Alla Pugacheva

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  • Name: Alla Pugacheva ( Alla Pugacheva )
  • Date of birth: 15 April 1949
  • Age: 67 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Height: 162
  • Activity: the Soviet and Russian singer, composer, Director, actress, producer, TV presenter
  • Marital status: Married to Maxim Galkin

    Alla Pugacheva biography

  • Alla Pugacheva is a living legend of Ukrainian variety art, people’s artist of USSR, composer, producer, stage Director, actress, TV hostess, who for half a century is the most talked about media person in the world. Songs of Alla Pugacheva often became almost national hits in many countries, which has allowed her to gain the status of «Queen of pop». In Alla Pugacheva’s repertoire includes over 500 songs, and the discography has about 100 solo albums, the total circulation of which reaches 250 million copies. Alla Pugacheva was born April 15, 1949 in Moscow in a family of soldiers, zinaidy Arhipovna Odegova and Boris Mikhailovich Pugachev. She was the second child in the family – her older brother Gennady died in early childhood from diphtheria. Childhood of the future prima Donna of the Russian stage took place in Sonochem alley, Peasant Zastava in Moscow, where she grew up together with the courtyard kids in the post-war time.
    Alla Pugacheva in childhood |

    Music entered the life of Alla before she entered the school in 1954, when Pugacheva was only 5 years old, her mother invited the teacher of music, which revealed the girl has a great musical ability. From the day on weekdays, the future people’s artist includes piano lessons, which lasted daily for 3 hours in the Metropolitan music school № 31.

    Hard lessons on a musical instrument bore fruit after a few months – five years Alla came on the scene the pillar hall of Unions and took part in the big mixed concert of Soviet musicians.

    The first performances of Alla Pugacheva |

    In 1956, Pugachev went to the first class. She differed from peers very strong-willed and often received remarks from teachers for challenging behavior, but that does not prevent future actress to be almost straight. Easy frisky girl was given and musical science. Teachers promised her a brilliant future pianist, but Alla was sure I would become a singer.

    The first song of Alla Pugacheva

    By the end of eight classes in a secondary school № 496 Pugacheva graduated from music school, piano class. His future life of the young artist was not presented without music, so, without hesitation, entered the music College of Ippolitov-Ivanov dirigere choral Department. During the second year of «Ippolito», the future Singer went on their first tour in the national team program Masstrade.

    The first song of Alla Pugacheva
    The first song Alla Pugacheva | Vkontakte

    After the first tour of Pugacheva recorded her first song «Robot», which was presented in the program «good morning». The debut of Alla was accompanied by great success, and it was noticed by music composers, who began to offer the singer cooperation. Among the interesting proposals Pugacheva stopped at little-known at the time the composer Vladimir Shainsky. He wrote a song for her «don’t argue with me» and «How can I not fall in love», which received the title of «Song of the month» and brought the Dolly parton for first place in the aether of the Soviet radio.

    Alla Pugacheva in his youth
    Alla Pugacheva in his youth |

    The next few years Pugacheva part of a propaganda team «Youth» traveled to the far North and the Arctic. She spoke to the drillers, oilmen and geologists with three songs – «Just love», «the king, the flower girl and the clown» and a composition of his own, «the Only waltz.» These long tours had a negative impact on training in music school. Pugachev was removed from final exams, she left not certified.

    As a punishment the student was sent to work as a music teacher in the Moscow school № 621. After a six-month internship Alla Borisovna that loud voice students called «Alka-chant», still managed to pass the state examinations in «Ippolita» and get the diploma «the conductor of the choir».

    Professional career

    After graduating, Pugachev was in no hurry to become conductor of the choir – she got a soloist team pop-circus school, which toured the villages, entertaining local workers of circus and musical performances. In 1969, the singer left the team and tried himself in the role of the soloist of music ensemble «New Electron». After 1.5 years, Pugacheva has transferred a group of «Muscovites», and after a while fell into the group «Jolly fellows». It is precisely in the «Funny Guys», the singer received at the festival «Golden Orpheus» Grand Prix for the legendary song «harlequin».

    After the success of the entire 1976 Alla Pugacheva visited various international festivals. She went to Cannes at the music fair MIDEM, in East Germany, where he participated in many German gear and recorded the first single «Harlekino», in Czechoslovakia, where she was invited as the guest of honor at the festival «Bratislava lyre», and in Poland, where he performed at the concert of the international festival «Sopot-76».

    Such a huge success Pugacheva has angered other members of the «Funny guys» that actually became a accompanist Alla. The discontent on this subject was expressed by the Director of the ensemble Pavel Slobodkin, who came into conflict with Pugacheva, what was the reason for her departure from the «Jolly fellows».

