Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova is without a doubt one of the best loved and most popular actresses in the history of Soviet cinema. She was called a perfect model of a Soviet girl, as well as the first sex symbol of the Land of Soviets. Natalya Selezneva is unique. And we love her for that very reason. Natalia Selezneva was born on June 19, 1945 in Moscow. Her mother was a popular artist, and her father worked in a related industry and was known photographer. Having been born in such a family, she has always been obsessed with creativity. Since childhood, she wrote poems, sang songs, and performed in front of family with an impromptu concert. However, the major role in the fate of future actress played Dame Fortune.

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova as a child

Natalya Seleznyova as a child

Once, while walking near the walls of the Theatre of the Soviet Army, little Natasha met a famous actor Mikhail Mayorov, who took her hand and led her to audition to the upcoming performance of “30 pieces of silver.” Other members of the jury also liked the little girl. As a result, she got a role in a theatrical production, played for three years.

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1953 - Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character - Sasha

Natalya Seleznyova in 1953 – Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character – Sasha

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1953 - Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character - Sasha

Natalya Seleznyova in 1953 – Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character – Sasha

In the mid-fifties in one of the performances the girl was spotted by a well-known writer Agnes Barto, who subsequently insisted on Natasha Selezneva playing in the film adaptation of one of her books – “Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character.” Very soon the talented girl first appeared on the set. Despite the lack of experience of filming, little Natasha coped with her role and later became often receive offers from famous Soviet filmmakers.

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1956 - Girl and crocodile - Kate Pastushkova

Natalya Seleznyova in 1956 – “Girl and crocodile” as Katya Pastushkova

In 1956 she starred in the movie “The Girl and the Crocodile,” and five years later in the film “Alenka”. So after graduating from high school Natasha did not doubt what she wants to be in adult life. In 1961, she successfully passed the entrance exams at Shchukin Drama School, where she subsequently became involved in the studio of Boris Zahavi.

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1965 "Operation 'Y' and other adventures of Shurik" as Lida, a student at the Polytechnic Institute

Natalya Seleznyova in 1965 “Operation ‘Y’ and other adventures of Shurik” as Lida, a student at the Polytechnic Institute

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1965 "Operation 'Y' and other adventures of Shurik" as Lida, a student at the Polytechnic Institute

Natalya Seleznyova in 1965 “Operation ‘Y’ and other adventures of Shurik” as Lida, a student at the Polytechnic Institute

Being a student Natalia Selezneva began to appear in the new films of Soviet cinema. The most successful was the collaboration with director Leonid Gaidai. Their acquaintance began from the film “Operation “Y” and other adventures of Shurik” which instantly brought to “girl Lida” a huge success. In this legendary comedy also stars Alexander Demyanenko, Yuri Nikulin, Georgy Vitsin, Anatoly Morgounov, actress became really well known and popular, and therefore interesting new roles didn’t wait long.

1968 - Caliph-Stork - Princess. Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova with her future husband Vladimir Andreev

1968 – Caliph-Stork – Princess. Natalya Seleznyova with her future husband Vladimir Andreev

In the period from 1965 to 1970 Natalia Selezneva starred in seven new films. Among them, the most famous film “Caliph-Stork”, “I loved you …” and some others.

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

1973 - Ivan Vasilievich - Back to the Future - Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

1973 – Ivan Vasilievich – Back to the Future – Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

1973 - Ivan Vasilievich - Back to the Future - Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

1973 – Ivan Vasilievich – Back to the Future – Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1973 "Ivan Vasilievich - Back to the Future" as Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova in 1973 “Ivan Vasilievich – Back to the Future” as Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

However, the greatest glory to the actress brought Leonid Gaidai’s movies. In 1973 and 1975, respectively, Natalya Selezneva starred in the comedy “Ivan Vasilievich” and “can not be”, which later became popular in all corners of the Soviet Union and became a true classic in its genre. It is noteworthy that in the 1970s and 1980s Natalia Selezneva played mostly in comedies and lyrical films. Among them “The street dresser drove”, “Take care of men” and some others. In addition, the talented actress often appeared in various television projects of humorous sense (“Pub 13”, “These incredible song or New Shurik dreams”).

1973 - Ivan Vasilievich - Back to the Future - Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

1973 – Ivan Vasilievich – Back to the Future – Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik

In 1981, for outstanding contribution into the Soviet cinema Natalia Selezneva was given the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. And in 1996, she received the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova and Oleg Dal in 1975 'It cannot be!'

Natalya Seleznyova and Oleg Dal in 1975 ‘It cannot be!’

