Astafieva first came to notoriety after winning the reality TV show Stars Factory in the Ukraine. This landed her a spot in the all-girl Ukrainian pop group NikitA. Astafieva was soon approached by the Ukraine edition of Playboy to become a Playmate. She accepted and quickly rose to be the Ukraine Playmate of the Year for 2007. She was also chosen as U.S. Playboy's 55th Anniversary Playmate, appearing as the centerfold in the January 2009 edition. In addition, Hugh Hefner invited her to move into the Playboy mansion where she became his number 1 girlfriend through much of 2008, much to the displeasure of Hef's three blonde live-in girlfriends. After splitting up with Hefner she returned to Ukraine where she continues performing with the group NikitA. Born in Ordzhonikidze.