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Irina Shayk

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, known as Irina Shayk, is a Russian model who received international recognition when she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. ranks her as an “Industry Icon.”

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Judi Dench

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NORTH PLAINS, OR – AUGUST 29: Natalie Gulbis walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the Safeway Classic on August 29, 2009 on the Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) – Local Caption -Natalie Gulbis

Gulbis is an American professional golfer of Latvian descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.


Kate Upton

Katherine Elizabeth Upton is an American model and actress. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. In addition, she was the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover.

Kate Upton Cover Model 2013 | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Kate Upton makes all her photos look effortless, but her iconic 2013 cover photo shoot in Antarctica was actually a grueling experience.

The three-time cover star made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2011, when she was named Rookie of the Year. She returned in ’12 and ’13 with back-to-back covers and landed her third in ’17.

“In order to complete our theme of seven continents we needed to get to the seventh continent. Antarctica was critical for us,” editor-in-chief MJ Day explained. “The model that we brought there would have to be able to hold her own against the grandeur that is Antarctica. Kate Upton is that woman. This is the most challenging shoot we have ever done and possibly ever will do.”

Upton, who was named model of the year in 2013, was a pro on set. The mom said she was cold even with a coat on, so gearing up to stand in the snow in just a bikini was nerve-racking. Photographer Derek Kettela would snap 20 to 30 photos and the Swim Team would run in to bundle Upton up.

“Coming to Antarctica is a historical event because no other fashion magazine has come here before,” the model gushed. “It was a huge honor to find out that Sports Illustrated picked me to come here. Even through the pain.”

There were other team members around that helped ease the stress of posing in negative degree weather: penguins!

“The second day shooting, I think the penguins were the only thing that kept me going because they are so adorable,” Upton said at the time. “This is a bit of a payoff. The penguins are making me feel better. They really are fearless creatures, they come right up, they’re curious about what’s going on.”

Here are some more of our favorite videos from Upton’s 2013 photo shoot in Antarctica.

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We Still Aren’t Over the Ever-Dazzling Kate Upton’s Snowy Swimwear Snaps in Antarctica

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Kate Upton was photographed by Derek Kettela in Antarctica.Derek Kettela/Sports Illustrated

We won’t soon forget the legendary Kate Upton’s incredible SI Swimsuit cover photoshoot in Antarctica. It may have taken place a decade ago, but the memories—and the stunning photos—will last forever. It was a photoshoot that we can confidently call iconic, just as the model herself is.

Upton, after all, has been featured in the annual issue a total of six separate years, solidifying her spot among the ranks of SI Swimsuit legends. If her number of appearances isn’t proof enough, posing in a 2014 legends photoshoot in honor of the brand’s 50th anniversary certainly is.

But, today, we’re taking a look back at the year prior, when she took to the snow-covered continent for what has to be one of the most unique cover photoshoots that the brand has ever put together.

In a series of bright white swimsuits to match her surroundings, the now 31-year-old put her skills on display in front of photographer Derek Kettela’s lens. And the series of photos that resulted were simply brilliant in every way.

The destination was not the norm for the brand, or for Upton, either, who has filmed most of her other SI Swimsuit features in tropical locations. Perhaps most impressively, it was only one of the three times that the model has graced the cover of the annual issue, and she made the most of it.

Below are some of the snaps from that iconic trip to the snow-covered Antarctica.

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Kate Middleton

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Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff Just Posted A Bikini Selfie Showing Off Her Incredibly Toned Abs

Women’s Health

Korin Miller

  • Hilary Duff posted a new bikini photo to her Instagram account.
  • She gave credit to her nutrition coach and trainer for helping her get so toned.
  • She says she’s been counting macros and has finally “found what works” for her body.

Hilary Duff is a busy mom of two, but apparently she’s been working hard to spend some time on herself lately. Hilary just shared a new Instagram selfie where she broke down what she’s been doing in the health and fitness department lately.

