Iya Arepina

Iya Alexeyevna Arepina (Russian Ия Алексеевна Арепина; born June 2, 1930 in Ardatow, Mordovia, † 24 July 2003 in Moscow) was a Soviet actress.


Arepina attended from 1947 the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, which she completed in 1954. Among her teachers Vasily Wanin and Vladimir Belokurow. From 1954 to 1985 Arepina was a member of the ensemble of the theater studios, the film actor in Moscow.

It was discovered in 1953 for the film and made ​​her screen debut in Степные зори of Leon Saakow. Had her breakthrough Arepina as Tonja in Iossif Cheifiz ' A large family ( Большая семья ). For her performance she received as part of the overall ensemble at the International Film Festival of Cannes 1955 Palme d'Or for Best Actress.

As a result, it was used " in multiple roles of young girls with a wide sense scale " but got increasingly in the 1960s and 1970s, less role offers. Your last film role she took over in 1988 in a television production. Arepina died in 2003 in Moscow and was buried at St. Nicholas - Archangelskoje the local cemetery.