Natalia Selezneva: a brief biography

Starting conditions

 The future star of Soviet and Russian cinema appeared on June 19, 1945 in a family of creative intellectuals. His parents resided in Moscow. His father was professionally involved in photography, and had a membership card of the Union of Soviet Photographers. Her mother worked in a book publishing house as an artist-turned-designer. Natasha grew up an energetic and inquisitive child. She became a professional actress thanks to a happy occasion. One day, while walking with their mother near the theater of the Soviet Army, they met the assistant of the chief director Mikhail Mayorov.

After a brief interview, the girl was approved for the lead role in the play “Thirty Srebrenics”. At that point, Natasha was barely six years old. Mother gave her consent and for the child the stage weekdays began. Every day you had to come to the theater for rehearsal. Learn monologues and get used to scenery. The premiere of the play was successful. The young performer was noticed and praised. This role Seleznev played for the following three years. In 1953, she was invited to shoot the film “Alesha Ptitsyn develops character”. The script was written by children’s poet Agnia Barto, who herself chose young actors in her project.

Professional activity

As a schoolgirl, Natalia Selezneva became famous throughout the country. However, she was a serious and consistent person. In order not to rely on luck and a happy occasion, the aspiring actress decided to receive a profile education and entered the Shchukin Theatre School. After receiving her diploma Selezneva entered service at the Moscow Theatre of Satire. Here she was lucky enough to take to the stage together with coritheans — Anatoly Papanov, Andrey Mironov, Mikhail Derzhavin. The actress was remembered for her roles in the plays “Woe from the Mind”, “Clop”, “Pill for the Tongue”.

Selezneva became a real famous movie. For director Leonid Gaidai, the actress became a happy mascot. The painting “Operation “S” and other adventures of Shurik” involving Selezneva enjoyed great love from the Soviet viewer. The actress then gleamed in Gaidai’s “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession” and “Can’t Be.” For more than a decade, the humorous program “13 chairs” was published on Soviet television. Natalia Selezneva brilliantly represented Katarina in her.

Recognition and personal life

For many years and fruitful work in cinema, the actress was awarded the honorary title “People’s Artist of the Russian Federation”. Natalia Igorevna Selezneva was awarded the orders of “Friendship” and “Honor”.


actress’s personal life developed safely. Back in her student years, she married fellow student Vladimir Andreev. They have lived under the same roof ever since. Husband and wife raised a son, Yegor, who became a diplomat. Today Natalia Selezneva has three grandchildren. She spends most of her time at the dacha. But does not forget the native theater as well.

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