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Video: Modern Cinderella: 5 screen stars who spent their childhood in poverty
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
Today they are all successful, rich and famous, they are called the most beautiful Russian stars, but this was not always the case. Each of them had to go through very difficult times in childhood and adolescence and turn from an ugly duckling into a swan. However, this helped them to harden their character and independently reach those heights that today give them the right to be proud of their successes. Which of the modern screen stars once had to wash the porches and stand behind the counter in the market - further in the review.
Nowadays, Svetlana Khodchenkova is one of the most demanded Russian actresses, who receives offers not only from domestic, but also from foreign directors. And as a child, she could not even imagine that someday she would live in luxury. She grew up without a father in the town of Zheleznodorozhny near Moscow, her mother had to work 3 jobs - a painter, a janitor and a cleaner to make ends meet. In order to help her mother and acquire at least basic necessities, Khodchenkova at the age of 13 began to help her wash the porches, although she herself was very shy about it. Her classmates ridiculed her because she was the worst dressed and could not afford to go on excursions with the class.
Her life changed at the age of 15, when Svetlana passed a casting to a model school and went on a business trip to Japan for six months. On her first fee, she carried the phone home, which at that time was a real luxury for her. And her film debut in Stanislav Govorukhin's film "Bless the Woman" brought her to the ranks of actresses of the first magnitude. Today, the 36-year-old actress has more than 70 roles in her filmography.
The star of the series "Interns" Christina Asmus grew up in a large family in a communal apartment. Her real surname is Myasnikova, and she took the surname Asmus from her grandfather, a German by nationality. As a child, Christina wore clothes for her older sisters, and her family in the late 1990s. balancing on the brink of poverty. After school, she managed on the first attempt to enter the Moscow Art Theater School, but six months later she was expelled as "not living up to expectations." She took Raikin's parting words “Work on yourself” as a guide to action, and after 2, 5 years she entered the “Sliver”. And at the casting of "Interns" she managed to bypass 2,500 applicants for the role of Varya, after which she gained popularity, recognition and success.
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova grew up in the city of Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) in a large family, in a one-room Khrushchev house. Her parents divorced early, her mother remarried and gave birth to two more girls, one of whom suffered from cerebral palsy. From childhood, Natalya helped take care of her sister. Her mother said: "".
At the age of 11, she had to move boxes weighing up to 30 kg. When she was 16, her friend brought her to the casting of a French modeling agency, and unexpectedly for herself, Natalia passed the competition and went to Paris. However, even after that, fame and wealth did not come to her immediately. At first, overseas, she had to save on everything, until after New York Fashion Week she was bombarded with offers. This is how her supermodel path began.
The childhood of the actress Irina Bezrukova was very difficult. The family lived in Rostov-on-Don. The father suffered from alcohol addiction, and when the girl was 8 years old, he left the family. Two years later, her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she soon died. Irina and her sister grew up with her grandmother, who worked as a technician, and after retirement - as a janitor. They could eat ice cream and go to the cinema only on holidays and only for the morning session. Irina could not afford new dresses either, so she learned to sew herself. Later, the actress admitted: "". Nevertheless, Bezrukova believes that these difficult years have hardened her character and gave an incentive to do charity work at the present time.
Successful singer and actress Vera Brezhneva (real name - Galushka) was born in the Ukrainian provincial city of Dneprodzerzhinsk. Her father was disabled, and her mother worked as a cleaner. In addition to Vera, the family had 3 more children. Classmates often bullied her because she wore old tattered clothes. The singer admits: "".
In the first half of the day she went to school, and in the second she worked as a dishwasher in a bar and as a nanny. Therefore, after Vera passed the casting to the "VIA Gra" group, she spent her first fees on fashionable things.
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