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Nonna Grishaeva – Russian actress

Nonna Grishaeva

Nonna Grishaeva – Russian actress

Nonna Grishaeva is a Soviet and Russian theater, film and television actress, parodist, TV presenter and singer, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2006), artistic director of the Moscow Region Young Spectator’s Theatre (since June 26, 2014). The actress has the right to be proud of her ancestors. Her great-grandfather and great-grandmother sang at La Scala. Another great-grandfather was a professor at the Novorossiysk University.
Nonna Valentinaovna Grishaeva was born on July 21, 1971 in Odessa, Soviet Union. She grew up in her native Odessa, studied at the ballet school, tried her hand at theater and dreamed of becoming a brilliant actress.
9-year-old Nonna played her first leading role in the Odessa Theater of Operetta.
After school Grishaeva went to Moscow to enter the Theater Institute. However, her mother didn’t want to leave her young daughter alone in a strange big city. So, Nonna had to come back and enter the School of Music.
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Anna Semenovich – Hot Russian Girl

Semenovich Anna

Anna Semenovich – Hot Russian Girl

Anna Semenovich is the phenomenon of the Russian reality: professional athlete, who became a popular singer, TV presenter, actress and model. She is one of the most brilliant women in Russia, the country of hot girls, cold weather and famous theaters.
Anna was born on March 1, 1980 in Moscow. Semenovich has a younger brother. When the girl was two years old, she was hospitalized with arthritis. The disease was severe, so doctors advised her to do sports. At the age of three little Anya began to skate.
After school, she entered the Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture. Her coaches were known Soviet athletes shone on the world ice arenas – Elena Tchaikovsky, Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov.
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Alla Dovlatova – radio and TV presenter

Alla Dovlatova

Alla Dovlatova – radio and TV presenter

Alla Dovlatova is a Russian radio and TV presenter, actress and the most beautiful DJ. To tell the truth, her real name is Marina Evstrakhina.
Alla was born on August 16, 1974 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Her father, Alexander Evstrakhin is a President of the Saint Petersburg Ice Hockey Federation.
Beautiful Alla graduated from the St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Journalism in 1996. Since 1990 she has worked as a radio host (1992 – New Petersburg, 1994 – Modern, 2002 -Russian Radio, 2008 – Mayak, 2012 – Radio Romantika, 2013 – Ru FM).
In 1990, she was an author and host of a student program Neva Wave. And then, in 1992, Alla joined New Petersburg radio, where she was an author and the host of Cowperwood Club and W-E-studio. At the same time, she was a TV presenter of Music exam on RTR.
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Natasha Koroleva – Russian singer

Natasha Koroleva

Natasha Koroleva – Russian singer

Natasha Koroleva is a Russian singer, who became famous when she was only 16 years old. Beautiful Natasha is a Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian pop singer, actress and fashion model, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2004)
Natasha Poryvai (her real surname) was born on May 31, 1973. She grew up in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, in a creative family. Her father was a choirmaster of the Academic Choir, and mother was a choral conductor, Honored Artist of Ukraine. The singer has an older sister Ira.
The first song she sang was Cruiser Aurora at the annual congress of the Komsomol.
In 1987, Koroleva won the Golden Kamerton music prize.
At the age of 7 the girl entered music school, where she learned to play the piano.
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Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood

Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood

Alla Nazimova. Russian Queen of Hollywood


Alla Nazimova was a great and very bright Russian star of Hollywood silent films and theater, a screenwriter, and film producer.
Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon (her real name) was born in 1879 in Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire. She was the third child in a Jewish family. Her parents divorced in 1887 and the girl lived with her father, who in the same year married again. From 1890 to 1893, Adelaide Leventon studied at the Yalta Girls’ Gymnasium. In 1893, Adelaide moved to her mother’s family in Odessa, where she entered the gymnasium and the music classes of the Odessa branch of the Imperial Russian Musical Society. Three years later seventeen-year-old Adelaide went to Moscow, where under the pseudonym Alla Nazimova began taking lessons at the Moscow Art Theater. During the studies she had a love affair with a famous millionaire, and after a painful break up she left school and began to play in the regional theater.
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Lera Kudryavtseva, beautiful blonde

Lera Kudryavtseva, beautiful blonde

Lera Kudryavtseva, beautiful blonde

Lera Kudryavtseva is a Russian television and radio presenter, actress, singer and dancer. Charming blonde attracted the public’s attention with her provocative program The secret to a million, where the stars are telling about the most interesting details of their personal life.
Valeria Lvovna Kudryavtseva was born on 19 May 1971 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR, USSR. The girl was born into the family of research associates Lev Nikolaevich and Alexandra Ivanovna Kudryavtseva. Her sister Oksana Lvovna Zhukova is engaged in business.
She graduated from GITIS. In fact, she danced in the groups of many singers, including Evgeny Osin, Bogdan Titomir, Igor Sarukhanov, Svetlana Vladimirskaya.
Since 1995 beautiful girl has been working on television. She worked for Muz-TV, TNT, TV-6 and NTV. In fact, pretty girl was a presenter of such programs as Party Zone, MuzOboz together with Otar Kushanashvili, Test of Loyalty.
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Anfisa Chekhova – TV presenter, actress

A. Chekhova - Russian TV presenter and actress

A. Chekhova – Russian TV presenter and actress


Russian TV presenter and actress Anfisa Chekhova was born on December 21, 1977 in Moscow. Now she is a sex symbol of the country, but as a child the girl dreamed of far more modest professions: nurse or teacher.
Her TV show Sex with Anfisa Chekhova is very popular in Russia. Soulful voice, a deep neckline, showing all the charm of the figure, made Anfisa an instant object of desire of millions men.
Her real name is Alexandra Korchunova. In 1994 the girl entered GITIS. At the same time, she began to perform with the band Mad Fireflies. After studying for two years Anfisa was expelled from the institute because the teachers didn’t like her singing activities. So, Chekhova decided to become a TV presenter. At first she was a presenter of the program Disc Channel. In 1998 she was a presenter of At Nightfall on Muz-TV, Starry Intelligence on M1.
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