Anastasiya Melnikova, Russian actress
Anastasiya Melnikova is a Russian actress and TV presenter, Honored Artist of Russia (2006), Member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.
Pretty girl was born on September 19, 1969 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into the family of doctors. In her childhood the girl wanted to be a ballerina, but her dream didn’t come true.
In 1990 after graduation from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema the future actress went to America, where she performed in musicals on Broadway. She returned to Russia in 1993.
Actually, she debuted in the military drama Afghan Break in 1991 and the criminal tragicomedy Genius. Then there were several episodic roles.
You know, in 1996 Melnikova realized her childhood dream and played a role of ballerina in the film Giselle’s Mania.
Later, in 1997, Anastasiya was invited to play the role of the investigator Abdulova in the TV series The Streets of Broken Lamps. The series was loved by many viewers, and Anastasiya became known throughout the country.
Also she starred in the TV series Idiot, Under Electric Clouds, 12 Months New Fairy Tale, Bird, Ivan.
In 2006 she participated in the television project Dancing With The Stars.
Then, in 2008, Anastasiya played the role of a psychologist, hired by the influential businessman, in the full-length criminal melodrama Demon. In the same year, Melnikova starred in the film Outsider directed by Alexander Kott.
By the way, the actress took part in the TV game Fort Boyard in 2003 and 2006.
In 2018, Melnikova played in a social drama Through Black Glass and a military film Barge 752.
At the age of 18, she experienced a heavy loss – the death of her boyfriend Tomaz, who, despite a 22-year-old age difference, was to become her husband.
From 1990 to 1998 Anastasiya was married to film producer Vyacheslav Telnov. On July 24, 2002 the actress gave birth to her daughter Maria.
Maria Melnikova followed in the footsteps of her mother – she plays in the theater and in the movies.
On January 19, 2017, the actress secretly married, her husband’s name is Sergey.