Natalia Lapina

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  • Name: Natalia Lapina ( Natalia Lapina )
  • Date of birth: 5 August 1963
  • Age: 53 years
  • Place of birth: Nizhny Novgorod
  • Height: 173
  • Activities: Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, singer
  • Marital status: married

    Natalia Lapina: biography

    Actress Natalia Lapina Otarievna was born in August 1963 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). Her childhood was spent in Sormovo. It is a working village, which is on the outskirts of the city.

    The child of Natalia and her sisters cannot be called cloudless. Mother abused alcohol. Still, creativity Natalia Lapina – from parents. Father enjoyed playing the piano and the accordion and sang, and my mother wrote poetry.

    Natalia Lapina
    Natalia Lapina |

    Already in childhood Lapina demonstrated outstanding artistry. She sang beautifully and danced. But the girl from a simple working class family could only dream of a career artist.

    Natalia Lapina at the insistence of his mother enrolled in College. After graduation, as parents wanted, went to work at the plant. But Natalia managed to get out of this «Bermuda triangle», as she called native Sormovo. She enrolled in theatre school.


    A cinematic biography of Natalia Lapina began in 1986 and developed rapidly. In Nizhny Novgorod came from a group of «thumbnail» to remove the picture «the Life of Klim Samgin». The assistant Director looked at drama school, to find a girl for the role of Alina Telepneva. The choice fell on Lapino. Natalia went to Leningrad, where it was approved. She appeared on the same platform with Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Elena and the Nightingale.

    In 1989, Lapin graduated from the theater school with honors. At the graduation performance in Nizhny Novgorod was visited by the Director of theatre Lensoviet, Igor Vladimirov. He invited the girl into the troupe of the theater.

    Natalia Lapina in FLM
    Natalia Lapina in the film «don Cesar de Bazan» | Cu.Gee

    In the debut performance of «Station» on the stage of the famous theatre Natalia played along with Mikhail Boyarsky. Director Vladimirov solemnly handed the young artist the key of the room in a communal apartment near the theatre. Natalia Lapina was at the top of happiness. But already in half a year she quit because of proposals to act in films became too much. She didn’t want to break: select the cinema.

    Soon after, she starred in the famous film «don Cesar de Bazan,» directed by Yan Frid together with Mikhail Boyarsky, Anna Samokhina and Yuri Bogatyryov. Lapin played the Queen of Spain. Anna Samokhina Natalia struck up a close friendship. They called up and met to the death of the actress.

    Then came two films that brought Lapina real popularity. She starred Evgeniya Ginzburg’s «the Isle of lost ships», where it took her great vocals. The result so impressed the Director that he immediately undertook the shooting of the second project – «the maid of Rouen nicknamed Doughnut,» where she got the main role.

    It’s last two films opened Natalia Lapina Western audience. The actress in Switzerland, where the film festival with his paintings went Ginzburg, was not released. But her performance and charm so liked in Europe, particularly in Germany, which the artist called «Frau Marilyn Monroe rusish».

    Natalia Lapina and Konstantin Raikin
    Natalia Lapina and Konstantin Raikin in «Isle of lost ships» |

    Soon German producers arrived in Russia by invitation and the contract for Natalia Lapina. She was offered to play in the TV series «Marienhof». So the actress appeared in the West.

    Within two years she was in Germany. Russian actress played in the new film and simultaneously developed her musical career. She even recorded an album with Paul McCartney’s sister Ruth. And Lapin wrote the soundtrack to the film «Train to hell», starring starred Hugh Grant.

    For the recording of the song the singer was invited to Los Angeles, where she remained. Soon Natalia Lapina has got its own house in the Hollywood hills. She starred in movies and wrote songs.

    It’s been more than 20 years, and the actress returned to Russia. Today she is involved in music, collaborating with renowned artists such as Grigory Leps and Lada. And produces music shows under the English camp.

    Personal life

    The actress had Affairs with men whose names are known not only in Russia but throughout the world. In one of his interviews, she openly talked about the fact that he had a romantic relationship with Alexander Abdulov and Boris Nemtsov. But when the actress went to Germany, and then in Los Angeles, she had Affairs with Jack Nicholson and Mickey Rourke. With both Natalya and today maintains friendly relations.

    But the personal life of Natalia Lapina, unfortunately, was not the best way. She gave birth to a daughter Anastasia from a Swedish artist named Mathias. He was very jealous of the actress for her achievements and wanted to take from Los Angeles to Sweden. When Nastya was born, Mathias decided to leave. To humiliate his ex-wife, he is required to pass a DNA test.

    Natalia Lapina with her daughter
    Natalia Lapina daughter | VK

    Even more tragic was the second marriage of the actress. Her husband was a handsome man from Chicago who was younger Lapina for 24 years. But it soon appeared that Arthur Weingartner sick manic-depressive psychosis. The disease was manifested when Arthur drank.

    For many years Lapina fought his illness and was forgiven many things, including severe beatings during the attacks of rage. The last straw was the brutal beating, when the man ignored a restraining order (court forbade him to approach Natalya), and after dropping off the door to the house, almost killed my wife.

    Lapin dropped everything and went with her daughter to Russia, where he feels protected.


    • «The Life Of Klim Samgin»
    • «Don Cesar de Bazan»
    • «Isle of lost ships»
    • «The maid of Rouen nicknamed Doughnut,»
    • «Everyday life and theater Director.»
    • «Man for young woman»
    • «Waiter!»
    • «On the other side of desire»
    • «Soldier of fortune»
    • «Deadly force 2»


    Natalia Lapina

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