No disrespect to Howie Mandel, but in moving on from “Deal or No Deal” to share a pivotal scene in Iron Man 2 next month with Robert Downey Jr., former #10 suitcase model Anya Monzikova has most definitely traded up.
Anya, a classic Hollywood beauty who was born in Russia and raised in Plantation, Florida—of course—is a stunning young blonde whose eyes tease you into thinking she knows a whole lot more than you do. And if even if she doesn’t, you’ll believe she does.
Iron Man 2 wasn’t her first memorable film gig, by the way. She was also “The Face” of the beautiful women in Jonathan Mostow’s thriller Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis.
I suspect it’s an exciting time to be Anya and I certainly plan to find out if I’m right.
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ANYA MONZIKOVA podcast excerpt: “When I was on set, (Iron Man 2 director) Jon Favreau asked me to translate a little Russian for Scarlett Johansson’s character—she plays the Black Widow. Being a part of that and getting to contribute a little behind scenes was pretty cool.”