Philosopher with a cigarette, scandalous person, terribly lonely, vulnerable and sympathetic soul …
These words are about the great actress, incredibly talented woman, witty and unique Faina Ranevskaya.
“Ranevskaya” was her pseudonym which later became an official surname.
During her career Ranevskaya didn’t play any grandiose role, but nevertheless she was among ten best actresses of the twentieth century. She was loved by simple people and adored by the leaders.
Hard to believe, but Ranevskaya’s first contract role was “heroine kokett”. Critics compared her with a sparkling hummingbird. However, Ranevskaya had terrible complexes about her appearance. “Can you imagine Ophelia with such a nose?” – said the great actress.
Few people know that the famous Faina, who barely made ends meet and terribly was ashamed of debts, was the daughter of a millionaire. Her father, Hirsch Feldman, was one of the richest businessmen in Taganrog, owned a factory, a few buildings, a shop and a steamboat.