Daria Strokous was born in Moscow in 1990 on September 25 and is a Russian model, actress and photographer. Just after she was born her family moved to Benin in Africa for 5 years as her father is a prominent and successful businessman. She has dark blonde hair and blue eyes and is nearly 6 feet tall and is known for her smile, eyes and legs.
When she is not modelling and taking photographs she likes to draw, sew, read and knit. She is hoping to release a book containing photos from behind the scenes at modelling shows to show the average person what happens before the model takes the stage.
In 2011, she had a small part in the Stephen Soderbergh’s Contagion and the lead in ParAmor.
As a model, she also writes and takes photographs for Vogue’s blog pages and produced an exhibition of models backstage to support the Art of Elysium programme.
At the age of 17 she was signed by IMG and is also with the following agencies: Women Management New York and Paris, Women Milan, Select Model Management London, Scoop Copenhagen, Traffic Models Barcelona, Place Models Hamburg and Modellink Stockholm. This year, 2007 Daria made her debut at the spring designs Prada and Marni show in Milan and was in Models.com as ‘one of the power generation’ at IMG. Daria ends the year with the pre-fall fashions of Zac Posen and Narcisco Rodriquez in New York.
2008 again sees Daria modelling for Prada as well as Vera Wang, Lanvin, Givenchy and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. She appears in Russian Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire.
2009 is a busy year with Daria wearing fashion by Antonio Marras, Christian Lacroix, Armani Prive, Donna Karen, Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci. She switches modelling agencies and signs with Women Management and does an editorial for British Vogue.
At the beginning of 2010 she signs as a face for Dolce & Gabbana as well as Prada and appears in editorials in Italian Vogue and Marie Claire, Vogue and Spanish Vogue. This year she models designs by Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Versace.
2011 and Daria becomes a face for designer Jil Sander and appears in several editorials including Allure, Vogue, Interview, Russian Vogue and W and Numero and the cover of Elle in France. She also signs on again with Juicy Couture.
Editorials in Vogue and Japanese Vogue start off 2012 and continue with Numero, AnOther and FAT. Magazine covers include Vogue, Purple Fashion and Numero. This year Daria models design including Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Prada and Valentino.
2013 sees more editorials for various editions of Vogue around the globe, i-D, Intermission, W, Dior and V. Daria wears designs by Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, D&G, Versace and many other big names.
In 2014 editorials appear in Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and W and she appears on the cover of W and Vogue magazines. Designers include Dior, H&M, D&G, Wang, Elie Saab, Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel, Fendi, Prada and Versace.
February 2015 is busy with editorials in Numero, Interview and W magazines followed by V, AnOther, Vogue and L’Officiel. Fall and winter shows include Christian Dior, Pucci, Versace, H&M, Balmain and Giambattista and spring/summer designers include Dior, Pucci, Gucci, Altuzarra, Vionnet, Jason Wu and Vera Wang.