Margarita Nazarova

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  • Name: Nazarova Margarita ( Margarita Nazarova )
  • Date of birth: 26 November 1926
  • Age: 78 years
  • Date of death: October 25, 2005
  • Birth place: Tsarskoye Selo, Leningrad oblast
  • Height: 162
  • Activity: trainer, actress circus and cinema, people’s artist of the RSFSR
  • Marital status: was married

    Margarita Nazarova: biography

    Margarita Nazarova was born in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, Leningrad region, which is now called Pushkin. Her father Peter was a Forester, and her mother Olga is a teacher of Junior classes. Margaret had two younger sisters – Galina and Faith. Starting with 7 years old girl visited the local House of pioneers, where she danced in the ballet Studio.

    When Margaret was 15 years old, the family moved to Daugavpils, where was transferred to the service of the father. There they are found by the second world war. The head of the family was drafted into the Soviet army, and Margarita with her mother and sisters sent to her aunt in Pavlovsk. When the war came and there started the evacuation, but the Margarita was captured by the Nazis and was sent to Germany.

    At first she served as a maid in the manor house in Hamburg, where she, in her words, treated very well, and then it was given at a local cabaret as a dancer. After the war, Margarita Nazarova returned to Latvia, where he finds the surviving sisters and mother. But the father during one of the battles was missing, and his fate of the family and failed to learn.


    In order to survive in a difficult time, Rita goes to work in the corps de ballet of the Daugavpils theatre, and later the team of «Circus on stage», where he performed with acrobatics. Margaret gradually begins to use in his speeches of animals, they were mostly dogs, cats and horses. Over 8 years of experience in the circus singer was looking for a new challenge, and she decides to make a racing motorcycles. The following stage actress of the circus began a career tamer of tigers, which earned her the all-Union popularity, as Margaret was the first woman who entered the cage to these animals.

    In 1957, at the 6th world festival of youth and students Margarita Nazarova paired with Constantine, Constantine presented the program «Water extravaganza», which was able to get the first prize of the festival and a Gold medal.

    Nazarova’s success in working with large predators is not accidental. She’s one of the first drassinower of the Soviet school began to use not only a reflex technique based on the teachings of the famous physiologist Pavlov, but also correctly take into account the psychology of animals, to approach each animal-the artist individually.

    The last performance of Margarita Nazarova at the circus took place in the late 70-ies in Penza and were tragic. One of the tigers suddenly afraid of the noise of the audience, ran backstage, but then returned and attacked the actress, who was standing with her back to him. Margaret was taken to hospital where it was found that physical harm to any animal is not inflicted, but nevertheless, the doctors forbade an elderly artist to work with predators. Again change the role Nazarov refused and soon left the circus forever.


    First experience on set for Margarita Nazarova was the adventure film «the case in the taiga» of 1953, in which she played a cameo role and participated in the crowd. In 1954, at the cinema out action-adventure spy film «Dangerous path», which in addition to «regular» actors who take part of the Ussuri and Bengal tigers. In one scene, the actress Liliya Yudina had to enter the cage of animals, but flatly refused. And the Director called professional trainer Nazarov as an understudy.

    Immediately thereafter she was invited to the bright Comedy «tiger girl» as an understudy of the famous actress Lyudmila Kasatkina, who played the lead role. In this film Margaret plays all the scenes shot at the circus and with the participation of the striped predators.

    But the present popularity of Margarita Nazarova brought several frivolous Comedy «Striped flight» which was published in 1961. Here tamer played the main female role of the barmaid Marianne, who managed to calm and rein escaped from the cells of animals. The film was a huge success with viewers and is rightly included in the Golden list of the classics of Soviet cinema.

    The latest emergence on the screen for the actress-tamer became the short film «Stewardess» of 1967, in which she, as in his first film, played the role of statistics and participated in the crowd.

    In 1969 she was awarded the title of people’s artist of the Russian Federation.

    Personal life

    In Daugavpils theatre Margarita Nazarova met with Konstantin Konstantinovsky, who worked in the same facility one of the Directors. In 1946, Margaret and Constantine signed. Later they will be performing together at the circus, together to train tigers. In this marriage they had a son Alexei, who followed in the footsteps of their parents and also became a circus performer and trainer.

    In 1972, one of the tigresses during game play accidentally wounded Constantine, he had inflammation of the brain, and a week later he died unexpectedly at the age of 52. Nazarova had a difficult recovery after her husband’s death she became depressed, and only a year and a half she was able to return to work.

    A year later, Margarita Petrovna’s getting remarried again for his colleague, a circus artist of Georgian origin, who was younger than her 15 years. This marriage lasted only a few months.

    After Margaret stopped performing, her son Alex went to France, where he performed as a trainer. He married the Russian actress Olga Insurance and gave his mother the grandchild named after her – Margarita. The girl continued the dynasty and became a trainer of cats.


    Margarita Petrovna after her retirement more than 20 years, she lived alone, almost maintaining relationships with former colleagues and acquaintances. She lived in Nizhny Novgorod.

    Died people’s artist of Russia October 26, 2005 at the age of 79 years, but the body of the actress were able to detect only 3 days. The door of the apartment opened the emergency workers at the request of a neighbor who raised the alarm.

    Margarita Nazarova buried in the suburbs of Nizhny Novgorod, on the cemetery the alley of Heroes.


    • 1953 — the case in the taiga
    • 1954 — Dangerous trails
    • 1954 — tiger girl
    • 1961 — Striped flight
    • 1967 — the Stewardess


    Margarita Nazarova

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