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Popular Film Actors from Russia

Updated June 14, 2019 14.2k 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.
  • Natalie Wood1

    Natalie Wood

    West Side Story, The Searchers

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    NationalityUnited States of America


    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

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  • Svetlana Khodchenkova2

    Svetlana Khodchenkova

    The Wolverine, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    Svetlana Khodchenkova is an actress....  more
  • Gérard Depardieu3

    Gérard Depardieu

    Life of Pi, The Man in the Iron Mask

    BirthplaceChâteauroux, France

    NationalityFrance, Russia


    ParentsAnne Jeanne Josèphe Marillier, René Maxime Lionel Depardieu

    ChildrenGuillaume Depardieu, Julie Depardieu, Roxanne Depardieu, Jean Depardieu

    Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (French: [ʒeʁaʁ ɡzavje maʁsɛl dəpaʁdjø] (listen); born 27...  more
  • George Sanders4

    George Sanders

    The Jungle Book, All About Eve

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia



    ParentsHenry Sanders, Margaret Sanders

    George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British film and television actor,...  more

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  • Oleg Anofriyev5

    Oleg Anofriyev

    Scarlet Sails, Tale of Time Lost

    BirthplaceGelendzhik, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ChildrenMaria Solodenina

    Oleg Anofriev is an actor....  more
  • Anastasia Zavorotnyuk6

    Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

    The Apocalypse Code, Likhaya parochka

    BirthplaceAstrakhan, Russia



    ParentsValentina Borisovna Zavorotnyuk, Yuri Andreevich Zavorotnyuk

    Anastasia Zavorotnyuk is an actress....  more
  • 7

    Ekaterina Vasilyeva

    Lev Tolstoy, Bumbarash

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia


    ParentsYevgeni Vasilyev, Zhanna Prokhorenko

    Ekaterina Vasileva is an actress....  more
  • Mikhail Yefremov8

    Mikhail Yefremov

    The Irony of Fate 2, 12

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    ParentsAlla Pokrovskaya, Oleg Yefremov

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

    Mikhail Olegovich Yefremov is a Russian film and stage actor, Meritorious Artist of Russian...  more
  • Suzanne Pleshette9

    Suzanne Pleshette

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

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America


    ParentsEugene Pleshette, Geraldine Pleshette

    Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice...  more
  • Nikita Mikhalkov10

    Nikita Mikhalkov

    Burnt by the Sun, The Barber of Siberia

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


    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
  • Sergei Prokofiev11
    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (; Russian: Серге́й Серге́евич Проко́фьев, tr. Sergej Sergejevič...  more

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  • Leon Trotsky12

    Leon Trotsky

    The Russian Revolution, The Assassination of Trotsky

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    NationalityRussian Empire


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

    Lev Davidovich Bronstein (7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940), better known as...  more

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  • Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia13

    Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

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



    ParentsNicholas II of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna

    Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova; Russian: Великая...  more
  • Nicholas II of Russia14

    Nicholas II of Russia

    The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

    BirthplaceTsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussian Empire


    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

    Nicholas II or Nikolai II (Russian: Никола́й II Алекса́ндрович, tr. Nikolai II Aleksandrovich;...  more

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  • Mikhail Boyarskiy15

    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

    Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Боя́рский; born 26 December 1949 in...  more
  • Anton Yelchin16

    Anton Yelchin

    Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia


    ParentsViktor Yelchin, Irina Korina

    Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Е́льчин, IPA: [ɐnˈton ˈjelʲtɕɪn]};...  more

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  • Valeri Nikolayev17

    Valeri Nikolayev

    The Terminal, The Saint

    BirthplaceRussia, Moscow


    ChildrenDasha Nikolayev

    Valery Valeryevich Nikolaev is a Russian actor. He performed in more than thirty films since...  more
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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....  more
  • 19

    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

    Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who appeared in more than one...  more
  • 20

    Andrei Smirnov

    Elena, Idiot: Vol. 1

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ParentsSergey Sergeyevich Smirnov

    Andrei Smirnov is a Russian actor and film director who is known for directing the films...  more
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff21
    Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов) (1 April [O.S. 20 March]...  more

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    #152 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#5 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

  • Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia22
    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (Olga Nikolaevna Romanova) (Russian: Великая Княжна...  more
  • 23

    Yuri Stepanov

    Cargo 200, Artistka

    BirthplaceCheremkhovsky District

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    ChildrenYuriy Stepanov, Konstantin Stepanov, Dmitry Stepanov

    Yuri Stepanov or Yuriy Stepanov may refer to: Yuri Stepanov (actor) (1967–2010), Russian...  more
  • 24

    Dave Apollon

    Merry Go Round of 1938

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic


    Dave Apollon was a Russian mandolin player. Today Dave Apollon is regarded as one of the most...  more
  • Mikhail Shufutinsky25

    Mikhail Shufutinsky

    Moscow on the Hudson

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia

    Mikhail Zakharovich Shufutinsky is a Russian pop singer, now a citizen of the United States....  more