Alena Sviridova, singer, actress, TV host
Alena Sviridova (her maiden name is Leonova) is a Russian singer, actress, television host, Honored Artist of Russia.
Alena was born on August 14, 1958 in Kerch, USSR. But in her own blog on Live Journal Alena says that she was born on August 14, 1962.
She graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute.
In 1993 Alena was invited to Moscow by Yuri Ripyah. At the contest Song-93 she reached the final with the song Just Ended the Winter. In the same year she received a Golden Apple prize at the Generation 93 festival.
Sviridova’s music video for the song Pink Flamingo won the 1st place in 1994 on BIZ-TV channel.
Alena played in the musicals Moonlight and Three Musketeers.
She was a host of the program Harem in Kenya.
Alena has won three Golden Gramophone awards: 1996 – Bednaya Ovechka (Poor Lamb), 1999 – Oh, 2001 – My Heart.
In 1980, she married Sergei Sviridov, who now lives in Canada. Her son Vasily was born in 1983. He is a programmer and lives in Canada together with his father.
In 1998 Alena married a US citizen, an employee of the American Embassy in the Russian Federation – Henry Peacock. The wedding took place on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean sea.
From 2003 to 2007 Sviridova lived together with male model Dmitri Miroshnichenko. Their son Grigory was born on January 5, 2004.
On September 28, 2012 during the TV show Let Them Talk Alena introduced her boyfriend 36-year-old David Vardanian.