Top 100 Russian/Soviet Actorsby minalex | created - 29 Nov 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Director | Vesna
Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga (1938), The Circus (1936), and October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin (1925) by director Sergei M. Eisenstein.
He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on ...
Actor | Bronenosets Potemkin
Aleksandr Antonov was born on February 13, 1898 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Pavlovich Antonov. He is known for his work on Battleship Potemkin (1925), Dvenadtsataya noch (1955) and The Country Bride (1938). He died on November 23, 1962 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
Actor | Rasskazy o Lenine
Maksim Shtraukh was born on February 23, 1900 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Maksim Maksimovich Shtraukh. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Rasskazy o Lenine (1958), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and Zagovor obrechyonnykh (1950). He died on January 3, 1974 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.
Actor | Aelita
Nikolai Petrovich Batalov was born on December 6, 1899, in Moscow, Russia, into the family of a clerk. From 1910-1915 he studied at the Moscow Mercantile School named after the Czar Aleksander III. His interest in theatre and literature was supported by his grandmother, who encouraged his voracious...
Actor | La tête d'un homme
Valéry Inkijinoff was born on March 25, 1895 in Irkutsk, Russian Empire as Walerian Iwanowitsch Inkischinow. He was an actor, known for La tête d'un homme (1933), Tiger of Bengal (1959) and The Aeronauts (1967). He died on September 26, 1973 in Brunoy, Essonne, France.
11. Semyon Svashenko
Actor | Shturmovye nochi
Semyon Svashenko was born on September 1, 1904 in Dergachi, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire as Semyon Andreyevich Svashenko. He was an actor, known for Shturmovye nochi (1931), Quiet Flows the Don (1957) and Tikhiy Don II (1958). He died on November 23, 1969 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
12. Stepan Shkurat
Actor | Zemlya
Stepan Shkurat was born on January 8, 1886 in Kobelyaki, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire as Stepan Iosifovich Shkurat. He was an actor, known for Earth (1930), Viy (1967) and Cossacks Beyond the Danube (1937). He died on February 26, 1973 in Romny, Sumy Oblast, Ukranian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine].
Actor | Don Quixote
Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, ...
14. Nikolai Simonov
Actor | Pyotr pervyy I
Nikolai Konstantionovich Simonov was born on December 4, 1901, in Samara, Russian Empire. His father, named Konstantin Simonov, was a manager of a local food industry. Young Simonov read voraciously and dreamed about acting in theatre. From 1917-1919 he studied art at Samara School of Art and ...
15. Aleksei Lyarsky
Actor | Detstvo Gorkogo
Was born in Moscow. Mother - Lyarskaya Akulina Lukjianovna. The wife - Vanda Frantsevna Gavrilova.
In 1938 he had been selected on a leading role in first two films under Maxim Gorky's trilogy. This role became his unique work on cinema. Upon termination of shootings the first set he had presented ...
Actor | Daleko ot Moskvy
Nikolai Okhlopkov was born on May 15, 1900, in Irkutsk, Russia. He studied acting at Soviet State Experimental Workshops. From 1923 - 1930 Okhlopkov was member of the troupe at the Theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold in Moscow. From 1937 - 1943 he was a permanent member of the troupe at Vakhtangov ...
17. Andrei Abrikosov
Actor | Aleksandr Nevskiy
Andrei Abrikosov was a Russian film and stage actor best known for his leading and supporting roles in the Soviet films of the 1930s - 1950s, such as the silent film And Quiet Flows the Don (1930) and the Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky (1938).
He was born Andrei Lvovich Abrikosov on November ...
18. Dmitriy Orlov
Actor | Aleksandr Nevskiy
Dmitriy Orlov was born on May 8, 1892 in Spassk, Spassk uyezd, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire as Dmitriy Nikolaevich Orlov. He was an actor, known for Alexander Nevsky (1938), Sibiryaki (1940) and Lenin in 1918 (1939). He died on December 19, 1955 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
Actor | Otello
Mikhail Troyanovskiy was born on November 7, 1889 in Glazovo, Smolenskaya guberniya, Russian Empire as Mikhail Konstantinovich Troyanovsky. He was an actor, known for Othello (1956), Sadko (1953) and The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938). He died on December 4, 1964 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
20. Boris Chirkov
Actor | Glinka
Boris Chirkov was arguably the most popular film celebrity in the 1930s and 1940s Soviet Union, since he starred in the leading role as Maxim in the acclaimed film-trilogy by director Grigoriy Kozintsev.
