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Most beautiful Soviet actresses

Most beautiful Soviet actresses

Most beautiful Soviet actresses


Most beautiful Soviet actresses of 60s
Zhanna Bolotova
Bolotova

Fabulous Zhanna Bolotova


On October 19, 1941 Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People’s Artist of Russia, Zhanna Bolotova was born. She became famous after the film by Leo Kulidzhanov and Yakov Segel – The House That I Live In. A young actress was only 16 years old at that time. Bolotova appeared in 28 films. Among her best-known films were Humans and Animals (1962) and To Love Somebody (1972), both directed by Sergey Gerasimov.
Today Zhanna is the wife of an actor and film director Nikolay Gubenko.

Zhanna Bolotova

Brilliant Zhanna Bolotova


Zhanna Bolotova

Fantastic Zhanna Bolotova

Lyudmila Chursina

Lyudmila Chursina

Incredible Lyudmila Chursina


The beauty of the Soviet cinema of the 60s and 70s was not going to enter the Theatre Institute. After graduating from school with a gold medal, Lyudmila came to Moscow to study at the Moscow Aviation Institute.
But together with a friend she decided to try her chance to become an actress and entered three universities at once: Film Institute, GITIS and the Shchukin Theater School. She was going to build airplanes, but fate decreed otherwise.
Lyudmila played beautiful and strong-minded women in the films Don Tale, Crane, Gloom-river, Open Book and many others. The People’s Actress of the RSFSR and the USSR was recognized as the best actress in 1969.
Chursina was married three times.
Lyudmila Chursina

Astonishing Lyudmila Chursina


Lyudmila Chursina

Awesome Lyudmila Chursina

Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Bright Svetlana Svetlichnaya


Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1974).
In 1963, after graduation from the Film Institute she became an actress. Svetlana debuted in the film Lullaby by Mikhail Kalik.
After a cameo in the Gaidai’s movie Diamond Hand Svetlana became famous throughout the Soviet Union.
Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Beautiful Svetlana Svetlichnaya


Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Pretty Svetlana Svetlichnaya

Ninel Myshkova

Ninel Myshkova

Attractive Ninel Myshkova


Il’men – princess in the film Sadko, Marja- mistress in a fairy tale, Vasilisa in the film Ilya Muromets – these images of the famous Russian beauties were created in the 50s and 60s by an actress Ninel Myshkova. A mysterious, very aristocratic and a little bit unearthly beauty of the actress charmed the audience.
She played one of the most difficult and dramatic roles in the film The House that I Live In.
In 1965, Ninel starred in the movie The Viper, directed by Viktor Ivchenko. This film changed her personal life. Film director fell in love with her and they had 8 years of happy marriage.
Ninel Myshkova

Charming Ninel Myshkova


Ninel Myshkova

Gorgeous Ninel Myshkova

Ariadna Shengelaya

Ariadna Shengelaya

Amazing Ariadna Shengelaya


Aristocratic beauty and unusual name played a role in the fate of the girl from Tashkent. She dreamed to shine on stage since childhood. While still a student she played the role of Tatiana Larina in the film-opera Eugene Onegin. In the movie, Ariadna debuted in 1957 as Irina Ledneva in the melodrama Ekaterina Voronina. She played the role of princess Vera Nikolaevna Sheina in the movie The Garnet Bracelet based on the short story by Kuprin.
Ariadna Shengelaya

Cute Ariadna Shengelaya


Ariadna Shengelaya

Lovely Ariadna Shengelaya