Natalie Gal

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Natalie Gal
Natalie Gal 2011.jpg
Natalie Gal, Beverly Hills California, February 2011
Born Natalya Ivanovna Galkina
(1985-12-18) December 18, 1985 (age 30)[1]
Bataysk, Soviet Union
(now Russia)
Occupation 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
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 model and actress, who made her television debut as runner-up on the eighth series of America's Next Top Model. She is currently the new face of Dermalogica Skin Care, Neutrogena Hydro Boost collection, and The Body Shop Natural Products inspired by Nature.[citation needed] She used to be the cover of Shiseido on Various magazines for Dec issue 2009, Guess Couture Collection spread in 2010, and Clinique Pop Lip Colour Primer. She has been pursuing her modelling careers succeedingly.

Early life[edit]

Gal 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. Gal made it through to the final against Jaslene Gonzalez, who was announced as the winner, with Gal finishing as the runner-up.

After America's Next Top Model[edit]

Gal signed with Red Model Management in New York City, under the name "Alie M", NEXT Model Management in Milan and Elite Model Management in New York.[citation needed] She used to be signed with MUSE Modeling Agency in New York, IMG Models in New York, MGMT First in New York City, Ace Model Management in Athens, Beatrice International Models in Milan, Wilhelmina Models in L.A and Ford Models in New York.[citation needed]
Gal also appeared in a lots of editorials for Italian Vogue and has also appeared in A Cover Of Beauty In Vogue In Russia, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, Harper's Bazaar in Hong Kong, Fashion Magazine, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and Maxim Magazine.[citation needed]
In her acting career, Gal "has starred in numerous movie productions".[2]

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 i "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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