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Elena Mayorova, Soviet actress

Elena Mayorova, Soviet actress

Elena Mayorova, Soviet actress


Elena Mayorova was a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1989).
Pretty girl was born on May 30, 1958 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. You know, she wanted to become an actress since childhood and attended a theatrical studio for children and youth in her city. In 1976, Elena entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
After graduation, she became an actress of Sovremennik theatre and was invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).
The actress perfectly played the role of Masha in Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The play Oresteia was loved not only in the capital of Russia, but also in Europe and Japan, where the Moscow Art Theater often went on tour. In Greece Mayorova, who played the role of Athena in the performance, was awarded the unofficial title Russian Greta Garbo.
In the movie Mayorova debuted when she was still a student. She had played one of the roles in the film You Cannot Even Dream directed by Ilya Frez.

Her best roles she played in the films Makarov by Vladimir Khotinenko and Lost in Siberia by Alexander Mitta.
By the way, Mayorova played in films Fire on East Train 34 directed by Andrei Malyukov, comedy Offered for Singles by Samson Samsonov, social drama Zina-Zinulya by Pavel Chukhray.
Later she played in the film Strannoe Vremya (The strange time) directed by Natalia Piankova.
For her short life Elena had played in 47 films and several works appeared on screens after the death of the actress. It is noteworthy that her last role in the film Listen if it Rains was the role of the Ghost of Death. The film was released after her death.
Elena’s addiction to alcohol and previous attempts of suicide made her burn herself. She died in Sklifosofsky hospital on August 23, 1997. The actress was buried at the Troekurov cemetery.

Personal life
Director Oleg Efremov was in love with the actress and made her a marriage proposal in 1996. However, Elena refused.
Awesome girl had two husbands.
Vladimir Chaplygin, a fellow student at GITIS, was Elena’s first husband.
Her second husband was Sergey Sherstyuk (It was love at first sight!) – artist, hyper-realist. Since 1990 he was a member of the Union of artists. His works are in the museums as well as in a number of private collections in Europe and the United States.
Source: www.elenamayorova.narod.ru

Elena Mayorova, Soviet actress