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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

    BirthplaceEastern Europe, Rus', Bug Euroregion, Europe, Administrative divisions of Belarus

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia

    Abraham Henry Foxman (born May 1, 1940) is an American lawyer and activist. He was National... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    BirthplaceUkraine, Hlukhiv

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersMary

    Ada Rogovtseva is a Ukrainian actress. She has appeared in over 30 films and television shows... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    BirthplaceIdaho, USA, Moscow

    NationalityChile, Russia

    Adela Secall is an actress.
  • 4
    Adia Kuznetzoff

    Adia Kuznetzoff

    Age: Died at 65 (1889-1954)

    BirthplaceRostov-on-Don, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersSilvio Brandelli, Executioner, Gustavo, Louis Basdevant, Adolph Krantz

    Adia Kuznetzoff was an actor.
  • 5
    Afrika

    Afrika

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceNovorossiysk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Afrika (real name Sergei Bugaev) (born 28 March 1966) is a Russian artist.He was born in... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Albert Demchenko

    BirthplaceChusovoy, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Albert Mikhailovich Demchenko (Russian: Альберт Михайлович Демченко; born 27 November 1971) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Anatoli Papanov

    Anatoli Papanov

    Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

    BirthplaceVyazma, Russia

    NationalitySoviet Union

    CharactersWolf

    Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov (Russian: Анато́лий Дми́триевич Папáнов, romanized: Anatoliy... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    BirthplaceYekaterinburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersPanin, Curator, Mr. Banks

    Albert Filozov is an actor.
  • 9
    Albina Akhatova

    BirthplaceNikolsk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Albina Khamitovna Akhatova (Russian: Альби́на Хами́товна Аха́това, Tatar: Albina Xəmit qızı... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Alec Lynch

    Alec Lynch

    Age: 22

    BirthplaceRussia, Yekaterinburg

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersLittle Johnny's Brother

    Alec Lynch is an actor.
  • 11

    Aleksander Dzwonkowski

    Age: Died at 70 (1907-1977)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersGravedigger, Cezary Piszczyk

    Aleksander Dzwonkowski was an actor.
  • 12
    Aleksandr Abdulov

    Aleksandr Abdulov

    Age: Died at 55 (1953-2008)

    BirthplaceTobolsk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersZhakob, Bosyakin, Chigasov, Koroviev

    Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdúlov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Гаври́лович Абду́лов; May 29, 1953 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Aleksandr Akulov

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersNerd Fan #1, High School Student #1

    Aleksandr Akulov is an actor and a lifeguard.
  • 14
    Aleksandr Baluev

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersMajor Platov

    Aleksandr Nikolaevich Baluev is a Russian actor. He appeared in more than seventy films since... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    BirthplaceTashtagol, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Aleksandr Belkin is a professional snowboarder.
  • 16

    Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky

    Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    CharactersVasili Shelga, Author

    Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who appeared in more than one... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussian Empire, Soviet Union

    Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич , tr. Dmitriy... more on Wikipedia

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    #188 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#23 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

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    Aleksandr Benyaminov

    Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)

    BirthplaceRussia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersShepherd, Vladimir's Grandfather

    Aleksandr Benyaminov was an actor.
  • 19

    Aleksandr Berda

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceVolgograd, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Aleksandr Berda is an actor.
  • 20
    Aleksandr Bobrov

    Aleksandr Bobrov

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceUkraine

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersAndrey Agapov

    Aleksandr Bobrov is an actor.
  • 21
    Aleksandr Boyarskiy

    Aleksandr Boyarskiy

    Age: 63

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersTen'

    Aleksandr Boyarskiy is a film producer and screenwriter.
  • 22
    Aleksandr Bukharov

    BirthplaceLabinsk, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersGrigoriy Voronov, Volkodav

    Aleksandr Bukharov is an actor.
  • 23
    Aleksandr Domogarov

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    CharactersKryshkin

    Aleksandr Yurievich Domogarov . (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ю́рьевич Домога́ров, born 12 July 1963)... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Aleksandr Efremov

    Aleksandr Efremov

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceGorkiy

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersIgor

    Aleksandr Efremov is an actor, a film director and a screenwriter.
  • 25

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    CharactersAleksandr Aleksandrovich

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