Elena Shanina, Soviet and Russian actress
Elena Shanina is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Russia.
Elena was born on December 24, 1952 in Kazan.
She is famous for the role of Conchita in the rock opera Junona and Avos.
Elena’s portrait is on the New Zealand dollar coin devoted to the rock opera Junona and Avos. Shanina was the inspiration for the monument of Ellochka-ogress in Kharkov.
Shanina starred in several films: Concert for Two Violins, Aty-Bat Soldiers were going…, 12 chairs, Sasha My Love, Temptation, Faberge’s Shadow and others.
In the early 70s Elena married actor Michael Pole. Later they divorced.
Elena met Alexander Zbruev in 1974 and they fall in love. Their daughter, Tatiana, was born in the early 90s. But they weren’t married because Alexander had a wife.