Olga Budina, theater and film actress
Olga Budina is a Russian theater and film actress, laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2001), Best Actress of the Year (2002), one of 10 most beautiful women in Russia (Russian Reporter, 2008).
Olga was born on February 22, 1975 in Odintsovo, Moscow region.
She starred in more than 20 films.
At school, Olga created her own theater, sewed costumes, was a soloist of the school choir and orchestra, sang at school parties.
She studied at the Shchukin Theater School.
Olga’s first role was in the film The Romanovs – Imperial Family directed by Gleb Panfilov, where she played Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna.
She starred in the television series Simple Truth, D.D.D. Detective Dubrovsky’s Profile, Check, The Directory of Death and many others.
In 2000 Budina gained nationwide popularity. She played a major role in the film Border – Taiga Novel, directed by Alexander Mitta. In the same year the film was premiered at the opening of the XXII Moscow Film Festival.
After the success of 2000 she starred in an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot (2003), in the historical thriller Bajazet (2003) based on the novel by Valentin Pikul, Moscow Saga (2004) based on Vasily Aksenov’s novel.
In 2007 Olga published a book Talking Pregnancy, based on her own experience.
In 2004 Olga married businessman Alexander Naumov, who was much older than the actress. In 2006 they divorced. Olga has son Nahum, who was born in 2004