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Nina Doroshina

Nina Doroshina - Soviet and Russian actress

Nina Doroshina – Soviet and Russian actress


Nina Doroshina is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR. She was awarded the Medal of Honor (2006) and the Order of Friendship (2010).
Pretty girl was born on December 3, 1934 in Losinoostrovsk, Moscow region. Before the war, the family moved to Iran, where the father was engaged in buying furs for the Red Army. So, Nina spent most of her childhood in Iran. After the war, the family returned to Moscow. During her stay in Iran, Nina learned Persian language and fell in love with the East forever.
In 1956 she graduated from the Shchukin Theater School.
On January 11, 1958 Doroshina made her debut at the Contemporary Theater in the play Finding Joy (Victor Rozov’s play) where her partner was Oleg Tabakov.
In 1981, Nina became a teacher at the Shchukin Theatre Institute.
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Nina Drobysheva

Nina Drobysheva - Russian actress

Nina Drobysheva – Russian actress


Nina Drobysheva is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1985). Nina is known for the role of Edith Piaf in the eponymous play.
Pretty girl was born on July 21, 1939 in Leningrad. Her father died during the war, and her mother worked hard to feed her family. So the girl was brought up by her grandmother. Early childhood is associated with terrible military events. During the siege of Leningrad, the girl was evacuated from her native Leningrad together with her family. When they returned the future actress entered secondary school. Nina was an active girl and was fond of theater.
While still a schoolgirl, in 1955, Nina played her debut role in the film Two Captains. This film had a noticeable success, and the charming girl drew the attention of other filmmakers.
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Mylene Demongeot, French actress with Russian roots

Mylene Demongeot

Mylene Demongeot, French actress with Russian roots

Mylene Demongeot is a French actress, who has appeared in 72 films since 1953, including such classics as The Three Musketeers and the Fantomas trilogy.
She was one of the blond sex symbols of French cinema during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
The actress was born on September 29, 1935 in Nice, Southern France. Her father, an economist, Alfred Demongeot, was from Italy and her mother Klaudia Trubnikova, was a Russian-Ukrainian emigre from Kharkov. The parents met in Shanghai, China, and then moved to Nice.
Little Mylene was able to speak Russian and French, but eventually switched to French.
“I do not know Russian. But after all, this is my real mother tongue, the language of my family…”
The girl began her career at the age of 15. She worked as a model in the studio of famous fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
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Irina Medvedeva

Irina Medvedeva - Russian actress

Irina Medvedeva – Russian actress


Irina Medvedeva is a Belarusian and Russian film and theater actress, singer. Thanks to the comedy sketch-show 6 Kadrov, today Irina is known by millions of Russian viewers.
Pretty girl was born on August 14, 1982 in Bobruisk, Mogilev region, Belorussian SSR, USSR.
In 2003 she graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Arts in Minsk and worked as an actress of the Belarusian Army Theater. You know, Irina played the title role in the 3D musical Pola Negri.
Irina is a successful singer of love songs. She got the prize for The Best Debut at the festival Actors Recite and Sing for the love song And After All I Will Say. By the way, Irina was only 18 years old at that time.
After graduating from the Belarusian Academy of Arts she starred in small roles in the TV series The Team and Men Do Not Cry. Also she starred in the movie Return of the Thirty and the action movie The Agony of Fear.
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Mariya Gorban

Mariya Gorban - Russian actress

Mariya Gorban – Russian actress


Mariya Gorban is a Russian film and theater actress. Pretty girl was born on December 26, 1986 in Yaroslavl into a family of actors. Her father, Alexander Gorban, was an actor and then became a director of the Drama Theatre. And her mother was an actress too. When the girl was six years old her family moved to Moscow.
In 2007 Mariya graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). By the way, her graduation performances were Nameless Star by Mikhail Sebastyan, Three Sisters by A.P. Chekhov and Mandate by Nikolai Erdman.
Awesome girl first appeared on the screen in the popular youth television series The Simple Truth. It was her brother Alexei Sutyagin, actor in the TV series, who invited her.
To tell the truth, in 2003, Gorban starred in the TV series Women’s Logic, where she played along with Alisa Freindlich.
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Anna Kovalchuk, Russian actress, born in Germany

Anna Kovalchuk, Russian actress, born in Germany

Anna Kovalchuk, Russian actress, born in Germany


Anna Kovalchuk is a Russian film and theater actress, Honored Actress of Russia.
Pretty girl was born on June 15, 1977 in Neuschterlitz, Germany. Her grandfather was the director of the school, the grandmother taught literature, the mother Natalia Fedorovna worked in the kindergarten, and father Leonid Ivanovich worked as a military teacher and taught at the engineering academy.
From Germany, the Kovalchuks moved to the capital of Armenia, then to Moscow, and later they finally settled in Leningrad. As a child, the girl was shy and modest. She was engaged in gymnastics and ballet.
Awesome girl graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater, Music and Cinema in 1998.
Anna’s debut was in The Imaginary Invalid performance based on Moliere’s homonymous comedy.
Her first role in film was in 1998 in the comedy Love is Evil.
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Olga Arntgolts

Olga Arntgolts - Russian actress

Olga Arntgolts – Russian actress


Olga Arntgolts is a Russian film and theater actress. Popular young actress has played in more than 30 different films and TV series.
Pretty girl was born on March 18, 1982 in Kaliningrad. She is the identical twin sister of another Russian actress Tatiana Arntgolts. By the way, Olga is 20 minutes younger than Tatiana. Olga and Tatiana are the daughters of Russian theater actors Albert Arntgolts and Valentina Galich. The twins were named after Tatiana and Olga Larina from the novel Eugene Onegin by great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
After graduating from the Lyceum the sisters Arntgolts went to conquer Moscow.
First Olga’s role was in the episode Cleopatra from the TV series Black Room.
The main role of Lena in the TV series Three Against All brought her a real fame.
In 2002, the actress was offered to play a role in the four-part film NEXT, where her sister Tatiana had already played. According to the original idea of the director, Olga was the double of Tatyana’s character, whom she saw in a dream. But she had to pass exams at the school, and the girl refused.
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