Lyudmila Chursina

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  • Name: Lyudmila Chursina ( Lyudmila Chursina )
  • Date of birth: 20 July 1941.
  • Age: 75 years
  • Place of birth: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Height: 174
  • Activities: Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, people’s artist of the USSR
  • Marital status: divorced

    Lyudmila Chursina : biography

    According to the official version-the future star of Soviet cinema Chursina Lyudmila Alekseevna was born in Stalinabad (now Dushanbe). Unofficial sources say that Genovefa Ivanovna the sun the birth occurred in the train, when in June 1941 the family was evacuated from the city of Velikie Luki of the Pskov region in Dushanbe. And place of birth, the expectant actress was a village Gruzdovo that in the Pskov region. But to register the birth of the child was only on arrival in Tajikistan.

    Family Cursing for a long time, traveled around the country, which was associated with the work of the father. Alexey Chursin – a career officer. In Stalinabad family survived the war years. But then again went on the road. The Arctic, Chukotka, Kamchatka And The Caucasus. They lived a little bit everywhere.

    For some time Tursini stopped in Georgia. In Tbilisi Lyudmila went to school. She quickly learned the language and local culture. Sang Georgian songs. The school Chursina was a good student, but gave preference to the exact Sciences, especially physics and geometry.

    Starting from 7 th grade Lyudmila Chursina studied in Velikie Luki, where her parents lived before the war. Here she graduated from high school, and with honors, and was going to receive a higher education in one of the technical universities. As an option to consider aviation Institute. But all agreed his Majesty the case. Instead of having to carry documents to the intended institution, Lyudmila Chursina in company with a friend filed documents at the theatre. Not one but three. It is noteworthy that she took in all the universities: cinematography, GITIS and Shchukin. The latter she chose. But her friend was lucky she failed the exams.

    In 1963, Lyudmila Chursina has received the diploma of Theatrical school of a name of Schukin.


    After graduation Chursina enlisted in the Vakhtangov Theatre. The troupe invited her artistic Director Ruben Simonov. In this scene, the actress debuted. First in the crowd of the play «Princess Turandot», and then in a small role performances «Russian forest». Soon Lyudmila Chursina already offered more meaningful roles. In the play «Richard III» actress appeared in the image of the lady Anne.

    It is noteworthy that her scene partners was Mikhail Ulyanov and Mikhail Astangov – at that time already well-known artists. In the Vakhtangov Theatre, Lyudmila Alekseevna was delayed for 3 years. Some time she gave exclusively to the movie business.

    In 1974 Chursina working again in the theater, combining shooting new movies and work on stage. But now L. A. is in the Academic drama theatre of a name of Pushkin (former Alexander) in Leningrad. In this scene she appeared in for 10 years.

    In 1984 the artist moved to Moscow. From Leningrad it «lured» to the Theater of the Soviet Army, proposing, Lyudmila Chursina dreamed of for many years. For the sake of Nastasya Filippovna from the Idiot she was ready to change not only the theatre, but a city. About made the actress do not regret it. Work was tiring but extremely fun. To convey the contradictory nature of the heroine, seemed to embody all the existing vices and virtues, and to be natural is a Herculean task.

    But Lyudmila with this uneasy task was done well. Every time her Nastasia was different. Every time something was added and transformed in this manner, causing the sympathy of the audience and the strong emotions from the sight.

    For the heroine of the novel of Dostoevsky went to other images. Chursina played the Baroness Stahl from «Masquerade» Lermontov and Ernestine Tyutcheva in the production of «the last light». Heroine, who belonged to the actress, has always been complex and multidimensional. To play, to get used to offer images, Lyudmila Chursina had to spend a lot of mental strength. But the result was awesome.

    In our day, Lyudmila Chursina continues to play at the Theater of the Soviet Army. Theatergoers in awe of her character S production of «God save the king» based on the work of Somerset Maugham. This performance of Leonid Heifits kept in the repertory for over 10 years. But every Prime Minister is accompanied by a full hall audience.

