Regina Zbarskaya – Russian Sophia Loren
Regina Zbarskaya, one of the first Soviet Union models, was famous for her beauty and scandalous rumors about numerous lovers.
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Regina first came to the House of models in the late 50s.
Bright brunette with a beautiful face and gentle manners immediately attracted attention.
She became the queen of the catwalk.
When Pierre Cardin came to the USSR, he called Regina – “Soviet Sophia Loren”
Many of the circumstances of her life and death remain unclear till now.
They say, a simple girl from the backwoods came to conquer Moscow and soon became a leading fashion model.
She married Leo Zbarsky, who brought Regina to light.
After a miscarriage and infidelity of her husband she sat down on anti-depressants, was in a mental hospital.
Her latest love was a journalist from Yugoslavia, who wrote a book – Hundred nights with Regina Zbarskaya
The most famous Soviet mannequin committed suicide (swallowed antidepressants) in November 1987, at the age of 51.
She was found dead in an apartment with the telephone in her hand.
Burial place is unknown.