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Russian actresses in Hollywood

Russian actresses in Hollywood
Russian actresses in Hollywood
Yelena Solovey
The great star of Soviet cinema, glittered brightly in the 70 – 80s in films by Nikita Mikhalkov ( “Slave of Love”, “Unfinished Piece” ) and Vladimir Bortko ( “Blonde Around the Corner”), left Leningrad in the early nineties and settled in New York City. Her American filmography is not too plentiful, but impressive: three episodes in “The Sopranos” and quite a prominent role in the drama “We Own the Night” by one of the best contemporary directors James Gray. Last Solovey’s project was a film “Immigrants” by the same director, with Joaquin Phoenix and Cotillard Mariyon as partners.

Yelena Solovey

Yelena Solovey

Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Her first work in an American movie was the role in the TV series “The Good Guys “. Throughout the nineties, the actress regularly appeared in different projects: from the local British TV series to the famous American television series “Mission Impossible” by Brian De Palma. She has also starred in “Seven Years in Tibet” and “Shadow of the Vampire”. In the “Tibet” she co-starred with Brad Pitt and in “Shadows” her partner became John Malkovich, with whom the actress has long-term friendship and joint projects.
Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Yekaterina Rednikova
Yekaterina Rednikova
Ekaterina played the main female role in the Oscar Awarded Film “Thief” by Pavel Chukhray. She made her debut in a foreign movie “The Haunted Symphony”. In 2005 she co-starred Daniel Craig in the movie “Archangel” by Jon Jones.
Yekaterina Rednikova

Olga Kurilenko
Olga Kurilenko
The future Hollywood star was the only child in the family. She was engaged in the theatrical studio, studied ballet and played the piano. Undoubtedly, all these skills helped Olga in her career. Before Hollywood , however, she was a successful model, moved to Paris, signed a contract with Madison agency. Then she debuted in the Canadian TV series “Largo” and two years later Olga played the role of a vampire in one of the stories of the anthology “Paris, I love you”. Kurilenko became a Bond girl in “Quantum of Solace”. “Seven Psychopaths”, “By a miracle”, “Oblivion ” – Olga chooses all kinds of projects and rarely makes mistakes . Ahead of the Berdyansk beauty are “Vampire Academy”, Chinese blockbuster “Deep Empire”, and – perhaps! – “Superman vs. Batman”.
Olga Kurilenko

Svetlana Hodchenkova
Svetlana Hodchenkova
Hodchenkova began her acting career abroad in a Polish project “Little Moscow” (before that , however, there were trips as a model). An elegant British film adaptation of Le Carre’s novel “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ” presented blonde beauty to the world. Her partners there were Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. Svetlana co-starred Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”, which has become one of the blockbusters of the summer.
Svetlana Hodchenkova

Yuliya Snigir
Yuliya Snigir
Snigir is known for the role in the film “Inhabited Island” by Fyodor Bondarchuk. Her Hollywood breakthrough was in the film “Die Hard”. Yulia has starred in thriller “Freezer” with Dylan McDermott from the TV series “American horror story” and “Twilight” star Peter Facinelli.
Yuliya Snigir