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Tatiana Doronina, Soviet Russian actress

Tatiana Doronina, Soviet Russian actress

Tatiana Doronina, Soviet Russian actress


Tatiana Doronina is a popular Soviet and Russian film and theater actress, theater director, People’s Artist of the USSR (1981). You know, the actress was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland (3rd class – 11 June 2003; 4th class – 23 October 1998), and Order of Honor (8 September 2008).
Pretty girl was born on September 12, 1933 in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). The Doronins lived poorly. But father and mother never quarreled. Tatiana Vasilievna admired the fact that her mother, a very beautiful woman, was waiting for her father from three wars.
The father returned from World War II a cripple, but this did not prevent him and his wife from living together for 60 years. Parents provided their two daughters with higher education.
The girl studied at the Moscow Art Theatre. The future actress studied together with Oleg Basilashvili and Evgeny Evstigneev. Then she returned to Leningrad and joined the Bolshoi Drama Theatre headed by Georgy Tovstonogov.
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Nadezhda Cherednichenko, Soviet actress

Nadezhda Cherednichenko, Soviet actress

Nadezhda Cherednichenko, Soviet actress


Nadezhda Cherednichenko was a Soviet theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1971).
Pretty girl was born on August 14, 1927 in Boguslav (now the Kiev region, Ukraine).
In 1949 she graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, and in 1960 from the Musical and Pedagogical Institute, vocal department.
You know, in 1946, Cherednichenko debuted in the film The First Glove directed by Andrei Frolov. That time she met her future husband popular actor Ivan Pereverzev. Nadezhda gave birth to their son, but in 1951 the couple broke up.
By the way, Cherednichenko was an actress of the Actors Studio Theatre, where she had been working for over 30 years.
Her second husband was Peter Todorovski. Their daughter Elena was born in 1953. In 1961 they divorced and Nadezhda came back to Pereverzev. But after a year and a half they finally parted. Her ex-husband Todorovski later became a great film director. The actress’s career was almost completed in the sixties.
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Maxim Shegolev, actor

Maxim Shegolev, actor

Maxim Shegolev, actor


Maxim Shegolev is a Russian film and theater actor.
He was born on April 20, 1982 in Voronezh. In his childhood he wanted to become a doctor.
The boy studied at the Voronezh State Academy of Arts. In 2001, he joined the Moon Theatre. Actually, his debut performance was in the play A Tender Night, which became very popular among spectators.
In the movie he debuted in 2001. It was a small role in the film Under the Polar Star. You know, he received mostly negative roles. In the film In the First Circle he played the executioner. Then he played the role of a beggar in the TV series A Beautiful Nanny.
And in the TV series Young and Evil directed by Arthur Offenheim the actor played the main role. The project was prepared by the creative team of the popular series Zone.
Later, in 2003, he graduated from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and entered the Theatre School of Dramatic Arts. By the way, Maxim worked with the theater group of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. You know, he was in Japan, worked with Tadashi Suzuki and studied his acting method.
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Natalia Rusinova, actress

Natalia Rusinova, actress

Natalia Rusinova, actress


Natalia Rusinova is a Russian film and theater actress, TV presenter. In 2006 the girl graduated from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
Pretty girl was born on February 1, 1986 in Moscow.
In the film industry Natalia began to work in 2004, when she played in the TV series Balzac Age, or All Men Are Bast… By the way, she worked together with actors: Boris Shitikov, Olga Mokshina, Julia Dyuldina, Natalia Tishchenko, Andrey Muraviev, and others. The girl works in the following genres: melodrama, detective, comedy, crime.
You know, Natalia is a presenter of children’s sports program, Jump-Jump Team on Carousel TV channel. Later, in 2011, she was a host of the program Lotto Sport Super.
After the debut in the project The Balzac Age the actress played in the film Kulagin and Partners. Then she starred in the TV series Detectives. In 2006 she played the role of Roma’s girlfriend in the TV series Happy Together.
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Amalia Mordvinova, Russian Cinderella

Amalia Mordvinova, Russian Cinderella

Amalia Mordvinova, Russian Cinderella


Amalia Mordvinova is an actress and radio host.
Pretty girl was born on November 20, 1973 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, USSR. Her real name is Lyudmila Parygina. Later she took the name Amalia, and her mother’s maiden surname Mordvinova. Her alias is Amalia & Amalia. Her biological father Maurice Shlemovich Bonfeld, the Vologda composer and musicologist, left his family before the birth of his daughter. Engineer Ruslan Parygin married Amalia’s mother and adopted the girl.
At the age of seventeen she went to conquer the capital of Russia. In 1995 Amalia graduated from the Shchukin Theatre School. At first she played at the theatre.
Her first film role was in the movie Road to Paradise (1993). Then the actress starred in a fantastic comedy Fatal Eggs. The role of Dr. Rosa Lvovna the actress played in the crime drama The Thief, which was even nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
In 1998, Mordvinova starred along with Konstantin Khabensky and Elena Safonova in the melodrama Women’s Property.
The TV series Impostors brought her fame.
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Nataly Fateeva, Soviet – Russian actress

Nataly Fateeva, Soviet - Russian actress

Nataly Fateeva, Soviet – Russian actress


Nataly Fateeva is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. By the way, she is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1980). Sometimes the actress is called Russian Liz Taylor.
Pretty girl was born on December 23, 1934. In her youth Nataly was engaged in sports and even became a champion of the city in the long jump. However, her dream was to become an actress.
In 1958 she graduated from the State Institute of Cinematography. You know, in 1996 Nataly was awarded the medal Defender of Free Russia and in 2000 she received Medal of Honor.
Actually, she acted in plays Red and Black by Gerasimov, Two Stubborn People by Nazim Hikmet, Three Comrades by E.M. Remarque, Family Weekend Surprises.
Awesome girl became popular in 1963 after the release of the lyric comedy Three Plus Two. She played along with Natalia Kustinskaya, Yevgeny Zharikov, Andrei Mironov, Gennady Nilov. The film was watched by 35 million Soviet viewers. The photos of the actress began to appear regularly on the covers of magazines dedicated to cinema.
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Olga Budina, theater and film actress

Olga Budina, theater and film actress

Olga Budina, theater and film actress


Olga Budina is a Russian theater and film actress, laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2001), Best Actress of the Year (2002). By the way, she was one of 10 most beautiful women in Russia in 2008, according to Russian Reporter. The actress starred in more than 20 films.
Pretty girl was born on February 22, 1975 in Odintsovo, Moscow region.
At school, Olga created her own theater, sewed costumes, was a soloist of the school choir and orchestra, sang at school parties.
She studied at the Shchukin Theater School.
You know, Olga’s first role was in the film The Romanovs – Imperial Family directed by Gleb Panfilov. In the film she played the role of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna.
Also she starred in the television series Simple Truth, Detective Dubrovsky’s Profile, Check, The Directory of Death and many others.
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