Ninel Myshkova was a Soviet theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976).
Pretty girl was born on May 8, 1926 in Leningrad. She was the daughter of Lieutenant-General Konstantin Romanovich Myshkov and impoverished noblewoman Natalia. In the post-revolutionary period many parents gave unusual names for their children. The father-revolutionary named his daughter Ninel – Lenin if read it backwards.
However, when the girl grew up, she asked to call her Eva, even made her debut in the movie under this name. So even Ninel’s first husband Vladimir Etush didn’t know her real name before their marriage.
The family lived in Leningrad, but later the father was transferred to Moscow, where, on Joseph Stalin’s personal order, Myshkov was given a three-room apartment on Chistye Prudy. Konstantin Romanovich heroically died near Stalingrad.
After school the girl entered the Shchukin Theater School and graduated from it in 1947. At the same time the girl played her debut role in the film For Those In Peril by Alexander Faintsimmer.