Svetlana Druzhinin

(biography, photos, videos) Svetlana Druzhinina

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  • Name: Druzhinina Svetlana ( Svetlana Druzhinina )
  • Date of birth: 16 Dec 1935
  • Age: 81 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Activities: Soviet and Russian actress, film Director, screenwriter, people’s artist of the Russian Federation
  • Marital status: married

    Svetlana Druzhinina : biography

    Svetlana Sergeevna Druzhinina Muscovite. She was born and grew up in the Maryina Roshcha. Childhood the future actress and Director was cloudless, but the bright and saturated events. Mother Anna Danilovna Myznikov – from the don Cossacks. His father Sergey Ivanovich Druzhinin Svetlana Sergeevna remembers vaguely. Dad went to war when she was 6, and died near Smolensk.

    Mother Svetlana Druzhinina in the postwar years he worked as a teacher in a kindergarten and pulls the economy on their shoulders. The family lived in a small communal flat. And near the house there were three cemeteries. The actress recalls that in his childhood all the boys shaved their heads to protect from lice. And was worn bald girls and boys with these cemeteries packs.

    When Druzhinina was 11 years old, she was in the group of circus acrobats. But when the circus is going on tour, Svetlana also expressed a desire to tour. My mother interrupted. She just closed the daughter of the castle. Thus ended the circus the biography of Svetlana Druzhinina and started ballet.

    During the rest of Svetlana in the camp she met a granddaughter of Isadora Duncan. The girl studied at the choreographic school of the Bolshoi theatre. After returning from the camp Svetlana immediately went to enroll in school. To do happened in the dance school of Theatre of a name of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

    Classmates Druzhinina was Maris Liepa and Natalia Kasatkina. And if not for a serious hand injury, perhaps the name Svetlana Sergeevna Druzhinina, too, stood in a row with stars of the ballet. But unfortunately, for fans of acting and directing talent Druzhinina – fortunately, she as a ballerina had not taken place. But long ballet classes have left a wonderful mark on the posture and the figure of the artist.

    Until healed hand, Svetlana Druzhinina found something else to do. She tried herself as a leading evenings, organized in the Concert hall of a name of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. They were notable for the fact that was broadcast on TV. A beautiful girl noticed the leadership of the Central television. She was asked to conduct the first releases of KVN. Svetlana accepted the offer and together with Mikhail Derzhavin was the first leading KVN.


    A cinematic biography of Svetlana Druzhinina started in 20 years. Handsome girl who knows how to stay in front of the camera and saw the Director Samson Samsonov. He was looking for actors for his new picture «For a showcase of Department store». So Druzhinin got his debut role in the movie. She played the beauty-the seller of one of departments of a Department store, I fell in love with Lieutenant – hero Anatoly Kuznetsov.

    The first role, although a supporting role, brought the young actress in popularity. But Druzhinin, watched work movie stars, suddenly realized that the necessary experience it does not. So went to enter the theater Institute. Chose VGIK. Here it is several years studied the secrets of the acting profession in the workshop of Boris Bibikov.

    On the same course were future stars of the national cinema Leonid Kuravlev and Sofiko Chiaureli. They all became famous artists in the period of study. For example, Svetlana Druzhinin had graduated in 1960, having in its students 5 roles.

    The second starring role went to the actress in the film Stanislav Rostotsky «it was in Penkovo», released in 1957. Melodrama about a love triangle, the protagonists of which were the characters Druzhinina, Maya Menglet and Vyacheslav Tikhonov, the whole country watched. Svetlana Sergeevna played the President’s daughter, the beautiful Larisa, from which the husband went to the visiting city girl Tony. Film-drama, which first heard the song «so many single Guys on the streets of Saratov» instantly became a hit.

    Another starring role was played by Svetlana Sergeyevna in 1961. The screens came beloved by generations of viewers a romantic Comedy Yuri however, the newspaper published «Girls». The image of the beauty of Anfisa, in the figurative expression of one of the heroes of the film – «the Firebird», has strengthened the all-Union glory Druzhinina. This is another hit of the national cinema, which was included in his gold Fund.

