Yuliya Borisova is Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the USSR (1969), Hero of Socialist Labor (1985), Laureate of the State Prize of Russia (1995). The notable Russian actress of the Vakhtangov Theatre is best known for her film role as Ambassador Kollontay in the film “Ambassador of the Soviet Union” (Posol Sovetskogo Soyuza, 1969).
The future actress was born on March 17, 1925 in Moscow, Russia.
In 1949, Yuliya graduated from the Shchukin Theater School and in the same year she joined the Vakhtangov Theater, where she had performed for the first time during her studies in 1947. She made her stage debut as Hero in the Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, and as Julia in “Two Gentlemen of Verona”.
Borisova has been working in Vakhtangov Theater for more than 60 years. For decades, she was a leading actress, playing mostly the main female roles, including Turandot, Nastasia Philippovna, Virineya, Helena in “Warsaw Melody”, Valya in “Irkutsk history”, Cleopatra.
Her most memorable stage performances were such roles as Anisia in “On the gold bottom” by Mamin-Sibiryak (1955), and as Cleopatra in the Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” (1971).
Today, it’s time to other roles, but to this day Yuliya Borisova remained Vakhtangov Theatre Princess and maybe already its queen!
Borisova mostly played in the theater.
In the movie she played the role of Nastasia Philippova in the film “The Idiot” (1958), based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel, and Elena Koltsova in the movie “The Ambassador of the Soviet Union” (1969). Since 1980, she hasn’t appeared on the screen.
The Supreme Theatrical Prize of Moscow is titled the “Crystal Turandot” in the honor of Yulia Borisova, and she was also the first recipient of the prize (1991).
The actress was married to Vakhtangov Theatre Managing Director I. Spector. They have a son named Alexander and two granddaughters Maria and Daria.