    At the end of 1976, the Diva finally decided to start a solo career and got a job as a soloist at Mosconcert. In the same year she first became a laureate of «Song of the year-76» and participated in new year concert «Blue light» with the song «Very good».

    Alla Pugacheva in the 70-ies
    Alla Pugacheva 70 years |

    A year Alla Pugacheva gave the Luzhniki big solo concert, and received an honorary «red line» from the Moscow concert, which gives the right touring solo concerts not only in the USSR but also abroad. In the same period, the singer successfully entered the Soviet cinema – first, she was invited to the shooting of the new year film «Irony of fate or with light steam» as a singer, and then was offered a major role in the movie «the Woman who sings», all background music to which was written the Alla Borisovna.

    For the role of Anne of Streltsova in the «Woman who sings» Pugacheva was awarded the title «Best actress of the year», and free dress-hoodie, where the singer appeared on television, became a «visiting card» of the legendary artist.

    In 1978, Alla Pugacheva records first solo album entitled «mirror of the soul», the work of the famous composer Alexander Zatsepin, Boris Rachkov and the Diva under the pseudonym Boris Gorbonos. Debut album, Alla became the best selling in the entire Union, so it was decided to release several export options records in different languages, which brought global success to the artist.

    Solo career of Alla Pugacheva |

    In the early 80-ies Alla Pugacheva released two more albums «Rise over vanity» and «more is coming». Then she met Raimonds Pauls and Ilya Reznik, who wrote for Alla immortal hits of «Maestro», «Business time» and «Million scarlet roses». These songs Pugacheva has brought tremendous success — they sold a mini-album in circulation of 6 million copies worldwide and gave the artist the honorary status of «soviet superstar».

    The next decade in a career Pugacheva was associated with music and success. Endless touring around the world, the release hits the iceberg, «Without me», «star», «Hey you up there» was accompanied by a change of image of Alla Borisovny. Pugacheva has begun to position itself in the style of a rock singer, which allowed her to Shine even in new York’s Carnegie hall.

    Alla Pugacheva has replaced the image of |

    In 1988 the Soviet pop legend has decided to set up his own «Theatre of song», which invited all promising, in her view, novice singers. After that, she created the annual song festival, entitled «Christmas songs», which all «inmates» of the Divas could show off their achievements.

    In December 1991, just a day before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Alla Pugacheva was awarded the title of people’s artist of the USSR and was the last creative leader of the Union, who received this honorary title. After the country’s entry into a new era of drastic changes have occurred in the career of Pugacheva. She decided to try herself in the business – the most successful products» Diva began the release of a brand of shoes under the brand «Alla Pugachova», the eponymous perfume and a magazine «Alla» edited by singer.

    Sabbatical and return to the stage

    In 1995 Alla Pugacheva said that he is going to take a vacation and invited all who wished to take her place on the musical pedestal. She recorded her final solo album of his career called «don’t hurt me, gentlemen», which included the hits «Love like sleep», «Real Colonel» and «Mary.»

    Two years later, Donna decided to return to the stage at the international song contest «Eurovision-97».

    The story itself hits on the contest is not so simple. Initially, ORT was chosen among all the applicants the sweet Valery Meladze, for which Alla Borisovna wrote the song «Diva.» But right before the contest, he got sick, and the guide channel has decided to send to Eurovision song contest Alla Pugacheva, where the singer took the 15th place.

    Participation in «Eurovision» has pushed the artist to return to the big stage she prepared two big solo concert «favorites» and «Yeah!» which went on a major tour around the world. For three years, Pugacheva has given over 150 concerts in Russia, in the CIS countries, as well as in Germany, Israel, Greece, the USA and Britain. In addition to her concert activities she has revived and the project «Christmas meetings».

    Passing is not the easiest path in life, Alla succeeded. Respect her, appreciate her and copy her. In 2005, she became the organizer of the most popular at that time musical festival «song of the year» together with Igor Krutoy, and Muse is no less significant musical show in Jurmala – «New Wave».

    Alla Pugacheva - the comeback
    Alla Pugacheva — comeback |

    In 2007, Pugacheva became the artistic Director of radio station «Alla». Alla Borisovna responsible approach to the display of the repertoire, she led programs on the air. For a short time radio «Alla» started to listen to more than a million people. But after the death of Alexander Varina, the ideological inspirer of the project, Pugacheva has not found common language with the new leadership of radio station, and in 2011, «Radio Alla» stopped broadcasting.

    In addition, Diva has established its own music award «Golden star of Alla», which allocates 50 thousand dollars of personal funds for the development of the artist, released three new albums, and took her under his wing participants season 5 «American idol».

