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Alisa Freindlih, Soviet-Russian actress

Alisa Freindlih, Soviet-Russian actress

Alisa Freindlih, Soviet-Russian actress


Alisa Freindlih is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress, singer, People’s Artist of the USSR (1981). She is one of the greatest Russian actresses of the XX century. The films where she played are included in the “golden fund” of the national cinema.
The actress is best known for her roles in such films as Straw Hat (1974), Agony (1974), Office Romance (1977), D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978), Stalker (1979), A Cruel Romance (1984) and Fifteen Rooms, or a Sentimental Journey to the Motherland (2009). She is a winner of numerous awards.
You know, Alisa became a film star after the movie Office Romance. Film remake Office Romance Our time was released in 2011, where the role of Ludmila Kalugina was played by young actress Svetlana Hodchenkova.
Cute girl was born on December 8, 1934 in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). The mother of the future actress Ksenia Fedorova lived in Pskov. Later she moved to Leningrad, where she met German-born actor Bruno Freindlih. Shortly before the war Alisa’s parents broke up. Her father went on tour and the girl stayed with her mother.
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Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress

Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress

Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress


Alina Sandratskaya is a Russian theater and film actress.
Cute girl was born on May 22, 1984 in Moscow. Parents thought for a long time how to name the long-awaited child, and eventually decided to combine their names – Alexander and Natalia. As a result, the girl was named Al-i-na. The girl’s dad worked as a film director, and her mother was a teacher at a music school.
In her childhood she sang in the Moscow Academic Chamber Music Theater. For the first time Alina appeared on the stage in the play The Old Fable.
She graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. From 2001 to 2005 Alina performed at the Moscow Theater Vernisazh. The actress performed the roles of Victoria (Provincial Anecdote), Jen (Maria Tudor), Sophia (Woe from Wit) and others. The theater was musical, so, all the performances included dances and vocals.
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Alla Mikheeva – actress, TV presenter

Charming TV presenter Alla

Charming TV presenter Alla


Alla Mikheeva is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter.
Cute girl was born on February 7, 1989. She spent her childhood in Siberia, in the city of Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast. Then her family moved to St. Petersburg. She was a very active child. Alla was engaged in ballroom dancing, skiing and went to the music school.
From 2005 to 2007 she worked as a TV presenter on Channel Five.
In 2008, she entered the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.
By the way, she is an actress of Music and Drama Theatre BUFF (St. Petersburg). She plays the roles of Eynsford Hill and Clara Hill in the play Eliza and the role of Clara in the play Doctor of Philosophy.
Also she takes part in Mirrored living room’s program Ship Hope.
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Maria Kulikova

Maria Kulikova - Russian actress

Maria Kulikova – Russian actress


Maria Kulikova is a Russian film and theater actress. She fascinated the audience with her spectacular appearance and masterful acting. You know, Maria has appeared in almost 70 films and television series since 1999 and she is not going to stop. In 2017, the new seasons of sensational TV series with her participation were released.
Pretty girl was born on August 4, 1977 in Moscow. At the age of ten Masha entered a theater studio and her first role was the role of Baba Yaga.
After school, Kulikova decided to enter the law faculty, since at that time this profession was very prestigious. But soon she realized that she wanted to become an actress.
In 1998 Maria became an actress of the Moscow Academic Satira Theatre.
The actress played in Egor Konchalovsky’s detective film Hermit, then in Sergei Gazarov and Andrei Malyukov’s film Empire is Under Attack. But until 2002, Kulikova received only a few episodic roles.
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Ekaterina Guseva, actress and singer

Ekaterina Guseva, actress and singer

Ekaterina Guseva, actress and singer


Ekaterina Guseva is a Russian film and theater actress, singer, Honored Artist of Russia (2009).
Pretty girl was born on July 9, 1976 in Moscow. In her childhood the girl was engaged in gymnastics, figure skating, swimming, and dancing.
She became famous thanks to her role in the television series Brigada (2002).
Katya was involved in the Georgian dance ensemble Kolkhida.
Guseva graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. Katya played a lot of roles during her studying, but her favorite was the 80-year-old woman from The Last Ones, a play by Maxim Gorky.
From 1997 to 2001 Ekaterina performed at the By Nikitin’s Gate theater under the direction of Mark Rozovskii.
Guseva played the role of Katya Tatarionova in the first Russian classic musical Nord-Ost.
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Natalia Kosteneva, Russian actress

Natalia Kosteneva, Russian actress

Natalia Kosteneva, Russian actress


Natalia Kosteneva is a Russian theater and film actress, radio and TV presenter. By the way, Natalia became popular after the role of Bosch’s wife in the melodrama Gioconda On The Asphalt. Then the actress appeared in a number of popular TV series: Tutor, Ermolovs and Zaitsev + 1.
Natasha was born on December 1, 1984 in Semipalatinsk. Her mother is an artist. As soon as the little girl learned to walk, she began attending ballet school and practicing rhythmic gymnastics. Actually, Natalia wanted to become a lawyer. But the mother advised her daughter to enter a theatrical high school.
In 2005 she graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.
Her first roles were Polina in diploma performance Profitable Place and Olivia in Twelfth’s Night (A.A. Shirvindt’s staging).
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Maya Bulgakova, Soviet actress

Maya Bulgakova, Soviet actress

Maya Bulgakova, Soviet actress


Maya Bulgakova was a Russian and Soviet theater and film actress, People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1976).
Pretty girl was born on May 19, 1932 in the village of Buki (now Kiev region, Ukraine). In 1941 the Bulgakovs moved to Kramatorsk. There Maya graduated from high school and decided to become an actress.
In 1955 she graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. The actress made her debut in the film Freeman by Grigory Roshal.
Bulgakova began to sing with Leonid Utesov’s orchestra and even won a prize at the World Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957. The actress was the first in the Soviet Union, who performed Edith Piaf’s songs.
By the way, Maya was one of the best supporting and character actresses of the 1960s. She specialized in war dramas, playing ordinary Russian women who showed courage and resourcefulness in overcoming adversity.
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