Natalia Bogunova: biography, creativity, career, personal life

The premiere screening of “Big Change” was a huge success. The picture was liked by the audience. Literature teacher Svetlana Afanasyevna, wife of one of the main characters of the film, Ganzhi, was played by Natalia Vasilyevna Begunova. To the chagrin of fans, after this job the talented actress almost disappeared from screens.

The road to the vocation

Biography of a future celebrity began in 1948. The child appeared in Leningrad on April 8. Daughter was raised by mother: father left life.

From the age of ten, the gifted girl was admitted to the choreographic school named after Vaganova. It was there that she was noticed looking for the main character for the film “Intro” Igor Talankin. The young ballerina fits perfectly into Vali’s image.

After premiering in 1963 Natalia became a star. Ballet she had to leave, too many were missed classes because of filming. From now on, her future girl saw in cinema: she received many invitations from directors.


Practically after the premiere, Bogunova played Inna in the film “Goodbye Boys!” , then there was work in the movie tape “Boy and Girl”.

The student of VGIK was already quite the accomplished actress. At the course of Boris Babochkin Natalya was considered the most talented. She was in demand in movies, found happiness in her personal life. Her selection was future director Aleksandar Stefanovich.

The harmony in their alliance lasted three years. Then the conflicts began. The couple were rarely seen, as they took filming all the time. Natalia performed the role of Daisy Garway in Green’s adaptation of “Running the Waves”, reincarnated in Snow Maiden for “Spring Tale” based on Ostrovsky’s work.

First problems

Each of her work was praised by both viewers and critics. However, the most famous became her Svetlana Afanasyevna “Big Change”. The actress had a flurry of new offers, however everything turned out differently.

In 1973 she played the main character, the bride, for the last time in the fairy tale film “Smart Things”.

The lack of new proposals was explained by the fact that the sublime and naive Bogunova did not match the new cinema type of dishevelled and daring heroines. In 1974 the marriage finally broke down.

The end of her career

Natalia played on the stage of the Mossovet Theatre. Relationships in the troupe were characterized by constant tension, After one of the conflicts, the actress was diagnosed with problems with the psyche. Collective star left in 1987.

His last film work was the role of Mail Chief in 1992 in “Running on the Sunny Side”.

After a personal tragedy, the actress re-entered the clinic in 2011. She’s back full of new plans. The celebrity visited the film festival “Amur Autumn”, participated in a talk show on television, began preparing her concert program.


couldn’t realize the conceived performer: in 2013, August 9 Natalia Bogunova left her life.

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