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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.
  • Abraham Foxman1

    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
  • 2

    BirthplaceUkraine, Hlukhiv



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

    BirthplaceIdaho, USA, Moscow

    NationalityChile, Russia

    Adela Secall is an actress....  more
  • Adia Kuznetzoff4

    Adia Kuznetzoff

    Age: Died at 65 (1889-1954)

    BirthplaceRostov-on-Don, Russia


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

    Adia Kuznetzoff was an actor....  more
  • Afrika5


    Age: 54

    BirthplaceNovorossiysk, Russia


    Afrika (real name Sergei Bugaev) (born 28 March 1966) is a Russian artist.He was born in...  more
  • Albert Demchenko6

    BirthplaceChusovoy, Russia


    Albert Mikhailovich Demchenko (Russian: Альберт Михайлович Демченко; born 27 November 1971) is...  more
  • Anatoli Papanov7

    Anatoli Papanov

    Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

    BirthplaceVyazma, Russia

    NationalitySoviet Union


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

    BirthplaceYekaterinburg, Russia


    CharactersPanin, Curator, Mr. Banks

    Albert Filozov is an actor....  more
  • Albina Akhatova9

    BirthplaceNikolsk, Russia


    Albina Khamitovna Akhatova (Russian: Альби́на Хами́товна Аха́това, Tatar: Albina Xəmit qızı...  more
  • Alec Lynch10

    Alec Lynch

    Age: 22

    BirthplaceRussia, Yekaterinburg


    CharactersLittle Johnny's Brother

    Alec Lynch is an actor....
  • 11

    Aleksander Dzwonkowski

    Age: Died at 70 (1907-1977)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia


    CharactersGravedigger, Cezary Piszczyk

    Aleksander Dzwonkowski was an actor....  more
  • Aleksandr Abdulov12

    Aleksandr Abdulov

    Age: Died at 55 (1953-2008)

    BirthplaceTobolsk, Russia


    CharactersZhakob, Bosyakin, Chigasov, Koroviev

    Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdúlov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Гаври́лович Абду́лов; May 29, 1953 –...  more
  • Aleksandr Akulov13

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    CharactersNerd Fan #1, High School Student #1

    Aleksandr Akulov is an actor and a lifeguard....  more
  • Aleksandr Baluev14

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    CharactersMajor Platov

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

    BirthplaceTashtagol, Russia


    Aleksandr Belkin is a professional snowboarder....  more

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    #139 of 203 The Best Olympic Athletes in Snowboarding#141 of 200 The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

  • 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
  • Dmitri Shostakovich17

    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussian Empire, Soviet Union

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

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    #231 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#25 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

  • 18

    Aleksandr Benyaminov

    Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)



    CharactersShepherd, Vladimir's Grandfather

    Aleksandr Benyaminov was an actor....  more
  • 19

    Aleksandr Berda

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceVolgograd, Russia


    Aleksandr Berda is an actor....
  • Aleksandr Bobrov20

    Aleksandr Bobrov

    Age: 39



    CharactersAndrey Agapov

    Aleksandr Bobrov is an actor....
  • Aleksandr Boyarskiy21

    Aleksandr Boyarskiy

    Age: 63



    Aleksandr Boyarskiy is a film producer and screenwriter....
  • Aleksandr Bukharov22

    BirthplaceLabinsk, Russia


    CharactersGrigoriy Voronov, Volkodav

    Aleksandr Bukharov is an actor....  more
  • Aleksandr Domogarov23

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union


    Aleksandr Yurievich Domogarov . (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ю́рьевич Домога́ров, born 12 July 1963)...  more
  • Aleksandr Efremov24

    Aleksandr Efremov

    Age: 69




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

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia


    CharactersAleksandr Aleksandrovich

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