Most interesting Soviet actress (85 photos)

It's about those people whom we loved and often seen as a child on television.
Most favorite movies were just in that period.
Let's fully consider these remarkable women, recall biography and talk about their beauty.

Natalya Varley


Natalya Varley was born on 06/22/1947 in the Romanian city of Constanta in the home captain. As the family legend, Varley - Welsh surname. Natalia ancestors were brought to Russia from Wales. In the XIX century Russian industrialist brought in Russian stables and two brothers jockeys by name Varley. Then they married Russian girls and finally Russified.

Natasha childhood took place in Murmansk. From an early age, the future actress proved to be an extremely gifted child. In four years, she began writing poetry, and then went to music school, drew. When learned to read voraciously swallowing became one book after another.

But at the same time she was very sickly child: she was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease and banned from school physical education.


In the late 50s Varley family settled in Moscow. One day, my mother took Natasha to the circus. They came ahead of time, and then suddenly a heavy rain. Mum Natasha hid in the office, and the first thing the girl saw there was an announcement on the recruitment of children 11-13 years old in the children's circus studio. The very next day, in secret from their parents, the girl went to the address. Oddly enough, but, measuring Natasha up and down, checking its flexibility and stretch, studio teachers found it possible to take her to him.

Tells herself N. Varley: "We, the Studio, often held on the concepts in the prologue. I remember when I was an exchange of money Khrushchev in 1961, composed for us a dance called "penny penny gained." We plywood huge penny on the sides of the arena and ran gleefully shouted: "Cents", and the last, the tenth "penny" shouted: "Dime" And once again, running in the victorious march invincible penny, I'm stuck between the audience. "Pennies" paid off without me, and turned out a dime of nine cents. All laughed a lot. By the way, I met with representations of Yuri Nikulin »

In 1965 she graduated from the School of Varley Circus and Variety Arts, and came into the troupe of the Moscow circus on the colored Boulevard. She worked as a tightrope walker. One time performed in one room with the famous clown Leonid Yengibarov: dancing with castanets on a trapeze, sitting on a chair, playing the concertina. And thanks Yengibarov Natasha hit the cinema. This occurred under the following circumstances ...

"Prisoner of the Caucasus»

Yengibarov several years starred in the films and had many friends in the cinematic medium. One of his buddies was director of the Odessa Film Studio George Yungvald-Khil'kevich. One day in 1966 he came to the next presentation to the circus on the colored Boulevard and saw Natasha, She liked him so much that he immediately invited her to star in his new film "The formula of the rainbow." And Varley agreed. She got a small role of the nurse.

Unfortunately, the picture on the screen and then not released, finding in it some kind of sedition. However, despite this setback, filming concelebrated Varley good service and that is where it drew the attention of the assistant Leonid Gaidai, which in those days was getting ready to shoot the film "Prisoner of the Caucasus." Varley invited to sample.

On the role of student-Komsomol Nina in the film claimed nearly about five hundred actresses, including such stars of Soviet cinema, as Natalia Fateeva sisters Vertinsky, Natalia Kustinskaya, Valentine Malyavina, Vic Fedorov et al. Gaidai However, after much deliberation decided to stay on did not anyone famous circus actress, 19-year-old Natalya Varley. And, as it turned out, was not mistaken.

Natalya Varley recalls his audition: "I came to" Mosfilm ". Gave me a piece to read from the script. Then he filmed a scene with a donkey. And suddenly Gaidai timidly asked me, "Natasha, and if you can strip down to a bathing suit?" I replied, "Of course." And partitions. All and gasped. It is now the actors freely exposed, and then the cinema, and the whole country were more chaste. But I have a bathing suit is a form of circus everyday clothes, so any thoughts arose. In short, they took off and this episode. Perhaps he decided choice ».

Then came the shooting: "Until now, I remember every day of shooting. There were many funny and kazusnyh and dramatic situations. For example, I almost crushed the famous trio. Remember when they were on the road with Vitsin middle? I rush to the red car, and she suddenly refused brakes. Thank God, the reaction of our finest comedians was excellent.

Will forever remain in the memory of the first experience of artistic transformation. Prior to that, I actually played herself. Image as Nina in "Caucasian Captive" is totally different from my life: I've never been confident, mischievous, upbeat, rather - a quiet, dreamy, romantic. So Gaidai of me right on the set of sculpted "Komsomol, sportswoman and just beautiful".

And one more thing, not a comedy memory is connected not with the shooting, and since watching the finished film. We presented it to the Commission and saw more, of course, not on the screen, and its members. They had the stone faces! We had a feeling of complete failure. But then there was another view - in the Cinema House. There the audience laughing from the first to the last frame. Frankly, the reaction Commission me so until this day, do not understand, but I remember the horror that it caused in the soul.

