Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model
Tatiana Mikhalkova (nee Shigaeva, according to some sources – Solovieva) was born on February 14, 1947 in Saalfeld (the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany).
Tatiana is a Russian public figure, president of the “Russian Silhouette” Foundation.
She spent her childhood in Voronezh, where she studied at the special English school. She graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages, worked as a guide-interpreter in “Inturist” and “Sputnik”, as a translator of children’s books and a teacher. Tatiana was one of the leading fashion models of Fashion House at Kuznetsky Bridge, where she worked with fashion designer Slava Zaitsev.
In 1997 she established and headed the “Russian Silhouette” Foundation.
In 2001 Tatiana Mikhalkova was awarded “Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts” by Russian Academy of Arts.
Tatiana is married Soviet and Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers’ Union, Nikita Mikhalkov. They have three children: Anna, Artyom and Nadezhda (who is an actress and designer).