Anna Loginova often appeared on the covers of Russian magazines wearing little clothing, the Eastern European version of Keeley Hazell and Lucy Pinder.
However, behind the glossy images, Loginova had another profession: She was an experienced bodyguard, trained in martial arts, commanding high prices to protect Russia's wealthy elite.
Sadly, it was this latter trait that led to her tragic death Sunday night.
In Moscow that evening, police say they recovered Loginova's battered body after she tried to prevent her Porsche Cayenne from being stolen; she reportedly clung on to the SUV as a thief sped away inside it.
The vehicle was later found abandoned.
"According to eyewitnesses, an intruder just threw her out of the car," said Oleg Pavlov, a special police investigator in charge of the investigation. "She grabbed the door handle, but when the car took off and picked up speed, she let go."
No one has been arrested in connection with the killing.