Maria Mironova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2006), laureate of many prestigious theatrical and film awards. In addition, she is a member of the Public Chamber of Moscow, president and co-founder of the charity fund Artist.
Maria Andreyevna Mironova was born on May 28, 1973 in Moscow. She is the daughter of Soviet actors Andrey Mironov and Ekaterina Gradova. The girl’s mother was famous for her role of radio operator Kat in the TV series Seventeen Moments of Spring. The future actress was named after her grandmother, Mironov’s mother – Maria Vladimirovna Mironova. In late 1973, almost immediately after the birth of the baby, Mironov left the family. Later he married actress Larisa Golubkina and adopted her daughter Maria Golubkina.
By the way, Masha Mironova played her first film role, when she was 10 years old.
Stanislav Govorukhin offered her to play a role of Becky Thatcher in the film for children The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Cute girl didn’t want to star, but her parents decided everything themselves. Filming took place in Sukhumi in forty-degree heat. Masha had to play with a young bull, but it didn’t obey. And a stinky goat replaced the bull. Then the girl had to walk on the stalactites in the cold cave. Little Maria was terribly afraid of Indian named Joe and constantly asked where he was.
Mironova studied at the Shchukin Theatre School, but soon she had to leave it. Talented girl married Igor Udalov and in 1992 her son was born. The boy was named after his grandfather – Andrey. Later Maria continued her studies and was transferred to the State Institute of Cinematography.
Her first title film role was in lyrical Russian-French melodrama The Wedding by Pavel Lungin. Film director was able to collect a unique ensemble cast in one place – Maria Mironova, Maria Golubkina, Marat Basharov, Andrey Panin, Alexander Semchev, Natalia Kolyakanova and others. Interesting film was awarded the prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Igor Udalov, Mironova’s first husband, is a businessman, president of World Fashion Channel International. Their son (born on June 4, 1992) is also an actor.
Dmitry Klokov was Maria’s second husband.
Alexei Makarov (Russian actress Lyubov Polishchuk’s son) and Maria were together, but in autumn 2012 the couple broke up.