He was born Boris Petrovich Chirkov, on August 13, 1901, in Losovaya-Pavlovka, Ekaterinoslav ...
21. Stepan Kayukov
Actor | Zhenitba
Stepan Kayukov was born on August 1, 1898 in Saratov, Saratov uyezd, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire as Stepan Yakovlevich Kayukov. He was an actor, known for Zhenitba (1936), Shakhtery (1937) and Tractor Drivers (1939). He died on January 22, 1960 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
Actor | Aleksandr Nevskiy
The preeminent Russian actor, at least in Western eyes, of the first half of the twentieth century. He became interested in the theatre as a teenager and joined the Teatr Mariinskij as a stagehand in 1918. He apprenticed with various traveling companies and therein learned ballet, pantomime, and ...
24. Mikhail Nazvanov
Actor | Khozyayka gostinitsy
Mikhail Nazvanov was born on February 12, 1914 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Mikhail Mikhailovich Nazvanov. He was an actor and director, known for Khozyayka gostinitsy (1956), Russkiy vopros (1948) and Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944). He died on June 13, 1964 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].
Actor | Chelovek No. 217
Vasiliy Zaychikov was born on February 6, 1888 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Vasiliy Fyodorovich Zaychikov. He was an actor, known for Girl No. 217 (1945), Spring (1947) and Bolshaya zhizn (1939). He died on August 18, 1947 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.
26. Michael Chekhov
Actor | Spellbound
Michael Chekhov was a Russian actor in the Moscow Art Theatre who emigrated to America and made a career in Hollywood, earning himself an Oscar nomination.
He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1891. His mother, Natalya Golden, was Jewish, and his father, Aleksandr ...
27. Aleksey Alekseev
Actor | Mimino
Aleksey Alekseev was born on October 2, 1915 in Letyagi, Kineshemskiy uezd, Kostromskaya guberniya, Russian Empire as Aleksey Petrovich Alekseev. He was an actor, known for Mimino (1977), Po tonkomu ldu (1966) and There Will Be No Leave Today (1959). He died on May 16, 1998 in Moscow, Russia.
28. Mikhail Astangov
Actor | U nikh est Rodina
Mikhail Astangov was a legendary stage actor of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.
He was born Mikhail Fyodorovich Ruzhnikov on November 3, 1900, in Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Warsaw, Poland). His father worked for Imperial Russian railroad. In 1920 he made his acting debut in Theatrical Studio of ...
30. Grigori Belov
Actor | Michurin
Grigori Belov was born on December 18, 1895 in Vakhonkino, Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire as Grigori Akinfovich Belov. He was an actor, known for Life in Bloom (1949), Rimskiy-Korsakov (1953) and Podnyataya tselina (1940). He died on September 13, 1965 in Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, RSFSR, ...
31. Boris Andreyev
Actor | Padenie Berlina
Boris Andreyev was born on February 9, 1915 in Saratov, Russian Empire as Boris Fyodorovich Andreyev. He was an actor, known for The Fall of Berlin (1950), Symphony of Life (1948) and Bolshaya semya (1954). He was married to Galina Vasilievna. He died on April 24, 1982 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now ...
32. Mikheil Gelovani
Actor | Padenie Berlina
Mikheil Gelovani was born on January 6, 1893 in Lasuria, Kutaisi Governorate, Russian Empire as Mikhail Georgiyevich Gelovani. He was an actor and director, known for The Fall of Berlin (1950), The Vow (1946) and They Wanted Peace (1938). He died on December 21, 1956 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now ...
34. Aleksey Batalov
Actor | Dama s sobachkoy
Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov was born on November 20, 1928, into the family of famous Russian theatrical actor Vladimir Batalov. He was born in the city of Vladimir, near Moscow, where his grandmother was the Doctor General at the Vladimir city hospital. His parents, Vladimir Petrovich Batalov and...
35. Vasiliy Merkurev
Actor | Donetskie shakhtyory
Vasili Vasilyevich Merkuryev was born on April 6, 1904, in Ostrov, Pskov province, Russia. He was the youngest of seven children in the family. His father, named Vasili Ilyich Merkuryev, was a grocer in the city of Ostrov, near Pskov. His mother, named Anna Ilyinichna, was a German immigrant. Young...
