Russian actress Larisa Guzeeva
Russian actress Larisa Guzeeva was born May 23, 1959 in the village of Burtinskaya, Orenburg region. Larisa Guzeeva does not like to recall her childhood: “Too many forbidden things”. Her own father did not see her – a girl was raised by her mother and a stepfather. Larisa’s stepfather did not allow her to watch films with kisses on TV. Mom taught history at the same school where she studied. Larisa strongly opposed dogmas, wore short skirts, used make-up, smoked, trying to attract attention at any cost. And after the tenth grade, at age seventeen, Larisa went to Leningrad and entered the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema.
The studying was easy and successful for her. No wonder, because she dreamt of becoming an actress since childhood. All institute years Larisa never allowed herself to get lost in the crowd, staying unlike others. She read a lot, and knew whole pages of “The Master and Margarita” by heart.
In her avant-garde youth she was fascinated over hippies, moonlighted as a model and spent all her free time in St. Petersburg – in a favorite cafe of bohemia – the famous “Saigon” on the corner of Nevsky and Liteiny. There were a lot of fans of Larisa – unsuccessfully courted her, for example, then young Viktor Tsoi. Beautiful and extraordinary Larisa couldn’t be unnoticed. She attracted such well-known people as Boris Grebenshikov, a rock musicians “Kino”, etc. For some time she met the famous musician – Sergey Kuryokhin.
Larisa Guzeyeva started acting in movies, while studying at the Leningrad Theatrical Institute. Sergei Shakurov recommended the aspiring actress to a venerable director Ryazanov for the role of Larissa Ogudalova – the heroine of the play “The Bride” by A.N. Ostrovsky.
To a movie set, she came in cutoff jeans, and sandals with multicolored nails, smoked “Belomor” and spat through her teeth. “I did not have anything to do with my future heroine. No tragedy of suffering and love I was familiar with at my 23. I had a high opinion of herself. To depict the suffering on the screen helped me my partners, especially Nikita Mikhalkov”.
According to Guzeeva, Ryazanov’s idea about Larisa coincided with her physique. “Ryazanov like my kind of woman”. She played decently in the company of stars like Alisa Freundlich, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrei Miagkov, Alexei Petrenko, Alexander Pankratov-Cherny.
The film was shown in theaters in two series. It was recognized the Best Film by the magazine “Soviet Screen” in 1985.
Larisa Guzeeva starred in a monstrous film “Rivals”. It was on this film Larissa Guzeyeva met her first husband. He was an assistant director. With Ilya she lived for eight years, but later he tragically died of an overdose. It was the most dramatic period in her life. She loved him greatly, loved and sacrificed herself. She tried to hold him for treatment, believed all his vows, went mad with fear and pain for the loved and dreamed about the baby.
Time is a great healer. Once she was offered to shoot in the Georgian film. Again, Larisa met her second husband Waha, and difficult for the shooting conditions turned into a celebration. Waha was extremely considerate, attentive, well- educated, and solved everyday problems. When the actress returned to Leningrad, Waha came to her. Thirty-two-year-old Larisa had her first child.
But life with Waha was not happy for her – spouses came from too different traditions. Waha now lives in Tbilisi, Georgia. Their son constantly maintains relations with his father, goes on vacation to Tbilisi, he is a favorite grandson for his Georgian grandparents. “I realized that the first man is needed in order to teach you something, the second – to give birth to a child , and the third – to love”.
Several years ago, Larisa married again – the owner of several restaurants Igor Bukharov, whom Guzeyeva has known more than twenty years. All the time Igor was near Larisa, patiently waiting and helping in difficult situations. “I just could not refuse when he made the proposal”. We are not only a husband and a wife, but also friends.
At the age of forty she gave birth to a second child. Their daughter was for her and her husband a pleasant surprise.
Loving mother, beloved wife, business – woman and finally, Honored Artist of Russia
1984 Cruel Romance
1985 Meet me in the subway
1985 aliens trespassing
1986 Lonely bus in the rain
1986 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Twentieth Century
1986 Mysterious Prisoner
1987 White curse
1987 Life of Klim Samgin
1988 Faithful stay
1989 Anna Petrovna
1989 SV. sleeper
1990 Mary Magdalene
1990 The Executioner
1991 7 days with a Russian beauty
1992 In the area of the heavens …
1992 Patriotic Comedy
1995 House – series
1995 Confessions of a stranger (“Revelation stranger”)
1996 Hard Time
1996 Theatre Chekhontey. Old friends (pictures from the recent past)
1998 I first saw you
1999 Passion Boulevard
2000 The game of love
2000 Maroseyka 12. Indian summer
2002 Women’s logic
2005 Angel Roads
2007 Family Dinner