Elena Shevchenko, film actress
Elena Shevchenko is a Russian theater and film actress.
Pretty girl was born on October 23, 1964 in Novosibirsk into the family of the pilot.
One day the girl visited her mother and her little brother in a hospital in Novosibirsk. Returning home, she drew attention to the signboard of the theater school. Elena was lucky and entered it without any problems. You know, in the theater school Elena met her first husband Vladimir Mashkov. In 1985, Shevchenko graduated from the school and together with her little daughter went after her husband to the capital to continue her studies at GITIS.
In 1990 Shevchenko entered the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
Elena’s debut in the movie was in 1991. The actress played in the psychological thriller Armavir by Vadim Abdrashitov and in the Boris Trumin’s melodrama Black And White. The movie Black and White was filmed in the United States in English and Russian audience didn’t see it. But Armavir brought fame to the actress.
Later, Elena was invited to the Mayakovsky Theater, where she had been working for ten years.
Then Shevchenko was invited to play the main role in the New Year’s comedy The Orphan Of Kazan directed by her ex-husband Vladimir Mashkov.
For the film Two Moons Three Suns Elena was awarded the prize for Best Actress at the Baltic Pearl film festival in Riga.
Studying at school Elena entered drama school where she met Vladimir Mashkov, who became her husband.
In 1985 Elena gave birth to their daughter Maria Mashkova. And in the same year she went to Moscow, where her husband lived.
Elena’s second husband is Igor Lebedev, the director of Carmen Video. They have two sons – Nikita (born in 1994) and Vsevolod (born in 2002).
In 1997 Elena and her daughter Maria starred in the comedy Mother Do Not Cry.