“Linda Linda Linda, I’ve still been counting my macros with my man and it’s truly helped me stay lean even while eating bread, chocolate, and wine!” she captioned a bikini pic. “I also love my @novobodyofficial fam and grateful I have found what works for me.” (In case you’re not familiar, is celebrity nutrition coach Erik Young, and @novobodyofficial is Novo Body Fitness, an Encino, Calif.-based fitness studio.)

Hilary said she knows it’s “extra hard to keep up and find normalcy in quarantine but I truly hope you make at least 30 mins a day for yourself to stay connected.” Her recommendations: “Do whatever feels good for you even if it’s not food or fitness related!”

People low-key freaked out over Hilary’s post. “Damn woman!!! I love seeing you proud of that hard work” said Jamie Lynn Siegler. “Wowza,” someone else wrote.

While Hilary didn’t get into specifics about what, exactly, she’s doing these days, she opened up to Women’s Health last year about her routine.

For starters, she said that Young customizes a weekly menu for her based on the things she normally likes to eat, like wine and chocolate-covered almonds. “He basically counts your macros for you—and it’s been amazing because it’s basically like a mathematical equation that I just follow, and it’s been really successful for me,” she said.

Before Hilary started working with Young, she said she had “no idea” how much she was eating during the day. But, after working with her coach, she lost 10 pounds.

She also started doing weight training after the birth of her daughter Banks, 1. “I’m lifting and squatting and using a barbell with lots of weight on it, and I’ve never felt so strong but lean,” she said.

Mama’s got results!


Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman starred in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). She rose to international prominence with her performance as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino‘s 1994 film Pulp Fiction, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Tarantino’s muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role of The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 (2003, 2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations.

Established as a leading Hollywood actress, her other notable films include Henry & June (1990), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Gattaca (1997), Les Misérables (1998), The Producers (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). In 2011, Thurman was a member of the jury for the main competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and in 2017, she was named president of the 70th edition‘s “Un Certain Regard” jury. Thurman made her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman (2017–2018).

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For her performance in the made-for-HBO film Hysterical Blindness (2002), Thurman won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Film, and for her five-episode role in the NBC musical series Smash (2012), she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Thurman has starred in the miniseries The Slap (2015) and the series Imposters (2017–2018).

The Avengers’ Emma Peel

The Avengers featuring Uma Thurman as Emma Peel

Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Palin is an American retired politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.

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Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova Celebrates 27th Birthday at German Biergarten: See the Pics! (Mon., Apr. 21, 2014)

Tennis star sports traditional German dress for the festivities

By BRETT MALEC | E! Online

Maria Sharapova celebrated her 27th birthday in true German fashion!

The tennis pro rang in her B-day by visiting the annual Stuttgarter Fruehlingsfest, a spring festival and biergarten in Stuttgart, on Saturday.

Sharapova dressed the part, donning a silver traditional German dress that featured white and pink accents. The blond beauty completed her look with heels and a heart-shaped purse with the message “You are my great luck” in German.

Sharapova, who was in town for the Porsche Grand Prix, was all smiles while touring the biergarten and riding festival rides like the Ferris wheel.

The Russian-born star tweeted a photo of her getup on Twitter on Saturday, writing, “Celebrating in this get up #germany.” She also shared a photo of her posing next to a Porsche with the caption, “Happy birthday to me (Porsche not included).” 🙂

In addition to celebrating her birthday at the festival, Sharapova also launched a new line of her Sugarpova candy called “Speedy.” The new candies are yogurt gummies in the shape of the Porsche 911 car.


