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Sofya Skya – Sofya Arzhakovskaya

Sofya Skya actress and Beauty Queen

Sofya Skya – actress and Beauty Queen


Sofya Skya is a Russian ballet dancer, an American film actress and Mrs. World 2006 winner. Her real name is Sofya Arzhakovskaya.
The beautiful girl was born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg in a family of a dentist. Her grandmother is Emma Shchetinina, a famous harpist and teacher, Honored Artist of Bashkortostan.
The little girl liked dancing very much. At the age of ten, she joined children’s studio Music Hall, where she began to earn her own money. At the age of 12 Sofya moved to Ufa, where she entered Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy. 16-year-old girl joined the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Corps de Ballet member and participated in Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Snow White, Esmeralda, Raymonda.

At the age of eighteen Sofya became the first Russian beauty ever won Mrs. World contest. In total, she has won five beauty pageants, including Russian Grace contest. On June 17, 2005 Sofya opened the third Viennese Ball in Moscow. After the victory Arzhakovskaya moved to the United States to continue her studies. In a short time the young ballerina managed to learn English and starred in well-known American directors’ films. On the set of films the actress performs all tricks herself. The girl is known as Sofya Skya abroad.
In 2008, Sofya played the role of the mother in the film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sandler directed by John Kent Harrison. In the same year she was offered a title role in Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia. Mystical thriller was directed by Michel Steininger.
In 2009, the actress starred in the Russian-American action film Shadows in Paradise.
In 2010, Sofya played in Russian teen comedy Happiness Club. The role in this film brought her popularity and opened the way to the world of Russian cinema.
The film White Swan (Assassins Run) directed by Peter Crombie and Sofya Skya, where the actress played the main role, was premiered in 2012. Her character is a Russian ballerina Maya, whose husband was tragically killed, and the child had been kidnapped. Actor Christian Slater was her partner.
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Sofya and Christian Slater


In the summer of 2013 Sofya starred in the video for Denis Klyaver’s song Strange Dream.
The actress also took part in various television programs. In London, she was a member of the program Life is Wonderful.

Personal life
In 2006 Sofya married businessman Sergei Veremeyenko.
The actress is interested in photography, horseback riding, and diving. Sofya took part in Patch Adams Happy Charity.

Sofya Skya husband

Sofya and her husband


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Sofya – very Russian American actress

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Sofya in the film White Swan

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Sofya – beautiful actress and dancer

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Charming Sofya

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