Actor | Letyat zhuravli
Aleksandr Shvorin was born on November 6, 1931 in Moscow, USSR as Aleksandr Borisovich Shvorin. He was an actor, known for The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Po tonkomu ldu (1966) and Battle Beyond the Sun (1959). He died on August 23, 1994 in Moscow, Russia.
Actor | Podvig razvedchika
Pavel Kadochnikov was born on July 29, 1915 in Petrograd, Russian Empire as Pavel Petrovich Kadochnikov. He was an actor and director, known for Secret Agent (1947), Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke (1948) and Bolshaya semya (1954). He was married to Rozaliya Kotovich. He died on May 2, 1988 in ...
38. Mikhail Zharov
Actor | Pyotr pervyy I
Mikhail Zharov was a popular Russian actor who starred in silent films, and enjoyed a stellar career, until he fell under suspicion during the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin.
He was born Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov on October 27, 1899, in Moscow, Russian Empire. His father was a printing press worker. ...
40. Vladimir Ivashov
Actor | Ballada o soldate
Vladimir Ivashov was born on August 28, 1939 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Vladimir Sergeyevich Ivashov. He was an actor and director, known for Ballad of a Soldier (1959), Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1975) and Hero of Our Time (1967). He was married to Svetlana Svetlichnaya...
41. Nikolay Burlyaev
Actor | Ivanovo detstvo
Nikolay Burlyaev is a Soviet and Russian actor. He was born into a family of actors, Burlyayev started his career in film and theatre when he was still a child. He is best known for his title role in Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood (1962). He worked with Tarkovsky again four years later, as ...
Actor | Gamlet
Innokenti Smoktunovsky (birth name Smoktunovich) was born in Siberian village of Tatianovka near Tomsk in 1925. There were some speculations that his ancestors were of Polish nobility or of Jewish ethnicity and that they were exiled to Siberia for participating in the January Uprising of 1863. But,...
43. Ivan Mikolaychuk
Actor | Son
Ivan Mykolaichuk is a Ukrainian movie actor (34 roles), director of two movies and screen writer of nine movies. He was born in a family of peasants in a village of Chortoryia in Western Ukraine. Ivan Mukolaichuk finished the Chernivtsi Music College and the theater-studio of Olha Kobylianska ...
Actor | Stalker
The famous Russian actor was discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for an actor to play the part of Andrei Rublev for his second full-length film and accidentally found the completely unknown Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as an amateur actor. After Andrei Rublev, he played ...
Actor | Voyna i mir
Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1966), based on the book by Leo Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.
He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...
Actor | Voyna i mir
Vyacheslav Tikhonov was one of Russian cinema's best known faces, he survived hardship during the Second World War, and became renown for his portrayal of Russian aristocrats and intellectuals in several award-winning films, such as War and Peace (1966) and White Bim Black Ear (1977).
He was born ...
50. Nikolay Sergeev
Actor | Andrey Rublev
Nikolay Sergeev was born on December 4, 1894 in village Ozerki, Shchigry uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire as Nikolai Vasilyevich Sergeyev. He was an actor, known for Andrei Rublev (1966), Bolshaya semya (1954) and Ottsy i deti (1959). He died on January 8, 1988 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now ...
52. Donatas Banionis
Actor | Solyaris
Donatas Banionis was a popular Lithuanian actor known for Nobody Wanted to Die (1965), Myortvyy sezon (1968), and Solaris (1972).
He was born Donatas Juozas Banionis on April 28, 1924, in Kaunas, Lithuania. His mother, Blazhaitite-Banionene Ona, was a homemaker. His father, Juozas Banionis, was a ...
53. Yuriy Solomin
Actor | Dersu Uzala
Yuri Solomin is an acclaimed Russian stage and film actor and director, internationally best known for his work with director Akira Kurosawa in the leading role as Arseniev in Russian-Japanese film Dersu Uzala (1975).
He was born Yuri Mefodievich Solomin on June 18, 1935, in Chita, Siberian Russia, ...
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kalyagin was born on May 25, 1942, in the village of Malmyzh, Kirov region, Russia. His father, named Aleksandr Ivanovich Kalyagin, was the Dean of history at the Moscow State University, he died when the son was only one month old. His mother, named Yulia Mironovna ...
