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List of famous film actors and actresses from Soviet Union, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Soviet Union 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 Soviet screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Soviet Union and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Andrei Fajt and Mikhail Bolduman are included on this list along with many more.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Soviet Union in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Soviet film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element, Resident Evil Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action-themed films, earning her the sobriquet "reigning queen ...more

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Verka Serduchka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro, Za dvumya zaytsami Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko, better known as his drag character Verka Serduchka, is a Ukrainian comedian and pop and dance singer. In the role of Serduchka, he represented Ukraine in the ...more

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Ekaterina Vasilyeva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Lev Tolstoy, Bumbarash, All That Really Matters Ekaterina Vasileva is an actress.

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Natalya Fateeva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines, Anna Karamazoff, Three Plus Two Natalya Fateeva is an actress.

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Elya Baskin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ilya Zalmanovich Baskin, known as Elya Baskin, is an American actor.

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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Russian Revolution, The Assassination of Trotsky, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

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Mikhail Boyarskiy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Taras Bulba, A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines, The Return of the Musketeers Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky is a Soviet Russian actor and singer. He is best known for playing swashbucklers in historical adventure films; the role of d'Artagnan in the 1978 Soviet adaptation ...more

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Alexander Khvylya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Vow, Jack Frost, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki Aleksandr Khvylya is an actor.

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Alexander Borisovich Belyavsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Sum of All Fears, The Irony of Fate 2, The Irony of Fate 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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Andrei Smirnov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Elena, Idiot: Vol. 1, The Delegation Andrei Smirnov is a Russian actor and film director who is known for directing the films Angel, Belarus Station and Autumn. He was a member of the jury at the 38th Berlin International Film ...more

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Edita Piekha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Sudba rezidenta Edita Piekha is a French-born popular Soviet and Russian singer and actress of Polish descent. She was the third popular female singer, after Klavdiya Shulzhenko and Sofia Rotaru, to be named a ...more

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Artemy Troitsky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Star Worms, Down House, Arie Art, Artem, Artemiy or Artemy Troitsky is a Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster, and an academic who has taught classes on music journalism at Moscow State ...more

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Yury Yakovlev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Kin-Dza-Dza, The Irony of Fate 2, Anna Karenina Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1976.

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Vasily Shukshin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Commissar, When the Trees Were Tall, They Fought for Their Country Vasily Makarovich Shukshin was a Soviet/Russian actor, writer, screenwriter and movie director from the Altay region who specialized in rural themes.

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Pavel Lychnikoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Star Trek, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Cloverfield Pasha D. Lychnikoff, also credited as Pavel Lychnikoff or Pasha Lychnikoff, is a Russian television, film and theatre actor, who lives and works in the United States.

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Mikhail Gluzsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style, The Kreutzer Sonata Mikhail Andreyevich Gluzsky was a Soviet and Russian film actor. He starred in the 1972 film, Monologue, which was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. An actor in more than 130 films ...more

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Anatoly Solonitsyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Solaris, Stalker, Andrei Rublev Anatoly Alekseyevich Solonitsyn was a Soviet actor.

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Faraway, So Close!, Burning Wall Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman. He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ...more

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Yevgeny Leonov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin, Big School-Break, Kin-Dza-Dza Yevgeny Pavlovich Leonov was a famous Russian/Soviet actor who played main parts in several of the most famous Soviet films. Called "one of Russia's best-loved actors", he also ...more

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Natasha Galkina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Fast Five, Jack and Jill, Salt Natalya Ivanovna Galkina, simply known as Natalie Gal is a Russian fashion model and actress, who made her television debut as runner-up on the eighth series of America's Next Top Model.

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Oleg Yankovsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Mirror, The Man Who Cried, Mute Witness Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who has excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern intellectuals. In 1991, he became, together with Alla Pugacheva, the last ...more

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Andrei Panin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Morphine, The Horde, Shadow Boxing 2 Andrei Vladimirovich Panin was a Nika Award-nominated Russian actor appearing in film and television, and a director.

