Russian actress Olga Budina
Russian actress Olga Budina was included in the list of the 10 most beautiful women in Russia (2008), in her honor was named ninth magnitude star in the constellation of Sagittarius. The prizewinner of numerous film festivals and the only actress in Russia, twice nominated for “Oscar” for best actress. Her filmography consists of more than than 30 roles. Olga Budina was born February 22, 1975, in Odintsovo, Moscow region
Olga was artistic since early childhood, when she went to kindergarten – on New Year’s party, she played Snow White and Raven – Karkusha imitating the voices of her characters. Young actress also had talent in vocal, beautiful voice. Olga studied at Humanities Lyceum, was engaged in a music school, mastered playing the accordion and the piano, was the leader and organizer of the school amateur drama club, a soloist in the choir and sang at school discos with the local music group.
Olga wanted to develop a career of a musician and a singer. At the end of 9th grade she filed documents to Gnesinka, but did not pass the competition. Olga continued secondary education, graduating from the School of young philologists at Moscow State University, received a testimony of the guide, and even tried her hand in this field. Having received a high school diploma, she again wanted to enter Gnesinka, but at the last moment changed her mind and chose the Shchukin Theater School. Olga received the highest score.
Already as a sophomore, she got her first film role, in short film “Playing the The Little Prince”, but the film was not released. So the first debut can be considered the role of prostitute Vicky in the romantic comedy “Why not to send a messenger … ?” (1998).
A first truly success came with the role of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of biographical drama “The Romanovs: A Crowned Family” (2000). The young actress showed the female portrait of the last century creature, charming, sweet, gentle. To play this role Olga had to have her hair cut, she was bold.
Popularity came to the actress after starring in the role of doctor Marina Goloschekina in melodramatic series “The Border. Taiga Romance” (2000). Her heroine was experiencing a real tragedy, fell in love with a young soldier.
An adventure melodrama “Railroad Romance” (2002) shows Budina in the role of Vera, music teacher of oligarch’s daughter.
In melodramatic series “The Idiot” (2003) Olga appeared in the role of Aglaia, the youngest daughter of General Yepanchin. Actress managed to convey the fragility and tenderness of her character and at the same irrepressible temperament, typical adult woman, although she was only 20 years old. It is naive as a child and open, forbidding proud madly jealous. To play this role Olga Budina had to gain weight (10 kg).
The actress superbly played the role of wife of Joseph Stalin Nadezhda Alliluyeva in the biographical drama “Stalin’s wife” (2006). In melodramatic series “Zemsky Doctor” (2010 – 2013) Olga played the role of the surgeon actress Olga Samoilova. In the melodramatic miniseries “Einstein. Theory of Love” (2013) Boudina played Margarita, wife of sculptor Konenkov, who fascinated the famous physicist.
In 2004, she Olga Budina married businessman Alexander Naumo, who was much older than the actress. In 2006 the marriage broke up. Olga has a son Naum born in 2004.
Recognition and awards:
Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and art (2001)
Best Actress of the Year 2002
Became part of the Grand Jury XXV MIFF, becoming the youngest member of the jury in the history of the festival (2003)
Cavalier of orders Mihailo Lomonosov and Glory of the nation
Winner of “The Legend of Russia”
National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Member of the Board of the Union of Cinematographers
The prizewinner of numerous film festivals and the only actress in Russia, with whom movies were twice nominated for “Oscar”
Became the first Russian celebrity of company AVON (2007)
Included in the list of the 10 most beautiful women in Russia (2008)
After Olga Budina was named ninth magnitude star in the constellation of Sagittarius