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Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, best known for her role of Viper in the Hollywood film The Wolverine (2013).
Beautiful girl was born on January 21, 1983 in Zheleznodorozhniy, a small city near Moscow. When Sveta was a little girl she thought she would become a nurse. Little girl treated her dolls. Then she decided to become a surgeon, but the girl hated biology and chemistry, and then realized she was afraid of blood.
At the age of 15, in 1998, she began working as a fashion model and made a few international gigs. Pretty girl went to France, where she worked for two or three months, then flew to Japan. By the way, she spent her first earned money on a home telephone (it was very cool to have your own phone at home).

Awesome girl quit modeling business because she was disappointed in it. “Everything is so dishonest, dirty, despicable and inhuman – she says. – Only strong girls can survive in the modeling industry”.
After school, she entered the Institute of World Economy but left it because economy seemed a very boring subject to her. From 2001 to 2005 she studied acting at the Shchukin Theater School of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.
Khodchenkova’s debut role was in the film Bless the Woman directed by Stanislav Govorukhin. For this role she was nominated for Nika award as Best Actress.
In addition, Svetlana played in Pictures Hunters, then in the 12- series film Realtor directed by Alexander Hwang and in the TV series Talisman of Love in 2005.
Also, she starred in the comedy Four taxi drivers and a dog – 2, Reproduction and in two parts of the movie Love in the City by Marius Weisberg.
Amazing Svetlana played a ballerina in Pavel Sanaev’s film Zero Kilometer.
Her Hollywood debut in the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy! took place in 2001. Here are some of her works: The Wolverine (2013), Island of luck (2013), Vasilisa (2013), Suspended Chronicles (2013), Champions (2014), Adventurers (2014), Bathory (2014), Empire In The Sky (2015).
Besides, Svetlana is skilled in horseback riding, is fond of winter sports, such as alpine skiing. You know, she practiced her downhill in the ski resort of Kurshevel, France.

Personal life
Her husband, actor Vladimir Yaglych, Svetlana met in the university. In the TV series Quiet Moscow Courtyard they played a husband and a wife. A little later, they had to play together again in the film Carousel. The wedding took place in December 2005. Outstanding couple married on the 13th on purpose; because all their filming contracts were signed on the 13th, they believed that 13 would keep working as a good number for them. However, in summer 2010, they divorced.
Since 2011, the actress was together with Moscow businessman Georgi Petrishin. On May 28, 2015 Petrishin made a marriage proposal on the stage of the theater, but the couple broke up.
Later, in April 2016, the actress had a love affair with actor Dmitry Malashenko.
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Svetlana Khodchenkova