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Chulpan Khamatova

Chulpan Khamatova film and theater actress

Chulpan Khamatova – film and theater actress


Chulpan Khamatova is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter, People’s Artist of Russia (2012), Laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2004). By the way, she is a leading actress of the Moscow theater Sovremennik, winner of numerous theater and cinema awards. In addition, she is one of the founders of the charity fund Give Life. Khamatova was a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Beautiful girl was born on October 1, 1975 in Kazan, USSR into the family of engineers. Chulpan means the “dawn star” in Tatar. Talented actress has younger brother Shamil (born in 1985), who is also an actor. In her childhood the future actress was engaged in figure skating. After graduating from school she entered the Kazan theater school. Later, her teachers advised to continue her studies in Moscow and Chulpan entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.
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Anastasia Vertinskaya, Soviet-Russian actress

Anastasia Vertinskaya

Anastasia Vertinskaya, Soviet-Russian actress

Anastasia Vertinskaya is a famous Soviet-Russian film and theater actress.
Future star of Soviet cinema was born on December 19, 1944 in Moscow, in a creative family. Her father was a composer, legendary Russian singer, actor, poet Alexander Vertinsky, and her mother was a painter and actress Lydia Vertinskaya (Tsiagvava). Anastasia’s elder sister Marianna is also an actress, she worked in the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre.
Father taught sisters to love art, music and literature, because he believed that, regardless of their future profession, daughters must be fully developed.
In 1961, being a schoolgirl Vertinskaya played her debut role of Assol in the movie Scarlet Sails directed by Alexander Ptushko, based on Alexander Grin’s novel.
Cute girl became famous, even though she did not know how to behave and what to do in front of the camera.
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Irina Antonenko – Miss Russia 2010

irina antonenko

Irina Antonenko – Miss Russia 2010

Irina Antonenko is a Russian actress, winner of Miss Russia 2010, as well as Miss Auto Sound 2008 and Miss Yekaterinburg 2009.
Beautiful girl was born on September 1, 1991 in Sverdlovsk, Ural region, which a few days later was named Yekaterinburg. Her parents, Natalia and Igor Antonenko, were both employees of the police. Irina has a brother.
After finishing school, the girl began to study at the Ural Finance and Jurisprudence Institute. At the same time, she started her modeling career. For 2 years Irina worked as a model in Ilya Vinogradov’s modeling agency. Pretty girl quickly became one of the most sought after models in Yekaterinburg. Also, she took part in a popular beauty- project New Hollywood Look.
In late 2009, Irina won Miss Yekaterinburg pageant and decided to go to Moscow to take part in the national beauty contest.
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Valentina Titova

Valentina Titova

Valentina Titova

Valentina Titova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. She was born on February 6, 1942 in Kaliningrad, Moscow region. In her youth, Valentina debuted at the Palace of Culture, then worked in Sverdlovsk Youth Theater, and then became a drama theater actress.
From 1970 to 1992 she was the actress in the studio theater in Moscow.
During her acting career Titova has played more than 50 roles. Her most famous roles she played in the movies: Blizzard (1964), Shield and Sword (1968), Dangerous Corner (1972), Days of Tobin (1976), Petrovka 38 (1979), Carnival (1981), The Testament of Professor Dowell (1984).
Among her recent works are roles in Yevgeny Matveyev’s melodrama Love Russian Style, Alexander Hwang’s crime film Dying Is Easy, TV series Another Life by Elena Raiskaya, Martiros Fanosyan’s comedy Unexpected Joy.
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Inna Gomes

Inna Gomes

Inna Gomes

Inna Gomes is a Russian actress, model and philanthropist. She is one of the twenty most famous Russian models, best Russian model of November 2001 according to the Model Cast agency.
Beautiful girl was born on January 2, 1970 in Barakovo, Ryazan region. Her maiden name is Churkina. Inna’s mother was the twelfth child in the family and her father was the sixth child. In her childhood the girl was fond of tourism and sport.
By the way, Inna Churkina appeared in the film Dangerous Nonsense in 1983. This small role was the first step to a career of an actress and a model. The authors of The Guest from the Future noticed cute girl and invited her to star in their film.
Later, in 1988, Inna took part in a beauty contest Beauty of Moscow. For the Soviet Union, it was the first beauty contest in history. The winner was Muscovite Masha Kalinina and Inna took the third place.
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Albina Dzhanabaeva, Russian singer

Albina Dzhanabaeva

Albina Dzhanabaeva, Russian singer

Albina Dzhanabaeva is a Russian singer, ex-member of the Russian-Ukrainian female pop group Nu Virgos (2004-2013), actress and TV presenter.
Beautiful girl was born on April 9, 1979 in Volgograd, Russia. In her childhood she studied at music school, where she learned to play the piano, and sang in the school choir. Pretty singer has a younger sister Ekaterina, who works as a hairdresser and brother Boris, who is a chef.
17-year-old girl entered the Gnessin State Musical College. During her studies, Albina starred in commercials and movies, participated in various theatrical productions.
By the way, in 1999, Albina played the role of Snow White in a Korean production Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, where she sang in Korean.
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Maria Shukshina

Maria Shukshina

Maria Shukshina

Maria Shukshina is a Russian actress and TV presenter, Honored Artist of Russia (2008).
She was born on May 27, 1967 in Moscow. Beautiful girl’s parents are writer, director and actor Vasily Shukshin and actress Lydia Fedoseeva-Shukshina. Her younger sister, former actress Olga Shukshina (born on July 29, 1968) works in the church. In addition, she has an elder sister Anastasia Voronina-Francisco (born in 1960).
At the age of one and a half Maria starred in the short story Bratka (1969). In 1972 Shukshina and her sister Olga played Rastorguev daughters in the movie Pechki-lavochki. Two years later Maria played the role of Masha in the film The Birds Over The City (directed by S. Nikonenko, 1974).
Wise mother once said: “If you’re lucky, you will marry the film director. Then he will give you roles. And if not, then you will remain unemployed.” And after these words Maria decided to choose another, more stable profession. She graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages.
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