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Chulpan Khamatova

Chulpan Khamatova film and theater actress

Chulpan Khamatova – film and theater actress


Chulpan Khamatova is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter, People’s Artist of Russia (2012), Laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2004). By the way, she is a leading actress of the Moscow theater Sovremennik, winner of numerous theater and cinema awards. In addition, she is one of the founders of the charity fund Give Life. Khamatova was a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Beautiful girl was born on October 1, 1975 in Kazan, USSR into the family of engineers. Chulpan means the “dawn star” in Tatar. Talented actress has younger brother Shamil (born in 1985), who is also an actor. In her childhood the future actress was engaged in figure skating. After graduating from school she entered the Kazan theater school. Later, her teachers advised to continue her studies in Moscow and Chulpan entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.
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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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Renata Litvinova, Russian actress

Renata Litvinova

Renata Litvinova, Russian actress

Renata Litvinova is beautiful, talented, successful, independent. She is an actress, screenwriter, director, producer, television host, author of music videos. She has a lot of awards, including the title Honored Artist of Russia. Brilliant actress starred in the award-winning films Passions, The Tuner, Two in One and Melody for a Street-organ, directed by Kira Muratova, all of which won Nika Awards.
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Renata was born on January 12, 1967 to a Russian mother and a Tatar father, who were doctors. Childhood was the most unpleasant chapter in Renata’s biography. To tell the truth, she does not like to talk about it, even destroyed all her photos.
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Natalia Bochkareva – Russian actress

Natalia Bochkareva

Natalia Bochkareva – Russian actress

Natalia Bochkareva is a theater and film actress, comedian and TV presenter. She is better known for her role of Dasha Bukina in the sitcom Happy Together, the Russian remake of American sitcom Married… with Children. This role brought her huge success. Beautiful actress starred together with Victor Loginov (as her husband), Daria Sagalova (as her daughter), Alexander Yakin (as her son) and others.
Future actress Natalia was born on July 25, 1980 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). Her mother worked as an accountant at the Gorky Automobile Plant and her father was a worker at the same plant. Natalia has a younger sister Nadezhda Bochkareva. Being a school girl she was involved in dancing, embroidery, as well as attended classes at modeling school.
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Maria Mironova

Maria Mironova

Maria Mironova

Maria Mironova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2006), laureate of many prestigious theatrical and film awards. In addition, she is a member of the Public Chamber of Moscow, president and co-founder of the charity fund Artist.
Maria Andreyevna Mironova was born on May 28, 1973 in Moscow. She is the daughter of Soviet actors Andrey Mironov and Ekaterina Gradova. The girl’s mother was famous for her role of radio operator Kat in the TV series Seventeen Moments of Spring. The future actress was named after her grandmother, Mironov’s mother – Maria Vladimirovna Mironova. In late 1973, almost immediately after the birth of the baby, Mironov left the family. Later he married actress Larisa Golubkina and adopted her daughter Maria Golubkina.
By the way, Masha Mironova played her first film role, when she was 10 years old.
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