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Natalia Negoda – Little Vera

Natalya Negoda

Natalia Negoda – well-known Little Vera

Natalia Negoda is a Soviet, Russian and American actress. She is probably best known for her role in the Soviet film “Little Vera” (1988) directed by Vasily Pichul. The film was one of the best movies of the late 1980s. It won numerous awards at international festivals: Grand Prix “Golden Hugo” for best film at the International Film Festival 1988 in Chicago, Grand Special Jury Prize at the International Film Festival in 1988 in Montreal, FIPRESCI Prize at the International Film Festival in Venice in 1988, the prize “Blue Beach” at the International Film Festival 1989 in Troy, the Grand Prix for best film at the International film Festival in 1989 in Angers , etc.
Negoda was awarded an Academy Award “Nika” and received awards at the International Film Festival in Bogota in 1988 and at the International Film Festival in 1989 in Geneva as Best Actress.

After the film beautiful actress became a sex symbol. In the late 1980s she appeared in American «Playboy», becoming the first Soviet model of this iconic magazine. A few months later slogan “From Russia – with love!” became the most popular in the western world.
Natalia was born on November 12, 1963 in the family of film director Tamara Pavlyuchenko. In 1986 she graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. From 1986 to 1988 Negoda played in the Moscow Youth Theater. In 1987 she made her debut in the film by Yuri Kara “Tomorrow Was the War”.
In the early 1990s, Nehoda went to the U.S., was briefly married to a Russian emigre. In America she starred in four films.

Little Vera

Negoda in the film Little Vera

Selected Filmography
1985 – This fantastic world
1988 – Self-portrait of unknown
1989 – In the city of Sochi, dark nights
1991 – Back in the USSR
1992 – The Comrades of Summer
1993 – Law & Order
1996 – Every Minute Is Goodbye
2003 – Little Vera 15 years later, directed by B. Berman , J. Zhandarev
2008 – Legend of Little Vera, directed by O. Massarygin , N. Ananieva

Natalia Negoda – Little Vera