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.
In 1978, the actress got the role in the detective And This All Is About Him directed by Igor Shatrov. The script of the film was written by the author of the eponymous novel Ville Lipatov.
The actress became popular after the role of Manka in the film Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed.
After a couple of years, the actress was offered to play the sister of the main character in the film Valentin and Valentina. Melodrama was a resounding success. Then she played in the drama Teenager based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
In 1985, the actress appeared in six films: the tragic comedy Sincerely Yours by Alla Surikova, Leonid Gaidai’s comedy Dangerous For Life, Petr Fomenko’s melodrama Journeys On An Old Car and comedy A Million in a Wedding Basket by Vsevolod Shilovsky. But the lyric comedy The Most Charming and Attractive and the series Winter Cherry were the most successful.
In 2000, Larisa starred in the melodrama March 8.
In recent years, Larisa appeared in popular TV series Women’s Logic and Dasha Vasilyeva.
By the way, she played the main role in Renat Davletyarov’s comedy My Mad Family in 2011. Three years later, the actress starred in Maxim Voronkov’s film The Caucasian Captive, a remake of the “golden” comedy by Leonid Gaidai.
You know, she is an academician of the Russian national cinematographic award Nika.
Film director Andrei Eshpai was her first husband.
Pianist and businessman Gennady Bulgarian became Larisa’s second husband.
Her daughter Maria (born 1988) is also an actress, who starred in the comedy Shub – Baba Lyuba!.