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Category Archive: Theatre

Nonna Grishaeva – Russian actress

Nonna Grishaeva

Nonna Grishaeva – Russian actress

Nonna Grishaeva is a Soviet and Russian theater, film and television actress, parodist, TV presenter and singer, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2006), artistic director of the Moscow Region Young Spectator’s Theatre (since June 26, 2014). The actress has the right to be proud of her ancestors. Her great-grandfather and great-grandmother sang at La Scala. Another great-grandfather was a professor at the Novorossiysk University.
Nonna Valentinaovna Grishaeva was born on July 21, 1971 in Odessa, Soviet Union. She grew up in her native Odessa, studied at the ballet school, tried her hand at theater and dreamed of becoming a brilliant actress.
9-year-old Nonna played her first leading role in the Odessa Theater of Operetta.
After school Grishaeva went to Moscow to enter the Theater Institute. However, her mother didn’t want to leave her young daughter alone in a strange big city. So, Nonna had to come back and enter the School of Music.
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Alla Dovlatova – radio and TV presenter

Alla Dovlatova

Alla Dovlatova – radio and TV presenter

Alla Dovlatova is a Russian radio and TV presenter, actress and the most beautiful DJ. To tell the truth, her real name is Marina Evstrakhina.
Alla was born on August 16, 1974 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Her father, Alexander Evstrakhin is a President of the Saint Petersburg Ice Hockey Federation.
Beautiful Alla graduated from the St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Journalism in 1996. Since 1990 she has worked as a radio host (1992 – New Petersburg, 1994 – Modern, 2002 -Russian Radio, 2008 – Mayak, 2012 – Radio Romantika, 2013 – Ru FM).
In 1990, she was an author and host of a student program Neva Wave. And then, in 1992, Alla joined New Petersburg radio, where she was an author and the host of Cowperwood Club and W-E-studio. At the same time, she was a TV presenter of Music exam on RTR.
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Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood

Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood

Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood


Alla Nazimova was a great and very bright Russian star of Hollywood silent films and theater, a screenwriter, and film producer.
Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon (her real name) was born in 1879 in Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire. She was the third child in a Jewish family. Her parents divorced in 1887 and the girl lived with her father, who in the same year married again. From 1890 to 1893, Adelaide Leventon studied at the Yalta Girls’ Gymnasium. In 1893, Adelaide moved to her mother’s family in Odessa, where she entered the gymnasium and the music classes of the Odessa branch of the Imperial Russian Musical Society. Three years later seventeen-year-old Adelaide went to Moscow, where under the pseudonym Alla Nazimova began taking lessons at the Moscow Art Theater. During the studies she had a love affair with a famous millionaire, and after a painful break up she left school and began to play in the regional theater.
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Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Elizaveta Boyarskaya is a Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2018). She is the daughter of famous Russian actors Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian.
Elizaveta Mikhailovna Boyarskaya was born on December 20, 1985 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). In her childhood she was involved in jazz, classical dances. Later she graduated from modeling school for teens. Liza graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts. Boyarskaya was one of the best students and even received the Presidential scholarship.
The young actress is engaged in charitable activities dealing with the problem of premature infants, rehabilitation of drug addicts.
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