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Nataly Fateeva, Soviet – Russian actress

Nataly Fateeva, Soviet - Russian actress

Nataly Fateeva, Soviet – Russian actress


Nataly Fateeva is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. By the way, she is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1980). Sometimes the actress is called Russian Liz Taylor.
Pretty girl was born on December 23, 1934. In her youth Nataly was engaged in sports and even became a champion of the city in the long jump. However, her dream was to become an actress.
In 1958 she graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. You know, in 1996 Nataly was awarded the medal Defender of Free Russia and in 2000 she received Medal of Honor.
Actually, she acted in plays Red and Black by Gerasimov, Two Stubborn People by Nazim Hikmet, Three Comrades by E.M. Remarque, Family Weekend Surprises.
Awesome girl became popular in 1963 after the release of the lyric comedy Three Plus Two. She played along with Natalia Kustinskaya, Yevgeny Zharikov, Andrei Mironov, Gennady Nilov. The film was watched by 35 million Soviet viewers. The photos of the actress began to appear regularly on the covers of magazines dedicated to cinema.
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Olga Budina, theater and film actress

Olga Budina, theater and film actress

Olga Budina, theater and film actress


Olga Budina is a Russian theater and film actress, laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2001), Best Actress of the Year (2002). By the way, she was one of 10 most beautiful women in Russia in 2008, according to Russian Reporter. The actress starred in more than 20 films.
Pretty girl was born on February 22, 1975 in Odintsovo, Moscow region.
At school, Olga created her own theater, sewed costumes, was a soloist of the school choir and orchestra, sang at school parties.
She studied at the Shchukin Theater School.
You know, Olga’s first role was in the film The Romanovs – Imperial Family directed by Gleb Panfilov. In the film she played the role of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna.
Also she starred in the television series Simple Truth, Detective Dubrovsky’s Profile, Check, The Directory of Death and many others.
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Elena Laguta, actress

Elena Laguta, actress

Elena Laguta, actress

Elena Laguta (her maiden name is Elena Tinkova) is a Russian actress.
Pretty girl was born on February 22, 1984 in Moscow. In her childhood, she was interested in the world of cinema and theater.
In 2003, before graduation from school, Elena received an offer to play the main character in the play Valentin and Valentina directed by Igor Brichkin. And in the following year she got the role in the no less successful play Tralee Wali.
Then the young actress worked in the Taganka Theater. However, there Elena happened to play only in one production Buy Nothing Day. Later she decided to try her hand in films.
Actually, in 2003, Elena debuted in the TV series Russian Amazons. For a while she worked on television – was a host and correspondent.
Later, in 2004, Elena graduated from the Shchukin Theater School.
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Natalya Rudakova, American actress from St. Petersburg

Natalya Rudakova, American actress from St. Petersburg

Natalya Rudakova, American actress from St. Petersburg


Natalya Rudakova is an American actress, best known for her role in the film Transporter 3 by Luc Besson.
Pretty girl was born on February 14, 1985 in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her parents moved from Russia to New York when the girl was 17 years old. There she worked as a hairdresser.
When the cute girl was crossing the road she was noticed by Luc Besson’s assistant. After the suggestion of film director to play in his film Natalya went to study acting in Paris.
The premiere of the film with Jason Statham in the title role was held in November 2008. Subsequently, she starred in other films. By the way, Rudakova played in the films The One (Alex, 2011), A Novel Romance (Shelley, 2011), Waiting for a Train (2014), Before the Snow (2015).
Source: www.facebook.com/NatalyaRudakova
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Lena Knyazeva, actress and singer

Lena Knyazeva, actress and singer

Lena Knyazeva, actress and singer


Lena Knyazeva is a Russian actress and singer. Her stage name is BELKA. She became a finalist of the contest 5 Stars. It is noteworthy that Yana Rudkovskaya agreed to become the producer of Lena.
Pretty girl was born on April 28, 1986 in Udmurtia. Elena spent her childhood in Izhevsk. But when she was 4 years old, the family moved to Dimitrovgrad, not far from Ulyanovsk. Her mother headed the department of urban construction, and her father worked at the Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors.
As a child Lena studied music, wrote stories and fairy tales. She was engaged in ballet and rhythmic gymnastics.
After school Knyazeva entered the Moscow State University. Simultaneously, the girl sang and attended the school of acting.
The creative biography of Elena began with the song Without Screaming. The composition can be heard in the popular youth TV series Club. By the way, the girl played the main role in this TV series – the daughter of an oligarch.
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Irina Grineva, actress

Irina Grineva - Russian actress

Irina Grineva – Russian actress


Irina Grineva is a Russian film and theatre actress.
Pretty girl was born on February 6, 1973 in Kazan. The little girl dreamed of becoming an actress. Her mother played in the theater when she was young, but quit her career because of the family. Therefore, after school, the girl went to the capital to enter the theater institute.
Unfortunately, the first attempt was unsuccessful. So, she entered the Yaroslavl State Theater Institute. After graduation in 1994, the young actress went to conquer Moscow again. As a result, she entered the School of Dramatic Art.
Her first theatrical role the actress played in 1995 in the play Hopscotch directed by Vladimir Ageyev. For this role she received Best Newcomer award at the festival dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky.
In 1998, she joined the Stanislavsky Theater. By the way, she acted in many plays including Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Millionaire, Boris Godunov and others.
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Ksenia Hizhnyak

Ksenia Hizhnyak - Russian actress

Ksenia Hizhnyak – Russian actress


Ksenia Hizhnyak was born on December 15, 1987.
In 2004 she entered the studio theater Black Square.
You know, Ksenia took part in the Russian reality show You are a Supermodel 2.
She starred in TV series: Utesov, Theater of the Dead, Return of Mukhtar, Casting, as well as in a sketch show Funnier Than Rabbits.
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