Russian Personalities

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Category Archive: Movies and theatre

Yulia Savicheva, singer

Yulia Savicheva singer

Yulia Savicheva – beautiful singer

Yulia Savicheva is a Russian singer, who represent Russia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Talented singer was born on February 14, 1987 in Kurgan, Siberia into a family of musicians. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was a musician. At the age of 5 Yulia became a soloist of the choreographic collective Firefly. But her first performance took place when she was only 4 years old. Cute girl came on stage with Max Fadeev’s rock band Convoy, where her father worked as a drummer.
Later, the rock band was invited to work in Moscow and in 1994 her whole family moved to the capital. There Yulia joined choreographic collective Crane and together with her partner became two-time champion of Moscow. Young girl also took part in the New Year’s performances.
In 2001, the producer Poleiko invited her to play the lead role in the New Year’s performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was huge success.
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Anya Monzikova

Anya Monzikova actress

Anya Monzikova – charming blonde

Anya Monzikova is an American model and actress from Russia. She is a real movie star, who played in Hollywood blockbusters including Iron Man 2 and Surrogates.
Beautiful girl was born on August 25, 1984 in Vologda, Russia. When Anya was eight years old her family moved to Florida, USA. After graduating from school, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting. By the way, Anna took stunt classes, so she can do her own stunts in action films.
As well, in 2006, she became a model on NBC’s hit game show, Deal or No Deal holding case #10. In the same year she became one of 100 Most Beautiful people, according to People magazine.
A year later, in 2007, Monzikova played the angel character in The Wounded Angel, the second single from Dark Passion Play, the album from the Finnish metal band Nightwish.
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Natasha Galkina – American model from Russia

Natasha Galkina

Natasha Galkina – beautiful model

Natasha Galkina is an American fashion model, actress and producer of Russian origin. She could remain the ordinary girl from Russia if not her meeting with Stuart Hagler, which occurred by chance.
Beautiful girl was born on December 18, 1985 in Bataisk, Rostov Region into the family of an opera singer and a poetess. By the way, the girl studied ballet, arts, played the piano, sang and performed in a theater. After graduating from school Natalia went to Moscow, where she entered the university. In the same year she met American Stuart, who was immediately fascinated by the Russian beauty. A few months later the young girl married him and moved to the United States. The husband was 22 years older than Natasha. In 2005 Galkina gave birth to a daughter named Angelina Hagler. The couple divorced in 2009.
Galkina participated in the TV show America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 8 in 2007. You know, she took the second place.
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Irina Voronina, model and actress

Irina Voronina

Irina Voronina – beautiful blonde

Irina Voronina is an American fashion model and actress of Russian origin.
Beautiful girl was born on December 19, 1977 in a small Russian town – Dzerzhinsk, Gorky region. But in Russia she is less known than abroad. Pretty blonde has managed to make a good career in the United States. She was shot for well-known magazines and played a dozen roles in films and TV series.
By the way, Irina always dreamed of becoming a model and an actress. “I always wanted to be a model since I was a kid”
At the age of 20 she moved to Milan to see if she could make her dreams come true. Soon she was signed by an agency and was instantly booking print jobs and TV Commercials. Later she became an international model, traveling all over the world. While in Los Angeles, Irina visited Playboy Studios, where she impressed West Coast editors.
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Elena Proklova, actress

elena proklova actress

Elena Proklova – Russian actress

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.
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Natalya Belokhvostikova, actress

Natalya Belokhvostikova actress

Natalya Belokhvostikova – Soviet actress

Natalya Belokhvostikova is a Soviet and Russian actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1984), winner of two State Prizes of the USSR (1971, 1985).
Beautiful girl was born on July 28, 1951 in Moscow into the family of a prominent Soviet diplomat Nikolai Belokhvostikov. He had the rank of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and worked in Canada, the UK, Sweden. Her mother, Antonina Belokhvostikova worked as a translator. Nikolai and Antonina met in Canada. After a business trip their daughter was born. 11-month-old aspiring actress was taken to England where she spent five years. Then the girl was sent to her grandmother, to Moscow, where she entered the school.
By the way, Natalya’s debut in the movie took place in 1965. She went to her parents, who were in Stockholm, to spend her holidays with them. At that time film director Mark Donskoi filmed A Mother’s Heart, the film about Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova. He saw Natalya and invited her to play the role of Maria Ulyanova. It was a small episode, which later greatly influenced the fate of the actress.
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Ludmila Savelieva – actress and ballerina

Ludmila Savelieva actress

Ludmila Savelieva – beautiful actress

Ludmila Savelieva is a Soviet – Russian film and theater actress, ballerina, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1985).
Beautiful girl was born on January 24, 1942 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) just during the Siege. That’s why her childhood was hungry.
In 1962, the girl graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. And in the same year she became a member of the Kirov Theater in Leningrad, which is called the Mariinsky Theatre now.
Later, in 1964, Savelieva began to appear in films. Pretty actress made her film debut in Sleeping Beauty (1964). According to Soviet Screen magazine she was recognized as the best actress in 1966.
The role of Natasha Rostova in the movie by director Sergei Bondarchuk War and Peace, based on eponymous Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece, brought the actress worldwide fame. It was her first main role. The film had been producing over six years, from 1961 to 1967, at an estimated cost of $100,000,000.
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