Valeriya Lanskaya is a Russian film and theater actress, singer.
Valeriya Zaitseva (her maiden name) was born on January 2, 1987 in Moscow, USSR. Her father, Alexander Zaitsev is a ballroom dance teacher and her mother, Elena Maslennikova is a figure skating coach. As a child Lera was engaged in gymnastics and figure skating.
Valeriya took her grandmother’s maiden name – Lanskaya, not to be confused with another actress with the same birth name – Valeriya Zaitseva, who played in the same theater.
From 1996 to 2002 the girl played in the musical theater of the young actor, in 2010 she joined the theater where her sister Anastasia Maslennikova played.
In 2006, Lanskaya graduated from Shchukin Theatre Institute. Before the graduation, she joined Satyricon Theater.
In 2005-2012 she was an actress in the Moon Theatre.
In 2005 Valeriya began to play in films.
She took part in the TV projects Ice Age 2 and Ice Age – the best, where her partner was Alexei Yagudin.
In 2013, the actress took part in the show Two Stars paired with Denis Klyaver.
One fan presented Valeriya with a real star: space object in the constellation Cassiopeia was named in her honor.
In 2009 Valeriya was in love with Andrei Alexandrin, Operetta Theatre actor. He was her colleague in the musical Monte Cristo where Lanskaya played the role of Mercedes. They dreamed of a wedding, but their love affair suddenly ended. The reason was very simple – Andrei could not accept the fact that Valeriya became more popular than he was.
As we know Valeriya took part in the TV show Ice Age. A famous figure skater, coach and producer of the show Ilya Averbukh became the hero of her novel. But the novel ended when the show finished. Lanskaya and Averbukh parted.
Producer Anton Kalyuzhny was Valeriya’s next boyfriend. They were going to get married in the autumn of 2011. But the actress was too busy at work and the wedding was postponed until January 2012, and then the couple parted.
Now Valeriya is going to marry Denis Nazarov.
2006 Hare over the abyss
2007 Stupid star
2007 Women’s story
2007-2008 Circus Princess
2008 Two Sisters
2008 Hot Ice
2012 Mystery of the Snow Queen
2012 Autumn Leaf
2013 Dark World: Balance
2006 – People’s Choice award
2009 – Discovery of the Year
2008-2009 – the bronze medalist of the TV project Ice Age
2009 – silver medal in the TV project Ice Age. The Best
2009 – Nominated for Golden Eagle 2009 (Best Television Actress)
2010 – National Theatre Award, Golden Mask 2010 (Best Musical Actress)
2011 – Nominated for Golden Eagle 2011 (Best Actress)
2014 – winner of the 8th international festival of musicals in South Korea (Daegu International Musical Festival). She was awarded for the role of Mercedes in the musical Monte Cristo.
Her official site: lanskaya.ru