Alena Babenko (her maiden name is Elena Baranova) is a Russian film and theater actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2013).
Alena was born on March 31, 1972 in Kemerovo. In her childhood the girl took part in the festivities, sang in the choir and dreamed of becoming a ballerina.
Alena’s debut as an actress was in the TV series Kamenskaya, where she starred in several episodes. Then she had small roles in TV series Mamuka and Island Without Love, Silver Wedding.
The actress became famous thanks to a major role in the film Driver for Vera directed by Paul Chukhrai. In 2004 the film had a great success at Kinotavr festival.
In 2008, Alena took part in the TV project by Ilia Averbukh, Ice Age 2. Her partner was Roman Kostomarov.
In spring 2009, Babenko took part in the TV show Ice Age: The Meltdown.
In autumn 2009, Alena took part in the third season of the show Ice Age 3 together with Alexei Tikhonov. They took the third place
2004 – Golden Eagle award – Best Film Actress for her role in the movie Driver for Vera.
2004 – Award for Best Female role at the International Film Festival Falling Leaves in Minsk.
2005 – Nika award – Breakthrough of the Year for her role in the film Driver for Vera.
2007 – Best Film Actress at the festival Constellation for her role in the movie Ferris Wheel.
2008 – MTV Russia Award for Best Female role in the movie Indy.
Alena’s first husband was Vitaly Babenko. They have son Nikita.
Master of sports, ski jumper, businessman Eduard Suboch is her second husband.