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Natalia Sokolova, Playboy model

Natalia Sokolova

Natalia Sokolova – beautiful Russian girl


Natalia Sokolova is a Russian model and actress. She was chosen as Playboys Playmate of the Month for April, 1999 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. Beautiful girl was born in 1976. In the early 1990s, young Natasha moved from her native Moscow to the United States of America. There she worked in the Baltimore restaurant belonging to a businessman from the Soviet Union, Igor Gorsky. However, the girl was eager for a different career. At one of the castings she could attract the attention of an agent who worked directly for Hugh Hefner.
Sokolova became Playboy girl of the month in April 1999, thereby becoming one of the few Russians who received such honor.
Pretty girl graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.
In addition to her modelling career she starred in small roles in TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003), Swordfish (2001), Role of a Lifetime (2002), Boat Trip (2002), Sea Adventure (2003).
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Sokolova Natalia – beautiful Playboy model


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Lyudmila Chursina

Lyudmila Chursina

Lyudmila Chursina


Lyudmila Chursina is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the USSR (1981).
Lyuda Chursina was born on July 20, 1941 in Stalinabad (now Dushanbe) on the way to evacuation. Her home town is Velikie Luki, Pskov region. According to Lyudmila Alekseyevna, she did not plan to become an actress and wanted to enter the aviation institute. However, her friend, who dreamed of becoming an actress, invited Lyudmila to go with her to Moscow.
So, in 1959 they graduated from school and went to Moscow to enter the institute. Unexpectedly Chursina was admitted to three theater universities: Cinematography, GITIS and Shchukin Theater School. In 1963 she graduated from the Shchukin Theater School.
Chursina’s film debut took place in 1961 in the film When the Trees Were Big, in which she played together with Yuri Nikulin and Leonid Kuravlev.
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Olesya Rulin, Russian American actress

Olesya Rulin

Olesya Rulin, Russian American actress

Olesya Rulin is an American actress of Russian origin, best known for her role of Kelsi Nielsen in the film High School Musical.
Olesya Rulinkova (her real name) was born on March 17, 1986 in Moscow, USSR. She spent her childhood in a small town Likhoslavl, where her parents were engaged in the manufacture of hats. As a child she was fascinated by ballet.
In the early 1990s, her father emigrated from Russia to the United States. Two years later, when Olesya was eight years old, she together with her mother and brother moved to Texas. Later the family moved to Utah. When the girl was 12, she entered Model Search America modeling agency.
Beautiful Olesya studied at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later Rulin graduated from West Jordan High School in 2005.
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Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress, best known for her role of Viper in the Hollywood film The Wolverine (2013).
Beautiful girl was born on January 21, 1983 in Zheleznodorozhniy, a small city near Moscow. When Sveta was a little girl she thought she would become a nurse. Little girl treated her dolls. Then she decided to become a surgeon, but the girl hated biology and chemistry, and then realized she was afraid of blood.
At the age of 15, in 1998, she began working as a fashion model and made a few international gigs. Pretty girl went to France, where she worked for two or three months, then flew to Japan. By the way, she spent her first earned money on a home telephone (it was very cool to have your own phone at home).
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Polina Maksimova – beautiful actress

Polina Maksimova

Polina Maksimova – beautiful actress

Polina Maksimova is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter.
Cute girl was born on July 12, 1989 in Moscow in a family of actors Vladimir and Svetlana (Lana) Maksimova.
Her first appearance on the screen was in 2008, Polina played a small role in TV series Take Me With You. The actress also starred in Two stories about love (2008), Angel Wings (2008), Adventures in the fairy kingdom (2008), Last cordon (2009, 2011), where she worked with the stars of the Russian cinema.
In 2010 the girl graduated from the Schepkin Theatre School. Interesting role of Larissa Ogudalova in Ostrovsky’s play Without a Dowry was her graduate work.
“It was the role I dreamed of since my childhood. I want to play the Empress Catherine II. And Olga Zotova of Alexei Tolstoy’s novel The Viper. To tell the truth, I would even shave bald and play without makeup.”
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Natalya Varley

Natalya Varley

Natalya Varley

Natalya Varley is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1989), laureate of the State Prize of the RSFSR.
Natalia Vladimirovna Varley was born on June 22, 1947 in the Romanian city of Constanta. Her father Vladimir was a sea captain, chairman of the executive committee (the city government). According to family legend surname Varley is Welsh. In the nineteenth century a manufacturer left Wales for Russia and took his wonderful horses with him. Two brothers, who worked as jockeys, also came to Russia. Their surname was Varley. The brothers stayed in Russia and married Russian girls.
Her childhood Natalya spent in Murmansk. By the way, she was a very talented girl. At the age of four she began to write poems, draw, and later entered music school.
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Elena Velikanova, Russian actress

Elena Velikanova

Elena Velikanova, Russian actress

Elena Velikanova is a Russian theater and film actress. She was born on October 5, 1984 in Moscow. The girl was raised by her mother and stepfather. The mother worked as a director of the restaurant, and her stepfather was a producer, director, broadcaster and CEO of DTV channel.
In her childhood Elena was engaged in painting and attended music school where she studied singing and playing the piano. In addition, she was seriously involved in dancing. Together with the chorus, where Lena sang, she visited many countries.
After school Elena entered the Schepkin Theater school and graduated in 2005. The actress worked at Sphere and Hermitage theaters.
Her first role was in 2000 in the TV series DMB. In 2005, she starred in the TV series about Dasha Vasilyeva as well as in the television series I Won’t Be Back.
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