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Maria Mironova

Maria Mironova
Russian actress Maria Mironova was born on May 28, 1973 in Moscow.
Maria is a daughter of a prominent Russian actor Andrey Mironov and actress Ekaterina Gradova. The girl’s mother was famous for her role of radio operator Kat in the TV series “Seventeen Moments of Spring”.
The future actress was named after her grandmother, Mironov’s mother – Maria Vladimirovna Mironova.
In late 1973, almost immediately after the birth of the baby, Mironov left the family. Later he married actress Larisa Golubkina and adopted her daughter Maria Golubkina.

Masha Mironova played her first film role, when she was 10 years old.

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Maria and her father Andrey Mironov

Stanislav Govorukhin offered her to play a role of Becky Thatcher in the adventure film for children “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Maria didn’t want to star, but her parents decided everything themselves. Filming took place in Sukhumi in forty-degree heat. Masha had to play with a young bull, but it didn’t obey. And the bull was changed into a stinky goat. Then the girl had to walk on the stalactites in the cold cave. Maria was terribly afraid of Indian named Joe, so constantly asking, “Where is he?”.
Mironova studied at the Shchukin Theatrical School. But soon she had to leave it. Maria married Igor Udalov and in 1992 her son was born. The boy was named after his grandfather – Andrey.
Maria continued her studies and was transferred to the State Institute of Cinematography.
Her first title film role Maria played in lyrical Russian-French melodrama “The Wedding” by Pavel Lungin. The movie was filmed near Tula. Lungin was able to collect a unique ensemble cast in one place – Maria Mironova, Maria Golubkina, Marat Basharov, Andrey Panin, Alexander Semchev, Natalia Kolyakanova and others. The film was awarded the prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2000 Mironova played in the drama Russian Revolt directed by Alexander Proshkin.
In 2002 the actress starred in the drama “Oligarch” by Pavel Lungin.
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Personal life
Igor Udalov, Mironova’s first husband, is a businessman, president of TV World Fashion Channel Russia.

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Mironova and her first husband Igor Udalov

Dmitry Klokov, Maria’s second husband, is Advisor to the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

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Maria and Dmitry Klokov

Maria and Alexei Makarov (Russian actress Lyubov Polishchuk’s son) were together, but in autumn 2012 the couple split.

Maria Mironova