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Rufina Nifontova, actress

Rufina Nifontova, actress

Rufina Nifontova, actress


Rufina Nifontova was a Soviet Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1962), People’s Artist of the USSR (1978), member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) since 1972. She was a leading Russian actress appeared on stage, screen and television.
Rufina was born on September 15, 1931 in Moscow. Rufina had twin brother Vyacheslav (1931-1975). Her brother Alexander went missing in the early days of the Great Patriotic War. Her brother Boris was also killed at the front.
In the 1940s, she studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) where her classmates were such great Russian actresses as Maya Bulgakova and Tatiana Konyukhova.
In 1955, Nifontova graduated from the department of acting of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography and made her film debut the following year in Grigory Roshal’s Volnitsa (Lover of Freedom) (1956).
Since 1958 she had worked at the Maly Theater. She made her debut in the role of Nastia in the film Freemen (1956; awarded a prize at the Ninth International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary), for which she received wide acclaim.
During the 1970s, Nifontova frequently appeared in television movies based on literary works.
The Soviet actress died on November 27, 1994 and was buried at the Vagankovsky cemetery.

Personal life
The actress was married to filmmaker Gleb Nifontov. Their daughter Olga graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).

The actress played in many performances, including:
1957 – The sisters
1961 – Explosion
1962 – Thunderstorm
1967 – Optimistic Tragedy
1968 – Fathers and Sons
1972 – Birds of Our Youth
1974 – Summer Walks
1977 – Spring Love
1984 – Morning Fairy
1989 – Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich

Selected filmography
1958 – Eighteenth year
1959 – Gloomy morning
1963 – Russian forest
1965 – The first visitor
1967 – They live nearby
1976 – The Cherry Orchard
1980 – You cannot dream
1980 – Gigolo and Zhigoletta
1982 – Year of the active sun
1992 – Crazy Love

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress

Nifontova Rufina actress

Rufina – Soviet actress


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