    Today Cursinu can also be seen in the production of «Duet for soloist», where she plays a world-famous violinist Stephanie Abrahams, who is confined to a wheelchair. Throughout the performance the heroine is in the office of the psychoanalyst, which is conversation. To make a monotonous piece such that the audience throughout the performance were in suspense – is the task feasible only for the talented actress. Such as Lyudmila Chursina.

    Noteworthy works of Ludmila Alexeevna in the project «the Empress» and «Paul I». Here the heroine on the roof of the majestic and Regal. Catherine II and Empress Maria Feodorovna in the performance of the actress look natural, because the aristocracy – an inherent feature of most anything.


    Since the mid-1960s, Lyudmila Chursina appeared on the screens. Not to say that the first movies she struck incredible success. However, L. A. was one of the young actors, who received the title of people’s artist of the USSR. It happened in 1981, when the roof was 40.

    But before that, the actress had to play a lot of roles. She made her debut in the film «When trees were big» in 1961 year. The young actress was not upset that got the role was tiny. The important thing is that she could appear on screen in the film, which starred the real stars, such as Vasily Shukshin, Yuri Nikulin.

    But the first major role went to Lyudmila Alekseevna in the film «don story». Her character Daria had a strong character and a hot temper. According to the scenario she is not married wife of a red army soldier, Sibelco, played by Yevgeny Leonov. Performed by Daria Chursina went like it was planned Director: vivid and memorable. After the release of this film, the actress faced a wave of popularity.

    And then there was the remarkable role in the films, which occupy a place in the Golden Fund of Russian cinema. «Virineya», «Gloom-river», «crane», «Jasmine», «Spring Love». It was for this work the artist received their first awards. The film «crane» brought her international fame and the Grand Prix at the film festival in San Sebastiano. This prize Lyudmila Chursina presented herself Audrey Hepburn.

    Chursina Lyudmila Alekseevna so impressed a Western audience that received an invitation to Hollywood. She was offered a 3-year contract and work in 15 films. The obstacle to the «factory of dreams» was a lack of language skills and the unwillingness of the authorities to let domestic star to work in «bourgeois cinema». Attention to the artist was more than close. For his work in the film «Dossier person «Mercedes» Lyudmila Chursina was awarded the prize of the KGB.

    In 2002, the walk of fame in the capital appeared a plate with a handprint Lyudmila Alekseevny on the roof. Actress and today «in service». More she works in the theater, but in the movie sometimes removed. It can be seen in several TV series such as «Goryachev and other», «the House on English embankment», «Margot» and «Interns.»

    Personal life

    With her first husband, Vladimir Putinym actress met when played in «don story». FEIN was the Director of the film. They lived together for 17 years, but in 1981 I got divorced. It is known that Mr FEIN had an addiction to alcohol. Lyudmila Chursina fought a long time for her husband, but at one point the patience ran out.

    It seemed that personal life Lyudmila the roof was adjusted in 1983, when the actress met the oceanographer Vladimir Petrovsky. But the family idyll did not last long. After 2 years the couple divorced.

    Third husband of Ludmila Alexeevna the sun, the son of Secretary General Yuri Andropov Igor, was a diplomat. They lived together from 1987 to 1991. But this Union ended in a break up. As explained by the actress, they met already held by people who was too late to change habits and lifestyle. And freedom-loving nature Chursina is not conducive to a quiet family life.

    Lyudmila Alekseevny no children. As she says, first births were postponed due to the lack of housing, then having a child interfere with the.


    • «When trees were big»
    • «Don story»
    • «Two tickets for the matinee»
    • «Virineya»
    • Zhuravushka
    • «Gloom-river»
    • «Race with prosecution»
    • «Remember or forget»
    • Jubilee
    • «Dossier person «Mercedes»


    Lyudmila Chursina

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