Valentina Serova was one of the most popular actresses of the Soviet Union of the late 30s and early 40s. When the film A Girl with a Character appeared on the screens the actress became popular. You know, she was the muse of the famous poet Konstantin Simonov, Marilyn Monroe of the Soviet cinema. This woman should be thanked for the touching poem Wait For Me, which gave strength to millions of men during the battles of the Great Patriotic War.
Valentina Polovikova (her maiden name) was born on December 23, 1917 (according to other sources in 1919) in Kharkov. When the girl was 6 years old, the mother took her daughter and moved to Moscow. 10-year-old Valentina debuted in the play The Time Will Come based on the drama by Romain Rolland. To tell the truth, she played the role of a young boy named David, the son of the main character.
Valentina studied acting at the Central College of Performing Arts (1933-1934). Teenagers who were under 16 couldn’t enter the college, so the girl corrected her birth year and December 23, 1919 became her official date of birth.
Pretty girl began her career at the Lenkom Theatre, where she worked from 1933 to 1941, 1943-1950, 1959-1964.