le riprese di "Creators" il trailer è pronto per Cannes". La Stampa (in Italian).
  12. ^ Mejia, Anny (27 November 2016). "Kristina Pimenova, The Humble Little Supermodel". Posh Kids Magazine.
  13. ^ O'Neil, Lauren (28 November 2014). "Controversial 9-year-old supermodel Kristina Pimenova is being sexualized, critics say". CBC (Community Blog).
  14. ^ Rees, Alex (5 December 2014). "Child Model's Mother to Her Daughter's Critics: "You Must Think Like a Pedophile"". Cosmopolitan.

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