Margarita Terekhova is a Soviet and Russian actress and film director, People’s Artist of Russia (1996). She is best known for her roles in The Mirror (1975) by director Andrey Tarkovskiy and in the popular TV series The Dog in the Manger (1977) and D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978).
Terekhova was born on August 25, 1942 in Turinsk, Sverdlovsk region.
Since 1959 Margarita had been studied at the Tashkent University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Two years later she left the university and went to Moscow, where she studied at A. Zavadsky Theater Studio.
After her graduation in 1964 she became an actress of Mossovet Theatre, where she had been working for many years (with a break – from 1983 to 1987). There her stage partners were such actors as Faina Ranevskaya, Vera Maretskaya, Valentina Talyzina, Olga Ostroumova, Larisa Kuznetsova, Rostislav Plyatt, Yuri Zavadsky, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Leonid Markov, Mikhail Kozakov, Sergei Yursky, Valentin Gaft, Georgi Taratorkin, Anatoli Adoskin, Gennadi Bortnikov, Evgeniy Steblov and other notable Russian actors.
At Mossovet Theater she played a lot of interesting roles, including Cleopatra in Caesar And Cleopatra by Shaw (1964), Maria in the play The Clown based on the novel by G. B?ll (1968), Sonya in the play Crime And Punishment based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1971), Elizaveta in Royal Hunt by L. Zorin (1977), Lyubov in the Related Variations by S. Alyoshin (1979).
In 1965 Terekhova debuted on the screen in the film Hello, This Is Me.
The actress became popular in the late 1970s after the release of costumed musical films Dog In The Manger and Three Musketeers.
Margarita played the role of Milady in the cult film directed by George Jungvald-Khilkevich D’Artagnan And The Three Musketeers. At first the director wanted to invite Elena Solovey for this role. However, the actress was pregnant, so the director offered the role to Terekhova.
Margarita worked and was friends with Igor Talkov, they had a close relationship. It was rumored that they had a love affair. Despite the 15-year age difference, he adored the actress.
In 2005 she made her debut as a director, made a film The Seagull based on Anton Chekhov’s play.
Almost all her relatives and close people are actors:
Father Boris Terekhov – Sverdlovsk theater actor,
Mother Galina Tomashevich – actress,
First husband – actor Vyacheslav Butenko.
Second husband – Bulgarian actor Sawa Khashimov (March 5, 1940 – January 11, 2012), starred in the 1967 film “Running on Waves” as Thomas Harvey.
Third husband – director Georgy Gavrilov.
Daughter – actress Anna Terekhova, grandson Mikhail Dobrynin (1988);
Son – actor Alexander Terekhov (born on July 12, 1981), graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography.
They say, Margarita had a love affair with famous director Andrei Tarkovsky.
Forbidden Fruit (1994)
Men and women (1979)
D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978)
Mama, I’m Alive (1977)
Dog in the Manger (1977)
The Blue Bird (1976)
The Mirror (1975)
Rikki Tikki-Tavi (1975)
Belorussian Station (1970)