Kristina Pimenova

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Kristina Pimenova
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Pimenova in March 2017
Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova[1]

(2005-12-27) 27 December 2005 (age 13)
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2009–present
Known forJ.Estina, Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess[3], The Russian Bride[4]
Parent(s)Ruslan Pimenov,
Glikeriya Shirokova
Modeling information
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[3]
Hair colorDirty blond
Eye colorBlue

Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (Russian: Кристина Руслановна Пименова; born 27 December 2005)[5][1] is a Russian child model[6] and actress, living in the United States. She has an elder half-sister.[7]

Life and career[edit]

Pimenova's parents are former footballer Ruslan Pimenov and Glikeriya Shirokova, a former model.[8] She started modeling before her fourth birthday, after her mother sent photographs to the agency President Kids.[9] Pimenova has worked for brands including Armani, Benetton, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli. [9][10]

In 2014, Women Daily magazine called Pimenova "the most beautiful girl in the world".[10]

In Moscow, Pimenova practiced rhythmic gymnastics, under Olga Kapranova.[8] In 2013, she competed in a gymnastics tournament in Tatarstan organized by Alina Kabaeva, winning a gold medal in her age group.[6]

In April 2015, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Kids.[11]

Later in 2015, Pimenova moved to California with her mother. A documentary about Pimenova aired on RTL Television in October 2016.[2]


Pimenova played a post-production part as a singing child in the Italian fantasy film Creators: The Past.[12][13] In an interview for Posh Kids Magazine, she expressed her wish to become a professional actress and film director.[14] She was subsequently cast for the role of Dasha in Michael S. Ojeda's horror thriller The Russian Bride, co-starring with Corbin Bernsen and Oksana Orlan.[4]


When Pimenova's mother managed her social media accounts, there was some criticism of the content as an example of sexualisation of an under-age model.[10][15] The mother disagreed, maintaining that all the photos were perfectly innocent and "you must think like a pedophile in order to see something sexual in these pictures".[16]


Title Year Role Director Notes
Creators: The Past 2019 Singing child Piergiuseppe Zaia
The Russian Bride [es] 2019 Dasha Michael S. Ojeda


  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. ^ a b Von Schimmelmann, Bettina (30 October 2016). RTL Exclusiv Weekend (in German). RTL.
  3. ^ a b "Kristina Pimenova". L.A. Models. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  4. ^ a b "Immediate Release Of Sensational Thriller, 'The Russian Bride' (2019)". Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Kristina Pimenova" (in Russian). Ragazza. 5 May 2015.
  7. ^ Kasyanova, Anna (24 January 2015). "О самой красивой девочкe мира Кристине Пименовой" [About the most beautiful girl of the world Kristina Pimenova] (in Russian). Hello! Russia.
  8. ^ a b Dormoy, Géraldine (28 November 2014). "VIDEOS. Kristina Pimenova, 10 ans, topmodèle russe". L'Express (in French).
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ a b c Tuck, Lauren (8 December 2014). "Is 8-Year-Old Kristina Pimenova the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?". Yahoo! Style.
  11. ^ "Cover photo". Vogue Kids Russia. No. April 2015. Vogue. March 2015.
  12. ^ "Film actors". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  13. ^ Guabello, Paola (1 April 2016). "Finite le riprese di "Creators" il trailer è pronto per Cannes". La Stampa (in Italian).
  14. ^ Mejia, Anny (27 November 2016). "Kristina Pimenova, The Humble Little Supermodel". Posh Kids Magazine.
  15. ^ O'Neil, Lauren (28 November 2014). "Controversial 9-year-old supermodel Kristina Pimenova is being sexualized, critics say". CBC (Community Blog).
  16. ^ 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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