10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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Looking at famous actors who became famous in adulthood, we sometimes mistakenly believe that either their acting career began quite recently, or they previously played only in the theater. After all, we are sure that we have not seen this face on the screen before. However, it is not. They saw, but did not notice.

Our today’s heroines have devoted their entire lives to theater and cinema, but only in their youth they could not advance beyond episodic roles. And when, it would seem, the hope of popularity almost collapsed, one small, but brilliantly played role was able to make them truly famous.

Anna Frolovtseva

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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The actress is known to the general public mainly for the role of Galina Ivanovna Voronina in the series “Voronins”. Meanwhile, her creative career has been going on since the late 1960s. On account of Anna Vasilievna dozens of roles, however, most of them are of the second plan. For example, she played one of the waitresses in the movie “Station for Two”.

According to the actress, she could not even imagine that she would receive the main role in her life at the age of 60. She loves her character Galina Ivanovna very much, but notes that she herself is a completely different person – she does not like messing around in the country at all and prefers not to go into someone else’s life with advice.

Olga Volkova

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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The actress became popular, playing the role of Antonina Semyonovna Gordienko, grandmother in the TV series “Daddy’s Daughters”. At the time of the start of the broadcast of the series, Olga Vladimirovna turned 68 years old. Her acting career, including work in the theater, has lasted for 63 years. Volkova starred in such films as “I ask you to blame Klava K. for my death”, “Station for two” (again in the role of a waitress), “Cruel Romance”, “The Unusual Adventures of Karik and Vali” and many others. Her filmography includes over 150 roles plus theater roles.

The actress herself pays homage to the show and what it made her famous, but she didn’t like working on it too much.

Tatiana Kravchenko

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

The role in the TV series “Matchmakers” brought Tatiana Vasilievna a truly nationwide love and popularity. Since childhood, the future star was fond of creativity, participated in the work of the school theater group. But nevertheless, I decided to enter the Faculty of Chemistry. Fortunately for future viewers and fans, Kravchenko failed the exams. And she submitted documents to the theater, where she entered on the first try. Since the late 1970s, the actress has been playing in the theater, and her film debut took place in 1977. The actress starred in more than 130 films, including her work in the films Promised Heaven, Shirley-Myrli, Monday Children, My Fair Nanny, Peter FM.

In one of the interviews, the actress admitted that she was bitter and offended that in her entire career she did not have the main roles. At some point, depression even fell on Tatyana Vasilievna, but she managed to convince herself that success was still waiting for her. Once in childhood, she found an old book on palmistry and decided to see her fate.

The lines in the palm of her hand promised her fame by the age of 57. Surprisingly, that’s how it turned out.

Lyudmila Artemieva

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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Another star of the series “Matchmakers”, also known for the role of Antonina Petrovna Lopukhina in the series “Who is the Boss in the House?” For the first time on television she made her debut in 1986 in the school film “A Very Scary Story”. On account of the actress more than 60 roles in films, as well as participation in theatrical performances.

Lyudmila Artemyeva has proven herself in a comedic role, and it seems that outside the screen she is the same – eccentric and uninhibited. But the actress herself once told fans that this is not at all the case and, in particular, the image of Olga from the TV series “Matchmakers” is the complete opposite of her real character.

Tatiana Zhukova-Kirtbaya

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

And fame came to this actress at a mature age. Tatiana Ivanovna is known to the modern viewer for her roles in serials, including “Daddy’s Daughters” and “Hotel Eleon”. In her youth, the artist starred in the cameo role of a dry cleaner in the film “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.” At that time, she had several more minor roles, and then the actress left the cinema for more than twenty years, devoting herself to work in the theater. At the beginning of the 2000s, Tatyana Ivanovna played the role of Baba Sima in the TV series “My Fair Nanny” and after that she never left the television screens.

Despite her considerable age – last year the actress turned 80 years old – she continues her career in cinema.

Kira Kreilis-Petrova

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

The actress became especially recognizable after participating in the comedy television series “Kitchen”. Kira Aleksandrovna has been acting in films since 1957. Despite the fact that most often she gets a supporting role, even appearing in the frame for a few minutes, she manages to leave a vivid, unforgettable impression on the public. She has established herself as a comedic, spicy actress. Such is Kira Alexandrovna since childhood, while still small, she loved to joke and make everyone around her laugh. In recent years, the actress has most often starred in serials. And he continues his career to this day, despite his almost 90 years.

Yola Sanko

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

The parents chose such an unusual name for the actress. The name Yol was inscribed in the birth certificate, and at home she was called Yolkoy. Even in her youth, Yola Ivanovna decided to link her life with the theater. She played a cameo role in the film “Office Romance”, but the role was so insignificant that the name of the actress was not even indicated in the credits. The actress returned to the cinema only in 2009. And although her roles were still not the main ones, Yola Ivanovna managed to pave the way to the hearts of the audience, who appreciated her work in the TV series “Kitchen”, “Daddy’s Daughters”, “Still, I love …”.

Not everyone knows that Yola Sanko was married to theater and stage artist Yan Arlazorov. The marriage did not last long, the couple had a daughter, but the relationship did not work out and the couple parted practically as enemies. They never made it up until the death of Yan Arlazorov in 2009.

Galina Stakhanova

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

The theatrical activity of the actress began with work as an assistant to a make-up artist, costume designer, head of the supply department in cultural institutions. But young Galina dreamed of a stage. Once she had a chance to talk with actress Vera Pashennaya, who saw her acting skills and advised her to overcome shyness and try herself on the stage. Following her advice, Stakhanova passed a competition at the Student Theater of Moscow State University and became its actress. She played her first small role in the cinema in the film “Girls”. In the future, the role of the actress became the role of the second plan, and only occasionally – the main ones.

But this did not prevent Galina Stakhanova from achieving popularity and national recognition.

Alexandra Nazarova

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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One of the most memorable roles of the actress was the role of Baba Nadia in the television series My Fair Nanny. And little Sasha played her first role in the theater at the age of 6. This became possible both thanks to the talent that manifested itself from an early age, and the fact that the future actress was born into an acting family. Both mom and dad of Alexandra Nazarova were actors. The actress has about a hundred roles in films, work in the theater, dubbing of foreign films.

Personal life for Alexandra Nazarova was not easy. The actress was married twice, both marriages ended in divorce. The only son of the actress got in touch with a bad company and died in a bandit showdown. Alexandra Nazarova was raised by his daughter, as her mother did not want to participate in her life.

Alexandra Nazarova died in 2019 from lung disease. The actress was 79 years old.

Tatiana Orlova

10 Russian actresses whom everyone knows by sight, but few have seen young

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The actress devoted her whole life to cinema and stage, but her talent was not immediately noticed. Tatiana got only episodic roles, and only at the age of 50 she became famous thanks to the brilliantly played role of the absurd secretary Tamara in the television series “Daddy’s Daughters”. After that, the actress was literally showered with invitations to appear in various, more often comedy projects. Now Tatyana Orlova is known and loved, and her work has won more than one award.

Tatyana Orlova admits that acting is hard work, but emphasizes that this does not apply to her, since acting is her whole life and a truly favorite pastime.

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