56. Nikita Mikhalkov
Actor | Utomlennye solntsem
Nikita Mikhalkov is the son of the famous communist poet Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics of the Soviet national anthem and had strong connections to the Communist Party. Nikita Mikhalkov's mother, Natalya Petrovna Konchalovskaya, was also a poet and daughter of famous painter Pyotr Petrovich...
Actor | Stalker
Alexandr Kajdanovsky, Russian actor, director and screenwriter, now best remembered for his work in Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Kajdanovsky left Junior High School to enroll in technical college where he was training to become a welder. Apparently a prospect of becoming a worker did not appeal to him...
59. Vitali Solomin
Actor | Pan ili propal
Vitali Solomin was a Russian film actor, best known for his portrayal of Doctor Watson in the 1980s Soviet-Russian series about Sherlock Holmes.
He was born Vitali Mefodievich Solomin on December 12, 1941, in Chita, Siberian Russia, USSR. His father, Mefodi Viktorovich, was a cellist and violinist, ...
Actor | Kin-dza-dza!
Stanislav Lyubshin is a notable Russian actor best known for his leading role as Dyadya Vova in Soviet comedy Kin-dza-dza! (1986).
He was born Stanislav Andreevich Lyubshin on April 6, 1933, in the village of Vladykino, a suburb of Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. His father, Andrei Lyubshin, was an ...
61. Oleg Tabakov
Oleg Tabakov was a renown Russian actor, director, and public figure, who played over 100 roles in film and on TV. He is best known for his roles as Count Nikita Rostov in War and Peace (1966) by Sergey Bondarchuk, and as Oblomov in the eponymous film by Nikita Mikhalkov.
He was born Oleg Pavlovich ...
62. Yuriy Bogatyryov
Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov. He was an actor, known for Oblomov (1980), At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974) and Dead Souls (1984). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].
63. Oleg Yankovskiy
Actor | Lyubovnik
Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was ...
Actor | Monanieba
Avtandil Makharadze started his acting career as a student at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University with performances in the acts of his fellow students.
His role in the play "The Merchant of Venice", where he played Shylock caught the eyes of critics and the public.
He worked at Shota ...
66. Andrei Boltnev
Andrei Boltnev was born on January 5, 1946 in Ufa, Bashkir ASSR, Russian SFSR, USSR as Andrei Nikolayevich Boltnev. He was an actor, known for Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (1989), Den lyubvi (1990) and Pod severnym siyaniyem (1990). He died on May 12, 1995 in Moscow, Russia.
68. Vladas Bagdonas
Actor | Dirizhyor
Vladas Bagdonas (born on 16th of January, 1949) is Lithuanian theatre, cinema and television actor, director and singer. In 1970 V. Bagdonas graduated Lithuanian Academy of Music. During 1970-1993 he was an actor at Youth Theatre (Jaunimo teatras) in Vilnius. Since 1993 Vladas Bagdonas works as a ...
69. Dodo Abashidze
Director | Ashug-Karibi
Dodo Abashidze was born on May 1, 1924 in Tiflis, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR as David Ivanovich Abashidze. He was an actor and director, known for Ashik Kerib (1988), Pirveli mertskhali (1975) and The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985). He died on January 26, 1990.
70. Rolan Bykov
Actor | Chuchelo
Rolan Bykov was born on November 12, 1929 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Rolan Antonovich Bykov. He was an actor and director, known for Chuchelo (1984), Oh How It Hurts 66 (1967) and Andrei Rublev (1966). He was married to Elena Sanaeva. He died on October 6, 1998 in Moscow, Russia.
72. Pyotr Zaychenko
Actor | Sibir. Monamur
Pyotr Zaychenko was born on April 1, 1943 in village Kaysatskoe, Kaysatskoe Raion, Stalingrad Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Pyotr Petrovich Zajchenko. He was an actor, known for Siberia, Monamour (2011), Marina roshcha (2012) and Fart (2005). He died on March 21, 2019 in Volgograd, Russia.
75. Vladimir Kashpur
Actor | Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki
Vladimir Kashpur was a Russian actor of Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).
He was born Vladimir Terentevich Kashpur on October 26, 1926, in Severka village, Altai province, Soviet Union (now Russia). During the WWII he served as a pilot-navigator in the Red Army, then from 1946 - 1949 he was an officer of ...
