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Olga Pogodina, theater and film actress

Olga Pogodina, theater and film actress

Olga Pogodina, theater and film actress


Olga Pogodina is a Russian theater and film actress, film producer, screenwriter. Moreover, she is People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (2017), laureate of the Golden Eagle Award. She is a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation.
Pretty girl was born on September 21, 1976 in Moscow. Her father worked as the chief engineer and her mother was an actress.
At the age of sixteen she decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and entered the Shchukin Theater School.
In 1998 she became an actress of the Cherry Orchard Moscow Theater Center. For the role of Mariana in the play Tartuffe the actress was nominated for the Union of Theatrical Figures of the Russian Federation award at the festival Moscow Debuts of the Year.
She has starred in over twenty commercials, the most notable of which are: Moscow Cellular, health products of the company GEZAN (France-Russia), cosmetic series Prestige of the Company ALEN MAK (Bulgaria), jewelry collection of Russian jeweler, Russian Duty Free Advertising.
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Ekaterina Dubakina

Ekaterina Dubakina - Russian actress

Ekaterina Dubakina – Russian actress


Ekaterina Dubakina is a bright Russian actress, who became widely known after her role in the television series My Fair Nanny. This role became a ticket to the world of big movie for the red-haired girl. In the TV series Dubakina played together with famous Russian actors Sergey Zhigunov and Anastasia Zavorotnyuk.
Pretty girl was born on November 2, 1989 in Sevastopol, USSR. Her father worked in Moscow and her mother was a housewife. Ekaterina has an older sister who lives in Sweden now.
The girl studied at a music school where she learned to play the piano and the guitar.
It was difficult for Ekaterina to choose the profession. In high school, she was thinking about journalism. At the age of 14, Katya, who attended the theater college, played a small role in The Lonely Heaven directed by Sergei Rusakov. A year later, Dubakina was invited to the casting of the TV series My Fair Nanny. Soon she got the role of the eldest daughter of the main character.
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Anna Churina, film and theater actress

Anna Churina, film and theater actress

Anna Churina, film and theater actress


Anna Churina is a Russian film and theater actress, model.
Pretty girl was born on July 23, 1978 in Sverdlovsk. The girl has two younger sisters. Little Anna regularly acted in children’s productions, participated in New Year’s performances, played the role of Snow Maiden. In high school, the girl seriously thought about the profession of an actress. But her parents, who were engaged in physics, were categorically against her choice.
She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Nizhny Novgorod. By the way, she worked as a model and then entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK).
At the age of 19, Churina participated in the final of the Elite Model Look contest, organized by the famous fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Then she signed a contract with VIVA Model Management and went to France. Actually, Anna appeared on the covers of the most fashionable magazines. Also in Paris she attended Jack Walzer’s professional acting courses.
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Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet – Russian actress

Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet - Russian actress

Larisa Udovichenko, Soviet – Russian actress


Larisa Udovichenko is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. She is Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984) and People’s Artist of Russia (1998). The actress starred in more than 120 films.
Pretty girl was born on April 29, 1955 in Vienna, Austria. Her father was a military doctor. Her mother Muza Alekseevna Udovichenko graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema. However, Muza did not become an actress because of her husband’s profession. After Austria, the family lived in Odessa. Parents passed away when Larisa was very young.
In addition to the theater, Larisa was fond of gymnastics. At the age of 15, she made her debut in the short film Happy Kukushkin directed by Alexander Pavlovsky. Later she starred in the movie And Hell With Us! and Child By November. Her first adult role Larisa played in the film Mothers And Daughters directed by Sergei Gerasimov in 1974.
In 1976 Larisa graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. After graduation from VGIK in 1976, Udovichenko appeared in four films at once.
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Dina Korzun

Dina Korzun

Dina Korzun


Dina Korzun (her real name is Dianna Korzun-Franck) is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on April 13, 1971 in Smolensk.
In 1995, she graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. As a student Dina received an invitation to work in the Moscow Art Theater. There she made her debut in the play Love in the Crimea directed by Roman Kozak.
In the movie, Dina started to act in 1994. She debuted in the short film She’s Inside The Walls directed by Margarita Podyapolskaya.
You know, in 1999, she was awarded Nika for her role in the film The Land of the Deaf directed by Valeri Todorovski.
Dina starred in the film The Last Refuge (2000) directed by Pavel Pavlikovski. The actress received awards for her role at film festivals in London and Bratislava.
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Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress

Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress

Evgenia Simonova, Soviet and Russian actress


Evgenia Simonova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. You know, she is People’s Artist of Russia (1995), Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1984).
Pretty girl was born on June 1, 1955 in Leningrad. Her father was a psychologist, academician Pavel Vasilievich Simonov (1926-2002), and her mother Olga Vyazemskaya (1924-1991) was a teacher. Evgenia has brother Yuri Vyazemsky, who is a writer and TV presenter.
From an early age the future actress went to the music school, was engaged in choreography and horseback riding.
By the way, Evgenia debuted in the film Ten Winters In One Summer in 1969 at the age of fourteen.
In 1973, she starred in the film Only Old Men Are Going to Battle by film director Bykov Leonid. And in 1974 she played the role in the film Departure Is Delayed.
The girl graduated from the Shchukin Theater School and the first place of employment for an aspiring actress was the Mayakovsky Theater. The beginning of her career was successful. The young actress made friends with Svetlana Nemoliaeva.
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Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter

Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter

Vera Sotnikova, actress and presenter


Vera Sotnikova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on July 19, 1960 in Stalingrad, USSR. A year later the city was renamed to Volgograd. There were two children in the family – eldest daughter Galina and Vera. The girls and their parents liked to go to exhibitions, museums and theaters. Their mother wrote poems and their father wrote military memoirs.
In her school years Vera participated in amateur performances, recited poetry and played in school plays.
She came to Moscow to study at the Moscow State University. However, the girl entered the acting department of the Moscow Art Theater School.
The creative biography of the actress began in the early 80s. The first role in the movie Vera played in the film Recognize Guilty, which was released in 1983. The debut was a success, the actress was noticed by film directors, and from that time she regularly appeared in the new films.
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