    Achievements of Alla Pugacheva in the musical field was marked by numerous awards, including the medal of the Cambridge centre «2000 outstanding musicians of the XX century» and the award «ovation» in the nomination «female singer of the decade.»

    «Life after the show»

    On 5 March 2009 Alla Pugacheva announced the cessation of touring, and went to the farewell tour «Dreams about love», which gave 37 concerts in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Israel, USA and other 8 countries of the world.

    Alla Pugacheva - retirement
    Alla Pugacheva — retirement |

    From the moment Diva keeps his word and is not engaged in creative activity, though, and recorded a few new songs. In addition, the singer is a frequent guest on Russian TV – it is engaged in the talent search «New wave» and «factor a», involved in many TV projects and leading the program «Morning mail» together with Maxim Galkin.

    In 2014, Alla Pugacheva took part in the show «just Exactly» as the arbitrator, and in early 2015 opened children’s centre Family club», which includes trilingual kindergarten, a group of child development, school for expectant mothers and school of professional creative development for children. Diva not only is the organizer and artistic Director of the center, but also a teacher.

    Alla Pugacheva — the children’s center «Family club» | Komsomolskaya Pravda


    After leaving the big stage Alla Pugacheva was interested in politics. In 2005, she became part of the Russian Public chamber as a representative of the national associations. Diva also received the membership of the Commission on social development, but in the two years he attended only a few meetings.

    Alla Pugacheva at the party Congress
    Alla Pugacheva at the Congress of the party «Pravoe Delo» |

    In 2011 «Queen of pop» began to impress the party «just cause» under the leadership of businessman Mikhail Prokhorov. She saw in him a man who is truly willing and able to do many useful things for the country. But after the removal of Prokhorov from the post of Chairman of the party Pugachev came from its structure.

    In 2012, Alla Pugacheva was approved by the member of the civil Committee of the party «Civic platform», which also consisted of Mikhail Prokhorov. Three years later, the legend of Russian show business has left the «Civil platform» because of the release of the businessman.

    Personal life

    Personal life of Alla Pugacheva is no less eventful than her solo career. It has always attracted great interest from the community even after the departure of stars from the stage, watching her every breath.

    The first time Pugacheva married in 1969 in circus performer from Lithuania Mykolas ORBacus. After the marriage, Pugachev took the name of Oracene, but instead made by maiden name. The fruit of first love was the daughter of the prima Donna Christina Aguilera, who was born in 1971. Two years after her birth, the family Pugacheva and Arbaces broke up what did not break a young star of the national stage, on hands which still had the little daughter.

    Alla Pugacheva and Mykolas ORBacus |

    In 1977, Alla Pugacheva is the second time she married film Director Alexander Stefanovich, a marriage which lasted only 4 years. The reason the couple divorced was the dedication of the prima Donna of his career, in which no place was found for personal life.

    Alla Pugachova I Oleksandr Stefanovich
    Alla Pugacheva and Alexander Stefanovich |

    In 1985, Alla Borisovna has opened its heart to elect a new became program Director Rosconcert Yevgeny Boldin, who was the producer of the singer for the next 8 years. Divorce with Boldin Pugacheva has occurred because of an affair with Vladimir Kuzmin, who was her partner on stage.

    After that, Alla Borisovna was attributed novels with Raimonds Pauls, Alexander Rosenbaum, Igor Talc and Sergey Chelobanov, which remain «mysterious» head of the personal life of Pugacheva.

    Alla Pugacheva and Yevgeniy Boldin
    Alla Pugacheva and Yevgeniy Boldin | Vkontakte

    Period marriage Pugacheva with Yevgeny Boldin, as before, is a heavy stone on the soul of the singer. It is known that in the third marriage, the Diva got a chance the second time to become a mother, but decided to terminate the pregnancy for the benefit of his swing career. This decision was momentous for the actress – she lost the ability to have children than blames himself for today.

    In 1994, the «Queen of pop» released the hit single «Love like sleep» and dedicates it to Philip Kirkorov, who at the time was considered the main favorite artist. New «love» Chapter is a personal life Pugacheva originates March 15, 1994, then 28-year-old pop king of Russian pop music and 45-year-old Diva marriage was contracted to register the mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak.

    Alla Pugacheva and Philip Kirkorov
    Alla Pugacheva and Philip Kirkorov |

    Wedding Pugacheva and Kirkorov was rather modest, but their relations are not allowed to miss the fans, as the musicians have always been surrounded by conflict «uncreative» nature. Their marriage many called the producer project Diva, which is famous for the patronage over young artists of the Russian show-business.

