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Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress


Elena Biryukova is a Russian theater and film actress. She became popular after television series Sasha + Masha (2003-2005).
Elena was born on November 7, 1970 in Minsk, USSR. Elena has a sister, Anna, who is 9 years younger. As a school girl Elena studied music, ballroom dancing, fencing, athletics, swimming and went to an art school.
She worked at the Moscow Academic Art Theatre.
In 2007 Elena took part in the TV show Dancing on Ice: Indian Summer (Russia Channel), paired with two-time Olympic figure skating champion Artur Dmitriev.
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Olga Kurylenko – Bond Girl

Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko is a French actress and model, who was born on November 14, 1979 in Berdyansk, Soviet Union.
Her Ukrainian father Konstantin and her Russian mother, Marina Alyabusheva (born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia) divorced shortly after their daughter’s birth. Olga was raised by her mother and grandmother. Kurylenko grew up in poverty, she lived together with her mother, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather and cousin in a small flat. In 1992, Olga and her mother moved to Moscow.
When the girl was 17, she signed a contract with Paris-based Madison modeling agency and moved to Paris. 18-year-old Kurylenko appeared on the covers of the famous magazines such as Glamour, ELLE, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire and Vogue. She became the face of Triumph lingerie, Lejaby lingerie, Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein, Furthermore, worked for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo, and appeared in the Victoria’s Secret catalog.
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Irina Miroshnichenko

Irina Miroshnichenko
Irina Miroshnichenko was born on July 24, 1942 in Barnaul.
Irina is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, singer. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1988), was awarded Order “For Services to the Fatherland” IV degree (2008).
In 1961, Irina graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School.
As an actress she performed at the Moscow Art Theatre.
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Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress


Ekaterina Vulichenko is a Russian film actress. She became famous after the release of the films Love Me, Star and the TV series Strong Woman.
Ekaterina was born on June 8, 1980 in Moscow. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut, then – a mathematician, and only then an actress. She has elder sister Oksana.
Ekaterina graduated from the Schepkin Theatre School. After graduation, she worked in the theater Modern.
Her debut role was in the movie Snake Spring (1997).
Ekaterina played a major role in the television series Officers.
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Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet - Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress


Marina Mogilevskaya is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress.
Marina was born on August 6, 1970 in Zavodoukovsk, Tyumen Region. She graduated from the Institute of National Economy in Kiev and the Kiev Theatre Institute named after I. K. Karpenko-Karoi. She worked at the Theatre of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka, then Marina went to the Russian television.
Her film debut took place in 1989 in the film Stone soul. Fame came to Marina after the TV series Russian amazons, Turetskiy March, Kamenskaya, The Moscow Windows, The Best city of the Earth, Five Minutes to the Underground.
In 2001 Mogilevskaya’s scenario was used in the comedy When She Is Not Awaited For in which she played the leading role.
She got the award for the best female role in the film Reportage at the cinema festival Stojary.
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Nelly Uvarova, theater and film actress

Nelly Uvarova
Nelly Uvarova is a talented Russian theater and film actress, who became well known and popular after the TV series “Be not born beautiful”. Today Nelly is a real star of Russian cinema.
The future actress was born on March 14, 1980 in a small Lithuanian town of Mazeikiai in a family of Russian and Armenian descent. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother was a gymnastics teacher. Nelly has an older sister Lena, who is a successful fashion designer.
Nelly participated in school plays and was one of the main stars of all performances. Her mother several times even wrote scripts for school plays, in which Nelly took part.
Uvarova graduated from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography, one of the most prestigious universities throughout the CIS.
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Elena Soldatova, model and actress

Elena Soldatova, model and actress

Elena Soldatova, model and actress


Elena Soldatova is an actress and a model.
Elena was born on March 3, 1986.
She worked in such agencies as: Metropolitan Models – Paris, Colors Model Management – Spain, Modus Vivendis Model Management, Ford Models – New York, New Models – Belgium, Bookings Model Agency – London, Contrebande Model Management, The Pinkerton Model and Talent Company.
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