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1. Anton Yelchin Anton Yelchin Actor, Fright Night Anton Yelchin is an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis, Chekov in the Star Trek reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy. He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin...
2. Margarita Levieva Margarita Levieva Actress, The Invisible
3. George Sanders George Sanders Actor, All About Eve George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
4. Natalya Rudakova Natalya Rudakova Actress, Transporter 3 She was born in Leningrad, former Soviet Union. Her parents moved with her from Russia to New York when she was 17 years old, and she continues to reside in New York. While working as a hairdresser at a salon, she was discovered by Luc Besson, the co-writer of Transporter 3, in New York, when she crossed a street. He gave her acting lessons and cast her as the female lead in Transporter 3.
5. Oksana Akinshina Oksana Akinshina Actress, Lilya 4-Ever
6. Konstantin Khabenskiy Konstantin Khabenskiy Actor, Night Watch Konstantin Khabenskiy is a Russian actor known in the West for his work in the horror flicks Night Watch and Day Watch. He is also co-starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Wanted. He was born Konstantin Yurevich Khabenskiy on January 11, 1972, in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg...
7. Nikita Bogolyubov Nikita Bogolyubov Actor, The Saratov Approach Nikita Bogolyubov was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). He had his first taste of being an entertainer via ice skating when he was only four years old. His family had migrated with him over to the US when he was eight years old. Due to his parents' world-class figure skating abilities, Nikita got to travel all over the US and Canada before they settled down in New Jersey...
8. Richard Marner Richard Marner Actor, The African Queen A Russian-born stage and screen actor who usually plays a military man in lots of spy thrillers and war films, Alexander Molchanoff was born in Petrograd in 1921. He was the eldest son of Colonel Paul Molchanoff, of the Semionovsky regiment. In 1924 his family left Russia via Finland and Germany finally ending up in London,where Alexander's grandmother had a house in Harley Street...
9. Tom Conway Tom Conway Actor, 101 Dalmatians Tom Conway played "The Falcon" in ten of that series' entries. He starred in three Val Lewton horror classics. He appeared in comedies, musicals, two Tarzan films and even science fiction films. He was early television's Detective Mark Saber, but Conway will probably be best remembered as George Sanders' brother...
10. Greta Onieogou Greta Onieogou Actress, Fever Pitch
11. Lenn Kudrjawizki Lenn Kudrjawizki Actor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit At the age of 2 months, Lenn Kudrjawizki and his parents moved to Berlin where his father worked as a scientist. At the age of 5, Lenn's father mesmerized him with a Violin that he had fetched from the attic. The violin would certainly become a very important aspect of his life. Lenn stood on the stage of the Leningrader State Ballet at the tender age of 4 to audition for admittance...
12. Lila Kedrova Lila Kedrova Actress, Torn Curtain
13. Mischa Auer Mischa Auer Actor, You Can't Take It with You Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
14. Leonid Kinskey Leonid Kinskey Actor, Casablanca Leonid Kinskey, originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, performed across Europe and much of Latin America before his arrival in the United States. By 1932 he landed a small role as a radical in Ernst Lubitsch's comedy, Trouble in Paradise. The next year he played an agitator in Duck Soup. He went on to play small parts...
15. Yekaterina Golubeva Yekaterina Golubeva Actress, Pola X
16. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand Writer, The Fountainhead
17. Kseniya Rappoport Kseniya Rappoport Actress, The Unknown Woman
18. Sasha Andreev Sasha Andreev Actor, IceBreaker Having moved from St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of nine, Sasha Andreev spent his childhood in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he became involved in local theater productions before moving to New York City to attend Stuyvesant High School. He continued to pursue acting at Vassar College...
19. Anya Kop Anya Kop Self, And the Winner Is... Anya was born on January 3, 1989, in St. Petersburg, Russia. At age four, she was adopted by a Hawaiian family, and then raised in Oahu. Modelling started early for Anya who, at age seventeen, did (non-haute couture) shows by Chanel, Fendi, Jeanie Chun, and Louis Vitton, to name a few. She auditioned for (and successfully attained) a finalist spot on Cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model...
20. Sacha Guitry Sacha Guitry Writer, Faisons un rêve... French actor, dramatist and director, Sacha Guitry was born in 1885 in Saint-Petersburg where his father, actor Lucien Guitry, was under contract with the city's French theater. Early on, Sacha knew he was going to be an artist. Therefore, his studies were mediocre. His acting debuts were not too encouraging either...
21. Dmitriy Nagiev Dmitriy Nagiev Actor, The Best Movie Dmitri Nagiev - a talented actor and one of the most popular show-business figures in Russia. In 1991 graduated from the Leningrad State University of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. After obligatory military service he worked in the theatre "Vremya", then he was a "Radio Modern" DJ. Best known for...
22. Olga Sutulova Olga Sutulova Actress, Leningrad
23. Elizaveta Boyarskaya Elizaveta Boyarskaya Actress, Downfall
24. Aleksey German Aleksey German Director, Khrustalyov, My Car!
25. Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Soundtrack, Children of Men Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films. He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, Russia...
