Natalya Rudakova, American actress from St. Petersburg
Natalya Rudakova is an American actress, best known for her role in the film Transporter 3 by Luc Besson.
Natalya was born on February 14, 1985 in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her parents moved from Russia to New York when the girl was 17 years old.
While working as a hairdresser at a salon, she was discovered by Luc Besson, the co-writer of Transporter 3, in New York, when she crossed the street. He gave her acting lessons and cast her as the female lead in Transporter 3.
Natasha Rudakova also starred in the films The One (Alex, 2011), A Novel Romance (Shelley, 2011), Waiting for a Train (2014), Before the Snow (2015).