Anna Chapman, Russian spy turned international sex symbol, appears to be unstoppable.
The sultry undercover redhead is about to launch her own iPhone application, "Poker with Anna Chapman," in which she coaxes tech fans into playing a round with her.
"The app appeared because Anna is a huge fan of Apple products," said Angela Waters, marketing manager for Zeda Inc., the app manufacturer. "She has been using an iPhone and Mac for quite a while and has recently got an iPad too."
Chapman also inspires jaws to drop as she graces the cover of the latest Maxim magazine Russian edition, wearing intricate lingerie and holding a cocked revolver.
Chapman, who pleaded guilty to spying for Mother Russia this summer, is not only earning hard currency as a sex symbol, but in recent days has earned highest honors from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Medvedev bestowed awards on Chapman and the nine other members of a Russian sleeper ring who were arrested in June for spying on America. Many of the spies had lived in the United States under false identities for years.
A Kremlin spokeswoman told reporters Monday that "top state awards were presented" to a number of officers in the SVR – Russia's foreign intelligence service – including the "intelligence agents who worked in the United States and returned to Russia in July."
Chapman, 28, appears to have no intention of slipping into the shadows as the other nine spies have done since their arrival in Moscow.
Since returning to Russia, in addition to becoming a computer entrepreneur and Maxim pin-up, Chapman has appeared in a sexy photo spread in the Russian men's magazine "Heat," gone clubbing, attended a rocket launch in Kazakhstan in an attention-grabbing red pea-coat, and become an advisor to a Moscow-based bank.
Chapman, born Anya Kushchenko, and her fellow spies all pleaded guilty to espionage in a Manhattan courthouse in July. They were immediately flown to Vienna to be exchanged for prisoners being held by the Soviets for allegedly spying for the U.S. and Britain in the largest U.S.-Russia spy swap since the Cold War.
In September, the men of New York who knew Chapman spoke to Details magazine about their alluring friend.
"She was a seductress," her friend Dennis Hirdt, a Roberto Cavalli model, told Details magazine: "When I first met her, from the get-go: Little hand touches. Whispers. When you're in a loud place it kind of lends itself to getting close to someone and maybe putting a hand on the cheek, or maybe 'by accident' lips rubbing against an earlobe."
On the New York club scene where she was a regular, friends of Chapman told ABC News they thought she was either a billionaire or hooker and described an overly flirtatious femme fatale who frequented the most exclusive bars and restaurants dressed in platform heels and designer duds.
Topless photos of Chapman appeared in newspapers in the U.S. and the U.K, leaked to tabloids by her British ex-husband, whose last name she kept.
American entrepreneurs also capitalized on Chapman's looks and sex appeal after her arrest.