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Riddles and secrets of Irina Miroshnichenko: why beauty did not bring happiness to one of the brightest actresses
Riddles and secrets of Irina Miroshnichenko: why beauty did not bring happiness to one of the brightest actresses

On July 24, the famous theater and film actress, People's Artist of the RSFSR Irina Miroshnichenko turns 79. In the 1970s - 1980s. she was called one of the brightest, most spectacular and beautiful Soviet actresses. However, her beauty did not bring her happiness. Her career was successful: she played more than 80 roles in films and dozens of roles on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater, but in her years the actress regrets that she devoted her whole life to the profession and made too many mistakes in her youth …

French charm in Soviet style

Irina Miroshnichenko with her mother

She became an actress largely thanks to her mother. Ekaterina Miroshnichenko herself dreamed of a stage, studied acting from A. Tairov, but after her first husband was repressed, she had to leave the theater studio, and her acting career ended as soon as it began. She tried to realize her unfulfilled dreams in her daughter's life. When she was 6 years old, her mother sent her to the school at the school to them. Gnesins, where Irina learned to play the violin. True, she studied there for only a year. “”, - she explained.

Irina Miroshnichenko in her youth

Their life was very difficult: after returning after the war from evacuation in Barnaul, where Irina was born, the family settled in a 9-meter room in a communal apartment - once this large apartment belonged to Catherine and her first husband, but after his arrest, the housing was compacted and turned into communal apartment, leaving the former owner only one room. They lived from hand to mouth, ate potato peelings, but at the same time, Irina's mother herself behaved like a king and taught her daughter this. "".

Irina Miroshnichenko in her youth

From mother Irina inherited not only artistry, beauty and incredible femininity, but also a surname: she was nee Miroshnichenko. In her first marriage with the military leader Ivan Tolpezhnikov, her son Rudolph was born, but after her husband was arrested and shot, it was dangerous to bear his name. After that, she remarried. Irina's father was a party worker Pyotr Weinstein, but his daughter only got a middle name - with his last name, it would have been much more difficult for the artist to succeed in the profession, so at the beginning of her career she decided to take her mother's maiden name.

People's Artist of the RSFSR Irina Miroshnichenko

Ekaterina Miroshnichenko dreamed that her daughter would grow up and one day leave for Paris, and therefore insisted that Irina learn French. Subsequently, it was very useful to her. "", - said later the actress, who, thanks to her mother from her youth, learned to present herself. The actress always dressed with French chic and followed the trends of European fashion, and often the spectators went to films with her participation with one purpose: to see what was in fashion now. Miroshnichenko often refused the services of costume designers and appeared on the set in outfits from her own wardrobe. So, in the film "You never dreamed of" she starred in her own fur coat and cap. The actress always had good taste, had a subtle sense of style and looked impressive and elegant. That is why she often got the roles of foreign women in the cinema.

Singing actress

The actress at the beginning of her career

Although Irina did not become a violinist, she did not say goodbye to music. Even as a child, she dreamed of becoming not an actress, but a singer, ever since, at family holidays, she put a chair in the middle of the room, climbed onto it and sang the song "Dark Night". Irina dreamed of performing on stage, performing French songs.But when one day her dream came true, unfortunately, her mother did not see it. The artist recalled: "".

Irina Miroshnichenko in the film I walk across Moscow, 1963

And although Irina Miroshnichenko nevertheless became an actress, and not a professional singer, she did not give up singing. Her debut as a pop artist took place in a duet with Lev Leshchenko, and later, in a creative tandem with the poet and composer Andrei Nikolsky, she released several music albums, and also prepared a solo concert for the 850th anniversary of Moscow "The Root Muscovite" and traveled half the country with this program …

Irina Miroshnichenko and Andrey Konchalovsky on the set of the film Uncle Vanya, 1970

In high school, Irina began to study in a theater studio and after graduating from school she entered the Moscow Art Theater School. While still a student, she made her film debut. Although this threatened her with expulsion - the participation of students in the filming was not welcomed, since it interfered with her studies - Miroshnichenko simply could not refuse such a chance. She was fortunate enough to play her first film role in the cult film "I Walk Through Moscow", and although her character was secondary, the debutante was noticed by directors, critics and viewers. From this began her triumphant path to the cinema.

The biggest mistake

Irina Miroshnichenko in the film We did not agree, 1989

After that, Miroshnichenko played dozens of roles, the most striking of which were her images in the films "Andrei Rublev", "Uncle Vanya", "Mission in Kabul", "You never dreamed of …", "Secrets of Madame Wong", "They did not agree ", "Winter cherry". The profession has always remained in the foreground for her, which is why the actress never built a strong family.

People's Artist of the RSFSR Irina Miroshnichenko

With her first husband, playwright Mikhail Shatrov, the actress lived for 12 years. She always remembered him with special warmth and said: "". Irina Miroshnichenko left him for director Vytautas Zhalakyavichyus, but the marriage with him did not last even a year. Her relationship with actor Igor Vasiliev collapsed after 5 years.

Artist on stage

One of the most beautiful Soviet actresses did not meet a man who would become her reliable support for life, and did not find family happiness. She confessed: "".

Artist on stage

However, the biggest mistake the actress still regrets is that for the sake of her acting profession, she sacrificed the opportunity to become a mother. In her first marriage, she had such a chance, but then she got one of the first major roles and was afraid to miss it. And then the career developed rapidly, important roles followed one after another. "", - the artist admits. Therefore, the 2018th year in the life of Irina Miroshnichenko became one of the most difficult - her goddaughter, who was the closest and dearest person for a childless actress, was gone.

People's Artist of the RSFSR Irina Miroshnichenko

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