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Category Archive: Television

Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress

Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress

Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress


Victoria Gerasimova is a Russian actress and the former VJ, who worked on MTV-Russia channel.
Victoria was born on May 9, 1979 in Zvolen (Czechoslovakia) into a military family, but at her early age the family moved to Kaliningrad, Russia.
After graduation from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 2001 Gerasimova moved to Moscow, where she worked as a host of various television programs, starred in commercials. Since 2004 Victoria acted in films, mostly in the TV series.
In 2005 she was awarded Best Female Person Of The Year at the International Advertising Festival for a series of Dirol’s commercials.
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Ksenia Borodina

Ksenia Borodina - TV presenter

Ksenia Borodina – TV presenter


Ksenia Borodina (her real name is Xenia Amoeva) is a presenter of the reality show Dom-2 (since May 11, 2004, together with Ksenia Sobchak) and host of the show Reset (May 16, 2012 – July 2013) on TNT channel, actress.
The girl was born on March 8, 1983 in Moscow. Her father is Armenian and mother is Russian, but when she was one year old, her parents divorced. Ksenia spent her childhood with grandparents, every year visiting parents in Italy. Once for the bad behavior, parents sent her to study in an English school Multilingva. Ksenia did not like England and returned to Russia. Ksenia has two brothers: Roman and Nikita.
Since her childhood the girl dreamed to be a TV presenter. Ksenia sent her CV and suddenly got an invitation to be a presenter of reality show Dom-2.
Two books by Ksenia were published: Dom-2. Laws of Love (2007) and Lose Weight with Ksenia Borodina (2011).
In 2002-2005 Ksenia was a participant of talk show Windows. She is a co-host of the program Cosmopolitan. Video version (2009 – present).
Ksenia also took part in TV project Dancing with the Stars (2011).
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Ksenia Alferova

Ksenia Alferova - Russian actress

Ksenia Alferova – Russian actress


Ksenia Alferova was born on May 24, 1974 into the family of popular theater and film actress Irina Alferova and Bulgarian Ambassador Boyko Gyurov. Later she was adopted by an actor Alexander Abdulov.
Ksenia is a Russian actress whose first role was in the film The Woman in White (1981), where Abdulov played the main role.
At first the future actress chose another career, in 1992 she entered the Moscow State Law Academy, but then she graduated from the Art Theatre School.
From 2000 to 2001 she was Vladimir Markin’s co-host of the TV show Bingo.
The girl played the lead role in the film St. Petersburg-Cannes Express directed by American director John Daly. Ksenia played her role in English.
Ksenia was a participant of the TV project Ice Age (2008-2009). In the show Ice Age 2 she performed together with Povilas Vanagas and at the project Ice Age 3 her partner was Peter Chernyshev.
In 2015 Alferova played a role in the play The Fear Of A Bubble.
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Svetlana Galka – parody actress

Svetlana Galka - parody actress

Svetlana Galka – parody actress


Svetlana Galka is a Russian parody actress. She was born on April 20, 1976 in Gavrilov-Yam, Yaroslavl region, USSR.
Svetlana Galenysheva (her real name) studied at the Faculty of Philology of the Yaroslavl Pedagogical Institute, graduated from the Acting Department of the Yaroslavl Theatre Institute.
After her arrival to Moscow Svetlana with producer Maxim Kuznetsov created parody program I Haven’t Any Complexes.
Svetlana is a winner of the international contest Pilar (2006, 2007).
Later she worked as a TV reporter on different channels: Russia channel – the program Vesti-Moscow, Culture channel, as well as a news presenter on Capital channel. She starred in many programs. Now she is an actress of the TV show Big Difference. She has starred in this show for more than 4 years.
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Igor and Grishka Bogdanoff – fashion victims

Igor and Grishka Bogdanoff
Twin brothers Igor and Grishka Bogdanoff (or Bogdanov) were born in 1949 in France. They claim that their parents came from aristocratic Russian and Austrian families, and that their maternal grandfather was noted African-American lyric tenor Roland Hayes.
30 years ago, they were widely known in France as television-show hosts. Their shows like Temps X (and more recently Rayons X) were about popular science and science fiction, space, distant stars, aliens and attracted a large number of viewers.
The twins have Ph.D. degrees from the University of Burgundy; Grichka Bogdanov received his degree in mathematics, and Igor Bogdanov received his in theoretical physics (in 1999 and 2002 respectively).
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Olesya Malibu Kozhevnikova

Olesya Malibu – Russian Pamela Anderson

Olesya Malibu – Russian Pamela Anderson

Olesya Malibu Kozhevnikova is called “Russian Pamela Anderson“.
Olesya was born on September 7, 1989 in Korolev.  Her school nickname was “Rat”. First plastic surgery was done after the school – she enlarged breast. Now she has the 6th  breast size and very big lips.
Olesya Malibu took part in many TV shows: “Let’s get married”, “Dom-2” and others.
She works as a model for some magazines.
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Yuliya Menshova, actress and TV presenter

Yuliya Menshova, actress and TV presenter

Yuliya Menshova, actress and TV presenter


Yuliya Menshova is a Soviet and Russian actress and TV presenter. She is known as Vera Bolshova in the TV series Balzac Age, or All Men Are Bast…
Yuliya was born on July 28, 1969 in Moscow into the family of actress Vera Alentova and film director Vladimir Menshov.
In 1990 Yuliya graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School. From 1990 to 1994 she worked as an actress in the troupe of Moscow Art Theatre.
Menshova was often compared to America’s Oprah Winfrey. Her women’s talk show on TV6, Ya sama (I’ll Do It Myself, 1995-2001), regularly ruled the ratings.
Yuliya has two children with her ex-husband, Igor Gordin, film and theater actor, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation: son Andrei Gordin (born in 1997) and daughter Taisia Gordina (born in 2003).
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