Those who knew her personally say that Tatiana Ivanenko was Brigitte Bardot, Michel Mercier and Sophia Loren, all in one. Gorgeous Russian actress Tatiana didn’t get such fame as her western colleagues, her movie list consists of only three films, actually she was not known for the Russian audience. But she became known as the main love of Vladimir Vysotsky (according to the director George Emilievich Jungvald-Khil’kevich). The romantic relations between Vladimir Vysotsky and Tatiana Ivanenko ended with the birth of their daughter Anastasia, whom Vladimir Vysotsky didn’t recognize as his daughter. The actress of Taganka Theater Tatiana Ivanenko was born December 31, 1941 in Moscow. She studied at the Shchukin Theater School, then she graduated from the Acting Department of Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. Since 1966 she was the actress of the Moscow Theater of Drama and Comedy on Taganka.
“The Dawns Here Are Quiet …” – Evgenia Komelkova
“The Life of Galileo” – 2nd lady in waiting
“Pugachev” – howler
“The Master and Margarita”
“Crime and Punishment”
Tatiana Ivanenko and Vladimir Vysotsky
Vysotsky loved many women, – said director George Emilievich Jungvald-Khil’kevich. They went crazy from his energy, he used to put a wedding ring in the mailboxes with a note: “I want you”. But the main woman of his life was actress of Taganka Theater Tanya Ivanenko. Relations with Vladimir she had started long before in his life appeared Marina Vlady. Volodya knew that tormented Tatiana. But he could not leave her (Vlady), Tatiana suffered. I shot Tanya Ivanenko in “Warning, Tsunami!” at the request of Volodya. Vysotsky was madly in love with her, and Tanya – was divinely beautiful – she loved him alone all her life, gave birth to his daughter.
Pavel Lyubimov, the director of “Day Ahead”, in which Tatiana Ivanenko has played a major role, writes “Tanya Ivanenko – my lifelong love, if you want, even a passion. She was a sex bomb back in the Institute of Cinematography. Could seduce anyone. The institute all dreamed of her”.
Anastasia was born on September 26, 1972. They say, Nastya, like many illegitimate children, is just a copy of her father. Sometimes it’s the only way to prove their kinship. But neither Tatiana, nor Nastya seem to want it. She graduated from high school with advanced study of the French language. Later was admitted to the Faculty of Journalism. After graduation, she worked for a while on the channel “Culture”, until maternity leave and safely gave birth to a baby. After the death of Vladimir Vysotsky Tatiana Ivanenko has become almost the only one who did not speculate on her behalf.
Of all the love stories of Vladimir Vysotsky, this is probably the most painful. Tatiana categorically does not give any interview on this topic. But their love story has a lot of witnesses, according to whom, their relations were worth of shooting a film.