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Anna Lutseva

Anna Lutseva

Anna Lutseva


Anna Lutseva is a Russian film and theater actress.
Pretty girl was born on September 9, 1984 in Leningrad. You know, she studied at Spanish school № 399. Also she attended sports school, music school, and dance clubs. Anna has sister Zhanna. As a child, Anna spent every summer in Estonia, where her parents rented a dacha.
You know, she danced Latin American program, fell in love with rumba. By the way, Anna’s award collection consists of 23 medals and 21 cups.
The girl easily entered the National State University of Physical Culture and at the same time she worked as a photo model.
Then Anna entered the Theatre Academy. She worked at the Buff Theater in St. Petersburg.
Her first successful role was in the TV series Gangster Petersburg and the main role in the TV series Mousetrap Law.
In 2007, the actress played the main female role in the TV series Shadows of the Past. It was her debut as a central character. Then followed one of the leading roles in the two-episode film The Way of the Male.
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Svetlana Ustinova, Russian actress

Svetlana Ustinova, Russian actress

Svetlana Ustinova, Russian actress


Svetlana Ustinova is a Russian actress.
Pretty girl was born on May 1, 1982 in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region. Her parents worked at a factory that manufactured submarines. After the crisis of the 1990s, her father became a businessman.
The girl studied ballroom dancing. In addition, Sveta took part in local competitions of KVN teams, and also played in the performances of the youth theater group. The girl tried her hand in modeling and appeared in several fashion projects.
At first she studied at the Finance Academy. But then she left the academy and entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
In 2005, when she was studying at the Financial Academy, Svetlana starred in the music video for the song of the rap group Bad Balance. Then she appeared in the music video for Detsel’s song.
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Valeriya Lanskaya

Valeriya Lanskaya Russian actress

Valeriya Lanskaya – Russian actress


Valeriya Lanskaya is a Russian film and theater actress, singer.
Lera Zaitseva (her maiden name) was born on January 2, 1987 in Moscow, USSR. Her father, Alexander Zaitsev is a ballroom dance teacher and her mother, Elena Maslennikova is a figure skating coach. As a child Lera was engaged in gymnastics and figure skating.
You know, Valeriya took her grandmother’s maiden name – Lanskaya, not to be confused with another actress with the same birth name – Valeriya Zaitseva, who played in the same theater.
From 1996 to 2002 the girl played in the musical theater. And in 2010 she joined the theater where her sister Anastasia Maslennikova played.
In 2006, Lanskaya graduated from the Shchukin Theatre Institute. Before the graduation, she joined the Satyricon Theater.
In 2005-2012 she was an actress in the Moon Theatre.
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Anna Nosatova, actress

Anna Nosatova, actress

Anna Nosatova, actress


Anna Nosatova is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on June 25, 1984 in Moscow. In her childhood, Anya dreamed of becoming a creative person – a dancer or a singer. The girl was engaged in dancing. At the age of five she joined a folk dance studio. Then Nosatova wanted to make a career of a model. The girl went to the famous school of Vyacheslav Zaitsev. However, she wasn’t tall enough for being a model, only 173 centimeters. So, Anna became a choreographer in the Slava Zaitsev modeling agency.
After school the girl decided to enter a technical college. But couturier Zaitsev, with whom Nosatova had a good relationship, discouraged the girl from this step. He recommended to enter a theater high school.
As a result, Anna graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in 2005. In 2007 Anna studied in London and played in the Nuffield theater. Director Patrick Sanford invited the actress for the role of Lisa in the play Tchaikovsky and the Queen of Spades.
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Anna Terekhova

Anna Terekhova

Anna Terekhova


Anna Terekhova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2006).
Pretty girl was born on August 13, 1970 into the family of famous actress Margarita Terekhova and actor from Bulgaria Savva Hashimov. She has brother Alexander Terekhov, who is an actor, photographer and artist. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Her grandmother Galina Stanislavovna Tomashevich was also an actress.
Anna’s parents met in Bulgaria on the set of the film Running on the Waves. At that time, they were married, but divorced their spouses and created a new family. Savva moved to live in Moscow, but could not realize himself in the USSR. They were together for less than two years, then her father returned to Bulgaria.
In her childhood Anna was engaged in rhythmic gymnastics, horseback riding and swimming.
Her dream was to become a veterinarian. But later she decided to become an actress.
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Yekaterina Golubeva, French film star from Russia

Yekaterina Golubeva, French film star from Russia

Yekaterina Golubeva, French film star from Russia


Yekaterina Golubeva was a European actress of Russian origin, Sarunas Bartas and Leos Carax’s muse. She starred in Russia, Lithuania, and France.
Pretty girl was born on October 9, 1966 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). She studied at the Institute of Cinematography.
For the first time the actress appeared on the screens in 1985. The blue-eyed beauty got the role of Larissa Derkach in the movie Learn To Dance. The second film with her participation was released in 1987. She starred together with Nikolai Stotsky, Nina Urgant and Olga Volkova.
In the late 1980s Yekaterina married Lithuanian film director Sarunas Bartas. After his movie Three Days (1992) the actress was invited to France. There she appeared in the film I Cannot Sleep (1994). Golubeva starred in her husband’s films – Corridor (1995) and We Are The Few (1996), and then they divorced.
You know, in 1991, the actress starred in the music video for Andrei Makarevich’s song.
In France Katya became Leo Carax’s close friend and muse. Actually, she starred in his film Pola X (1999).
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Yulia Takshina

Yulia Takshina - Russian film and theater actress

Yulia Takshina – Russian film and theater actress


Yulia Takshina is a Russian film and theater actress, former dancer.
Beautiful girl was born on July 9, 1980 in Belgorod, USSR. Her father was a plant worker, and her mother worked as an editor in the publishing house. Yulia was an active child and played roles in the school theater. When the girl was 7 years old she joined the Contemporary Theater, where her elder brother Vladimir danced. In addition, Yulia was engaged in ballroom dancing.
While studying at high school Takshina wrote articles, which were published in various local publications.
After school Yulia went to Moscow to enter the faculty of journalism at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), but did not score the required number of points. The girl decided to enter the Moscow State University. You know, she did not study for a long time and left the university after a year and a half.
As a result, Takshina decided to become a professional actress. In 2006 the girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater Institute.
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