Olga Krasko is a Russian theater and film actress.
Olga was born on November 30, 1981 in Kharkov, USSR, where she was engaged in gymnastics, dancing and singing. Later the family moved to Moscow, where the girl joined children’s club Nadezhda. They participated in numerous charity concerts, performed in schools, orphanages and camps. Olga’s teacher was Efim Steinberg. It was he who helped the girl to understand she could become an actress. And Olga entered the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Her acting career began long before graduation. Her debut role the actress played in the film Gendarme’s Story. When Czech filmmakers asked Oleg Tabakov to offer them Russian actress for the role in their next movie, he sent them photos of several young actresses, including Krasko’s photo. Czechs chose Olga. The project proved to be a top-rated. Later she starred in the detective film The failure of Poirot.
While studying, Krasko played in theater productions such as Father, The Long Christmas Dinner and Dangerous Liaisons. Not surprisingly, after graduation, she joined the theater troupe and played in many productions, for example The Lower Depths, Womanizer, Biloxi Blues, An Ideal Husband, Duck hunting and others.
According to the actress, the theater and cinema are an organic whole for the actor. But everyone chooses for himself. There is a difference. On the stage the actor sees the viewers’ reaction, energy, but playing in the same performance for several years in a row, it begins to seem that there is stagnation in the work. But work in the films can be compared to a river, which is impossible to enter twice, because the actor constantly plays with different people.
In 2005 Krasko starred in Turkish Gambit. The role of Varvara became Olga’s favorite one. Most films, where she has starred, became popular. Her most notable works were in such films as Yesenin, Golden Calf, Sign of Destiny and others.
In 2012, she starred in a mystical historical-adventure film de Beauharnais Effect, directed by Dmitry Gerasimov.
Olga also plays in the TV series. For example, in Sklifosofsky she appeared as a doctor.
One of her recent works were the roles in Sherlock Holmes and Territory.
Olga is a laureate of Oleg Tabakov’s Fund.
Her first husband was actor Dmitry Petrun. In 2006, the actress gave birth to a daughter named Olesya.