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Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress


Elena Biryukova is a Russian theater and film actress. She became popular after television series Sasha + Masha (2003-2005).
Pretty girl was born on November 7, 1970 in Minsk, USSR. Elena has sister Anna, who is 9 years younger. As a school girl Elena studied music, ballroom dancing, fencing, athletics, swimming and went to an art school.
After school the girl decided to enter the Pedagogical Institute, but, fortunately for herself, did not pass the exams. So, she worked in the local Minsk theater. In 1992, the girl left Minsk and entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
For the first time the actress appeared on television screens in 1991. After graduation from GITIS she played at the Moscow Academic Theater named after V. Mayakovsky.
The actress gained fame and recognition for her role in the TV series Sasha + Masha, which was broadcast on television from 2003 to 2005. You know, she played the main character Masha, who wanted to marry Sasha (Georgy Dronov).
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Olga Kurylenko – Bond Girl

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko – Bond Girl


Olga Kurylenko is a French actress and model.
Pretty girl was born on November 14, 1979 in Berdyansk, Soviet Union. Her mother Marina Alyabysheva is from the Irkutsk region, Russia. Parents divorced soon after the birth of their daughter. She was brought up by her mother and grandmother. In her childhood Olga played the piano and attended the ballet studio. Kurylenko lived together with her mother, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather and cousin in a small flat. In 1992, Olga and her mother moved to Moscow.
At the age of 16 Olga moved to work in Paris and later signed a contract with the agency Madison. 18-year-old Olga appeared on the covers of Glamor, ELLE, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire and Vogue. Also she became the face of Lejaby, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein.
In 1998, Olga starred in the music video of the French-Algerian songwriter Faudel for the song Tellement Je T’aime.
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Irina Miroshnichenko

Irina Miroshnichenko

Irina Miroshnichenko


Irina Miroshnichenko is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, singer. Actually, she is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1988). The actress was awarded Order For Services to the Fatherland (IV degree) in 2008.
Pretty girl was born on July 24, 1942 in Barnaul.
In 1961, Irina graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School.
As an actress she performed at the Moscow Art Theatre. You know, Irina played in many plays including The Seagull, Ideal husband, Valentin and Valentina, Three Sisters, Widower, First Day of Freedom, Tattooed Rose and many others.
Her film debuted was in 1963 in the film by George Danelia I Step Through Moscow.
In the film Andrei Rublev by A. Tarkovsky Irina played the role of Mary Magdalene. Also she appeared in the films The Kremlin Chimes, Soldiers Came From the Front, You Cannot Dream, Secrets of Madame Wong, Winter Cherry and Cranberry in Sugar.
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Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko is a Russian film actress. She became famous after the release of the films Love Me, Star and the TV series Strong Woman.
Pretty girl was born on June 8, 1980 in Moscow. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut, then – a mathematician, and only then an actress. She has elder sister Oksana. Her parents divorced when Katya was 10 years old. The mother had to work very hard. She never married again and devoted herself entirely to her daughters.
Ekaterina graduated from the Schepkin Theatre School. After graduation, she worked in the Modern theater.
Her debut role was in the movie Snake Spring (1997). Ekaterina played a major role in the television series Officers.
In the military drama Star the actress played together with Igor Petrenko, Artem Semakin, Alexei Panin, Alexei Kravchenko. Music for the film was written by the famous Russian composer Alexei Rybnikov.
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Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet - Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress


Marina Mogilevskaya is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress. By the way, she is Honored Artist of Russia (2010). At the moment, more than fifty films with her participation have been released.
Pretty girl was born on August 6, 1970 in Zavodoukovsk, Tyumen Region. Marina’s parents divorced some time after the birth of their daughter, and Oleg Mogilevsky went to his homeland, to Kiev. After the divorce, the mother and daughter moved to the Moscow region. The little girl studied music and drawing, did gymnastics and swimming, and at the insistence of her mother studied English and German.
She graduated from the Institute of National Economy in Kiev and the Kiev Theatre Institute named after I. K. Karpenko-Karoi. Later the girl worked at the Theatre of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka. In 1996, Marina moved to Moscow, where she got a job as a TV presenter.
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Nelly Uvarova, theater and film actress

Nelly Uvarova

Nelly Uvarova, theater and film actress


Nelly Uvarova is a talented Russian theater and film actress, who became well known and popular after the TV series Not Born Beautiful. Today Nelly is a real star of Russian cinema.
The future actress was born on March 14, 1980 in a small Lithuanian town of Mazeikiai into a family of Russian and Armenian descent. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother was a gymnastics teacher. Nelly has elder sister Lena, who is a successful fashion designer.
You know, Nelly participated in school plays and was one of the main stars of all performances. Her mother even wrote scripts for school plays, in which Nelly took part.
Uvarova graduated from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography, one of the most prestigious universities throughout the CIS.
In 1999, Nelly began to appear in films. She played in the famous TV series Boomer.
Her debut film was Let’s Fly directed by Anna Melikyan. For the role in this film Uvarova was awarded the main prize at the International Institute Film Festival.
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Elena Soldatova, model and actress

Elena Soldatova, model and actress

Elena Soldatova, model and actress

Elena Soldatova is an actress and a model.
Pretty girl was born on March 3, 1986.
She worked in many agencies including Metropolitan Models – Paris, Colors Model Management – Spain, Modus Vivendis Model Management, Ford Models – New York, New Models – Belgium, Bookings Model Agency – London, Contrebande Model Management, The Pinkerton Model and Talent Company.
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