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Irina Grineva, actress

Irina Grineva - Russian actress

Irina Grineva – Russian actress


Irina Grineva is a Russian film and theatre actress.
Pretty girl was born on February 6, 1973 in Kazan. The little girl dreamed of becoming an actress. Her mother played in the theater when she was young, but quit her career because of the family. Therefore, after school, the girl went to the capital to enter the theater institute.
Unfortunately, the first attempt was unsuccessful. So, she entered the Yaroslavl State Theater Institute. After graduation in 1994, the young actress went to conquer Moscow again. As a result, she entered the School of Dramatic Art.
Her first theatrical role the actress played in 1995 in the play Hopscotch directed by Vladimir Ageyev. For this role she received Best Newcomer award at the festival dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky.
In 1998, she joined the Stanislavsky Theater. By the way, she acted in many plays including Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Millionaire, Boris Godunov and others.
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Olga Drozdova, theater and film actress

Olga Drozdova, theater and film actress

Olga Drozdova, theater and film actress

Olga Drozdova is a Russian theater and film actress, film director, Honored Artist of Russia (2002). She was awarded the Order of Friendship (2006). On April 6, 2015 she was awarded the honorary title People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.
Pretty girl was born on April 1, 1965 in Nakhodka into the family of the captain Boris Fyodorovich Drozdov and agronomist Maria Ivanovna.
While still studying at the school, Olga joined the drama club of the Palace of Culture of Seamen. She played in the performances The Captain’s Daughter and The Night Before Christmas. When the Khabarovsk Drama Theater came on tour to Nakhodka, Olga decided to become an actress.
At first Olga entered the theater faculty of the Far Eastern Art Teachers Training Institute. But then together with her friends decided to go to Sverdlovsk to enter the Sverdlovsk Theatre Institute. And only then she entered the Shchepkin Theatre School.
In 1989 she joined the Moscow Contemporary Theater.
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Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress

Elena Biryukova, theater and film actress


Elena Biryukova is a Russian theater and film actress. She became popular after television series Sasha + Masha (2003-2005).
Pretty girl was born on November 7, 1970 in Minsk, USSR. Elena has sister Anna, who is 9 years younger. As a school girl Elena studied music, ballroom dancing, fencing, athletics, swimming and went to an art school.
After school the girl decided to enter the Pedagogical Institute, but, fortunately for herself, did not pass the exams. So, she worked in the local Minsk theater. In 1992, the girl left Minsk and entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
For the first time the actress appeared on television screens in 1991. After graduation from GITIS she played at the Moscow Academic Theater named after V. Mayakovsky.
The actress gained fame and recognition for her role in the TV series Sasha + Masha, which was broadcast on television from 2003 to 2005. You know, she played the main character Masha, who wanted to marry Sasha (Georgy Dronov).
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Irina Miroshnichenko

Irina Miroshnichenko

Irina Miroshnichenko


Irina Miroshnichenko is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, singer. Actually, she is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1988). The actress was awarded Order For Services to the Fatherland (IV degree) in 2008.
Pretty girl was born on July 24, 1942 in Barnaul.
In 1961, Irina graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School.
As an actress she performed at the Moscow Art Theatre. You know, Irina played in many plays including The Seagull, Ideal husband, Valentin and Valentina, Three Sisters, Widower, First Day of Freedom, Tattooed Rose and many others.
Her film debuted was in 1963 in the film by George Danelia I Step Through Moscow.
In the film Andrei Rublev by A. Tarkovsky Irina played the role of Mary Magdalene. Also she appeared in the films The Kremlin Chimes, Soldiers Came From the Front, You Cannot Dream, Secrets of Madame Wong, Winter Cherry and Cranberry in Sugar.
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Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko, film actress

Ekaterina Vulichenko is a Russian film actress. She became famous after the release of the films Love Me, Star and the TV series Strong Woman.
Pretty girl was born on June 8, 1980 in Moscow. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut, then – a mathematician, and only then an actress. She has elder sister Oksana. Her parents divorced when Katya was 10 years old. The mother had to work very hard. She never married again and devoted herself entirely to her daughters.
Ekaterina graduated from the Schepkin Theatre School. After graduation, she worked in the Modern theater.
Her debut role was in the movie Snake Spring (1997). Ekaterina played a major role in the television series Officers.
In the military drama Star the actress played together with Igor Petrenko, Artem Semakin, Alexei Panin, Alexei Kravchenko. Music for the film was written by the famous Russian composer Alexei Rybnikov.
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Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet - Russian actress

Marina Mogilevskaya, Soviet – Russian actress


Marina Mogilevskaya is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress. By the way, she is Honored Artist of Russia (2010). At the moment, more than fifty films with her participation have been released.
Pretty girl was born on August 6, 1970 in Zavodoukovsk, Tyumen Region. Marina’s parents divorced some time after the birth of their daughter, and Oleg Mogilevsky went to his homeland, to Kiev. After the divorce, the mother and daughter moved to the Moscow region. The little girl studied music and drawing, did gymnastics and swimming, and at the insistence of her mother studied English and German.
She graduated from the Institute of National Economy in Kiev and the Kiev Theatre Institute named after I. K. Karpenko-Karoi. Later the girl worked at the Theatre of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka. In 1996, Marina moved to Moscow, where she got a job as a TV presenter.
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Ekaterina Volkova – actress, singer, model

Ekaterina Volkova - actress, singer, model

Ekaterina Volkova – actress, singer, model


Ekaterina Volkova is a Russian film and theater actress, singer, songwriter, model.
Pretty girl was born on March 16, 1974 in Tomsk, USSR (now Russia). Her mother is a doctor and her father is an engineer. Katya spent her childhood in Togliatti. At the age of five, the girl was fond of legendary singer Alla Pugacheva, who became her standard of artistry and gave a goal in life. She graduated from the School of Music and Fine Art where she mastered the profession of a choral conductor.
In 1995, the girl entered the Theatre Institute in Yaroslavl. Later, in 1997, she came to Moscow and entered the Russian University of Theatre Arts.
You know, she works in the theaters and appears in films and television series.
In 1992 Volkova appeared in the film Eastern Romance. Also she starred in films including The Collector by Yuri Grymov, melodrama About Love based on Anton Chekhov’s stories and directed by Sergei Solovyov, and in the TV series Next. In 2006 Ekaterina got the main role in the film Breath In – Exhale directed by Ivan Dykhovichny.
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