Premiere of "The Caucasian Captive" was held in Moscow on April 1, 1967. Success of the painting was deafening. To Varley came-union glory. From that moment she literally did not allow the passage of excited admirers of her talent. Natalya Varley won the hearts of audiences with their beauty and charm. Song "athletes, Komsomol and Beauty" by Nina about polar bears sang the whole country. Varley wrote letters, admitted in love.

When she came to the circus on tour in Gorki, near the building where the presentation took place, gathered an impressive crowd, who wanted to get an autograph from a young star. This crowd was at the circus for three days, with each day increasing in size. In the end, our heroine had to quickly withdraw from the circus through the back door and divert away from this place. In another city, the actress settled on the second floor of the hotel, and every evening to her balcony climbed fans who persistently offered her his hand and heart.

It is worth noting that, despite such a huge success of the film "Prisoner of the Caucasus", she Varley got him first prize of 200 rubles, plus another 100 when success was repeated.

Natalia has about this film says: "Among the 60 paintings in which I've done, my main audience for the film is" Prisoner of the Caucasus. " It's a special film. Special. It is repeated again and again, and each time it looks ... On the set of "The Caucasian Captive" remember everything ... was more complicated than cheerful. My life would have developed very differently, do not be "Caucasian Captive". It has changed my fate, turned my whole life story. I'm not going to go to drama school to the film & quot ;.

Changes in the fortunes

The success of "The Caucasian Captive" abruptly changed the fate of Natalya Varley. She pokilula circus and enrolled in drama school named after BV Shchukin.

Another event in the life of an actress was her marriage. In late 1969, she married her classmate Vladimir Tikhonov, the son of world-famous actors Nonna Mordyukova and Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Despite the fact that in the future they parted ways, Varley its first husband says nothing but good. Here is how she describes the story of his marriage: "Volodya fell in love with me when he saw" the Caucasian captive ". He was young, strong, strong. We had a general diploma performances, I played Snow White, he - Mezgirya. He was a very capable man, with beautiful appearance, good in fact. Volodya four years, spent the night in the attic, to see how I pass. But when we got married, he was jealous of me to every lamppost. There were people who told him: "I was with her." And we sort things out in a day! »

It should be noted that somewhere in the last year, "Pike" in the fate Varley was a man who could easily give it a comfortable future far beyond the country. However, they broke up.

N. Varley remembers: "We were at the school come from Belgium, students of theater schools. The head of this company Lucien Harmegins son Defence Minister of Belgium. We're all friends. Then, when they returned home, I began to receive letters from Lucien. Invited to stay in Belgium, called to his villa in Nice. And that I did not occur to no harm, are requested to bring a girlfriend. In general, fell in love and very much wanted to marry me. But at the time I had completely different plans. If he appeared in my life before Volodya perhaps things would have been different ».

Roles 60s

At the end of October 1967, the premiere of another film in which Varley played a major role. We are talking about the painting K. Ershov and G. Kropacheva "Wii." It is safe to say that it was the first horror film in our national cinema. Varley played a role in it Pannochki.

The actress recalls, "The shooting of this happened many times to me terribly. For example, when I dropped out of the coffin. The coffin was tied a long rope to the boom of the crane and at high speed swept in a circle. At some point, I lost my balance and fell, flew upside down. Even did not have time to regroup. Lenya Kuravlev caught me. Shown, we can say miracles circus partnership. To me nothing happened, and the country was a rumor that I died ...

Generally only much later that I realized what was a terrible sin to star in the film "Viy" ... Behind him stretched loop misfortunes. It seemed that everything in life was crumbling. Betrayal, infidelity, separation, slander, and then the death of her husband, although even the former ».

In addition to the film "Viy", Varley in the late 60's also starred in the film "Seven Brides Zbrueva Corporal", "12 chairs", and others. In the comedy Gaidai "The Twelve Chairs" she played Lisa, the role of which was tried as an actress Natalia Gurzo. Natalia Varley: "At first, I auditioned for the role Ellochka ogress. But then Leonid Iovich asked me to try blonde wig - and that hour saw me Lisa. I agreed. This role was not as eccentric, but a more intimate ».


After graduating from drama school in 1971, Varley admitted to the troupe of the Stanislavsky. In the theater, her first big role was Rose-Marie Fay in the play Pogodin "Albert Einstein." Then she got two more leading roles, but to play them it did not succeed in completely prosaic reason: she was pregnant. Soon, born the son, who was named Basil. However, by the time a young family has disintegrated: Vladimir Tikhonov became increasingly abused alcohol in the house on this basis, constantly taking place scandals. And in 1971, Varley decided to divorce. In 1990, Vladimir Tikhonov died of acute heart failure due to drug and alcohol abuse.

