Natalya Seleznyova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (1996).
Natalya was born on 19 June 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.
At the age of 6 Seleznyova debuted on the stage participating in the Red Army Theatre plays.
In 1966 Natalya graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute and became a theater actress.
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.
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 son Yegor. Natalya has three grandchildren Alexei (born in 1995), Lisa (born in 2010) and Nikolai (born in 2011).
1956 – A girl and a crocodile
1961 – Alenka
1966 – Who invented the wheel?
1967 – I loved you…
1969 – Old friend
1970 – The Adventures of the yellow suitcase
1970 – Solo (short film)
1977 – The Adventures of Nuka
1982 – Just awful!
1982 – Take care of men!
1986 – I hate you
1995 – House
1996 – Strawberries
2000 – Agent in mini skirt
2002 – The son of a loser
2003 – Love-service
2007 – Cry in the Night
2008 – Tycoons