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Anna Churina, film and theater actress

Anna Churina, film and theater actress

Anna Churina, film and theater actress


Anna Churina is a Russian film and theater actress, model.
Pretty girl was born on July 23, 1978 in Sverdlovsk. The girl has two younger sisters. Little Anna regularly acted in children’s productions, participated in New Year’s performances, played the role of Snow Maiden. In high school, the girl seriously thought about the profession of an actress. But her parents, who were engaged in physics, were categorically against her choice.
She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Nizhny Novgorod. By the way, she worked as a model and then entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
At the age of 19, Churina participated in the final of the Elite Model Look contest, organized by the famous fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Then she signed a contract with VIVA Model Management and went to France. Actually, Anna appeared on the covers of the most fashionable magazines. Also in Paris she attended Jack Walzer’s professional acting courses.
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Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet – Russian actress

Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet - Russian actress

Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet – Russian actress


Larisa Udovichenko is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. She is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984) and People’s Artist of Russia (1998). The actress starred in more than 120 films.
Pretty girl was born on April 29, 1955 in Vienna, Austria. Her father was a military doctor. Her mother Muza Alekseevna Udovichenko graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema. However, Muza did not become an actress because of her husband’s profession. After Austria, the family lived in Odessa. Parents passed away when Larisa was very young.
In addition to the theater, Larisa was fond of gymnastics. At the age of 15, she made her debut in the short film Happy Kukushkin directed by Alexander Pavlovsky. Later she starred in the movie And Hell With Us! and Child By November. Her first adult role Larisa played in the film Mothers And Daughters directed by Sergei Gerasimov in 1974.
In 1976 Larisa graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. After graduation from VGIK in 1976, Udovichenko appeared in four films at once.
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Anastasia Makeeva, Miss Krasnodar

Anastasia Makeeva – beautiful Russian actress and model

Anastasia Makeeva – beautiful Russian actress and model


Anastasia Makeeva is a Russian actress, singer, model, and TV presenter.
The beautiful girl was born on December 23, 1981 in Krasnodar. Her father was the director of the vocal-instrumental ensemble and Anastasia began to perform with the band Harmony. She participated in many competitions. The girl took part not only in singing competitions, but in beauty contests too. She was a permanent participant of various beauty pageants.
In 1998, 17-year-old Nastya became the winner of the prestigious contest Miss Krasnodar. After the victory Anastasia moved to Moscow, where she continued to work as a model and received prestigious prizes. Awesome girl was Miss Academy, Miss Russia 2000, Vice-Miss MC-Europe (2004, Spain), Vice-Miss Universe, Miss Russia 2004.
You know, Anastasia is a popular Russian actress, who became famous not only because of her bright appearance, but also thanks to an extraordinary acting talent. She managed to achieve popularity in a variety of industries. The girl works as a model. Her photos appear on magazine covers.
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Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi

Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi

Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi


Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi is an actress, fashion model, dancer.
Pretty girl was born on July 8, 1973 into a family of circus performers. Her father Vladimir Golubev was the Director of Penza circus, Honored Artist of Russia. The great-grandmother of the actress, Ekaterina Osinkina (pseudonym Julia Tual), was the first cyclist in Russia.
First time Katya appear in the movie Children’s World (1982) when she was 9 years old.
Also she starred in the films Citizens of the Universe (1984), Time of the Moon, The Tale of a Loud Drum (1987), Half An Hour Before Departure.
By the way, Ekaterina graduated from the School of Dancing at the Bolshoi Theater. The girl danced in the Nikolai Androsov’s troupe Russian Seasons (program From Classics to Modernity).
In 1993 she played the role of Gilda in the movie Revenge Of The Clown, based on the opera Rigoletto (Boris Moiseev performed as Rigoletto).
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Dina Korzun

Dina Korzun

Dina Korzun


Dina Korzun (her real name is Dianna Korzun-Franck) is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on April 13, 1971 in Smolensk.
In 1995, she graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. As a student Dina received an invitation to work in the Moscow Art Theater. There she made her debut in the play Love in the Crimea directed by Roman Kozak.
In the movie, Dina started to act in 1994. She debuted in the short film She’s Inside The Walls directed by Margarita Podyapolskaya.
You know, in 1999, she was awarded Nika for her role in the film The Land of the Deaf directed by Valeri Todorovski.
Dina starred in the film The Last Refuge (2000) directed by Pavel Pavlikovski. The actress received awards for her role at film festivals in London and Bratislava.
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Natalia Ryumina, actress from USSR

Natalia Ryumina, actress from USSR

Natalia Ryumina, actress from USSR


Natalia Ryumina was born on October 4, 1984 in Riga, USSR (now Latvia).
The girl was discovered at the age of 18 by a local modeling agency and immediately started working as a catwalk model. Her photos appeared in numerous magazines including covers.
At that time, she studied classical singing at Jazep Medin Riga School of Music. Also the girl was involved in a pop project known in Latvia by the stage name Rain. One of her television performances was seen by the famous Latvian director Rolands Kalnins. He was working on his new feature Bitter Wine, and he contacted her to find out whether she would be interested in doing a screen test for one of the parts.
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Anastasia Kalmanovich, music producer

Anastasia Kalmanovich, music producer

Anastasia Kalmanovich, music producer


Anastasia Kalmanovich is a Russian actress and music producer. She was a CEO of VIP Concert. She is known for her roles in The Best Film, Ranetki, Doomed to Become a Star. Also fans of Russian popular music know Nastya as the first producer of the famous singer Zemfira, who contributed to the first success of the star.
Natalia Brileva (her real name) was born on July 12, 1972 in Kedainiai (Lithuanian SSR, USSR) into the family of serviceman Nikolai Petrovich Brilev. Because of her father’s profession, the family had to change their place of residence several times. When the girl was 15 years old, the father went to help those who suffered from the terrible earthquake in Leninakan, but died in the line of duty.
She studied at the Latvian University of Journalism and at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
You know, Anastasia was the producer of Russian singer Zemfira and in 2003 she became the producer of the band Tokyo.
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