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A series of losses of actress Ekaterina Semenova: What does Anton Tabakov's ex-wife regret?
A series of losses of actress Ekaterina Semenova: What does Anton Tabakov's ex-wife regret?

At first glance, theater and film actress Ekaterina Semenova, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, has no reason to complain about fate: she looks at least 10 years younger, conquered the stages of the Sovremennik Theater and the Moscow Art Theater. A. Chekhova, played more than 90 movie roles, was in a civil marriage with Anton Tabakov and became the mother of his son, won the hearts of the most famous actors and the most successful entrepreneurs. She became the prototype of the heroine of one of the most famous Soviet cartoons, but in reality her life was not at all like a fairy tale …

How Katya Semyonova became the prototype of Alisa Selezneva

Alice from the cartoon The Mystery of the Third Planet and her prototype Ekaterina Semenova

Ekaterina Semenova grew up in a creative atmosphere and appeared on screens long before she began acting in films herself. Her father was a filmmaker and her mother was an animation artist. She worked on the creation of the cartoon "The Mystery of the Third Planet" based on the novel "Alice's Journey" by Kir Bulychev. In 2021, the cartoon turned 40, and the prototype of its main character is 50.

Alice from the cartoon The Mystery of the Third Planet and her prototype Ekaterina Semenova

Few people know that her little daughter Katya became the prototype of Alisa Selezneva for production designer Natalya Orlova, and Captain Zeleny reminded many of her husband, Katya's father. Natalia confessed: "". Katya experienced her first minutes of fame as a child, when after the premiere of the cartoon in cinemas she was taken to the stage and said:

Captain Zeleny and his possible prototype - Katya's father, director Tengiz Semyonov

Of course, with such parents, Katya decided very early on the choice of her future profession. Already at the age of 11, she began to study in a theater studio, and at 15 she applied to the Moscow Art Theater School. She successfully passed all the entrance tests, but everything was ruined by a school certificate with a "two" in algebra. Only after she retakes this exam, she was admitted to a theater university.

Ekaterina Semenova in the TV series Goryachev and others, 1994

Already in her second year, Ekaterina Semenova began performing on the theater stage and acting in films. She appeared on screens since the late 1980s, but most viewers drew attention to her in the mid-1990s, when the actress starred in the TV series Goryachev and Others. After that, she took a long break in her film career, focusing on theatrical roles and devoting herself to caring for the child.

Civil marriage with Anton Tabakov

Philip Yankovsky, Stepan Mikhalkov, Ekaterina Semenova, Anton Tabakov, Fyodor Bondarchuk and Vladimir Presnyakov

While still at school, Ekaterina Semenova met Oleg Tabakov's son Anton. At first he showed interest in her, but when he found out that the girl was going to enter a theater university, he said: "" Their communication stopped, but during her student years Semenova met him again in the same company, and this time feelings prevailed. At that time she was 19 years old, he was 31 years old. He already had the experience of family life, but for her it was all for the first time. Catherine called him her first great love and one of the brightest impressions in her life. They settled in his house, where his friends often gathered - the most talented young people from the acting and directing circle.

Ekaterina Semenova and Anton Tabakov

Tabakov was very happy when he learned that they would have a child, but he did not dare to officially formalize this marriage. When the time came to register the newborn, Anton proposed to marry at the same time, but the actress who harbored a grudge then refused, which she later regretted very much. The fact that their relationship collapsed, Catherine blamed herself.She later admitted that she was too young and inexperienced for family life. The actress thought primarily about her beginning career, and Anton dreamed of family and home comfort.

Anton Tabakov, Ekaterina Semenova and their son Nikita

Years later, Semenova told: "".

Personal failures

Actress in the early 1990s

Since then, the actress has repeatedly made attempts to build a family, but she seemed to be pursued by an evil fate. With the millionaire, banker Ilya Medkov, Catherine was going to go down the aisle, but this story ended tragically, barely beginning: in the 1990s. the businessman was shot dead right outside his house. Later, she married a businessman, whom she gave her daughter Masha, but this marriage lasted only 4 years and fell apart due to the creative ambitions of the actress. A few years later, her ex-husband was arrested for financial fraud and sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Ekaterina Semenova and Alexey Makarov

Semyonova had a whirlwind romance with the son of Lyubov Polishchuk, actor Alexei Makarov, but their relationship ended a few years later due to the fact that both could not control their emotions, often quarreled and constantly lived as if on a powder keg. Catherine said about him: "". After that, Semyonova had affairs with both businessmen and actors, but she never managed to build a serious long-term relationship with anyone.

Creative crisis

Shot from the TV series Two Fates, 2002

Her professional life was not going very smoothly either. In 2002, Ekaterina Semenova played one of the main roles in the TV series "Two Fates", which brought her wide popularity. A few years later, she starred in 3 more seasons of this series, and also played the main roles in the TV series "Shootout Game", "Bankers", "Gift of God", "Guardian" and others. Semenova starred a lot, but mostly, these were roles in TV shows and melodramas. Over the years, the main characters were offered less and less, and she did not have bright serious works in the big cinema.

Ekaterina Semenova in the film Broken Souls, 2018

With age, Ekaterina Semenova lost her former interest in the profession and fell into depression, which is why she even had to seek help from a psychologist. She confessed: "". Fortunately, she managed to overcome this crisis, and today the actress continues to act in films and perform on the stage of the theater. And yet - he does not lose hope that one day he will nevertheless meet a person with whom he does not want to part for the rest of his days.

Ekaterina Semenova in the film Ghosts of Zamoskvorechye, 2019

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