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Valeriya Lanskaya

Valeriya Lanskaya Russian actress

Valeriya Lanskaya – Russian actress


Valeriya Lanskaya is a Russian film and theater actress, singer.
Valeriya 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.
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 of the young actor, in 2010 she joined the theater where her sister Anastasia Maslennikova played.
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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).
Anna was born on August 13, 1970 into the family of actress Margarita Terekhova and artist from Bulgaria Sava Hashimov.
Her first role she played in 1982 in the film directed by Roman Viktyuk – Girl, Where Do You Live?. After school Anna entered the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
Since 1998 she is the actress of the Moscow Moon Theater.
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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.
She was born on July 9, 1980 in Belgorod, USSR.
At the age of 7 Yulia decided to enter the Contemporary Theater, where her elder brother Vladimir worked as a dancer.
In 2006 the girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater Institute.
The role of Vika Klochkova in the TV series Not Born Beautiful brought her popularity.
In 2014, Yulia played a major role in the TV series Let’s Kiss on 1 + 1 channel.
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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.
Tolstoganova was born on March 24, 1972 in Moscow.
She graduated from The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) and made her debut in the short film The Day Duty in 1997.
Tolstoganova is also an actress of the Moscow Art Theatre, where she played in We Start a New Life, or the Oginski Polonaise, The Masquerade, Khlestakov and The Twelfth Night performances. She also played in such plays as The Plasticine, Shopping & Fucking and Boris Godunov.
In 2003 she played the role of Marina in the film The Magnetic Storms. In 2010, she starred in the film Who am I? directed by Klim Shipenko.
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Galina Danilova

Galina Danilova

Galina Danilova


Galina Danilova is a Russian theater and film actress.
Galina 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 Galina moved to Moscow and became an actress in Satyricon theater. 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.
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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.
Katya was born on February 18, 1982 in Moscow.
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
In 2002 Katya and Alexander Abdulov were the presenters of the extreme TV show Natural Selection.
In 2007 she graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
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.
Ksenia was born on October 14, 1977 in Kimry, Tver region.
In 1998, she graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. After school, she was invited to the theater Et Cetera, then to the Moscow Art Theatre.
In 2008 Ksenia starred in the music video for Dima Bilan’s song Believe.
On March 8, 2015 Ksenia was awarded medal of the Order For Services to the Motherland, II degree for her merits in the development of national culture and art, and many years of fruitful activity.
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