Kristina Orbakaite, singer and actress
Kristina Orbakaite is a Soviet and Russian singer, actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2013), a member of the International Union of pop art. Her parents are Russian pop star Alla Pugacheva and Lithuanian circus performer Mykolas Orbakas.
Kristina was born on 25 May 1971 in Moscow and spent much of her childhood in the Lithuanian town Sventoji.
In 1983 she starred in the movie Chuchelo (Scarecrow), where she played a girl who was different from everyone else, and became popular. Since then she starred in many films.
She made her singing debut in 1992 with the song Pogovorim (Let’s Talk). After two years, she released her first album Vernost. Kristina was awarded a World Music Award in 2002 for the Best Selling Russian Artist, and MuzTV Music Award in 2005 and 2006 for the Best Female singer in Russia.
Kristina gave birth to her first child at the age of 19. Her son Nikita Presnyakov was born on May 21, 1991, when she was in a relationship with Vladimir Presnyakov (1987-1996).
Kristina gave birth to her second child at the age of 26. Her son Dany Baysarov was born on May 10, 1998. The child’s father is her ex-boyfriend, Ruslan Baysarov (1997-2003).
She is currently married to Russian businessman Mikhail Zemtsov. Kristina gave birth to their daughter on March 30, 2012 and named her Claudia.