Marina Neyolova, Soviet and Russian actress
Marina Neyolova is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1987). She has appeared in 37 films since 1969. Her best-known roles were in such films as Monologue (1972), Mistakes of Youth (1978), Autumn Marathon (1979), The Barber of Siberia (1998), Azazel (2002).
Marina was born on January 8, 1947 in Leningrad. At the age of 4 the girl began studying ballet. Since her childhood, Marina dreamed of becoming an actress.
In 1969 Neyolova graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography (LGITMIK). As a student Marina debuted in the film The Old, Old Story.
In 1971, Marina moved to Moscow and got work in Mossovet Theatre. Three years later she joined Sovremennik Theatre. Since then, her professional life is connected with this theater. The role in the play Valentin and Valentina become a successful debut.
In 1994-1997 Marina lived in France and from 2003 to 2009 together with her husband Kirill Gevorgyan in the Netherlands.
Actor Anatoly Vasilyev was her first husband. They were together from 1970 to 1978.
In 1984 Neyolova met Garry Kasparov (she was 16 years older than the famous chess player). They were together for 2 years.
In 1987, Marina gave birth to a daughter, Nika. In 2010 Nika graduated from the London School of Fine Arts. In the same year she won the New Sensations competition.
Marina’s second husband is Kirill Gevorkyan, a Russian diplomat. He worked as Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands.
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