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Top 10 Most Beautiful Russian Actresses: Beauties With Talent

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Russia is a country filled with beautiful people, especially women. The article talks about some of the most beautiful Russian actresses who have showcased their talent not just to their country but to the entire world.

What does beauty mean? There’s a very popular saying that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. It means that the beauty standards in today’s world are very subjective. For some people, what’s within matters more than the outer appearance, and vice versa. This article will guide you through the most beautiful Russian beauties that have attracted everyone with their appealing personality. Keep reading to learn more about the top 10 most beautiful Russian actresses who have marked their presence worldwide.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Russian Actresses

Even though the country is filled with gracious women, some Soviet actresses have made their way to the top. They are mentioned below.

1. Yuliya Snigir

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Born in Tula, Russia, Yulia was a champion in chess by the age of 15. For her achievement, she was also awarded as the Candidate Master of Sports in Chess. However, she chose to complete her education rather than build a professional chess career. While working as an English teacher at a nursery school, one of her friends showed her photos to a model agency recruiter. She started to excel in her modeling career when a casting director spotted her and called her for an audition. The rest is history! The 41-year-old became a sensation in Russia. She was cast in the lead role in the fifth installment of Die Hard, A Good Day to Die Hard, in 2013.

2. Margarita Levieva

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Levieva is a Russian actress in Hollywood who won many competitions in rhythmic gymnastics in the country. After migrating to the United States at the age of 11, she participated in many competitions. She completed high school in New Jersey and majored in economics at New York University. Nonetheless, she had a constant passion for acting which landed her in the Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio. She made a guest appearance in 2005 on Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Her other credits include Happened in L.A., The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Sleeping with Other People, The Lincoln Lawyer, and more.

3. Marina Aleksandrova

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She is a talented Russian actress who has a natural look on her face. Notably, the 41-year-old has a consistent appearance in whatever role she plays. Furthermore, her choice of roles has always been wise. She is famous for playing Catherine the Great in the television series Ekaterina. Talking about her early life, Marina’s father served in the Soviet army. Later, her mother started working at Herzen University as a professor. Meanwhile, Marina joined the Imagine Drama School and the Shukin Theatre School after completing high school. She tied the knot with Ivan Stebunov in 2008; however, they split in 2008. She later married Andrey Boltenko, and shares two kids with him.

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4. Anna Snatkina

 Anna Snatkina
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She is a theatre actress who is the leading one in the Moscow Provincial Theater. The 40-year-old is also the winner of two state medals and the Golden Knight award. Moving on to her personal life, Anna was born in Moscow to Elena Mikhailovna Snatkina and Alexey Vladimirovich Snatkin. Her father worked as a designer of the Buran aircraft, whereas her mother works at the Moscow Aviation Institute. Since the very tender age of four, her parents got her indulged in gymnastics and sports aerobics. In 2011, she was ranked 71st in Maxim magazine’s list of “100 Sexiest Women in the Country.

5. Anna Kovalchuk

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One of the famous Russian actresses, Anna Kovalchuk is famous for her film, TV, and theatrical roles. She is 46 years old and earned praise and popularity across the country after playing in the miniseries adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel, The Master and Margarita. Born in a family where almost everyone was a teacher, she completed her secondary education with a fondness for mathematics and science. Unexpectedly, she decided to follow her heart and joined the Leningrad Theatrical Institute of Music and Cinematography to pursue a career in acting.

6. Irina Shayk

 Irina Shayk
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She is the first Russian model in history to appear on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 2014, she portrayed Megara in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson. Interestingly, Shayk met the world’s highest-paid athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, in 2009. Two years later, the duo got engaged. However, they split in 2015. It had only been a few months and Irina got together with American actor Bradley Cooper. She gave birth to their daughter, Lea De Seine, in March 2017. The couple parted ways in June 2019. As a model, the 38-year-old walked for many brands including Chanel, Ralph Lauren, and Versace.

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7. Olga Fadeeva

Olga Fadeeva
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Olga Fadeeva, 45, is a Belarusian and Russian actress known for her portrayal of Nurse Irina in the TV series Soldiers. She was born to parents who graduated from the choreographic school and worked at the State Dance Ensemble. Since a young age, she aspired to be a ballet dancer. Moreover, she attended all the ballet performances that were held in her city with her mother. Later, she joined the Belarusian Academy of Arts and worked on Alexander Malinin’s video clip for the song “We Must Live”. Soon, she got many similar opportunities.

8. Anya Monzikova

Anya Monzikova
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This Russian-American model and actress is famous for being a suitcase model on the American game show, Deal or No Deal. She was born in Vologda, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, but moved to the US at the age of eight. After graduating from high school in Florida, she moved to LA to build a professional acting career. She has been featured on the cover of many magazines, considering her popularity as a model. 39-year-old Anya also contributed to many TV commercials and has played guest roles in many popular movies such as Knight Rider and Iron Man 2. 

9. Lyanka Gryu

 Lyanka Gryu
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Her experience as an actress in television and films has been iconic. The 36-year-old actress started working at the young age of four. Lyanka went on to play many roles in her childhood in projects such as Odin, The Little Princess feature film, and Fated To Become A Star TV series. She became one of the rising Russian actresses and later moved to the United States where she continued her acting career. Her notable credits include The Americans (seasons 5 & 6, FX network), and police procedural Blue Bloods (season 7, CBS).

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10. Irina Starshenbaum

Irina Starshenbaum
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Irina Starshenbaum, 32, is a Russian actress who has won numerous awards for her acting. Her role in T-34 proved to be the best one in her career so far. Talking about her early life, Irina graduated from the Faculty of Media Business and Public Relations at Moscow State University of Printing Arts. She entered the acting industry in 2013, but her first film was a sci-fi movie called ‘Attraction’ by Fyodor Bondarchuk in 2017. She marked her first role in the English language with Michael Winterbottom’s Shoshana.

Final words

In essence, there are many beautiful actresses in Russia that have captured the attention of fans. We have listed the most famous and successful women in the article above. Let us know through the comment section whether your favorite actress made it to the list.

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