Olga Ostroumova, Soviet and Russian actress
Olga Ostroumova is a Russian and Soviet actress, who was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1979 and the title of People’s Artist of Russia in 1993.
Olga was born on September 21, 1947 in Buguruslan, Orenburg region. Olga has two sisters and a brother.
After graduation from the Lunacharsky Institute in 1970, Olga worked in New Generation Theater, where she met her second husband, Mikhail Levitin.
She became famous after her role in the film Let’s live till Monday (Monday Sure Will Come) directed by S. Rostotsky. This film was one of the best Soviet films about school.
Ostroumova is best known for her roles in the films The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972, Italian Silver Nymph Award. It was the best film of 1972 due to the poll of Sovietsky Ekran (The Soviet Screen) magazine), The Garage (1979, directed by Eldar Ryazanov), Vasily and Vasilisa (1981, directed by Irina Poplavskaya).
Ostroumova’s first husband was her classmate at VGIK Boris Annaberdyev, who later became a film director. Her first marriage was short-lived.
Mikhail Levitin, theater director and writer, was her second husband. When Olga met Mikhail he was not free. He had a wife and didn’t want to divorce her. Only a few years later he married Olga. The actress was in seventh heaven and believed their love would last forever. Olga gave birth to two children: Olga Levitina (born in 1975) and Mikhail Levitin (born in 1983). Olga and Mikhail were together for 23 years.
In 1996 she married Russian actor Valentin Gaft.