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Nadezhda Rumyantseva

Nadezhda Rumyantseva Soviet actress

Nadezhda Rumyantseva Soviet actress

Nadezhda Vasilievna Rumyantseva is a Soviet actress who is widely known for her work in cinema. Despite her talent and charisma, she appeared on the stage only in her early years, after graduating from the institute.

Die Hard movie 1967

Die Hard movie 1967

It was a natural step in the creative biography. However, basically a woman is known as an actress of a big movie. Rumyantseva was described as a cheerful and positive person. It was because of the specific type that she played mostly characteristic roles. Most of the characters performed by women are rustic, kind heroines.

Over the entire period of her creative activity, Nadezhda Rumyantseva starred in almost 40 films. The last picture came in 2008. In later years, the woman practically did not act in film and moved away from the cinema. Despite her creative plans, the sudden death put an end to the artist’s professional career.

Easy life 1964

Easy life 1964

CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH OF Nadezhda Rumyantseva

The future actress Nadezhda Rumyantseva was born on September 9, 1930 in the small village of Potapovo, which is located in the Smolensk region, almost 200 kilometers from the center. The girl’s parents were simple people, they had nothing to do with cinema.

During the school period, the girl often attended a drama club. Although I considered classes more as a hobby, and not a step on the way to creative heights. There were no thoughts about becoming a professional actress at that time. After graduating from school and receiving a full-length certificate, the question arose about the future. It’s time to decide on a profession. Hope didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do.

Fakir for an hour

Fakir for an hour

The choice of the future actress fell on GITIS, as one of the largest and most famous theater institutes.

Very soon, the actress went to work at VGIK. Before that, she invited Rumyantseva with her to study in a new place. With her submission, the girl was taken immediately to the 3rd course. The rest of the time she got a profession there. This decision also had a purely practical side. Due to filming in the film “Towards Life”, the girl was far behind her fellow students.

Gas Station Queen 1962 movie

Gas Station Queen 1962 movie


The creative biography of Nadezhda Rumyantseva began during her studies at the institute. She worked on the stage of the Central Children’s Theater, performed both female and male roles. She earned fame as an artist with the role of “travesty”.

By the time of graduation, Rumyantseva had gained a lot of experience and was a confident actress. After receiving her diploma in 1955, the woman moved to the Film Actor Theater Studio. However, work on the stage, despite all the talent and creative data, could not bring Nadezhda proper recognition and popularity.

Nadezhda Rumyantseva Girls movie 1961

Girls movie 1961

Rumyantseva began working on the set long before graduating from the theater institute. Her debut project was the film “Towards Life”.

In 1954, Rumyantseva was entrusted with the role of one of the central characters.

She starred in an adventure film based on the events of the Great Patriotic War “Sea Hunter”.

And a year later, the creative piggy bank of the young actress is replenished with work in another adventure film, The Mexican. The film was based on the book of the same name by Jack London.

Nadezhda Rumyantseva 1961 Soviet film The Girls

Nadezhda Rumyantseva and Nikolay Rybnikov

Nadezhda Rumyantseva Karina Khshtoyan daughter Rumyantseva

Karina Khshtoyan daughter Rumyantseva

The comedy film “The Invincibles” was released on the big screens.

Nadezhda got the role of Nadia Berestova.

The film received well-deserved popularity. However, the success of the actress did not end there. In 1961, the film “Girls” was released.

The woman got the character of Tosya Kislitsyna, a simple working girl-cook. The image is memorable. As in the previous case, the character was in the spirit of Rumyantseva herself, which added realism and liveliness to the film.

Nadezhda Rumyantseva and Willy Khshtoyan

Nadezhda Rumyantseva and Willy Khshtoyan

The actress continued to act actively until the end of the 60s. Her track record was replenished with new works. She took part in the tapes “Way Stop”, “Hell with a Briefcase”, “Easy Life”. However, the previous success could not be repeated in any way.

In the late 60s, the artist went abroad with her husband. There was no longer an opportunity to act as actively as before. Then there was a period of returning to their native land and the next trip abroad.

The last work of Rumyantseva was the film “The Village”, which was released in 2008. In total, the track record of the actress has almost 40 films. During the heyday of her career, the woman was famous throughout the Union.

Nadezhda Rumyantseva in the film Balzaminov's Marriage

Nadezhda Rumyantseva in the film Balzaminov’s Marriage


The actress was married twice. The first husband of the woman was Vladimir Shurupov, a young colleague in the shop. The marriage did not last long. Very soon, the artist received an invitation from one of the provincial theaters. However, the wife was already in demand in Moscow. She did not dare to give up her career for the sake of her family.

In 1965, a student from Armenia named Willy Khshtoyan appeared in the personal life of Nadezhda Rumyantseva. Their union lasted almost 40 years. Later, the man became a diplomat. The traveling nature of the work forced him to move abroad. Fate once again put a choice before the actress. This time, she preferred family.

The daughter from Willy’s first marriage, Karina Khshtoyan, left with them, with whom Nadezhda very quickly found a common language. The couple had no joint children.

Sold laughter

Sold laughter


The famous artist passed away on April 8, 2008, at the age of 78.

According to the main and most reasoned version, the cause of death of Nadezhda Rumyantseva was a long and severe oncology of the brain. The tumor was the result of an injury that the woman received in the late 90s. Nadezha Vasilievna was buried at the Armenian cemetery in Moscow.

The Married Bachelor movie 1982

The Married Bachelor movie 1982


Films with the participation of Nadezhda Rumyantseva:

  • 1952 Towards Life
  • 1953 Alyosha Ptitsyn develops character
  • 1954 Sea hunter
  • Mexican 1955
  • 1955 Son
  • 1955 Happy youth
  • 1956 The sea is calling
  • 1957 Star Boy
  • 1957 Burn, my star
  • 1958 Another flight
  • 1959 Unyielding
  • 1960 Three times resurrected
  • 1961 Free wind
  • 1961 Girls
  • 1962 Pavlukha
  • 1962 Gas Station Queen
  • 1963 Stop station
  • 1963 Stubborn girl
  • 1964 Balzaminov’s marriage
  • 1964 Easy Life
  • 1966 Devil with a briefcase
  • 1967 Die Hard
  • 1969 Abduction
  • 1971 Fakir for an hour
  • 1974 Yeralash
  • 1975 Whoa!
  • 1976 Minors
  • 1976 A hard day
  • 1981 Sold laughter
  • 1981 A secret known to all
  • 1982 Married bachelor
  • 1986 End of the world followed by a symposium
  • 1990 Vultures on the roads
  • 2004 Wonderful Valley
  • 2005 Unexpected joy
  • 2008 Village
The secret known to all

The secret known to all

Unyielding movie 1959

Unyielding movie 1959