Russian Women Film & Theater Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many Russian women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Russian female film & theater personalities such as Margarita Levieva, Ksenia Sobchak, Maria Shukshina, Olesya Rulin, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia.

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Anna Kournikova
(Tennis player)

Anna Kournikova
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Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.

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Sasha Luss
(Model)

Sasha Luss
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Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Magadan, Russia
Russian model Sasha Luss is known for her association with top-notch brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton. Although she initially dreamed of being a ballerina, an ankle injury stopped her ballet career short. She has also starred in the titular role in the spy thriller Anna

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Olga Khokhlova
(Ballet dancer)

Olga Khokhlova
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Birthdate: June 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Died: February 11, 1955

Olga Khokhlova was a Ukrainian ballet dancer. She also served as one of Pablo Picasso's early artistic muses before marrying him in 1918. Olga met Picasso at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris where the latter had designed the set and costumes for a ballet titled Parade, in which Olga performed. She left her ballet group after meeting Pablo Picasso.

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Svetlana Khodchenkova
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Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Svetlana Khodchenkova is a Russian actress best known for playing Irina in the 2016 film, Viking. She is also known for playing Vera in Bless the Woman, for which she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Nika Award. In 2008, she received the award for Best Actress at the Polish Film Festival for her performance in the movie Little Moscow.

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Olesya Rulin
(Actress)

Olesya Rulin
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Birthdate: March 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Olesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress best known for acting in the High School Musical film franchise. Even though she was interested in the show business from a young age, she began her career as a nurse assistant. She eventually became an actress and found tremendous success with the release of the High School Musical films.

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Gala Dalí
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Birthdate: September 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kazan, Russian Empire [now Tatarstan, Russia]
Died: June 10, 1982

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Aliona Vilani
(TV personality)

Aliona Vilani
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Birthdate: May 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazakhstan

Aliona Vilani is a Russian-Kazakh dancer and TV personality best known for appearing as a professional dancer in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing. She started training in different forms of dance as a child and joined the Kaiser Dance Academy. She later turned professional and appeared in several TV shows. She also performs in stage musicals. 

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 8 
Yuliya Snigir
(Actress)

Yuliya Snigir
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Birthdate: June 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Donskoy, Russia

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Alla Nazimova
(Actress)

Alla Nazimova
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Birthdate: June 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire
Died: July 13, 1945

Alla Nazimova was a Russian-American actress who had an extensive career on Broadway. She acted in the classic plays of playwrights like Ibsen, Chekhov, and Turgenev. She eventually moved on to films and had an equally successful stint in cinema as well. She was openly bisexual and had sexual relationships with women while being married to a man.

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Natalie Glebova
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Birthdate: November 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tuapse, Russia

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Olga Fonda
(Actress)

Olga Fonda
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Birthdate: October 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ukhta, Russia

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Yulia Peresild
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Birthdate: September 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia

 13 
Oxana Fedorova
(Television presenter, Actress, Beauty queen)

Oxana Fedorova
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Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia

 14 
Vera Glagoleva
(Actress, Film director)

Vera Glagoleva
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Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 16, 2017

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Irina Baeva
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Birthdate: October 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė
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Birthdate: January 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

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Viktoriya Agalakova
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Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia

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Olga Buzova
(Singer)

Olga Buzova
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Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

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Tania Russof
(Pornographic Actress)

Tania Russof
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Birthdate: July 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union

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Olga Dihovichnaya
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter)

Olga Dihovichnaya
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Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (now Belarus)

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Sophie Tucker
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Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966

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Paulina Andreeva
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Birthdate: October 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Polina Gagarina
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Birthdate: March 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 24 
Maya Plisetskaya
(Former ballet dancer, choreographer)

Maya Plisetskaya
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Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 2, 2015

Maya Plisetskaya was a legendary Soviet and Russian ballerina. Growing up in a war-torn region, she had a difficult childhood. She sought solace in ballet and pursued a career as a dancer. She was remarkably fluid in her movements and soon became internationally renowned. She later became a ballet director and choreographer. She was married to composer Rodion Shchedrin. 

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Maryana Spivak
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Birthdate: March 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Tatiana Okunevskaya
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Birthdate: March 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zavidovo, Russia
Died: May 15, 2002

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Galina Jovovich
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Birthdate: October 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tuapse, Russia

 28 
Maria Lark
(Actress)

Maria Lark
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Birthdate: June 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Siberia, Russia

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Natalya Goncharova
(Russian artist)

Natalya Goncharova
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Birthdate: June 3, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagayevo, Russia
Died: October 17, 1962

Natalya Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde painter, writer, illustrator, costume designer, and set designer. A member of avant-garde groups like Jack of Diamonds and Donkey's Tail, Goncharova influenced several unconventional artists in Russia and Paris. Goncharova also had a successful career as a costume designer; she designed costumes for the Ballets Russes.

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Xenia Tchoumitcheva
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Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia

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Elena Temnikova
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Birthdate: April 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kurgan, Russia

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Oksana Akinshina
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Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 33 
Alla Kliouka
(Actress)

Alla Kliouka
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Birthdate: February 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Maria Ouspenskaya
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Birthdate: July 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: December 3, 1949

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Maria Poezzhaeva
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Birthdate: March 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

 36 
Lila Kedrova
(Actress)

Lila Kedrova
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Birthdate: October 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 16, 2000

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Elena Lyadova
(Actress)

Elena Lyadova
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Birthdate: December 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morshansk, Russia

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Alisa Freindlich
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Birthdate: December 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kseniya Rappoport
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Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Dina Mousawi
(Actress)

Dina Mousawi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iraq

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Irina Pantaeva
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Birthdate: October 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ulan-Ude, Russia

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Svetlana Ivanova
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Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Ekaterina Klimova
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Birthdate: January 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Svetlana Ustinova
(Actress, Producer, Writer)

Svetlana Ustinova
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Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Severodvinsk, Russia

 45 
Nina Kulagina
(Former Russian woman who claimed to have psychic powers, particularly in psychokinesis)

Nina Kulagina
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Birthdate: July 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 11, 1990

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Anastasia Dobromyslova
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Birthdate: September 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tver

 47 
Alsou
(Singer and Actress, She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came second with the song Solo right after Denmark)

Alsou
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Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bugulma, Russia

 48 
Olga Baclanova
(Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'Freaks' and 'The Man Who Laughs')

Olga Baclanova
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Birthdate: August 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 6, 1974

Russian actor Olga Baclanova was also a skilled ballerina and opera singer who had a decent career in Hollywood, too. A star of the silent-film age, she was seen in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Are You There? Post-retirement, she moved to Switzerland.

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Palina Rojinski
(Television Presenter)

Palina Rojinski
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Birthdate: April 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leningrad, Soviet Union

 50 
Ida Rubinstein
(Former ballet Russes dancer)

Ida Rubinstein
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Birthdate: October 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: September 20, 1960

Ida Rubinstein was a Russian dancer, art patron, and actress. She is best remembered for performing with the popular itinerant ballet company, the Ballets Russes. She also served as a subject for Russian painter Valentin Alexandrovich Serov's portrait Salomé.