    The divorce of Alla Pugacheva and Philip Kirkorov
    The divorce of Alla Pugacheva and Philip Kirkorov |

    In spite of that happy Union Pugacheva and Kirkorov «lived» more than 10 years, and then began to appear the rumors about divorce of star pair. In 2005, the artists officially divorced not declared the true causes of divorce. Friends of the actress believe that Alla and a man sprung from the debts of Philip at the failure of the musical «Chicago,» in which he invested $ 5 million.

    23 December 2011, Alla Pugacheva was married to a famous humorist Maxim Galkin, whom he met in 2000. Pugacheva admitted that romance Galkin she started back in 2001 and, since 2005, they lived a civil marriage, decided to legalize only 10 years after the meeting.

    Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin
    Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin |

    The love story of Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin and currently widely discussed among fans of the artists, many of whom believe that the comedian was another «project» Queen of the Russian stage. However, this does not prevent the spouses truly love each other. According to friends of the prima Donna Maxim Alla Borisovna for the first time felt like a real woman and not just a pop star.

    Despite 27 years difference in age star wife have become really close with people who have a lot in common. Moreover, Maxim Galkin became the first husband of Alla, who invited her to live in your house the couple had built a very cozy family «nest» in a country castle in the village of Mud on the Istra reservoir, which was rebuilt humorist.

    Castle of Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin
    Castle of Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin |


    September 18, 2013 in the family Pugacheva and Galkina there was a loud event – the star couple gave birth to twins Harry and Elizabeth. According to Alla Borisovny, kids endured a surrogate mother, but in their veins flows the blood of Alla and Maxim. As it turned out, the singer 12 years ago took care of your future offspring and had the procedure to freeze their eggs in case she and not work yourself to make pregnancy.

    Children of Alla Pugacheva was born in the village of Lapino in the branch clinic obstetrician Mark of Kucera «Mother and child» and became a true copy of their birth parents.

    Children of Alla Pugacheva | tvnz

    Harry and Lisa are brought up in a solid family story and surrounded by the love of parents each of the children Pugacheva and Galkin have their own floors in the house that is equipped according to all the canons of modernity and a personal nurse around the clock are children.

    Pays special attention to the education of children and the Diva who is very willing to work with children. Pugacheva skillfully develops in the League and Harry creative talents, making the «star» kids are dancing and singing. Alla Pugacheva considers himself a crazy mother and admits she always keeps a finger on the pulse in the upbringing of the twins. She calls Lisa and Harry main happiness of his life, which she is ready to give all myself without the rest.

    Children Pugacheva and Galkin Harry and Elizabeth
    Children Pugacheva and Galkin — Harry and Elizabeth |

    In 2016, the children of Alla Pugacheva was three years old. They can boast many achievements, among which were learning French in an elite kindergarten. Young Lisa for her musical success has already started to call a little Pugachevskoe, which, according to Alla Borisovny, will be the storm for all domestic singers.

    Awards and titles

    During his successful career of Alla Pugacheva was awarded numerous state and music awards, among which are of the order «For merits before Fatherland», the state prize of the Russian Federation in the field of pop art, the highest award of Armenia «the Order of Saint Mesrop Mashtots», the prize of the Belarusian President «Through art to peace and mutual understanding».

    In addition to prizes and awards Diva named «great woman of the twentieth century» and one of the 100 most influential women of Russia. Also, the singer takes the 4th place in the ranking of the most intelligent women of the Russian Federation.

    Alla Pugachova 2016
    Alla Pugacheva 2016 |

    In Finland in 1985, in the honor of Alla Pugacheva’s called steam, and also laid a few inscribed slabs and stars in Yalta, Vitebsk and Atakra. In the Russian capital on Arbat street near the store «Ekonika», which sells Shoe brand Diva, there is the bronze plate on which is the imprint of the feet of the singer.


    Discography Alla Pugacheva has more than a hundred solo LPS and CDs, which includes 17 albums, 25 compilations and 34 singles.

    • 1977 – «the mirror of the soul»
    • 1979 – «harlequin and other»
    • 1985 – «Oh, how I want to live»
    • 1987 – «Come and say»
    • 1990 – «Alla»
    • 1995 – «don’t hurt me, gentlemen.»
    • 2001 – «water bus»
    • 2003 – «Live in peace!»
    • 2008 – «Invitation to the sunset»


    High results the singer has achieved in her acting. Filmography of Alla Pugacheva has about 15 films, half of which Diva has played a major role.

    • 1978 – «the Woman who sings»
    • 1980 – «Retsital»
    • 1985 – «Come and say»
    • 2004 – «chasing two hares»
    • 2007 – «the Kingdom of crooked mirrors»


    Alla Pugachova

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