Maya Bulgakova, Soviet actress
Maya Bulgakova was a Russian and Soviet theater and cinema actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1976).
Maya was born on May 19, 1932.
In 1955 she graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. The actress made her debut in the film, Freeman by Grigory Roshal.
Bulgakova began to sing with Leonid Utesov’s orchestra and even won a prize at the World Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957. The actress was the first in the Soviet Union, who performed Edith Piaf’s songs.
Maya was one of the best supporting and character actresses of the 1960s. She specialized in war dramas, playing ordinary Russian women who showed courage and resourcefulness in overcoming adversity.
Her most famous role was the role of Katerina in Prestuplenyie i Nakazanyie (Crime and Punishment) (1970). Other notable roles were war pilot Nadezhda Petrukhina in the film Wings (1966) and nurse Maria in the film No Path Through Fire. Bulgakova also starred in: Resurrection, People and Animals, Yegor Bulychov and others, Strangers’ letters, Electronic’s Adventures, Farewell of Slav, Stalin’s funeral, Marriage, in the melodrama Vasily and Vasilisa.
Maya was killed in a car accident on October 11, 1994 in Moscow.
Her first husband was cameraman Anatoly Nitochkin. Later Bulgakov married Alex Gabrilovich. The couple raised two daughters.