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Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress

Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress

Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress


Evgenia Simonova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. You know, she is People’s Artist of Russia (1995), Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1984).
Pretty girl was born on June 1, 1955 in Leningrad. Her father was a psychologist, academician Pavel Vasilievich Simonov (1926-2002), and her mother Olga Vyazemskaya (1924-1991) was a teacher. Evgenia has brother Yuri Vyazemsky, who is a writer and TV presenter.
From an early age the future actress went to the music school, was engaged in choreography and horseback riding.
By the way, Evgenia debuted in the film Ten Winters In One Summer in 1969 at the age of fourteen.
In 1973, she starred in the film Only Old Men Are Going to Battle by film director Bykov Leonid. And in 1974 she played the role in the film Departure Is Delayed.
The girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater School and the first place of employment for an aspiring actress was the Mayakovsky Theater. The beginning of her career was successful. The young actress made friends with Svetlana Nemoliaeva.
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Anastasiya Melnikova, Russian actress

Anastasiya Melnikova, Russian actress

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.
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Ekaterina Klimova, film actress

Ekaterina Klimova, film actress

Ekaterina Klimova, film actress


Ekaterina Klimova is a Russian film and theater actress.
Pretty girl was born on January 24, 1978 in Moscow, USSR. Katya has elder sister Victoria.
Klimova graduated from the Shchepkin Theatre School in 1999. After graduation, she worked in the theater of the Russian Army. Her first role was the role of Desdemona in the play Othello. For this role she was awarded the prize Victor Rozov’s Crystal Rose.
You know, Klimova worked as a stage speech teacher at the child model agency. Also she worked on radio and television.
The first role of Ekaterina was Jeanne d’Albret in the film Poisons, or the World History of Poisoning directed by Karen Shakhnazarov in 2001. On the set of the film Moscow Windows the actress worked together with Igor Petrenko, who later became her husband.
To tell the truth, Klimova became popular after her role in the TV series Poor Nastya.
Songs performed by Ekaterina can be heard in the TV series The Game Of Snap, Bednaya Nastya, Boiling Point. And she also sang in the musical The Bureau Of Happiness.
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Anna Kazyuchits, actress

Anna Kazyuchits, actress

Anna Kazyuchits, actress


Anna Kazyuchits is a Russian and Belarusian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on June 10, 1983 in Norilsk, Krasnoyarsky Krai, USSR. From Norilsk her family moved to Krasnoyarsk and then to Minsk. Her father Yuri Kazyuchits is an actor, and her mother Nadezhda Kazyuchits is a therapist. You know, Anna has younger sister Tatiana Kazyuchits, who was born in 1986. Tatiana is a singer. She was a semifinalist of the TV project People’s Artist-2 on Russia channel in 2004. Also Tatiana is an actress.
From 1996 to 2000, Anna performed at the Belarusian National Academic Drama Theatre. In 2004 the girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater School. After graduating, she lives and works in Moscow.
By the way, Anna was engaged in artistic gymnastics for 9 years, but the girl decided to become an actress.
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Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter

Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter

Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter


Vera Sotnikova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on July 19, 1960 in Stalingrad, USSR. A year later the city was renamed to Volgograd. There were two children in the family – eldest daughter Galina and Vera. The girls and their parents liked to go to exhibitions, museums and theaters. Their mother wrote poems and their father wrote military memoirs.
In her school years Vera participated in amateur performances, recited poetry and played in school plays.
She came to Moscow to study at the Moscow State University. However, the girl entered the acting department of the Moscow Art Theater School.
The creative biography of the actress began in the early 80s. The first role in the movie Vera played in the film Recognize Guilty, which was released in 1983. The debut was a success, the actress was noticed by film directors, and from that time she regularly appeared in the new films.
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Olga Krasko

Olga Krasko

Olga Krasko – Russian actress


Olga Krasko is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on November 30, 1981 in Kharkov, USSR. You know, she was engaged in gymnastics, dancing and singing. Later the family moved to Moscow, where the girl joined children’s club Nadezhda. They participated in numerous charity concerts, performed in schools, orphanages and camps. Efim Steinberg was Olga’s teacher. It was he who helped the girl to understand she could become an actress. So, Olga entered the Moscow Art Theatre School.
Her acting career began long before the graduation. Her debut role the actress played in the film Gendarme’s Story. When Czech filmmakers asked Oleg Tabakov to offer them Russian actress for the role in their next movie, he sent them photos of several young actresses, including Krasko’s photo. The Czechs chose Olga. The project proved to be top-rated. Later she starred in the detective film The Failure of Poirot.
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Anna Gorshkova, Russian actress

Anna Gorchkova, Russian actress and model

Anna Gorchkova, Russian actress and model


Anna Gorshkova is a Russian actress, who made her debut as Polina Penkova in the TV series Poor Nastya. You know, she is famous for the main role in the melodrama Passenger directed by Stanislav Govorukhin. The film received The Big Golden Rook award at the Window to Europe festival in Vyborg and other awards.
Pretty girl was born on November 28, 1983, in Moscow. Her father worked as a KGB agent. And her mother graduated from the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy but after childbirth devoted herself to her daughter. When Anna was four years old her parents divorced. The father went to the United States, and the girl stayed with her mother in Moscow.
By the way, Anna works as a model in several modeling agencies in Moscow. At the age of 14 the girl tried her hand in modeling for the first time. Actually, Gorshkova worked on the catwalks of the French capital. However, she gave up her career abroad and returned to her homeland.
In 2003, she graduated from the acting school A-Media.
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