Russian supermodel Inna Zobova
Miss Russia 1994, actress, Russian supermodel Inna Zobova was born October 1, 1976 in the Moscow suburb of Khimki. Her father worked as a manager of civil aviation, and her mother was an engineer at design bureau. Inna was diagnosed a heart defect inherited from her father. At the age of six the girl underwent complex cardiac surgery. Inna Zobova had a lifetime ban from doing sports, including P.E. lessons at school. As a child, Inna dreamed of a career of ballerina, but then at the insistence of her parents decided to become a veterinarian and tightly engaged in studying biology. Inna’s dad often had to stay in hospitals. To provide a family, her mom spent much time at work. The parents were unable to pay enough attention to the girl.
After high school, Inna Zobova entered the Moscow State University, where she studied anthropology and psychology. To earn pocket money during the training she became an apprenticeship model. At the same time she studied plastic and stage movement.
In 1994, Inna Zobova won the title “Miss Russia”. As part of the “Miss Universe – 94”, she won second place in the national costume competition, and in general, her result in the contest was 12th position.
After participating in the contest “Miss Universe” Inna Zobova moved to Paris. In 1996, she signed her first contract with a major international modeling agency Viva Models.
At Haute Couture Week Fall-Winter 1997-1998 Inna Zobova defile the shows Givenchy and Thierry Mugler. She participated in the Ready-to-Wear show of Ally Capellino, Balenciaga, Betsey Johnson, Clements Ribeiro, Dries van Noten, Herve Leger, Hussein Chalayan, Jacques Fath, Jerome L’Huillier, John Rocha, Les Copains, Sonia Rykiel. In May 1997, Inna Zobova appeared on the cover of Elle Russia.
In February 1999, Inna Zobova became the face of the French Marie Claire. Model participated in the show Daryl K. Fall-Winter 1999-2000. In May 1999, Inna appeared on the cover of the magazine Paris Femme. Fashion Week Pret-a-Porter Spring-Summer 2000 Zobova represented brands Fisico, Gai Mattiolo, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Paola Frani, Roberto Cavalli, Roccobarocco, Simultaneous, Thierry Mugler, Untitled by Giorgio Correggiari.
In 2001, Inna Zobova took 51st place in the list of 200 Sexiest Women in the world by the magazine GQ. In May this year, she appeared on the cover of Russian L’Officiel. Inna also participated in Fashion Week spring – summer 2002, presenting fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.
In 2002, the model has appeared on the 105 line in the Glamour ranking “500 hot girls». In 2002, Inna Zobova became the face of the brand Wonderbra, underwear manufacturer, succeeding Adrian Karembeu. She was chosen out of 600 contestants.
In 2004, Inna Zobova became the face of an international brand Sephora. The same year her picture graced the cover of the February issue of Spanish Marie Claire. She also appeared on the cover of Australian magazine Australian Style and won Marie Claire Fashion Awards in the category “Top Model of the Year.”
In 2005, Inna Zobova entered the top 20 most beautiful women in the world by GQ. The top model graced the cover of the German magazine Madame Beauty & Wellness in 2005.
Since 2002 Inna Zobova regularly appeared in French television in projects such as Porta Porta (2002), Le Grand Cabaret (2003), 20 Heures petantes (2004), Tout Le Monde en Parle (2004), Eurotrash (2005), Tout Le Monde en Parle (2005), On a tout essayé (2005).
In 2004, Inna Zobova starred as Alexandra Bogdanova in the film “Double zero”, directed by Gerard Pires. In 2005, was released the film by Fabien Onteniente “People – Jet Set 2” with Ornella Muti and Rupert Everett in the lead roles. Zobova played a minor character – Tatiana. Before filming Inna studied acting in New-York Film Academy.
In 2008, 2011 and 2013 Inna Zobova appeared on the First Channel of Russian TV as a guest of popular program “Big difference”. Inna Zobova was member of the jury of the first (2011), the second and third (2012) seasons of the reality show “Top Model in Russian”. She was one of the mentors participating in the project. Inna task is to show to beginners models what it means to be the top model of the world level. In the second season Zobova also acted as a photographer. During the filming of “Top Model in Russian” Inna temporarily lived in Moscow.
Inna Zobova collaborates with charities, which include the Red Cross, UNICEF, l’Enfant Bleu, Food Bank.
Since 2002, Inna is in a relationship with French director and photographer Bruno Aveillan. In February 2007, the couple had a son.
Inna Zobova knows three languages - Russian, French and English. She graduated from the Faculty of French civilization at the University of Sorbonne.