Lyudmila Savelyeva

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  • Name: Lyudmila Savelyeva ( Lyudmila Savelyeva )
  • Date of birth: 24 January 1942.
  • Age: 75 years
  • Place of birth: Saint Petersburg
  • Height: 165
  • Activities: Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, people’s artist of the RSFSR
  • Marital status: married Alexander Zbruev

    Lyudmila Savelyeva : a biography

    Lyudmila Savelyeva as Natasha Rostova national cinema was born in a tragic time. She was born in January 1942 in the besieged Leningrad, in the midst of famine. And the fact that she survived is a real miracle. It is not surprising that her early childhood was very difficult.

    But the war is over, and Lyudmila Savelyeva, together with all Leningraders began to return to civilian life. She attended one of the city schools. In the early years of native noticed that the girl stretches to art. She loved to read and showed a great interest in ballet. The mother took the 11-year-old daughter to a ballet school and it has paid off. Soon Lyudmila has started to show the rapidly growing skill. The teachers highly evaluated the ability of young ballerina, calling her one of the most promising students.

    After graduation, Lyudmila Savelyeva easily entered the Leningrad choreographic school, where he continued to improve in ballet. Immediately after graduation, in 1962, the dancer took to the Mariinsky theatre (then Kirov). All went to the fact that Savelyev may soon take the place of the soloist of the Mariinsky theatre. On the stage she made her debut in «Giselle», and then joined in the ballet «Sleeping beauty». The last performance was filmed and shown on TV.

    And here, as so often happens, intervened his Majesty the case, which radically changed the fate of a young ballerina.


    In 1964, directed by Sergei Bondarchuk began shooting his landmark paintings, «War and peace». But a suitable nature for Natasha was not. «Anyway,» Natalia Fateeva, Anastasia Vertinskaya and Natalia Kustinskaya, but demanding Director rejected all. On Lyudmila Savelyev drew the attention of the assistant Director. She saw the fragile girl in «Sleeping beauty», which was broadcast on TV.

    First, Sergei Bondarchuk rejected Savelyev. But, apparently, something attracted him to this girl, because the Director agreed to listen to her. Made-up and dressed «Natasha Rostova» Lyudmila appeared before demanding a novel. After a trial with different texts and characters Sergey Fedorovich approved the ballerina.

    Lyudmila Savelyeva was sure that work in the film – only an episode in her life. So the girl didn’t cast a ballet. But shooting took so much effort that soon Savelyeva had to decide, because of fatigue, she began to faint. And unexpectedly for herself Ludmila chosen movie.

    Aspiring actress was not mistaken. «War and peace» turned her into a star. After the release of the film, the cinematic biography of Lyudmila Savelyeva soared to such a height, which most Actresses do not manage to achieve over the long and hard work in the cinema. The film won the «Oscar» and many other major awards. Did not remain without awards and Saveliev.

    But after Natasha and the huge fame that fell upon the young artist, it was hard to find a decent role. «Lower the bar» Ludmila did not want and did not agree to the same type of naughty girls.

    Decent role came to her only in 1970. Directors Alexander Alov and Vladimir Naumov suggested Savelieva play Seraphim Korzukhina in his project «Running». This film based on works by Mikhail Bulgakov starred in Sevastopol and the Turkish quarter of Plovdiv. For the film-making process was carefully observed by the wife of Bulgakov. After viewing the footage with the staff, which appeared Lyudmila Savelyeva, the wife of the great writer began to cry. As later admitted the actress, it was the highest praise.

    In the same 1970, the actress appeared in another great film – «the Seagull». This adaptation of the works of Chekhov, which is very cleverly made film Director Yuli Karasik. Nina Zarechnaya in the performance of Lyudmila Savelyeva was great. This work is highly praised by critics, noting the picture of a prestigious prize at Chicago film festival «Silver Hugo».

    In the same period Saveliev appeared in the French-Italian project «Sunflowers». Romance was cool greeted the audience and critics, but the Russian actress had the great opportunity to observe the work of such stars of world cinema, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

    In the 1970s and 80s St. Petersburg actress starred in several films for which she was never ashamed. This adventure film Vladimir Weinstock «the headless Horseman», where she was given the role of Louise Poindexter, and the Soviet-Bulgarian historical film «Yuliya Vrevskaya». Here Lyudmila Savelyeva played the main character, the Countess Brescou who have invested all their money in the volunteer ambulance squad, which operated during the Russo-Turkish war.

    But in the 1990s in the work of the artist was long break. She appeared on screens in 1999, starring in the film «the Mystery of Nardo, or Dream white dog». After this breakthrough in the new century, Lyudmila Savelyeva appeared in two great films: the drama of Sergey Soloveva «Tender age» and the film by Vladimir Naumov «Clock without hands».

    Among the latest works of the great St. Petersburg actress is marking «Seventh heaven» and «Anna Karenina», where Saveliev played the Countess Sherbatova.

    Personal life

    With her future husband Alexander zbrueva Lyudmila Savelyeva was found in the period when she starred in her first stellar role of Natasha. Zbruev at that time already took place in the movie and was very popular. Savelyev after watching the movie «My little brother» with his participation was, like millions of Soviet women in love with the artist.

    When the two stars met in one of the capital’s restaurants, the feeling was engulfed in flames. Soon the couple officially legalized relationships. For Alexander zbrueva it was a second marriage.

    A long time personal life Lyudmila Savelyeva was happy. Was born the daughter Natalia. But after a few years of life it became known that Vadim was having an affair with a young actress Elena sanonoi. The light appeared to them an illegitimate daughter, Tatiana.

    But Zbruev didn’t want to tear the bonds of family. Hate and Lyudmila Savelyeva. Their marriage survived. Since the journalists ‘ questions about his personal life, the actress remained silent. She does not like, and questions about her daughter, Natalia. It is known that she followed in the footsteps of parents and still a teenager made his debut in the movie «If you believe Lopotuhinu».


    • «War and peace»
    • «Running Seagull»
    • «The headless horseman»
    • «Yulia Vrevskaya»
    • «It was the fourth year of war»
    • «Tender age»
    • «Clock without hands»
    • «Seventh heaven»
    • «Anna Karenina»


    Lyudmila Savelyeva

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