Daria Strokous is a Russian model, film actress, and photographer. Strokous was born in Moscow, Russia (then still part of the Soviet Union) to Vladimir Strokous, a prominent business man in the city, and Olga Strokous. Soon after she was born, she and her family moved to Benin, Africa where she lived and studied until the age of five.
In September 2007 she debuted in Fashion Week in Milan and Paris. Her debut was an exclusive for the Prada show in Milan. V Magazine included her in their Top 10 Models of 2008. New York Magazine named her as one of Top 10 Models to watch, as well as Today’s Top Model in Milan.
Strokous has appeared on the covers of Vogue Italia, Numéro, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, as well as on the pages of W Magazine, Vogue UK, American Vogue, V Magazine, among other high publications, including Marie Claire, where the “Doppio Sogno” spread photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer won Strokous a place in the eye of many European photographers. Fashionista.com placed Strokous in the 2008 “Crushes” of the IMG models.
Daria Strokous has also been featured in Style.com for many top designers and Models.com in featured articles.
Daria took part in a project of a new online magazine Nomenus QuarterlyThis was a project for a new collection of “THE ROW” fashion line. She debuted her acting career in a short independent film titled ParAmor directed by Paul L. R. Du Bois. Strokous has done campaigns for Shiatzy Chen, Dior, Prada, Chanel, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, D&G, Alberta Ferretti, H&M, Juicy Couture and others. Since her debut, Strokous walked in Top Fashion Collections, including Haute Couture shows.
She played a small role in the 2011 film Contagion. She also appeared as the lead model in the short film for Dior ” Secret Garden – Versailles” by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Strokous is currently ranked #7 on models.com Top 50 Women.
Models.com says ‘ A blue chip cover, blue chip campaigns and sustained runway credibility underscore the fact that Miss Strokous is lodged deep in the Meisel school of making model stars. Watch her claim the moment’.
Daria Strokous’s most recent campaigns:
- Dior Secret Garden 2 Campaign 2013 (Dior)
- Dior Exotic Beauty Campaign S/S 13 (Dior Beauty)
- Louis Vuitton S/S 13 Chic on the Bridge Campaign (Louis Vuitton)
- Belstaff S/S 13 Campaign (Belstaff)
- Lanvin S/S 13 Campaign (Lanvin)
- Dior S/S 13 (Dior)
- Dior Grand Bal Christmas Makeup Holiday 2012 Campaign (Dior Beauty)
- Giada F/W 12 (Giada)
- Dior Campaign Fall 2012- Secret Garden (Dior)
- Dior Cosmetics 2012 (Dior Beauty)