November 30, 2021
Nina Ivanovna Rouslanova (in Russian: Ни́на Ива́новна Русла́нова), born December 5, 1945 in Bohodoukhiv in the Ukrainian SSR and died November 21, 2021 in Moscow (Russia) [ref. necessary], is a Soviet then Russian theater and film actress, distinguished People's Artist of the Russian Federation in 1998.
Nina Rouslanova is an abandoned child, found in Bohodoukhiv. She was taken in by an orphanage in Kharkiv oblast, where she was given the name, first name and patronymic. She chooses herself for the birthday on December 5, the day of the adaptation of Constitution Stalin, because it is a public holiday in the Soviet Union. Nina changes her orphanage five times, she goes to school there and learns the trade of plasterer, after which she passes the entrance examination to the National University of the Arts in Kharkiv (fr). She studied there for a year before leaving for Moscow where she was taken in the class of Vera Lvova (ru) at the Boris Chtchoukine Institute of Dramatic Art. In 1969, she became an actress of the Vakhtangov Theater. In 1985-1988, she performed at the Mayakovsky Theater, then returned to Vakhtangov's troupe.
Her film debut took place under the direction of Kira Mouratova in Brèves Rencontres in 1967. She has collaborated with Gorki Film studios since 1988.
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Audiovisual resources: Allociné (en) AllMovie (en) Internet Movie Database (en) Rotten Tomatoes
Nina Ruslanova in the Kinoglaz database Russian culture portal Cinema portal Theater portal Television portal USSR portal Russia portal