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Anna Ardova – Russian actress

Anna Ardova

Anna Ardova – Russian actress

Anna Ardova is an actress with a bright humorous talent.
Anna was born on September 27, 1969 in Moscow into the family of actors.
It was hard for 16-years-old girl to enter GITIS, only the fifth try was successful.
Now she plays in the Mayakovsky Theater. Anna has played about 50 roles in the TV series and movies.
She is best known for her roles in the sketch shows “Women’s League” and “One for all”.
“One for all” became one of the biggest hits of the Home channel and Ardova was awarded a prize for Best Actress.
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Angelina Karelina – charming actress

Angelina Karelina

Angelina Karelina – charming actress

Angelina Karelina, charming Russian actress, was born on September 29, 1982 in Leningrad.
She is a very active girl, who plays in films and TV series, sings and composes songs, is a champion of Moscow in Thai boxing, the owner of a brown belt in karate. Angelina also was engaged in ballet and danced in the belly Dance show «Lotus Dance Company».
Karelina graduated from the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy and then moved to Los Angeles where she studied at the New York Film Academy. While studying in America, Angelina starred in several films of young Hollywood directors: «Pilot for reality show», «Sweet charity» and others.
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Unbroken faith. Paralyzed girl stood up on her feet to win at Cannes

Vera Kraschuk

Vera Kraschuk on the stage

Unbroken faith. Paralyzed girl stood up on her feet to win at Cannes (Vera means faith).

This story is like a fairy tale.
When 11 years ago Vera was born, it became clear that there was something wrong with the baby. Later it was found out that little girl suffered from cerebral palsy. Both parents love Vera very much. They treated her, tried to help, in general, lived like all families who have a child with a disability.
But then everything changed.
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Svetlana Ivanova – Russian actress

Svetlana Ivanova
Svetlana Ivanova was born on September 26, 1985 in Moscow into the family of engineers.
Sveta is a Russian theater and film actress. When she was 14 years old she joined the studio theater.
In 2006 Ivanova graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. While studying at the Institute Svetlana debuted in the movie “Godson”, then played in the TV series “Farewell echo”.
Since 2011 she has been working in the “Contemporary” theater. On March 22, 2012 she made her debut in the role of Patricia Holman in the play “Three Comrades”.
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Anton Yelchin – Hollywood star from Russia

Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin is an American actor of Russian origin, whose parents went to America when he was only 6 months.
According to the magazine Hollywood Life, Yelchin became the brightest young actor in 2005. Anton was one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
According to legend, Anthony Hopkins, Anton’s partner on the television series «Huff», presented him with a book on acting by Stanislavsky with the caption “Reading it is no longer necessary for you!”
Anton was born on March 11, 1989 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) into the family of figure skaters.
Since early childhood Anton has decided to become an actor. Yelchin began acting at age 10. He made his debut appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama “ER”. Anton, like most child actors, dreamed of playing Harry Potter. But only native Englishman could play the role.
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Helen Mirren, successful actress

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren is one of the best known and most respected actresses with an international career, who has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.
She is the only actress ever to have portrayed both Queens of England, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II, on the screen.
Helen was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003. Mirren was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2013. There is her waxwork at Madame Tussauds London.
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Semyon Farada, Soviet-Russian actor

Semyon Farada
On August 20, 2009 in Moscow clinic after a long and serious illness, at the age of 75, died tragicomic actor Semyon Farada.
Farada was a Soviet and Russian stage and film actor, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1991), the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (1999). He had starred in more than 80 films.
Semyon was born on December 31, 1933 in Nikolskoye village of Moscow Oblast, into the family of an Army officer. His real surname was Ferdman.
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