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Svetlana Svetlichnaya – Beauty of Soviet cinema

Svetlana Svetlichnaya
Svetlana Svetlichnaya is a Soviet – Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1974).
Glamorous actress was born in the city of Leninakan, Soviet Union on May 15, 1940. Her father was the military man, so the family often moved from town to town. Svetlana went to school in Ohtyrka, Sumy region and in 1958 she graduated from school in Sovietsk, Kaliningrad region. Then Svetlana was sent to Moscow by her mother to study at the Film Institute. After graduation in 1963 she became an actress at the Actors Studio Theatre. In 1960 Svetlichnaya debuted in the film “Lullaby” by Mikhail Kalik.

Svetlana’s most memorable role was in the film “Diamond Arm”, where she played a fatal temptress. It was completely new type of women for the Soviet Union – modern, stylish, sexually liberated. According to Svetlichnaya, during the filming of the movie, she had brief affair with Andrei Mironov.

Svetlichnaya with Yuri Nikulin Diamond Arm

S. Svetlichnaya with Yuri Nikulin in the film Diamond Arm


Svetlana was married twice. With her first husband – actor Vladimir Ivashov they had 2 sons – Alex (dentist, is married and has a daughter) and Oleg (died at age 33 at his home in the Ivanovo region, is buried next to his father). They were a very beautiful and happy couple.
Svetlichnaya husband

Svetlana with her husband Vladimir Ivashov and their son


Her second husband, an artist Sergei Sokolsky, was 19 years younger. But their marriage was short.

Selected Filmography
1965 – Clean Ponds
1965 – I’m twenty years old
1966 – The hero of our time
1968 – To Love
1973 – Seventeen Moments of Spring
1975 – When the earth trembles
1978 – The Root of Life
1979 – The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed
1994 – The house on the rock
2004 – The Goddess: How I Fell in Love
2004 – House at the Salt Lake
2007 – Star Empire
2010 – Garages (TV series)
2012 – Death and the Maiden
S. Svetlichnaya Soviet actress

S. Svetlichnaya beautiful actress

Svetlichnaya - Beauty of Soviet cinema

Svetlichnaya - Beauty of Soviet cinema

Svetlana and Vladimir Vysotsky

Svetlana and Vladimir Vysotsky

S. Svetlichnaya - Soviet Beauty

Svetlichnaya in her sixties

Glamorous actress in her sixties

Glamorous actress in her sixties

Glamorous actress in her sixties


Svetlana Svetlichnaya and Brigitte Bardot

Svetlana Svetlichnaya and Brigitte Bardot


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