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Irina Leonova, actress

Irina Leonova, Russian actress

Irina Leonova, Russian actress


Irina Leonova is a Russian film and theater actress.
Beautiful girl was born on August 22, 1978 in Tallinn, USSR (Estonia).
After graduating from the Shchepkin Theater School the actress joined the troupe of the Maly Theatre, where she fell in love with fellow actor Igor Petrenko, who became her first husband.
In 1999 Irina debuted in the film Once Again We Have to Live. Later she played in many films including World History of Poisoning (2001), Three Against Everyone (2002), Hello, Capital (2003), Stargazer (2004).
By the way, Leonova became famous after the role of Kristina in the TV series The Best City in the World and Lena in Children of the Arbat.
Also she starred in well-known TV series – People and Shadows: the Secrets of Puppet Theater (2001), Black Room (2000-2001) and others.
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Ingrid Olerinskaya

Ingrid Olerinskaya - Russian actress

Ingrid Olerinskaya – Russian actress


Ingrid Olerinskaya is a Russian actress, who became famous after her debut in Roman Karimov’s film Neadekvatnie Lyudi (Inadequate People). Also she is known for her role in the TV series Ship on STS channel.
Beautiful girl was born on March 14, 1992 in Ryazan. According to Ingrid, her father named his daughter after the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. She has sister Polina Olerinskaya. The parents divorced in 2001 and the children stayed with their mother.
Until 2007 the girl studied in Nizhniy Novgorod, then she moved to Moscow.
Ingrid entered the Moscow State Pedagogical University (MPGU), Faculty of Geography. But she didn’t finish her studies and never became a teacher of geography.
The future star got into the film industry by accident. At the metropolitan festival Tectonics, bright girl was noticed by the casting manager of Amedia. So, she was invited to the casting and got the main role in the comedy melodrama Inadequate People. Her partner was already popular Russian actor Ilya Lyubimov.
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Margarita Terekhova

Margarita Terekhova

Margarita Terekhova


Margarita Terekhova is a Soviet and Russian actress and film director, People’s Artist of Russia (1996). She is best known for her roles in The Mirror (1975) directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, in the popular TV series The Dog in the Manger (1977) and D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978).
Beautiful girl was born on August 25, 1942 in Turinsk, Sverdlovsk region.
Since 1959 Margarita studied at the Tashkent University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Two years later she left the university and went to Moscow, where she studied at A. Zavadsky Theater Studio.
After her graduation in 1964 she became an actress of Mossovet Theatre, where she had been working for many years (with a break – from 1983 to 1987). There her stage partners were famous actors including Faina Ranevskaya, Vera Maretskaya, Valentina Talyzina, Olga Ostroumova, Larisa Kuznetsova, Yuri Zavadsky, Valentin Gaft, Georgi Taratorkin, Evgeniy Steblov and other notable Russian actors.
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Anna Snatkina, actress

Anna Snatkina - Russian actress

Anna Snatkina – Russian actress


Anna Snatkina is a famous Russian theater and film actress, promising singer and sportswoman. Actually, she is known for roles in the series Yesenin (2005), Unexpected Joy (2005), Pushkin. Last Duel (2006), Tatyana’s Day (2007/2008), Secret of the Snow Queen (2013).
Pretty girl was born on July 13, 1983 in Moscow into a family of aircraft manufacturers. Her parents graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI). The father was one of the designers of the aircraft Buran, the mother works in the MAI.
By the way, Anna was engaged in gymnastics at the age of four, and then she did aerobics. Snatkina has the first adult rank in gymnastics. Her parents were sure that she would be a coach. But the girl decided to go the other way. Since childhood she had a dream to become an actress. It was the film The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston which encouraged the girl.
Beautiful girl graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
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Maria Syomkina

Maria Syomkina Russian actress

Maria Syomkina – Russian actress


Maria Syomkina is a Russian film actress and model.
The girl was born on October 26, 1976 in Rostov-on-Don into a family of mathematician and engineer. Nine years after Masha’s birth, her younger sister was born.
Pretty Syomkina graduated from the Rostov State Institute of National Economy. In 1998, Maria sent her photos to Image-Elite modeling agency and took the first place in the beauty contest. Later she won the title of Rostov Beauty. Soon Syomkina went to the capital, where she was invited by Modus VivendiS. Awesome girl worked as a fashion model, participated in Fashion Weeks. Also she worked in France, Germany (lived in Munich), South Korea and Japan.
Her photos appeared in such magazines as Playboy and MAXIM. By the way, she was a three-time Girl of the Month in Playboy (October – 2000, July – 2001 and April – 2006). And in 2000 Maria was named Model of the Year. Later, in October 2011, she became Girl of the Month in MAXIM.
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Lena Perova

Elena Perova russian singer

Lena Perova

Lena Perova is a Russian singer, TV presenter, actress, former soloist of Russian groups Lyceum (1991-1997) and A-Mega (1998-2000).
Cute girl was born on June 24, 1976 in Moscow. Her parents were musicians who worked in the Satire Theater for many years.
15-year-old girl joined the girls band Lyceum, where she performed together with Nastya Makarevich and Isolda Ishkhanishvili. It was Alexei Makarevich’s idea to create a group. Their debut on stage took place in the TV show Morning Star, where the girls performed with ABBA’s song One Of Us. A year after the band recorded their debut album House Arrest. The group received the Ovation award in the nomination Discovery of the Year in 1995. In July 1997 Perova left the group.
The next stage of Lena’s life was an acquaintance with Andrey Grozny and work with a group A-Mega. It was Zhanna Friske who introduced them to each other. Lena was so fascinated by sexy brunette and even wanted to be a soloist of the girl band Blestyashchie.
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Julia Nachalova, singer

Julia Nachalova singer

Julia Nachalova – beautiful singer and actress


Julia Nachalova is a Soviet and Russian singer, actress and television presenter.
Beautiful girl was born on January 31, 1981 in Voronezh, into a family of professional musicians. Her father, musician and composer, began to teach his daughter to sing at the age of two. Five-year-old Julia went on tour with her parents. And in 1986, she first appeared on the stage as a singer. By the way, she performed with her father in the Voronezh Philharmonic. In 1990, Julia wrote her first song Teacher.
Two years later, in 1992, the girl became a winner of the popular TV contest Morning Star and was invited to become a presenter of the popular children’s program Tam-Tam News. So, the family moved from Voronezh to Moscow.
After school, she entered the Gnessin State Musical College.
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