    By and large, these three roles were important and loved for many generations of viewers. Svetlana Druzhinina shot to mid 1960s. But it was during this period Druzhinin realized that she no longer wants to do it and remove itself.


    The entry of Svetlana Druzhinina at the VGIK was a surprise to her colleagues. In the movie the actress was doing fine. She starred in two pictures simultaneously. Glory after the «Girls» were still fresh. Therefore, care successful artist Director has understood not all. However, Svetlana Sergeevna successfully passed the examinations and were in the Studio of Igor Talankin.

    In 1969 Druzhinin, a diploma with his debut film «Zina». The young Director was willing to take a job in «Mosfilm».

    The first serious work of Svetlana Druzhinina – feature film «wishes». He was released in 1974 and was an adaptation of the novel by Veniamin Kaverin. And after 2 years there was a picture of «the Wedding», shot by Director based on the works of Dmitry Holendra.

    Movies Druzhinina went one after the other. Their popularity as the skill of the Director, has grown rapidly. «Courting guzra», «Dulcinea del Toboso», «circus Princess» was a huge success with viewers. In the paintings of Svetlana Sergeevna gladly starred Mikhail Boyarsky, Natalia Gundareva, Natalya Belokhvostikova, Elena Koreneva, and many other stars of the Soviet screen.

    But a real, resounding fame came to the Director in 1988 after the release of the series «midshipmen, forward!». The constellation of involved actors, such as Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Sergei Zhigunov, Dmitry Kharatyan, Olga machine interface and Tatiana lutaeva, the excellent script, which worked Yuri Nagibin, Nina Sorotokina herself Svetlana Druzhinina, wonderful music and intertwined love stories of the main characters turned the ribbon a real hit. For a long period of time to «kill» the ratings of the film could not one project that came out.

    Since 1994 Svetlana Druzhinin took up the following draft: the series «Secrets of Palace revolutions», in contrast to the history of cadets, based on real events of the 18th century. Palace conspiracies, successive on the throne of the Empress, intrigue and coups are the bases of story the serial of the tape. Filmed history of Russia «chaotic period» was also warmly received by the audience. Before the end of 2014 Druzhinin took 8 of the 12 movies of the series.

    Personal life

    With her future husband Anatoly Mukasei Svetlana Druzhinina met when he studied at the directing faculty. Anatoly was also a student, but on the operator. They met by chance, during a game of volleyball. Druzhinin was captain of the women’s team of the University, Mukasey male. They were called «the two captains». Broke the affair ended the marriage. So strong and successful in the world of cinema can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

    To this Union was born two sons. Sorry, chief, Anatoly Mukasey, died tragically in 1978. And if not for a strong shoulder, who knows how survived the tragedy Svetlana Druzhinina. In Anatolia after the death left a small son Daniel. After some time, did not and his mom. Therefore, grandparents became his parents.

    The youngest son of Svetlana Druzhinina Michael Mukasey went in his father’s footsteps He is a successful film producer and cinematographer.

    Svetlana Druzhinin says that her husband is God-sent. But the main thing in her life is still not my favorite work, and family. With her husband Anatoly Mukasei she has formed partnerships. Nobody in the family claims to primacy and does not «push» authority. Although the merits, and considerable, have both. Anatoly Mukasey is famous for its camera work. He directed such masterpieces of cinema as «Give the book of complaints» and «Beware of the car» by Eldar Ryazanov, «Nose», «Scarecrow» and other paintings by Rolan Bykov. Beloved by millions of TV series «Bolshaya Peremena» and 2 serial the hit «family circumstances». Besides, Anatoly Mukasey has removed all the movies of his wife.

    In 2016 will mark 58 years since then, as the personal life of Svetlana Druzhinina and Anatoly Mukasey’s flowing in the General direction.

    Filmography (actress)

    • «For a showcase of Department store»
    • «It was in Penkovo»
    • «Girls»

    Filmography (Director)

    • «Fulfillment of desires»
    • «The sun and the sun again!»
    • «Courtship of the hussar»
    • «Dulcinea Del Toboso»
    • «The circus Princess»
    • «Midshipmen, forward!»
    • «Secrets of Palace revolutions»


    Svetlana Druzhinin

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