Russian actress Irina Kupchenko

Russian actress Irina Kupchenko

Russian actress Irina Kupchenko

Russian and Soviet actress Irina Kupchenko was born in Vienna, Austria, into a family of military father. The unusual fate Irina was given at birth. One of the most beautiful, charming and mysterious Russian actresses was born on the night of February 29, her mother (English teacher) managed to persuade officials to record a “normal” birth date for her daughter – March 1. This date is written in all reference books and encyclopedias.

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko’s childhood was spent in moving from garrison to garrison until the family finally settled in Kiev, which Irina calls “the city of her childhood”. The girl attended dancing classes and dreamed of becoming a ballerina. After graduating from high school in 1965, Irina entered the Romano – Germanic branch of the Kiev University, faculty of foreign languages, following her mother footsteps​​. After studying for a year (1965-1966), Irina had finally decided to become an actress, and was immediately accepted to Moscow Theater School. She graduated from the Theater School named after B. Shchukin in 1970.

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

After graduating Irina became an actress of Vakhtangov Academic Theater. Irina Kupchenko is People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1989). Her awards – The Order of Merit (1999), “Nika” Award for “Best Supporting Actor ” in 1987, the prize for the main role in the Hungarian film “Homo Novus” (1992) at the International Film Festival in Troy (Portugal), Lenin Komsomol Award (1981), Laureate of the State Prize of Russia (2001), The prize for best actress X1 International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada, 1987 in the film “Lonely Woman Seeks”, Golden Eagle 2008 – Best Supporting Actress “Draw”

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy

Her life, both personal and artistic, Irina Kupchenko considers successful. For over thirty years, she is married to a great Russian actor Vasily Lanovoy, actor of Vakhtangov Theater. They have two grown sons – Sergey and Alexander.

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy with children

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy with children

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in 1977 film “Strange woman”. Here Irina Kupchenko is with her husband Vasily Lanovoy

Irina Kupchenko in 1975 film 'The Captivating Star of Happiness'

Irina Kupchenko in 1975 film ‘The Captivating Star of Happiness’

Irina Kupchenko in 1975 film 'The Captivating Star of Happiness'

Irina Kupchenko in 1975 film ‘The Captivating Star of Happiness’

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in 1975 film ‘The Captivating Star of Happiness’

Irina Kupchenko in 'The Possessed' (2006)

Irina Kupchenko in ‘The Possessed’ (2006)

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in 1979 film ‘Travel to another city’

Irina Kupchenko in 1978 film 'Turn'

Irina Kupchenko in 1978 film ‘Turn’

Irina Kupchenko in Uncle Vanya, 1970

Irina Kupchenko in Uncle Vanya, 1970

Irina Kupchenko in 1970 film 'Uncle Vanya'

Irina Kupchenko in 1970 film ‘Uncle Vanya’

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in 1983 film ‘Without Witness’

An Ordinary Miracle, 1978

An Ordinary Miracle, 1978

An Ordinary Miracle, 1978

An Ordinary Miracle, 1978

Gentry (1969) with Beata Tyszkiewicz

Gentry (1969) with Beata Tyszkiewicz

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in Gentry (1969)

Irina Kupchenko in Gentry (1969)

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy

actress Irina Kupchenko

Irina Kupchenko in Gentry (1969)

Other people's letters, 1975

Other people’s letters, 1975

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy in "Poor Relatives", 2012

Irina Kupchenko and Vasily Lanovoy in “Poor Relatives”, 2012

actress Irina Kupchenko

Romance ‘alla russo’, 1993

Romance of the Lovers. 1974

Romance of the Lovers. 1974

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