Actor | Ischeznuvshaya imperiya
Dzhigarkhanyan was awarded the Armenian Republican State Prize in 1975 for "Triangle" and again in 1979 for "Snow in Mourning." He was named People's Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985. Dzhigarkhanyan began his acting career in 1955 at the Russian Stanislavsky Theater in Yerevan, and in 1967 moved ...
77. Oleg Menshikov
Actor | Kavkazskiy plennik
Born 8 November 1960 as Oleg Evgenyevich Menshikov in Serpukhov, USSR (now in Russia). His father was a military engineer and his mother was a doctor. During his childhood he attended music school where he learned to play piano and violin. Later he studied in the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre ...
78. Evgeniy Mironov
Actor | Vremya pervykh
An accomplished stage actor who, fresh from the theater academy, joined the chosen few of Oleg Tabakov's respected studio theater in 1990, Yevgeny Mironov first appeared on the silver screen in Alexander Kaidanovsky's 1988 film "The Kerosene Salesman's Wife." He went on to pay Prince Myshkin in the...
Actor | Dni zatmeniya
Aleksei Ananishnov was born on November 8, 1962 in Leningrad [now St. Petersburg], Russia. He is an actor, known for Days of Eclipse (1988), Mother and Son (1997) and Mother and Son; or, That Obscure Object of Desire (Scenes from an Anamorphic Double Feature) (2006).
80. Vladimir Ilin
Actor | Vremya pervykh
He was born into an artistic family. His father, Adolf Ilin, was a famous actor in The Sverdlovsk Theater and then in The Mayakovsky Theater in Moscow. Vladimir graduated from The Sverdlovsk Theater School in 1969, and afterwards worked in various theaters in Moscow and Kazan. From 1974 through ...
81. Sergey Dreyden
Actor | Russkiy kovcheg
Sergey Dreyden was born on September 14, 1941 in Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Sergey Simonovich Dreyden. He is an actor, known for Russian Ark (2002), Help Gone Mad (2009) and Taras Bulba (2009). He is married to Tatiana Ponomarenko. He was previously married to Alla Sokolova.
Actor | Dnevnoy dozor
Konstantin Khabenskiy is a Russian actor known in the West for his working the horror flicks Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006). He is also co-starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Wanted (2008).
He was born Konstantin Yurevich Khabenskiy on January 11, 1972, in Leningrad, USSR (now St. ...
87. Aleksey Poluyan
Actor | Gruz 200
Aleksey Poluyan is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, famous for the film Cargo 200 (2007).
Alexey Poluyan was born on April 4, 1965 in Leningrad.
Lived in St. Petersburg.
After graduating from high school he entered the vocational school, received the profession of a cook of the third level...
89. Aleksey Petrenko
Actor | 12
Aleksey Petrenko was born on March 26, 1938 in Chemer, Chernigov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Alexei Vassilyevich Petrenko. He was an actor, known for 12 (2007), How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) and Piry Valtasara, ili noch so Stalinym (1989). He was married to Azima ...
Actor | Russkiy bunt
Sergei Makovetsky is a popular Russian actor best known for his leading roles in Duska (2007) by director Jos Stelling and in 12 (2007) by director Nikita Mikhalkov.
He was born Sergei Vasilevich Makovetsky on June 13, 1958, in Darnitsa, a suburb of Kiev, Soviet Union (now Kyiv, Ukraine). He was ...
Actor | Kak ya provyol etim letom
Grigoriy Dobrygin was born on February 17, 1986 in Rybachiy, Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Grigoriy Eduardovich Dobrygin. He is an actor and producer, known for How I Ended This Summer (2010), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Black Sea (2014).
96. Sergey Kolesov
Animation_department | Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Sergey Kolesov was born on June 24, 1973 in Kovdor, Murmanskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Sergey Aleksandrovich Kolesov. He is known for his work on Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017), A Gentle Creature (2017) and My Joy (2010).
98. Roman Madyanov
Actor | Leviafan
Roman Madyanov was born on July 22, 1962 in Dedovsk, Istrinskiy rayon, Moskovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Roman Sergeevich Madyanov. He is an actor, known for Leviathan (2014), 12 (2007) and Wild Field (2008). He has been married to Natalya Madyanova since 1992. They have one child.