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Valentina Serova

Valentina Serova

Valentina Serova

Valentina Serova became famous when she starred in the comedies “Girl with character” and “Hearts of four”. In the theater, she played in the dramas of Maxim Gorky and Edmond Rostand. For her role in the historical film “Glinka” Serova was awarded the Stalin Prize. A military film with her participation “Immortal Garrison” was awarded honorary diplomas of the Venice Film Festival. The husband of the actress, the poet Konstantin Simonov, dedicated his famous poem to her “Wait for me, and I will return …”.

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Yanina Zhejmo

Yanina Zhejmo

Yanina Zhejmo

Biography of Yanina Zhejmo

Yanina Zhejmo is a Soviet film actress, whose finest hour came in the 30s-40s of the 20th century. The most significant films in her career are Girlfriends, Wake Helen and Cinderella, in which Zheimo played the main character.

Yanina was born in the town of Volkovysk, Grodno region. At the time of the birth of the girl, this area belonged to Poland. Yana grew up in a family of circus performers. Her father Josef Boleslav Zeimo created a family troupe, which included himself, his wife Anna, son Vaclav and four daughters, of which the future screen star was the youngest.

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Marina Ladynina

Marina Ladynina

Marina Ladynina

Tractor driver Maryana, pig-breeder Glasha, collective farm chairman Galina Ermolaevna. The villagers of Marina Ladynina came out charming and convincing. She, a girl from a peasant family, had working as a milkmaid, but at the same time she was a prompter in the school’s amateur theater. She prompted so enthusiastically and loudly that she was called “artist”, and a few years later the nickname became a profession.

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Lyubov Orlova

Lyubov Orlova Armenian Soviet actress

Lyubov Orlova Armenian Soviet actress

Lyubov Orlova studied music since childhood, then studied choreography and singing, took acting lessons. In the films, she herself sang, danced and performed acrobatic stunts. In the cinema and on stage, the actress played only a few dozen roles, but was very popular with Soviet audiences – the girls of the Soviet Union even dressed and combed their hair like Orlov.

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Svetlana Kryuchkova – Soviet actress

Svetlana Kryuchkova in the film cannot be

Svetlana Kryuchkova in the film cannot be

Kryuchkova was born on June 22, 1950 in Chisinau (Moldova). Her father was from Belarus (he served as an investigator in the MGB, had the rank of major), her mother was a pomorie from Arkhangelsk. According to the actress, as a child, no one cared about her. Therefore, she learned to make decisions herself.

“I did not dream of being an actress, but I felt that I must have some special, unusual destiny …”
After graduating from school in 1967, Kryuchkova went to Moscow to enroll in a philologist. However, she happened to be near the Shchepkin Theater School and decided to tempt fate. However, the competition there was huge (400 people per seat), and although Kryuchkova successfully completed three rounds, she could not enter.

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Maria Kalinina Winner of the first beauty contest in the USSR

Miss USSR

Miss USSR Maria Kalinina

Maria Kalinina Winner of the first beauty contest in the USSR Moscow Beauty

Born September 14, 1971.

The victory in the Moscow Beauty-88 competition came as a shock for Maria Kalinina. Masha was not Lolita, before the Kalinina competition she had already worked as a model. But after the victory, another life began …

Kalinina bathed in the rays of glory and condemnation, but there is no money. Unprofitable contract with Burda Moden and Soviet magazine covers without payment. The money was in the West, where the beauty became part of the beloved perestroika. And the proposals were not long in coming.

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Evgeny Evgenievich Eney

Evgeny Evgenievich Eney

Evgeny Evgenievich Eney

Evgeny Evgenievich Eney (1890-1971) Soviet, Russian film designer. People’s Artist of the USSR (1969). Laureate of the Stalin Prize, second degree (1948).

One of the earliest creative collectives of Lenfilm. Artist E. Eney, director L. Trauberg, cameraman A. Moskvin, director G. Kozintsev. The year is 1928.

One of the earliest creative collectives of Lenfilm. Artist E. Eney, director L. Trauberg, cameraman A. Moskvin, director G. Kozintsev. The year is 1928.

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