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Boris Barnet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Storm Over Asia, The Living Corpse, Chess Fever Boris Vasilyevich Barnet was a Soviet film director, actor and screenwriter of British origin. His grandfather was a printmaker who came to the Russian Empire from Great Britain. He directed 27 ...more

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Savely Kramarov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
2010, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home, Armed and Dangerous Savely Viktorovich Kramarov, known almost universally in his native Russia, was one of the most popular comic actors of Soviet cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s. He acted in at least 42 Soviet films, ...more

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Boris Chirkov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Vyborg Side, The Return of Maxim, Girl Friends Boris Petrovich Chirkov was a Soviet actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1928 and 1975. In 1941, he was awarded the Stalin Prize; in 1975, he was awarded the Hero of Socialist Labour.

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Sergey Martinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Snow Queen, The Sword and the Dragon, Scarlet Sails Sergei Martinson was an actor.

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Battle of Russia Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian ...more

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Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His ...more

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Sergei Eisenstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Battleship Potemkin, Glumov's Diary Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike, ...more

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Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Duel, Brief Encounters, Little Tragedies Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his ...more

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Ivan Shvedoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Supremacy, Enemy at the Gates Ivan Shvedoff is an actor.

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Sergei Komarov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The End of St. Petersburg, We from the Urals, Minin and Pozharsky Sergei Komarov was an actor.

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ...more

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Alexander Godunov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Die Hard, Witness, The Money Pit Alexander Borisovich Godunov, nicknamed "Sasha", was a Russian-American danseur and film actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the United States and the Soviet

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Mikhail Zharov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Aelita, The Vyborg Side, The Return of Maxim Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov was a Soviet actor. He studied under the prominent director Theodore Komisarjevsky and debuted in Yakov Protazanov's Aelita. Later he became a Protazanov regular, ...more

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Mikhail Yanshin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Twelfth Night, Jack Frost, The Night Before Christmas Mikhail Yanshin was an actor.

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Aleksandr Abdulov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Master and Margarita, An Ordinary Miracle, Attack on Leningrad Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdúlov was a notable Soviet/Russian actor. Aleksandr Abdulov went to school from 1960 to 1970 and upon graduating wanted to become a sportsman. However, Abdulov's ...more

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Donatas Banionis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
King Lear, Dead Season, Goya Donatas Banionis was a Lithuanian actor. He is best known for his performance in the lead role of Tarkovsky's Solaris as Kris Kelvin. He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Banionis began his career ...more

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Anatoli Ktorov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
War and Peace, Without Dowry, Chess Fever Anatoli Ktorow was an actor.

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, In the Mirror of Maya Deren Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a ...more

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Vasili Merkuryev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Cranes Are Flying, Twelfth Night, The Battle of Stalingrad Vasili Vasilyevich Merkuryev was a Soviet actor. He appeared in 46 films between 1935 and 1974.

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Oleg Borisov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Luna Park, Trial on the Road, Failure of Engineer Garin Oleg Ivanovich Borisov was a well-known Russian film and theatre actor, whose honors included the title of People's Artist of the USSR, two USSR State Prizes as well as the Volpi Cup.

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Anatoli Papanov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The Diamond Arm, The Adjutant of His Excellency, Watch Out for the Automobile Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov was a popular Soviet film and theatre actor. Papanov starred in some of the best and well-known Soviet films, often together with his friend, Andrei Mironov. Mostly ...more

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Vladimir Basov Ml. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Moscow-Cassiopeia, Teens in the Universe Vladimir Basov Ml. is an actor and film director.

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Vsevolod Pudovkin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
The End of St. Petersburg, Mother, The New Babylon Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin was a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories of montage. Pudovkin's masterpieces are often contrasted with ...more

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Grigori Kozintsev is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Hamlet Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev was a Soviet theatre and film director. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1964. In 1965 he was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film ...more

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Anna Kuchma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Cop Out Anna Kuchma is an actress.

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Nikolai Kryuchkov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Ballad of a Soldier, The Battle of Stalingrad, The Return of Maxim Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov was a Soviet film actor. He appeared in 94 films between 1932 and 1993.

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Nonna Mordyukova is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Luna Park, Commissar, The Diamond Arm Noyabrina "Nonna" Viktorovna Mordyukova was a Soviet actress and People's Artist of the USSR. She was the star of films like director Denis Yevstigneyev's Mama and Nikita Mikhalkov's ...more

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Vladislav Strzhelchik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from the Soviet Union
Sofiya Perovskaya, The Adjutant of His Excellency, Tchaikovsky Vladislav Strzhelchik was a film actor.