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Valeriya Lanskaya

Valeriya Lanskaya Russian actress

Valeriya Lanskaya – Russian actress


Valeriya Lanskaya is a Russian film and theater actress, singer.
Lera Zaitseva (her maiden name) was born on January 2, 1987 in Moscow, USSR. Her father, Alexander Zaitsev is a ballroom dance teacher and her mother, Elena Maslennikova is a figure skating coach. As a child Lera was engaged in gymnastics and figure skating.
You know, Valeriya took her grandmother’s maiden name – Lanskaya, not to be confused with another actress with the same birth name – Valeriya Zaitseva, who played in the same theater.
From 1996 to 2002 the girl played in the musical theater. And in 2010 she joined the theater where her sister Anastasia Maslennikova played.
In 2006, Lanskaya graduated from the Shchukin Theatre Institute. Before the graduation, she joined the Satyricon Theater.
In 2005-2012 she was an actress in the Moon Theatre.
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Anna Terekhova

Anna Terekhova

Anna Terekhova


Anna Terekhova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2006).
Pretty girl was born on August 13, 1970 into the family of famous actress Margarita Terekhova and actor from Bulgaria Savva Hashimov. She has brother Alexander Terekhov, who is an actor, photographer and artist. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Her grandmother Galina Stanislavovna Tomashevich was also an actress.
Anna’s parents met in Bulgaria on the set of the film Running on the Waves. At that time, they were married, but divorced their spouses and created a new family. Savva moved to live in Moscow, but could not realize himself in the USSR. They were together for less than two years, then her father returned to Bulgaria.
In her childhood Anna was engaged in rhythmic gymnastics, horseback riding and swimming.
Her dream was to become a veterinarian. But later she decided to become an actress.
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Yulia Takshina

Yulia Takshina - Russian film and theater actress

Yulia Takshina – Russian film and theater actress

Yulia Takshina is a Russian film and theater actress, former dancer.
Beautiful girl was born on July 9, 1980 in Belgorod, USSR. Her father was a plant worker, and her mother worked as an editor in the publishing house. Yulia was an active child and played roles in the school theater. When the girl was 7 years old she joined the Contemporary Theater, where her elder brother Vladimir danced. In addition, Yulia was engaged in ballroom dancing.
While studying at high school Takshina wrote articles, which were published in various local publications.
After school Yulia went to Moscow to enter the faculty of journalism at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), but did not score the required number of points. The girl decided to enter the Moscow State University. You know, she did not study for a long time and left the university after a year and a half.
As a result, Takshina decided to become a professional actress. In 2006 the girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater Institute.
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Viktoriya Tolstoganova, Russian actress

Viktoriya Tolstoganova, Russian actress

Viktoriya Tolstoganova, Russian actress


Viktoriya Tolstoganova is a Russian film and theater actress. In 2005 she was a laureate of the Russian Government Prize in the field of culture.
Cute girl was born on March 24, 1972 in Moscow into the family of an engineer and an English teacher. Victoria has three younger sisters.
She graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). You know, she made her debut in the short film The Day Duty in 1997.
Also Tolstoganova is an actress of the Moscow Art Theatre. There she played in several performances including We Start a New Life, or the Oginski Polonaise, The Masquerade, Khlestakov and The Twelfth Night. In addition, she played in The Plasticine, Shopping and Boris Godunov. And with the play Boris Godunov, which was directed by famous British Declan Donnalan, Victoria visited a theater festival in Venezuela.
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Galina Danilova

Galina Danilova

Galina Danilova


Galina Danilova is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on May 2, 1968 in Yoshkar-Ola. At school, she did not miss any theater performance, and always played the main roles.
After school Galina entered the Kazan Drama School. In 1989 she moved to Moscow and became an actress in the Satyricon theater in which she worked until 2005. You know, she played in The Threepenny Opera, Jacques and His Master, Estremadurskie Killer, The Thief of Bagdad, etc.
The actress was supposed to play the role of Tamara Kozhemyatko (secretary) in the TV series Daddy’s Daughter, but she was offered the title role in the TV series Step by Step. Subsequently, she starred in Daddy’s daughters in the role of Galina Polezhaykina.
In 2005, the actress debuted in the film Oh Frost Frost. To tell the truth, she became widely known thanks her participation in the Russian comedy sketch show 6 Kadrov.
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Ekaterina Melnik

Ekaterina Melnik

Ekaterina Melnik


Ekaterina Melnik is a Russian film and theater actress. She is better known for her roles in the television series Yasmin, Fizruk (where she played together with Dmitry Nagiev) and many others.
Pretty girl was born on February 18, 1982 in Moscow. In high school, Ekaterina decided to become a lawyer. But over time, the bright girl, who has a model appearance and acting talent, decided to enter the theater high school.
In 2000 Ekaterina received the prize in the nomination The Best Cover of the Year – the magazine OM, the image of the Madonna and Child.
You know, in 2002, Katya and Alexander Abdulov were the presenters of the extreme TV show Natural Selection.
In 2007 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). And in 2012, Melnik graduated from the International Theatre School.
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Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka

Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka - Russian actress

Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka – Russian actress


Ksenia (or Xenia) Lavrova-Glinka is a Russian film and theater actress.
Pretty girl was born on October 14, 1977 in Kimry, Tver region. The talented actress is the heir of a true theatrical dynasty. Her grandfather was a theater actor. And his son, the father of the actress, continued the family tradition, having achieved the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Even when Lavrova married, she decided to keep her surname.
Over time, the girl began to play on stage with her father. At first, she had wordless roles, and then she had the opportunity to play her first serious role. One of the leading actresses of a small theater fell ill and Lavrov gave the role to his own daughter. At that time, the young actress was only fifteen years old.
Despite involvement in the theater world, initially Xenia did not plan to become an actress. In her childhood, she dreamed of becoming a policewoman. Only in the eleventh grade the girl realized that she did not see her life without the theater.
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