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Most beautiful Soviet actresses

Most beautiful Soviet actresses
Most beautiful Soviet actresses of 60s

Zhanna Bolotova
Bolotova
On October 19, 1941 was born Soviet and Russian theater and film actress , People’s Artist of Russia – Zhanna Bolotova. She became famous after the film by Leo Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel – “The house that I live in”. A young actress was only 16 years old at the time. Bolotova appeared in 28 films. Among her best-known films were “Humans and Animals” (1962) and “To Love Somebody” (1972), both directed by Sergey Gerasimov.
Today Zhanna is the wife of an actor and film director Nikolay Gubenko.
Zhanna Bolotova

Zhanna Bolotova
Lyudmila Chursina
Lyudmila Chursina
The beauty of the Soviet cinema of the 60s and 70s was not going to enter the Theatre Institute. After graduating from school with a gold medal, Lyudmila came to Moscow to study at the Moscow Aviation Institute.
But together with a friend decided to try her chance to become an actress and entered three universities at once: Film Institute, GITIS and the Shchukin Theater School. She was going to build airplanes, but fate decreed otherwise.
Lyudmila played beautiful and strong-minded women in the films “Don tale”, “Crane”, “Gloom- river”, “Open book ” and many others. The People’s Actress of the RSFSR and the USSR was recognized as the best actress in 1969.
Chursina was married three times.
Lyudmila Chursina

Lyudmila Chursina
Svetlana Svetlichnaya
Svetlana Svetlichnaya
Honored Artist of the RSFSR ( 1974).
In 1963, after graduation from the Film Institute she became an actress. Svetlana debuted in the film “Lullaby” by Mikhail Kalik.
After a cameo in the Gaidai’s movie “Diamond Hand” Svetlana became famous throughout the Soviet Union.
Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Svetlana Svetlichnaya
Ninel Myshkova
Ninel Myshkova
Il’men – princess in the film “Sadko” , Marja- mistress in a fairy tale, Vasilisa in the “Ilya Muromets ” – these images of the famous Russian beauties were created in the 50s and 60s by an actress Ninel Myshkova . A mysterious, very aristocratic and a little bit unearthly beauty of the actress charmed the audience.
She played one of the most difficult and dramatic roles in the film “The House that I Live In”.
In 1965, Ninel starred in the movie “The Viper “, directed by Viktor Ivchenko. This film changed her personal life. Film director fell in love with her and they had 8 years of happy marriage.
Ninel Myshkova

Ninel Myshkova
Ariadna Shengelaya
Ariadna Shengelaya
Aristocratic beauty and unusual name played a role in the fate of the beauty from Tashkent. The girl dreamed to shine on stage since childhood. While still a student she played the role of Tatiana Larina in the film-opera “Eugene Onegin”. In the movie, Ariadna debuted in 1957 as Irina Ledneva in the melodrama “Ekaterina Voronina”. She played a princess Vera Nikolaevna Sheina in the movie “The Garnet Bracelet” based on the short story by Kuprin.
Ariadna Shengelaya

Ariadna Shengelaya