Vera Brezhneva – Russian-Ukrainian singer, actress
Vera Halushka, better known under her stage name Vera Brezhneva, is a pop-singer, television presenter and actress.
Vera was born on February 3, 1982 in Dneprodzerzhynsk, in an ordinary family – her mother, Tamara, is Russian, and her father, Viktor is mixed of Ukrainian and Russian descent. Vera has three sisters: Galina and twins Anastasia and Victoria. Victoria became the wife of Russian singer and TV presenter Alexander Tsekalo. As a teenager, Vera was fond of sports (handball, basketball, karate, and gymnastics).
The girl graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Rail Engineering Institute.
In November 2002 Vera was invited to join VIA Gra. In January 2003, there were three girls in the group – Nadezhda Granovskaya, Anna Sedokova and Vera Brezhneva.
In 2007 Brezhneva left the band and was replaced by Tatiana Kotova.
Vera was the presenter of the Russian version of Power of Ten.
In 2008 Vera began her solo career. In May 2008 her first single called I Don’t Play was premiered. The song was written by her former producer Konstantin Meladze. In the same year Brezhneva took part in the TV show Ice Age 2.
Vera was The sexiest woman of Russia in 2007 and 2012 according to Maxim magazine, TV host of the year in 2008, The most stylish in Russia in 2010, Woman of the Year in 2010 according to Glamour magazine, she was awarded Golden Gramophone for the song Petals of Tears (Vera performed it together with Dan Balan).
Vera starred in several films: Sorochinskaya Fair (2004), The first at home 2007 (2006), New Year’s Eve 2008, 2009, Love in the City (2009, 2010, 2013), Christmas Tree (2010, 2011), Jungle (2012, Sergei Svetlakov was her partner in the film)
Vera was married to Vitaliy Voychenko for a few years. He is the father of her daughter Sonia, who was born on March 30, 2001.
In November 2006, Vera married Ukrainian businessman Mikhail Kiperman. On December 17, 2009 she gave birth to their daughter, Sarah. In 2012 they divorced.
In February 2013 it became known about her affair with Marius Weisberg, but Vera said it was just rumor.
Her official site: brezhneva.com