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Born in Kutaisi, Russian Empire [now Republic of Georgia]
Died in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR [now Republic of Georgia]
Birth NameVeriko Ivlianovna Andzhaparidze

Mini Bio (1)

Queen of Soviet theater. Although Veriko (she was always called by her first name) acted in dozens of films, she did not get the same success as Nato Vachnadze. But she was first on the stage, from her twenties till her death. Her part from Monanieba (1987) by Abuladze became a cult favorite. 'Is this way to the temple?' her character asks a victim of the Soviet regime. These words were later taken as a motto of Perestrojka.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: vbgz

Spouse (1)

Mikheil Chiaureli (? - 31 October 1974) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

She is the mother of actress Sofiko Chiaureli who idolized the genius Sergei Parajanov; both Veriko and Sofiko star in Parajanov's "Legend of Suram Fortress", Sofiko also stared in Parajanov's "Sayat Nova", "Ashik Kerib" and the unfinished "Confession" which survives in its original negative in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
Queen of Soviet theater. Although Veriko (she was always called by first name) acted in dozens of films, she did not got success of Nato Vachnadze. But she was first on the stage, from her twenties till her death. Her part from Monanieba (1987) by Abuladze became a cult favorite. 'Is this way to the temple?' her character asks a victim of the Soviet regime. These words were later taken as a motto of Perestrojka.
Mother of actress Sofiko Chiaureli.

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