Tatyana Okunevskaya, one of the last Soviet divas
Tatyana Okunevskaya was a legendary beauty who would become known as one of the last Soviet divas. She was a Soviet and Russian actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1947).
Tatyana was born on March 3, 1914 in Zavidovo into the family of a czarist White Army officer.
She graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Okunevskaya entered into a career as an actress after being spotted on the street by a film director.
Tatyana worked in such theaters as Moscow Realistic Theatre (1933-1937), Gorky Theatre (1937-1938), Lenkom Theatre (1943-1948, 1954-1959).
On November 13, 1948 Okunevskaya was arrested and sentenced for 10 years in prison for “anti-Communist propaganda”, she allegedly said “All Communists are liars” at some party. She was released in 1954 after receiving amnesty following Stalin’s death, the screen beauty’s career would never again reach the same heights as before her imprisonment.
Tatyana died in Moscow on May 15, 2002 and was buried at the Vagankovsky cemetery. She was 88 years old.
Tatyana’s first husband was filmmaker Dmitry (Mito) Varlamov (1905-1968). They had a daughter Inga.
Writer Boris Gorbatov was her second husband.
1934 – Pyshka
1935 – Hot days
1936 – Last Night
1940 – May Night
1942 – Alexander Parkhomenko
1942 – Night over Belgrade
1945 – It was in the Donbass
1957 – Night Patrol
1975 – The Captivating Star of Happiness
1986 – End of Operation Resident
1993 – Wild Love
1993 – Short breath of love
1993 – Tunnel
2000 – There is no death for me
2000 – Home for the rich
2001 – The Border. Taiga novel
2001 – Cricket over a fireplace