Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova
Soviet fashion model Leka Mironova (full name – Leocadia Mironova) – one of the most famous models of 1960-70s USSR. Like most of models of the time, to the Fashion House on Kuznetsky Most, she came by chance to support a girlfriend, a novice fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev saw her. He immediately offered her to work with him. Leka has just graduated from high school. She studied ballet, but had to leave dancing because of illness of feet. She wanted to enter the faculty of architecture, but also failed because of vision problems. And she agreed to try herself as a fashion model. Leka became known abroad and was called “Russian Audrey Hepburn” for the resemblance to the great actress. After shooting in the American film “The Soviet Union Stars” (one of them, by the way, was Maya Plisetskaya), Leka was invited to a parade of top fashion models in the world.