Irina Shayk sizzles in a new campaign for Robert Cavalli. (Photo by Giampaolo Sgura)

Irina Shayk sizzles in a new campaign for Robert Cavalli. (Photo by Giampaolo Sgura)

Irina Shayk brings out the animal in Roberto Cavalli’s capsule collection of signature prints that features a veritable menagerie of striped patterns that turn Shayk into a sexy beast.

The super-sexy Russian model, 27, is best known in the United States for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

She’s appeared in the magazine every year since 2007 and graced the cover in 2011 before yielding it to voluptuous American model Kate Upton.

Overseas, however, she’s an international celebrity, largely because she’s been dating soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the past three years.

The five-foot, 10-inch tall model is known for her sizzling, seductive beauty, and will break into films for the first time in the upcoming movie “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.”

Irina Shayk Sizzles in Sexy Animal Prints
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She’ll appear as the wife of the mythological strong man, played by action/adventure hero Dwayne Johnson.

Brett Rattner directs and Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt will also star.

Shayk also appeared in Kanye West’s video for his song “Power,” directed by artist Marco Brambilla. The song is from his fifth studio album, 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

In fashion, Shayk was tapped to represent the Armani Exchange spring/summer 2010 campaign. She met Ronaldo through his work with the brand. She’s also repped for Intimissimi and Guess and has modeled for Victoria’s Secret.

Cavalli partnered with Brazilian label C&A to create the sexy dresses, pantsuits and tops in animal print designs. They feature tiger, leopard and zebra patterns.

Photographer Giampaolo Sgura shot the photos in a tropical setting. Check out her spread and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest fashion trends.