Elena Proklova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Lenin Komsomol Prize winner (1977), Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984).
Pretty girl was born on September 2, 1953 in Moscow into the family of teachers. But her parents’ friends were artists and actors, her great-grandmother and her grandfather were actors, too. The place, where they lived, was located in the suburban village of scientists, artists and performers. However, relatives did not think she would become an actress.
At the age of four the girl was engaged in gymnastics and at the age of eleven she became a master of sports.
Her film debut took place when the girl was 12 years old. Grandfather Victor Proklov was the second director of the film Ringing, Open the Door (1965) and he had to find a young actress to play the lead role. A family friend, also a filmmaker, offered to invite his granddaughter. For her first role the young actress received the International Award. Lena’s work was named the best female role of the year, according to Mosfilm workers.