Photos: Maria Sharapova celebrates her 27th birthday in Germany


Sharapova poses with her team in Stuttgart, Germany. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova, Porsche’s global brand ambassador, revealed her new “Speedy” – the latest creation of Sugarpova, Sharapova’s premium candy brand at Porsche Arena on April 19, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. “Speedy” is a yoghurt gummy that comes in a range of different colours and is shaped in the typical shape of the iconic Porsche 911. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for Porsche)

Maria Sharapova celebrated her 27th birthday the way most 27-year-olds do: by wearing traditional a German dress while sitting on a Porsche with a costumed team of men in lederhosen. Celebrities, they’re just like us!

Has it really been 10 years since Sharapova won Wimbledon as a 17-year-old? She celebrated her big day in Stuttgart, Germany, where she is the two-time defending champion at the Porsche Grand Prix, which begins on Monday. Joined by her team, Sharapova decided to dress up in a traditional German dirndl for the kind of photo adventure you can only find in Germany, one that involves luxury cars, merry-go-rounds and enormous teddy bear mascots.

Any guesses for Sharapova’s birthday wishes? A healthy shoulder? Not having to play Serena Williams at any more major tournaments? That all WTA tournaments be relocated to Stuttgart, where she has never lost a match?

More photos from Sharapova’s German adventures below:

It’s not your birthday until you’re given a giant cookie.

The merry-go-round: amusement park ride or metaphor for the tennis season?

Ja wohl!

Not even Sharapova can get her agent, Max Eisenbud, to ignore his phone.

I’m just impressed they found a bear taller than she is.

Did I mention that the title sponsor of the Stuttgart tournament just happens to be one of Sharapova’s sponsors? And that her new Sugarpova flavor is called “Speedy,” and it features gummies shaped like a Porsche 911? All a coincidence, I’m sure.

(All photos by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


Hannah Waddingham confronts photographer after reportedly being told to show her legs


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Hannah Waddingham called out a photographer who allegedly made inappropriate remarks to her at a gala theater awards event.

The former “Ted Lasso” star, 49, was making her way inside the Olivier Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 14 when she was confronted by a photographer who allegedly asked her to show him her legs.

“Oh, my God. You’d never say that to a man, my friend,” Waddingham can be heard saying during the interaction, which was caught on camera by a fan who shared a video of it on X.

“Don’t be a dick, otherwise I’ll move off. Don’t say ‘Show me leg.’ No,” added the Emmy winner, who returned to host the awards event for the second year in a row.

The Olivier Awards 2024 – Arrivals (Mike Marsland / WireImage)

The crowd around Waddingham clapped and cheered for her for speaking up against the photographer’s sexist request.

As she made her way inside the hall, Waddingham, who began her acting career on Broadway and on the London West End stage, continued reprimanding the photographer, at one point raising her finger up in protest.

“Learn some manners,” she told the man while walking away.

The former “Sex Education” star opened up earlier this year about how a drama teacher’s cruel remarks about her appearance inadvertently helped fuel her drive to succeed.

“I had one drama teacher that said to the whole class, ‘Oh, Hannah will never work on screen because she looks like one side of her face has had a stroke,’” Waddingham recalled during a January 2024 appearance on Michelle Visage’s BBC Radio 2 podcast, “Rule Breakers.”

The London-born actor said said the cutting remark made her vow to herself that she would land screen roles to prove the teacher wrong.

“I thought, ‘I will do. Come hell or high water, I will work on screen,’” she recalled.

Still, the humiliating incident, she added, gave her “a complex for years.”

The teacher’s nasty remark was fresh in Waddingham’s mind when she accepted the 2021 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Rebecca Welton in “Ted Lasso.”

“In my Emmys speech, I made a point — the one thing I said to myself (was), if this weird moment comes and I get this award, and I get my foot in this door, I’m going to rip it off its hinges for musical theater people, or theater people, to follow,” she revealed on the podcast.

Waddingham used her time at the podium to thank “Ted Lasso” creator and star Jason Sudeikis as well as other loved ones while also issuing a plea to movie and TV producers to hire actors from the stage.

“West End musical performers need to be on screen more,” she said during her speech. “Please give them a chance ‘cause we won’t let you down.”

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