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Famous Actors from Russia

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List of film actors and actresses from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Russia has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These Russian actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best Russian actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of Russia and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This is a list that features actors like Mikhail Matveyev and Aleksei Chadov.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Russian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Russia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Russian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Abraham Foxman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 78

Birthplace: Baranovichi, Belarus

Nationality: United States of America, Russia

Abraham Henry Foxman (born May 1, 1940) is an American lawyer and activist. He was National Director of the Anti-Defamation League from 1987 to 2015, and is currently the League's National ...more
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Ada Rogovtseva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 81

Birthplace: Ukraine, Hlukhiv

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Mary

Ada Rogovtseva is a Ukrainian actress. She has appeared in over 30 films and television shows since 1957. She won the award for Best Actress at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival for her ...more
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Adela Secall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Idaho, USA, Moscow

Nationality: Chile, Russia

Adela Secall is an actress.
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Adia Kuznetzoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: Died at 65 (1889-1954)

Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Silvio Brandelli, Executioner, Gustavo, Louis Basdevant, Adolph Krantz

Adia Kuznetzoff was an actor.
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Afrika is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 52

Birthplace: Novorossiysk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Afrika (real name Sergei Bugaev) (born 28 March 1966) is a Russian artist.He was born in Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, and in the early 1980s moved to Leningrad, where he met and became ...more
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Albert Demchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 47

Birthplace: Chusovoy, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Albert Mikhailovich Demchenko (Russian: Альберт Михайлович Демченко; born 27 November 1971) is a Russian luger who has competed since 1992.
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Anatoli Papanov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia

Nationality: Soviet Union

Characters: Wolf

Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov (Russian: Анато́лий Дми́триевич Папáнов, romanized: Anatoliy Dmitriyevich Papanov; 31 October 1922 — 5 August 1987) was a Soviet stage, film and voice actor, ...more
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Albert Filozov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 78

Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Panin, Curator, Mr. Banks

Albert Filozov is an actor.
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Albina Akhatova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 39

Birthplace: Nikolsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Albina Khamitovna Akhatova (Russian: Альби́на Хами́товна Аха́това, Tatar: Albina Xəmit qızı Axatova; born November 13, 1976) is a Russian former biathlete.
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Alec Lynch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Alec Lynch Age: 20

Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Little Johnny's Brother

Alec Lynch is an actor.
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Aleksander Dzwonkowski ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: Died at 70 (1907-1977)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Gravedigger, Cezary Piszczyk

Aleksander Dzwonkowski was an actor.
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Aleksandr Abdulov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: Died at 55 (1953-2008)

Birthplace: Tobolsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Zhakob, Bosyakin, Chigasov, Koroviev

Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdúlov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Гаври́лович Абду́лов; May 29, 1953 – January 3, 2008) was a Soviet / Russian actor.
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Aleksandr Akulov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 25

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Nerd Fan #1, High School Student #1

Aleksandr Akulov is an actor and a lifeguard.
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Aleksandr Baluev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 57

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Major Platov

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Baluev is a Russian actor. He appeared in more than seventy films since 1986.
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Aleksandr Belkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 36

Birthplace: Tashtagol, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Aleksandr Belkin is a professional snowboarder.
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Alexander Borisovich Bel... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia, Soviet Union

Characters: Vasili Shelga, Author

Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who appeared in more than one hundred films. Belyavsky was also the first presenter of the hugely popular TV Show The 13 Chairs Tavern. ...more
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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russian Empire, Soviet Union

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич , tr. Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich, pronounced [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ˈdmʲitrʲɪjɪvʲɪtɕ ʂəstɐˈkovʲɪtɕ]; 25 September [O.S. 12 ...more

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Aleksandr Benyaminov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)

Birthplace: Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Shepherd, Vladimir's Grandfather

Aleksandr Benyaminov was an actor.
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Aleksandr Berda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Aleksandr Berda Age: 59

Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Aleksandr Berda is an actor.
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Aleksandr Bobrov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Aleksandr Bobrov Age: 34

Birthplace: Ukraine

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Andrey Agapov

Aleksandr Bobrov is an actor.
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Aleksandr Boyarskiy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Aleksandr Boyarskiy Age: 58

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Ten'

Aleksandr Boyarskiy is a film producer and screenwriter.
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Aleksandr Bukharov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Labinsk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Grigoriy Voronov, Volkodav

Aleksandr Bukharov is an actor.
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Aleksandr Domogarov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 55

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Russia, Soviet Union

Characters: Kryshkin

Aleksandr Yurievich Domogarov . (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ю́рьевич Домога́ров, born 12 July 1963) is a Soviet and Russian theater actor, TV presenter, Russian chanson singer, People's Artist of ...more
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Aleksandr Efremov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Aleksandr Efremov Age: 64

Birthplace: Gorkiy

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Igor

Aleksandr Efremov is an actor, a film director and a screenwriter.
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Aleksandr Feklistov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Actors from Russia
Age: 60

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Characters: Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Aleksandr Feklistov is a Russian actor. He appeared in more than sixty films since 1984.