The situation in the 1990s changed dramatically after the collapse of the Soviet Union. During this period in her filmography began to appear more dramatic roles (“foot”, “Doomed Circle”). It is only in the second half of the nineties she has become a famous actress again. During this period, she participated in the filming of the comedy television series “House” and starred in comic films “impotent”, “Agent in mini skirt”, “Diva Mary” and some others. In addition, as a guest star, Natalia Selezneva appears today in the project “Old songs about the main” (2 and 3). Natalya Selezneva today appears in Russian films, among the later works of the actress “Thieves and Prostitutes” and “movers and shakers” which have become quite famous after the release.

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Seleznyova with her husband Vladimir Andreev

Natalya Seleznyova with her husband Vladimir Andreev

Actress Natalya Selezneva with her husband currently work in Satire Theater. On the local scene Natalya Selezneva can be seen almost regularly. Natalya Selezneva is happy with her husband Vladimir Andreev, their marriage is quite long – more than 45 years together. They met in 1968 while working together on the film “The Caliph-Stork.” Natalya Selezneva has a son and two grandchildren.

Natalya Seleznyova, her husband Vladimir Andreev and their grandson

Natalya Seleznyova, her husband Vladimir Andreev and their grandson

Photo project of Rozhdestvenskaya 'Relatives'. Natalya Seleznyova and her husband Vladimir Andreev sitting on the sofa

Photo project of Rozhdestvenskaya ‘Relatives’. Natalya Seleznyova and her husband Vladimir Andreev sitting on the sofa

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Russian actress Natalya Seleznyova

Filmography

1953 – Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character – Sasha
1956 – Girl and crocodile – Kate Pastushkova
1961 – Alenka – Elizaveta
1965 – Operation “Y” and other adventures of Shurik (“Obsession”) – Lida, a student at the Polytechnic Institute
1966 – Sasha Sasha – Sasha Krylova, painter
1966 – Who invented the wheel? – Zoya
1967 – I loved you … – Lidia, a teacher of literature
1968 – Caliph-Stork – Princess.
1969 – Old friend – Natasha Koltsova, artist
1969 – 1981 – Zucchini “13 chairs” – Mrs. Katharina
1970 – As we searched Tishka – teacher
1970 – The Adventures of the Yellow Suitcase – Petya’s mom
1970 – Solo (short) – Sonia
1971 – Convent
1971 – Clown – Irina, gymnast
1971 – When the sea laughs – Rosina
1972 – Point, point, comma … – local doctor
1973 – Ivan Vasilievich – Back to the Future – Zinaida Timofeeva (Zina), wife of Shurik
1974 – Friendly guy – Alya Malysheva
1975 – Benefit of Larissa Golubkina – Clara
1975 – It cannot be! – Tanya, wife of Barygin-Amur
1976 – The Magic Lantern – Helen
1976 – Slap – Larissa, a student teacher’s college
1977 – The Adventures of Nuk – mom Alyosha
1977 – These incredible musicians or New dreams of Shurik – cameo
1978 – In the streets led dresser (short story “We’re going, going, going …”) – Vika
1978 – The tablet under the tongue
1979 – Topic – Svetlana, a student KA Esenina
1981 – Cold snap and snow expected (short)
1982 – Just awful – a girl with a wrench
1982 – Take care of men! – Alla, colleague and friend to Marfa Petrovna
1982 – The Story of a young couple – Shura
1982 – Birdman – Countess von Stolz
1983 – Lying on his long legs – Olga Chigorella
1986 – Goldfish – guest “Goldfish” / Mrs Katharina
1986 – On the busiest place – Anna, sister Bezsudnogo
1986 – I hate you
1987 – Jack capercaillie – Ariadne Koromyslova, student and friend Yegor
1989 – Jackass
1992 – Circle doomed – Fima Korableva
1992 – Stars of the sea – the mother of Vladimir
1995 – House
1996 – Impotent – Tatiana, wife of Michael
1996 – Passion – Suzanne I. Little (22th series) / Tax Inspector (40 series)
1997 – Old songs 2 – Mrs Katharina
1998 – Old songs 3 – Zina Timofeeva
1998 – Diva Mary – Ina, wife of Boris
2000 – Agent in miniskirt – Natalia
2001 – From the perspective of an angel – Teresa K.
2002 – Smile Melomety – activist
2002 – Son of a loser – the mother of Arcadia
2003 – Jubilee Attorney – Attorney neighbor
2003 – Love-service – Margarita, bride
2004 – Thieves and Prostitutes. Prize – a trip into space – Elena Stasova
2006 – You will not leave me – Natalia
2007 – Cry in the Night
2007 – Fun – Sima aunt, a neighbor Julia
2008 – Tycoons – Klavdia Semenovna
2010 – Mother-Moscow (not completed)
2010 – A Perfect Murder – Claire Morgan
2013 – Country good kiddies – grandmother
2014 – New Year’s duty (in production)

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