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Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova


Natalya Seleznyova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (1996).
Pretty girl was born on June 19, 1945 in Moscow. Her father, Igor Seleznyov, was known photographer in the Soviet Union, and her mother, Elena Polinkovskaya was a popular artist. The family’s favorite writer was Leo Tolstoy, and the girl was named in honor of Natasha Rostova.
When the girl was only 6 years old, the famous actor Mikhail Mayorov invited her to the Soviet Army Theater. Little girl got the role of the main character in the play Thirty Pieces of Silver, which the young actress performed for 3 years in a row.
Because of the filming in the movies, the girl had to change schools several times. One year Natasha even studied in Leningrad and lived with her mother in a hotel. After graduating from school in 1963, the girl entered the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. Then Seleznyova became an actress of the Moscow Academic Satire Theater. Anatoly Papanov, Andrei Mironov and Spartak Mishulin performed in the same theater.

By the way, her debut role in the film was the role of Sasha in the film Alyosha Ptitsyn in 1953.
Her notable cinema work includes roles in films, directed by Leonid Gaidai, such as Operation Y, Other Shurik’s Adventures and Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future.
In the 1970s, she became famous in the USSR as one of the main characters in The 13 Chairs Pub TV series.
The actress has played in more than 60 films.
Since her youth Natalia is a football fan. Her favorite team is CSKA Moscow. For the anniversary, the management of the club presented the actress with the corporate scarf of CSKA with her surname.

Personal life
In 1968, on the set of the film Caliph Stork Natalya met actor Vladimir Andreev and they got married. According to Seleznyova it was love from the first sight. At that time Andrei was married to actress Arkhangelskaya, but left the family. Natalya was 22 years old and Vladimir was 37.
In 1969 Seleznyova gave birth to their son Yegor. Natalya has three grandchildren: Alexei (born in 1995), Lisa (born in 2010) and Nikolai (born in 2011).

Natalya Seleznyova