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Irina Bezrukova

Irina Bezrukova - Russian actress

Irina Bezrukova – Russian actress


Irina Bezrukova (nee Bakhturova) is a Soviet and Russian actress and TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on April 11, 1965 in Rostov-on-Don. Her father was a musician and her mother worked as a doctor. At the insistence of the father Ira learned to play the violin. And her sister Olga played various musical instruments. Daughters grew up in a creative atmosphere and read a lot. The family moved many times. The life of the girls changed dramatically when the parents divorced. Her mother died after a serious illness, Irina and Olga were brought up by their grandmother.
At first the girl wanted to become a doctor, like her mother. Then she changed her mind and decided to become an actress.
In 1988 Irina graduated from the Rostov College of Arts. From 1986 to 1988 the girl had been playing in the Rostov Academic Drama Theatre. Then she moved to Tula and worked in the Drama Theatre. Finally, she became an actress of the Moscow Theater.
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Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots

Pamela Anderson, superstar with Russian roots


Pamela Anderson (her full name is Pamela Denise Anderson) was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
She is famous actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former show girl. Her great-grandfather was Finnish and left the Grand Duchy of Finland (which was a part of the Russian Empire at that time) in 1908. You know, Anderson’s great-grandmother was Russian. At an early age Pamela enjoyed playing the saxophone, loved sports.
Pretty girl spends much of her time working with organizations and charities. She is a notable member of the Animal Rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting Vegetarianism (she became a vegetarian in her early teens) through the animal welfare organization PETA.
In addition to being an advocate for animal rights, Anderson was a spokesmodel for MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.
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Grigoriy Antipenko, Russian actor

Grigoriy Antipenko, Russian actor

Grigoriy Antipenko, Russian actor


Grigoriy Antipenko is a Russian theatre and film actor.
The boy was born on October 10, 1974 in Moscow. At an early age Antipenko was fond of biology, read encyclopedias, memorizing the names of animals in Latin, and dreamed of traveling. Reptiles, especially snakes, were his most favorite animals. After school, he entered a medical college.
Then Grigoriy worked as a pharmacist, but not for a long time. He quitted that job because he was tired of monotony. You know, Antipenko tried his hand at different jobs; he worked as an advertising agent, a social worker, a manager, as well as the manufacturer of facsimile copies at Mosfilm.
As a young man he studied at the theater studio Candle, but he didn’t think seriously about an acting career. At the age of 22 Grigoriy began to work as a scene worker in the Satyricon Theatre. There he had watched a lot of performances and came to the conclusion that he wanted to be an actor. And in 1999, Antipenko entered the Shchukin Theater School.
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Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress

Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress

Victoria Gerasimova, Russian actress


Victoria Gerasimova is a Russian actress and model, and more recently she opened her own atelier. She became popular as a VJ, who worked on MTV-Russia channel.
Pretty girl was born on May 9, 1979 in Zvolen (Czechoslovakia) into a military family. Soon after her birth, the parents returned to Kaliningrad. There Victoria finished school and entered the branch of the Moscow GITIS (Russian Academy of Theatre Arts), which was organized at the Kaliningrad Theater.
After graduation from the University in 2001 Gerasimova moved to Moscow. There she worked as a host of various television programs, starred in commercials.
Lev Novozhenov and Victoria were presenters of the project The Question. Another Guestion.
In 2005 she was awarded Best Female Person of The Year at the International Advertising Festival for a series of Dirol’s commercials.
Since 2004 Victoria acted in films, mostly in the TV series. The actress played Marina in the film The Strike of the Lotus-4, the investigator Alisa Tomilina in the Criminal Games, croupier Sveta in the Formula Zero. Then she got the roles in the melodramas My General and Guardian Angel.
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Vladimir Mashkov, Russian actor

Vladimir Mashkov

Vladimir Mashkov, Russian actor


Vladimir Mashkov is a Russian actor, known to Western audiences for his work in the films Behind Enemy Lines (2001) and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). By the way, Mashkov was a film director, producer and screenwriter for the Russian film Papa (2004). The actor received the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and was awarded the Nika, Golden Eagle and TEFI prizes.
The boy was born on November 27, 1963 in Tula, Russia. In the 60s, the family moved to Novokuznetsk. The mother worked as a puppet theater director and his father was an actor.
The boy was interested in theater and even began to participate in the performances together with his parents.
In the late 70s the family moved to Novosibirsk, where Vladimir entered the university and studied biology. However, the boy left it a year later and entered the Novosibirsk Theater School. But in 1984 the student was expelled for a fight and went to Moscow.
In 1990, Vladimir graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Now he works at the Oleg Tabakov’s theatre as an actor and the main stage director.
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Ksenia Borodina

Ksenia Borodina - TV presenter

Ksenia Borodina – TV presenter


Ksenia Borodina is a presenter of the reality show Dom-2 (since May 11, 2004, together with Ksenia Sobchak) and host of the show Reset (May 16, 2012 – July 2013) on TNT channel. Also she is an actress.
Xenia Amoeva (her real name) was born on March 8, 1983 in Moscow. Her father is Armenian and mother is Russian. When she was a one-year-old child, her parents divorced. After the divorce, Ksyusha’s mother married an Italian architect and moved to his homeland.
The girl spent her childhood with grandparents, every year visiting parents in Italy. Once for the bad behavior, parents sent her to study in an English school. But Ksenia did not like England and returned to Russia. You know, she has two brothers: Roman and Nikita.
The girl studied at the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism in Moscow.
Since her childhood she dreamed of becoming a TV presenter. Ksenia sent her CV and suddenly got an invitation to be a presenter of the reality show Dom-2.
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Vladimir Vysotsky and his women

Vladimir Vysotsky - Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor

Vladimir Vysotsky – Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor

Vladimir Vysotsky (25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor. To tell the truth, he became a legend of Soviet music, theater and cinematography.
He was not only singer, but “the most famous Russian bard”, “the greatest Russian bard of the second half of the 20th century”, “voice for the heart of a nation”. His poems touch millions of hearts all over the world.
Actually, he had his unique singing style and lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. In his songs he came out against evil force, against the ugly system under which he was born.
That’s why Vladimir was accepted by the Soviet government as an actor, but never as a poet and singer. Only after his death, in the late 1980s the Soviet government began allowing the publication of his poetry and song lyrics.
He had no titles, he was simply a son of his country, he was very Russian.
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