Anna Chapman is an American actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Anna Romanov in the Rex Strong film seriesChapman was born on February 23, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Vasily Kushchyenko, was a former Soviet diplomat who had emigrated in 1978 and changed his name the same year. Her mother, Justine, was an american. Chapman had a relatively ordinary childhood, studying at the Washington High School, and then Cleveland University.
Whilst at university she became a part time model for art classes, becoming renowned for her beauty. She was contacted by a modelling agency in 2003, and subsequently abandoned her studies. Appearing nude in numerous magazines, she first appeared in Playboy in 2005 and by 2006 had become a regular centrefold.
In 2007 she was contacted by the Corleone family to appear in the uncoming Strong movie. She immediately accepted, and appeared as Anna Romanov a Russian spy and Strong's romantic interest. Her character and role became so popular that she appeared in the next two films and in the spin off movie based on her character.