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Popular Film Actors from Russia

Updated June 14, 2019 14.1k views1.2k items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Russia, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Russia has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Russian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Russia and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list has a variety of film actors, like Fyodor Odinokov and Olga Gobzeva, in it.

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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    Natalie Wood

    Natalie Wood

    West Side Story, The Searchers

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.52

    ParentsNicholas Zakharenko, Maria Zakharenko

    ChildrenCourtney Brooke Wagner, Natasha Gregson Wagner

    Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an... more on Wikipedia

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    Svetlana Khodchenkova

    Svetlana Khodchenkova

    The Wolverine, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Svetlana Khodchenkova is an actress.

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    Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu

    Life of Pi, The Man in the Iron Mask

    BirthplaceFrance, Châteauroux

    NationalityFrance, Russia

    Height1.8

    ParentsAnne Jeanne Josèphe Marillier, René Maxime Lionel Depardieu

    ChildrenJulie Depardieu, Jean Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu, Roxanne Depardieu

    Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French: [ʒeʁaʁ ɡzavje maʁsɛl dəpaʁdjø] (listen); born 27... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    George Sanders

    George Sanders

    The Jungle Book, All About Eve

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityEngland

    Height6'2"

    ParentsHenry Sanders, Margaret Sanders

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    Oleg Anofriyev

    Oleg Anofriyev

    Scarlet Sails, Tale of Time Lost

    BirthplaceGelendzhik, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ChildrenMaria Solodenina

    Oleg Anofriev is an actor.
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    Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

    Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

    The Apocalypse Code, Likhaya parochka

    BirthplaceAstrakhan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Height5'3"

    ParentsValentina Borisovna Zavorotnyuk, Yuri Andreevich Zavorotnyuk

    Anastasia Zavorotnyuk is an actress.
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    Ekaterina Vasilyeva

    Lev Tolstoy, Bumbarash

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    ParentsYevgeni Vasilyev, Zhanna Prokhorenko

    Ekaterina Vasileva is an actress.
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    Mikhail Yefremov

    Mikhail Yefremov

    The Irony of Fate 2, 12

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    ParentsAlla Pokrovskaya, Oleg Yefremov

    ChildrenVera Efremova, Nadezhda Efremova, Nikita Efremov, Anna-Maria Efremova, Nikolai Yefremov

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    Suzanne Pleshette

    Suzanne Pleshette

    The Birds, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.63

    ParentsEugene Pleshette, Geraldine Pleshette

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    Nikita Mikhalkov

    Nikita Mikhalkov

    Burnt by the Sun, The Barber of Siberia

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    ParentsNatalia Konchalovskaya, Sergey Mikhalkov

    ChildrenArtyom Mikhalkov, Anna Mikhalkova, Stepan Mikhalkov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

    Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov (Russian: Ники́та Серге́евич Михалко́в; born 21 October 1945) is... more on Wikipedia
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    Sergei Prokofiev
    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (; Russian: Серге́й Серге́евич Проко́фьев, tr. Sergej Sergejevič... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky

    The Russian Revolution, The Assassination of Trotsky

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityRussian Empire

    Height5'8"

    ChildrenHoward Fung, Nina Nevelson, Lev Sedov, Zinaida Volkova, Sergei Sedov

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    Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

    Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

    National Geographic Presents: Mystery of the Romanovs, The Revenge of the Romanovs

    BirthplacePetergof

    NationalityRussia

    ParentsNicholas II of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna

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    Nicholas II of Russia

    Nicholas II of Russia

    The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

    BirthplaceTsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussian Empire

    Height5'6"

    ParentsMaria Feodorovna, Alexander III of Russia

    ChildrenGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

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    Mikhail Boyarskiy

    Mikhail Boyarskiy

    Taras Bulba, A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ParentsEkaterina Milenteva, Sergei Boyarsky

    ChildrenElizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergei Boyarsky

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  • 16
    Anton Yelchin

    Anton Yelchin

    Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityUnited States of America,Russia

    Height1.75

    ParentsViktor Yelchin, Irina Korina

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    Valeri Nikolayev

    Valeri Nikolayev

    The Terminal, The Saint

    BirthplaceRussia, Moscow

    NationalityRussia

    ChildrenDasha Nikolayev

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    Anatoly Kubatsky

    Jack Frost, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union

    Anatoli Kubatsky was an actor.
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    Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky

    The Sum of All Fears, The Irony of Fate 2

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ParentsLubov Belyavskaya, Boris Belyavskiy

    ChildrenSasha Belyavskaya, Andrey Belyavsky, Boris Belyavsky, Nadezhda Belyavskaya

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    Andrei Smirnov

    Elena, Idiot: Vol. 1

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ParentsSergey Sergeyevich Smirnov

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    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов) (1 April [O.S. 20 March]... more on Wikipedia

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    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (Olga Nikolaevna Romanova) (Russian: Великая Княжна... more on Wikipedia
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    Yuri Stepanov

    Cargo 200, Artistka

    BirthplaceCheremkhovsky District

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ChildrenYuriy Stepanov, Konstantin Stepanov, Dmitry Stepanov

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    Dave Apollon

    Merry Go Round of 1938

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

    NationalityRussia

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    Mikhail Shufutinsky

    Mikhail Shufutinsky

    Moscow on the Hudson

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia

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