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Elena Proklova, actress

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Elena Proklova – Russian actress


Elena Proklova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Lenin Komsomol Prize winner (1977), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984).
She was born on September 2, 1953 in Moscow into the family of teachers. The girl grew up in a supportive environment: her parents’ friends were artists and actors, her great-grandmother and her grandfather were actors. The place, where they lived, was located in the suburban village of scientists, artists and performers. However, relatives did not think she would become an actress.
At the age of four the girl was engaged in gymnastics and at the age of eleven she became a master of sports.
Her film debut took place when the girl was 12 years old. Her grandfather Victor Proklov was the second director of the film Ringing, Open the Door (1965) and he had to find a young actress to play the lead role. A family friend, also a filmmaker, offered to invite his granddaughter. For her first role the young actress received the International Award. Lena’s work was named the best female role of the year, according to Mosfilm workers.

Later she starred in the famous Soviet film The Snow Queen (1966), Awkward Age (1968), Shine, My Star (1969).
In 1973, Proklova graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and became an actress of the Moscow Art Theatre (until 1991).
In 1976, Elena became the winner of the All-Union Film Festival.
She is Member of Public Chamber of Russian Federation, member of the party United Russia. She is also a hostess of several programs on the first channel of Russian TV.
In the summer of 2012 the actress in one of the programs told about the dangers of DeSheli cosmetics (The Case of the victims of Beauty) and by the end of 2012, the actress has become the face of the brand.
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Elena – before and after plastic


Personal life
18-year-old Elena married filmmaker Vitaly Melik-Karamov. A year later she gave birth to a daughter Arina. The marriage lasted four years, from 1971 to 1975.
Elena had love affairs with famous actors. So, Oleg Jankowski said he could leave his family because of Proklova. Their romance was bright, but short-lived.
They say Proklova had affairs with Michai Volontir and Andrei Mironov.
Doctor Alexander Deryabin was her second husband. The couple lived together only a few years. The reason of divorce was a personal tragedy. Their twin sons died in infancy. After the tragic death of twins the couple parted.
On the set of the film Be My Husband Elena had a love affair with the boy’s father, who played her son. Artist Alexander Adamovich left his wife and two children because of Proklova. But their relationship lasted for only two years. Adamovich returned to his family and died shortly thereafter.
In 1984, Elena met her third husband, businessman Andrei Trishin. The couple had a son, but the child lived for only a week. In 1994, Elena gave birth to a daughter named Polina.
And in 1995, Elena became a grandmother – her daughter Arina gave birth to a beautiful girl named Alisa.
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Elena – charming blonde

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Elena and her daughter

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Elena, her husband and daughter


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Elena’s daughter Polina and her boyfriend