Iya Savvina

Iya Sergejewna Sawwina (Russian Ия Сергеевна Саввина, scientific transliteration Ija Sergeevna Savvina; born March 2, 1936 in Voronezh, USSR; † August 27, 2011 in Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet- Russian film and stage actress.


Iya Sawwina studied from 1954 to 1958 journalism at Moscow State University and played alongside the student theater at the University. From 1960 she was engaged at the Moscow Mossoviet Theatre, where they The Forty-First and Sotschenka Marmeladova became known after Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment in a production including in the roles of Marjutka Filatova in Boris Lawrenjows. Since 1977 she played at the Moscow Art Theatre.

Her film debut was Sawwina under the director Iosif Cheifiz in the 1960 Anton Chekhov turned - film The Lady with the Dog. She played in this Lenfilm production, the main role of Anna Alexei Batalov Sergejewna next. Iya Sawwina worked mainly in film dramas and literary adaptations, including 1967 in Alexander Sarchis Anna Karenina. Outstanding acting performances they rendered as Anton Chekhov's sister Marija Pavlovna in Sergei Jutkewitschs biopic subject for a short story (1970) and in July Raismans A Private Life ( 1982).

Iya Sawwina was the author of essays on famous people of Russian cinema ( Sergei Jurski, Mikhail Ulyanov, Nina Urgant, Faina Ranevskaya, Lyubov Orlova, etc.). In 1976 she was awarded the title People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1990 and People's Artist of the USSR.


  • Savvina, I. statuses Raznykh Let. Minsk: " Ard- film", 1996 (in Russian ).