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Irina Skobtseva

Irina Skobtseva in her youth

Irina Skobtseva in her youth

Irina Skobtseva was born in Tula, and this event took place on August 22, 1927. Her family had nothing to do with the world of art. So, her father, Konstantin Alekseevich, worked in the main department of the meteorological service and was a valuable researcher. The mother of the future actress, Yulia Nikolaevna, worked as an archivist.

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Ekaterina Savinova Soviet actress

Ekaterina Savinova Soviet actress

Ekaterina Savinova Soviet actress

If someone does not know the name of Ekaterina Savinova, then it does not matter – after all, one has only to name her main, stellar, most memorable role in the cinema – Frosya Burlakova, as everyone will immediately remember what kind of actress she is. And who would have thought that the life of this talented woman, who has a bright appearance, an outstanding acting talent and a unique voice of 3 octaves, would end so ridiculously, and in the column “cause of death” it would be written – “separation of the head by train wheels” …

At the institute, she met Yevgeny Tashkov, a future famous film director. Eight months after graduating from VGIK, he proposed to her. Savinova’s reaction was a little strange – she burst into tears. But she agreed … And a few years later they had a son, who was named Andrei.

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Inna Makarova famous Soviet actress

Inna Makarova Soviet actress

Inna Makarova Soviet actress

From the Siberian Taiga to the stars of Soviet cinema. The creative path of Inna Makarova turned out to be straight and long. That rare case when a profession was chosen in childhood, university exams were passed from the summer, the first role brings success, and in adulthood, creative life is in full swing: new paintings and meetings with viewers.

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Nonna Mordyukova

Nonna Mordyukova Soviet actress

Nonna Mordyukova Soviet actress

Nonna Mordyukova has played over 60 film roles. She starred in adaptations of classics, films about the war, dramas and comedies and invariably impressed the audience with her sincerity. “My heroine is the people,” said the actress.

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Klara Luchko

Clara Luchko

Klara Luchko Soviet actress

Klara Luchko decided to become an actress after she saw an advertisement in the newspaper for recruitment to VGIK. She graduated from the workshop of Tamara Makarova and Sergei Gerasimov. The actress was remembered by many as “Turgenev’s heroine”, but Klara Luchko showed herself in different roles: she played the lively collective farmer Dasha Shelest in the film “Kuban Cossacks”, brother and sister in the fairy tale “Twelfth Night”, as well as the selfless Claudia Pukhlyakova in the film “Gypsy” .

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Lyudmila Kasatkina

Lyudmila Kasatkina in her youth

Lyudmila Kasatkina in her youth

From childhood, Lyudmila Kasatkina was engaged in amateur performances: she performed with a dance group, studied acting. After graduating from GITIS, she played at the Central Theater of the Soviet Army. Famous Kasatkina made roles in the films “Tiger Tamer”, “Remember Your Name” and “Operation Trust”.

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Yulia Borisova

Yulia Borisova

Yulia Borisova

One of the most beautiful and mysterious actresses of the Russian stage – Yulia Borisova

Perhaps, few representatives of the older generation recognize this actress. Her name is all the more unknown to the modern public. She is famous only among avid theatergoers. Which, however, is not surprising. Indeed, in her entire career, she starred in only three films. She devoted all her life and all her talent to the theater.

Critics highly appreciated her performance, directors staged performances especially for her. Well, many spectators went to the Vakhtangov Theater just to see this beautiful and talented actress.

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