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Nastasiya Samburskaya

Nastasiya Samburskaya, beautiful Russian actress

Nastasiya Samburskaya, beautiful Russian actress


Nastasiya Samburskaya is a Russian film and theater actress, singer, TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on March 1, 1987 in Priozersk, Leningrad. After graduating from school she left for the city of Engels (Saratov region) and began to study to be a hairdresser. In the theater she created theatrical props and worked as a taxi dispatcher.
While studying in the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) she worked in the casino Shangrila where she met famous poker player Sergei Rybachenko. They were together for two years.
In 2010 Nastasiya graduated from the University and was invited to join Malaya Bronnaya Theater troupe.
For the first time she appeared in the series Yesenin. But the career of the film actress began in 2008, when she was invited to the melodramatic series The Wedding Ring. Later, in 2009, she starred in the episodic role in the series Detectives. And in 2011 she played the role of the injured citizen Anastasia in the TV series Amazon.
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Evgeniya Khirivskaya

Evgeniya Khirivskaya - Russian actress

Evgeniya Khirivskaya – Russian actress


Evgeniya Khirivskaya is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on September 3, 1981 in Moscow. Little girl was named after her grandfather Evgeny Abramovich Krein, who was a famous journalist. Surname Brik the actress took as a stage name in honor of her great-grandmother Sophia Brik. The girl graduated from the music school.
By the way, Evgeniya worked as a fashion model in the country’s Fashion House Apparel at Kuznetsky Most.
The first films in which you can see the young actress are Interesting Men and Northern Lights, both released in 2001. But as for many of her colleagues, the launch pad for the actress became popular series Turkish March and Kamenskaya.
In 2003, the girl played the role of Lyalya in the film Podmoskovnaya Elegy and for this role she received the Prize for the best acting debut. After that, in 2004, Evgeniya Brik took part in a good but underrated series Men Do not Cry.
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Sofia Rotaru, famous Soviet singer

sofia rotaru

Sofia Rotaru, famous Soviet singer

Sofia Rotaru is a Soviet-Russian, Ukrainian and Moldavian pop singer-songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress and fashion icon. She is often called the Queen of Pop. For the strength of voice Sofia was called Nightingale from Bukovina.
Actually, she was the first female pop singer in history to receive the award People’s Artist of the USSR in 1986.
Beautiful girl was born on August 7, 1947 in Marshintsy village, Chernovtsy region. Until 1940 the village, where the singer was born, was a part of Romania. After the war the area was attached to the Ukraine. The girl was the second of six children in a family of winegrowers. To tell the truth, Sofia celebrates her birthday twice. Due to a mistake her birthday in passport is August 9.
Her blind elder sister Zinaida, who had unique hearing, taught the future star to sing. Sofia Mikhailovna calls her the most favorite teacher. Their father also loved to sing and had a beautiful voice.
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Alexandra Gurkova

Alexandra Gurkova

Alexandra Gurkova


Alexandra Gurkova is a Russian pop singer, actress and fashion model. She is an ex-member of such pop groups as Tango and Cash, the KGB, and Princessa Avenue. In 2006 Gurkova became a finalist of the popular musical television project Star Factory – 6 on the first channel.
Pretty Alexandra was born on April 23 1988 in Samara into the family of a saxophonist and a head of tourist office. The girl has an older brother – Stanislav. Since her childhood Alexandra was fond of jazz and wanted to become a famous actress.
At the age of 6 the little girl began performing on stage. To tell the truth, she actively participated in various contests and competitions, received many awards and titles. Several times she won the Grand Prix at All-Russian contest Voices of the Twenty-first Century.
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Olga Rodionova

Olga Rodionova

Olga Rodionova

Olga Rodionova is a Russian fashion model, actress and TV presenter. She is a wife of Russian billionaire Sergei Rodionov.
Pretty girl was born on June 25, 1974 in Moscow into a family of a police colonel. Since her childhood, she dreamed of becoming an actress.
In 1991 she graduated from school but couldn’t enter the Moscow State Law University. The girl worked in the prosecutor’s office, and then in the Russian Central Bank, where she met her future husband. You know, Olga met her husband Sergei in 1994. Their daughter Anastasia was born in 1996. But they got married only in 2000.
By the way, in 1996, Olga graduated from the Institute of Economics, Management and Law. And in 1997 Rodionova opened a multibrand boutique Charm, which she had to close during the crisis of 1998.
Later, in 2001, Rodionova opened the first boutique Vivienne Westwood in Russia, but in July 2008 it was closed.
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Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich


Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films. Music channel VH1 has referred to her as the Reigning Queen of Kick Butt.
Pretty girl was born on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union. Her mother Galina Loginova is a Russian stage actress. The girl was raised in the Russian Orthodox religion. Jovovich speaks Russian and English fluently, and a little French.
By the way, Milla began modeling when Gene Lemuel convinced Herb Ritts to shoot her for the cover of Lei magazine. Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon’s Most Unforgettable Women in the World advertisements.
In 1988, she debuted in the film The Night Train to Kathmandu, and later that year, she appeared in the feature film Two Moon Junction.
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Lila Kedrova – French actress from Russia

Lila Kedrova – French actress from Russia

Lila Kedrova – French actress from Russia


Lila Kedrova was a French actress of Russian origin, winner of an Academy’s Oscar statuette.
Yelizaveta Nikolayevna Kedrova (her real name) was born on October 9, 1918 in Soviet Petrograd into the family of opera singers. Her mother, Sofia Gladkaya (1875—1965), was a singer at the Mariinsky Theatre. And her father Nikolai Kedrov was a singer and composer, Petersburg Conservatory Professor, creator of the first Russian male quartet to perform liturgical chants.
In 1922, the girl, her parents and older brother Nikolai emigrated to Germany. Then in 1928 they moved to France. There, Kedrova’s mother taught at the Conservatoire de Paris, and her father once again recreated the quartet Quatuor Kedroff.
Quite early, at the age of 12, she realized that theater was the only interesting thing for her. By the way, in 1932, Lila joined the Moscow Art Theatre touring company. Pierre Valde, an actor and director, was her mentor. After graduating from school Lisa married him.
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