Tatiana Samoilova

Tatjana Evgenevna Samoilova (Russian Татьяна Евгеньевна Самойлова; born May 4, 1934 in Leningrad ) is a Russian actress.


Tatiana Samoilova is the daughter of actor Yevgeny Samoilov Walerianowitsch and Zinaida Ilyinichna Levina and grandniece of Konstantin Stanislavsky. 1937 the family moved to Moscow, because the father wanted to work with Vsevolod Meyerhold.

During her school years Tatjana wanted to be a ballet dancer at first, but then made a drama school, although they even got almost an engagement at the Bolshoi Theatre. She played in the following with several theaters: At Gitis, the Mayakovsky Theatre and at the Vakhtangov Theatre - where she gained experience. Her film debut was in 1956 in Vladimir Kaplunowskis Mexikanez. International recognition they gained through the role of Veronica move to the cranes. The feature film Anna Karenina, in which she played the title role, one of her most famous films.

On the retrospective of the 56th International Film Festival Berlin 2006, she was under the motto dream women. Stars celebrated Pull the cranes with the film in the film of the fifties.

In the meantime, she was married to actor Vasily Lanowoi. She now lives and works in Moscow Tatyana.

When Tatiana Samoilova plays, it can be described as it as natural and expressive. With deep intelligence and secret exotic they can find its happiness and pain at the same time express, without being cramped. Heartbreaking, lively and " expressive as a flame" is their game, so that the audience feel emotionally connected with her from the first moment. "A Woman " of the people ", in the best and most beautiful sense that contrives that though we 've seen dozens of times to experience her film destiny, as for the first time. "

In Cannes, she was called " the Russian Audrey Hepburn ".

Filmography (selection)