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Elena Bondarchuk: biography
Elena Bondarchuk is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. The greatest resonance was received by such movies with her participation as «the Quiet don», «Poor Nastya» and «One night of love».
Elena was born in, without exaggeration, the legendary family. Her father – actor and Director Sergei Bondarchuk, and mother’s not less famous actress Irina Skobtseva. The girl is his younger brother Fyodor Bondarchuk, and older half sister Natalia, also became an actress. Because of the constant employment of parents children are largely under the care of his grandmother, Yulia Nikolaevna Skobtseva.
Interestingly, Bondarchuk Sr. wanted to name a daughter Olesya, but the female part of the family in the face of his mother and grandmother deliberately insisted on the name Elena. And when the girl grew up, it turned out that it categorically does not accept and requires to call yourself Elena. She even wanted to alter the passport, but eventually resigned with existing documents.
None of the relatives are not surprised by the choice of Elena when she after obtaining matriculation he entered the School-Studio of MKHAT. The fact that the girl will follow the footsteps of parents was obvious. Moreover, in the new Bondarchuk school she got into the Studio one kinolenty – people’s artist Eugene Evstigneev, which helped her hone a natural talent.
During his life, Elena changed a few scenes. She was an actress of the Theatre named after A. S. Pushkin, theatre of Mossovet, was a leading actress of Art academic theatre of M. Gorky. In 2003 Bondarchuk moved to the stage of the private theatre «Empire of Stars», which became her last. With many performances the actress was out on tour abroad and even performed on Broadway.
Movie Alena Bondarchuk made his debut at a young age: she starred in the military drama «the Velvet season». Then there was the children’s painting «Living rainbow», which was followed by a series of leading roles – crime film «Parisian drama,» the family Saga «Time and the conways,» the historical-revolutionary film «Come free.» Generally in the 80-ies the actress starred quite a lot. In addition to these films is to highlight the melodrama «Carousel on the market square» and the historical picture of «Boris Godunov», on which he worked not only Soviet, but also Polish, German and Czechoslovak film Studio.
In the ‘ 90s on account of Helen’s only two projects, but very bright. She first appeared as the Countess in the biographical film «the Case Sukhovo-Kobylin», and then took part in the film adaptation of the novel «and Quiet flows the don», the work of her father and brother. However, the audience was able to see this through for 14 years. The reason for the delay in the show were financial questions.
Almost 10 years Bondarchuk fell out of the cinema. It is with personal life, and the fact that the theater for it always had a higher priority. But longtime fans of Helena was able to re-enjoy the game in the dramatic Thriller «Amber wings», the melodrama «Poor Nastya», adventure film «traffic Cops», women’s history, «Dear Masha Berezina» and the historical romantic film «One night of love», in which she recreates the image of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
The latest work of Elena Bondarchuk, romance «Classmates», published after the death of the actress. Interestingly, in this film she played the mother of the main character named Theodore, played by… her own son Konstantin Kryukov.
First husband of Alena Bondarchuk was Vitaly Kryukov. He had no relation to the movie, and was engaged in scientific activity. Elena’s husband was a scholar, a gemologist, as well as a very successful entrepreneur. In their family was born the son of Konstantin Kryukov, a very gifted young man. He and actor and artist, and a talented jeweler.
In the 90 years, the family moved to permanent residence in Switzerland. Elena a change of scenery at first benefited, but then she began to worry: was homesick, and even more for his beloved work, from which was cut off. Finally, the woman could not stand, took the bones and ran to Moscow. Hooks was trying to return to his wife and son, but before it was delivered an ultimatum: either together, in Russia or in Switzerland it is one. The family broke up.
Much later, Elena met another man. He is also engaged in creative activities so their understanding was on the verge intuitive.
Quite a long time Alyona Bondarchuk suffered from cancer. But the courageous woman had concealed his illness from the public, and to the last continued to work. She took intensive care in an Israeli hospital, but despite all the efforts of doctors, the disease is not retreating. Realizing that beat cancer, Bondarchuk did not wait for the end in a foreign country. She Packed up and returned to Moscow, to his family.
The last day of life a beautiful woman became November 7, 2009. Because wide circles of the masses were not aware of the disease, the tragedy in the family Bondarchuk produced a bombshell. Many people didn’t believe the news, hoping that this «duck» is someone’s cruel joke. But, alas, the information was truthful.
After a funeral service at the Sretensky monastery, Elena Sergeevna was buried at Novodevichy cemetery, near the grave of her father.
- 1983 — Parisian drama
- 1984 — Time and the conways
- 1984 Come free
- 1992 — Quiet Flows The Don
- 2003 — Amber wings
- 2003-2004 Poor Nastya
- 2004 — Dear Masha Berezina
- 2005 — Alternate instinct
- 2008 — One night of love
- 2010 — Classmates