Category: actors

Soviet actress Elina Bystritskaya (1960s)

Actor and comedian Arkady Raikin with son Kostya (late 1950s).

Yanina Zhejmo as Cinderella in the Soviet 1947 movie

Happy birthday to Vasily Livanov, who’s most famous for being the Soviet Sherlock Holmes! Born on July 19, 1935. (Postcard from 1965.)

Soviet actor Andrey Mironov, 7 June 1970.

with the elder sister (he’s on the left)



Actor Vasily Livanov (famous for portraying Sherlock Holmes in the Soviet movies) as a child

Vyacheslav Tikhonov as Andrei Bolkonsky in the Soviet War and Peace movie (1966)

August 27 – Faina Ranevskaya’s birthday (1896-1984)


She is so awesome. I love her. Her phrases pop up all the time in conversations, too. Just yesterday, when we were talking about diets and stuff with my girls, someone supplied: “I know the best way to lose weight. Eat naked in front of the mirror.”

Vera Kholodnaya, silent film actress (1893—1919)

Actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov signs autographs during Moscow Film Festival (1961)