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Yulia Snigir, Russian actress and model

Yulia Snigir

Yulia Snigir, Russian actress and model


Yulia Snigir is a Russian actress and model. She is talented, smart and surprisingly beautiful. In addition, she is a laureate of the Prize of the Government of Russia (2018).
Pretty girl was born on June 2, 1983 in Donskoy, Tula region.
At first Yulia didn’t make plans to become a star. She just wanted to leave her small provincial town and went to the capital. In Moscow she entered the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the Faculty of Foreign Languages. After graduation, she worked as an English teacher. But soon the girl realized it was not exactly what she wanted from life.
Once Yulia decided to try herself as a fashion model. The girl went to the modeling agency Point. There she was noticed by Valeri Todorovski who was searching for actresses for the film Hipsters. Yulia didn’t get the role, but Todorovski advised her to enter the Theatre School.
In 2006, Snigir starred in the music video for the song See You Soon by group Zveri. In the same year she began to play in films. Her debut film was The Last Slaughter.

Then, in 2007, the actress played a role in the detective film Vaccine and starred in the acclaimed film Gloss.
The film Inhabited Island (2008) by Fyodor Bondarchuk, based on the novel by the brothers Strugatsky, made her a real star and one of the most sought after actresses in modern Russia.
On the set of the film Yulia met film operator Maxim Osadchy, who was 18 years older than the actress. Maxim and Yulia were together for several years. The couple broke up in 2012.
In 2012 Snigir played a ‘bad girl’ in the Hollywood film A Good Day to Die Hard. You know, she played with Bruce Willis and German actor Sebastian Koch, who was her top co-villain.
The actress starred in many films, but the most successful are Atomic Ivan, Kokoku, as well as foreign film Rasputin (France) and of course Die Hard (USA).
Also Yulia works as a TV presenter of the program Theory of Relativity on STS channel.
In 2013, Snigir had a love affair with successful Russian actor Danila Kozlovsky, but they parted.
They say, Yulia’s real surname is Siriskina. It was her first husband who “gave” her name Snigir.
Her favorite movie is Schindler’s List.
In 2015, the First Channel released a biopic The Great, in which the actress played the main role.
Now Evgeny Tsyganov and Yulia are together. On March 9, 2016 their son Fedor was born.

Yulia Snigir, Russian actress and model