In 1972, a month after the baby is born, Varley returned to the stage. It was very hard, so they had to be torn between the house and theater. When Basil was three years old, she began to carry it with you on a tour of the country. Why the child could not be left in the care of their parents? The fact that the parents of the actress at the time seriously ill, and the parents of the father of the child - Tikhonov and Mordyukova - were busy with their own problems (Tikhonov year before Vasey had a daughter, Anya).

Return Varley theater was difficult. She recalls: "The first role was put into play for two rehearsals. I went a little out of shape, terribly complexed. In the hall sat my parents had a lot of text. And in the first emotional scene, I suddenly felt that I was "peremknulo" with excitement and I can not remember a single word! I broke out in a cold sweat. In the circus, when choking excitement - and I'm mad coward, afraid of heights - standing in the aisles of my colleagues who have supported me internally, and I calmed down. And here I turned to the scenes and saw the eyes of the actors, who rejoiced my failure. All they knew the text. I looked into the other side scene - the same. In view of my partner was read quipped: "Well, Zvezdulka?" All this lasted a minute. I looked into his eyes: "Boris, I forgot the text ..." He suggested one word for the word I was hooked and anger remembered everything. I realized that no one in the theater you would not support, as in a circus. Although there is also envy cut cables, people died ... but it is a rarity, by and large in the circus is a feeling of comradeship ... »

During his work in the theater Varley had four main director, and her position in it was stable, shaky. Envious been translated. Once Varley arrived from abroad and brought out a beautiful blouse. On the first day of wearing it in the theater, but when after the show returned to the dressing room, I saw that sweater someone from colleagues are burnt a huge hole.

In another case, she had to play the role of Natalie in "My Past and Thoughts." Directed by Sandro Tovstonogov promised that the show will follow the same composition and, if someone is sick of the actors, the show canceled. However, it was necessary to happen that shortly before the premiere Varley landed in the hospital. And then around the role sparked intrigue in the end, it got another actress. About his promise to the director is no longer remembered.

Second child

As mentioned above, Varley already four years old began writing poetry. She did not leave this session, and in later years, and finally decided to get their diplomas to three a fourth: in the early 80s, she enrolled at the Institute of Literature (because of it even left the theater stage). In 1986, when I was a sophomore, had a second child, who was named Alexander. Who is the father - remained a mystery.

Natalya Varley remembers the birth of a child: "I then studied at the Institute of Literature. Was pregnant. I remember typing a test on the history of the CPSU (it turns out at the end of pregnancy can not be typing due to harmful vibrations). Started preterm labor. The baby cried immediately after birth. If it had not turned out to be accidentally nearby pediatrician Alexey Grachev, the son I would have lost. Later, the doctor left the seminary, became a minister of the church and our family confessor. A avalanche of unhappiness and misery in our family subsided only after we are baptized into the church and began to try to live according to the commandments of God ».

Other film work

In the 70s - 80s Varley much shot, but most of these films did not go beyond the average. The most successful among them were the movies: "The big attraction", "My papa- idealist", "I do not want to be an adult».

Since the mid 90's Natalya Varley practically ceased to act in films. The actress explains that she does not offer a suitable role: "I recently read a scenario in which I play the role of a woman giving birth in the elevator. Or a scenario in which I do not need out of bed to get out. I'm not a prude, but still belong to the old school actors ».

The last notable work Natalya Varley in the cinema in the 90s was the movie "The Wizard of Oz" (1994), where she played just two witches: Ginga and Bastinda.


In 1994, Natalya Varley graduated from poetry Literary Institute. Writes poetry, together with composer Nikolai Hornet released two giant disk copyright songs - "At the highest point of unity" and "Do not die, love!" And two CDs "Living Water" (1996) and "Do not truncate me, the string "(1999). CDs with songs Natalia, she said, snapping up willingly. And, judging by the number of spectators who come to her creative meetings, even though a long absence from the screen, the actress remains one of the most famous in Russia.


Not to sit around Varley agreed to duplicate the numerous TV series, which since the mid 90's flooded Russian television. Natalya Varley, "I voiced about 2000, and duplicate roles. When it was working on "Wild Rose", where I voiced Veronica Castro, to me on the street, people approach, thanks. Well, when they say: "Thank you for the" Caucasian captive "I'm not surprised. And then - "Wild Rose"! Well, nice: it means that I was able to get into character, to merge with it & quot ;.

Natalya Varley still practically in films: "I do not fit in the" new "cinema, forgetting about spirituality. Tired abandon scenarios that do not warm the soul. Is the moral support that has not been canceled. Permissiveness - from the evil one.

For what?

I nodded.


Very worried.

Who are these people?

But where?

It's a mystery.
I understand that.

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