26. Vladimir Garin Vladimir Garin Actor, The Return
27. Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Self, I, Putin: A Portrait (1952) Born in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (1975) Graduates from law school in Leningrad. (1975-1990) KGB agent posted mainly in East Germany but also Leningrad. (1994-1996) Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg. (1996-1998) Deputy Chief of Staff in President Boris Yeltsin's administration. (1998-1999) Head of the Federal Security Bureau and Yeltsin's Security Council...
28. Victor Kossakovsky Victor Kossakovsky Director, ¡Vivan las Antipodas! Documentary film director. Born on July 19, 1961 in Leningrad. Since 1978 he worked at the Leningrad studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor. In 1988 he finished the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. Laureate of the "Triumph" Prize, Laureate of the RF State Award and the "Nika" prize...
29. Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov Writer, Lolita Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899, the eldest of five children in a wealthy aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandfather was a Justice Minister to the Czar Alexander II. His father, named Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was a liberal political leader, the editor of a liberal newspaper...
30. Bambola Bambola Actress, La dolce vita
31. John Arnatt John Arnatt Actor, Whistle Down the Wind John Edwin Arnatt was born in Petrograd on the eve of the Russian Revolution, the son of a manager for Vauxhall Motors. Forced to leave Russia during the turmoil, his family returned to England where John was schooled at Epworth College and later trained for acting at RADA. On stage from 1936, he made his debut at the London West End in 1938 (in the revue "Happy Returns")...
32. Michael Chekhov Michael Chekhov Actor, Spellbound Michael Chekhov was a Russian actor in the Moscow Art Theatre who emigrated to America and made a career in Hollywood, earning himself an Oscar nomination. He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1891. His mother, Natalya Golden, was Jewish, and his father, Aleksandr Chekhov...
33. Mikhail Porechenkov Mikhail Porechenkov Actor, 9th Company
34. Ivan Shvedoff Ivan Shvedoff Actor, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
35. Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Ekaterina Chtchelkanova Actress, Chicago
36. Irina Baronova Irina Baronova Actress, Toast to Love
37. Gregory Gaye Gregory Gaye Actor, Ninotchka Character actor in US films.
38. Tatyana Samoylova Tatyana Samoylova Actress, The Cranes are Flying Tatiana Samoilova (Tatyana Samojlova) is a Russian film actress known for the leading roles in The Cranes are Flying and Anna Karenina. She was born Tatiana Evgenievna Samoilova on May 4, 1934, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Her father, Yevgeni Samojlov, was a notable Russian actor, Her mother, Zinaida Ilyinichna...
39. Victoria Haralabidou Victoria Haralabidou Actress, Brides
40. Alisa Freyndlikh Alisa Freyndlikh Actress, Stalker Alisa Brunovna Freindlikh was born on December 8, 1934, in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Her father, named Bruno Frejndlikh, was a notable actor. Alisa Freindlikh graduated from Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography in 1957. From 1961-1983 Alisa Freindlikh was a permanent...
41. Lyudmila Shiryaeva Lyudmila Shiryaeva Actress, Sappho
42. Vitali Baganov Vitali Baganov Actor, Salt Baganov came to acting via a somewhat circuitous route. Born in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia), he attended Leningrad State University, where he studied astronomy for 4 years. After that - it must have been in his stars - he entered the State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography...
43. Dinara Drukarova Dinara Drukarova Actress, Amour Was born in St Petersburg, Russia. 21 years old but already an experienced actress. Played in 10 films or telefilms in Russia and more recently in France. 1rst film "Freeze, Die, Come to life" was awarded Gold Camera at Le Festival de Cannes. Lives now half in St Petersbourg, half in Paris. Dramatically charming girl
44. Nikolai Cherkasov Nikolai Cherkasov Actor, Alexander Nevsky The preeminent Russian actor, at least in Western eyes, of the first half of the twentieth century. He became interested in the theatre as a teenager and joined the Teatr Mariinskij as a stagehand in 1918. He apprenticed with various traveling companies and therein learned ballet, pantomime, and acrobatics...
45. Lyudmila Saveleva Lyudmila Saveleva Actress, War and Peace Lyudmila Savelyeva is a Russian actress known as Natasha Rostova in epic film War and Peace, a powerful adaptation of the eponymous masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. She was born Lyudmila Mikhailovna Savelyeva on 24 January 1942, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), while the city suffered the heroic Siege of Leningrad during WWII...
46. Pavel Klushantsev Pavel Klushantsev Director, Planeta bur
47. Aleksei Ananishnov Aleksei Ananishnov Actor, Mother and Son
48. Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky Soundtrack, Rise of the Guardians Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. "Le sacre du printemps"...
49. Victoria Chalaya Victoria Chalaya Actress, Her Knight
50. Charles Lamont Charles Lamont Director, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man One of the more prolific American directors, Charles Lamont entered films as an actor in 1919 and became a director in 1922. He churned out numerous one- and two-reel comedies for various producers, including Mack Sennett and Al Christie, and began directing features in the mid-'30s. Lamont was a staple of such independent studios as Chesterfield and Republic...
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