Evgeniya Mandzhieva is an international fashion model and actress of ethnic Kalmyk descent. The Gulls is her stunning feature film debut as an actress. Mandzhieva has appeared on the covers of Vogue in Russia and China and is a regular on the runway for Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Armani Prive, Givenchy Hermès and others. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for Costume National, MAC Cosmetics, Vera Wang, Garnier, Diesel, Moschino and has been the face of Uniqlo and L’Oreal. Mandzhieva is currently studying acting at the Moscow School of Cinema.