Beautiful Soviet Russian actress Larisa Udovichenko
Russian actress Larisa Udovichenko was born April 29, 1955 in Vienna (Austria), where her father, Ivan Nikonovich, served as a military doctor. Her mother, Muza Alekseevna, at one time she graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, but did not become an actress. However, she tried to instill in her daughter a love for the theater, and was not opposed to her becoming an actress. Unfortunately, Larisa’s mother did not live up to her daughter’s finest hour – she died when the girl was 18 years old.
As a child, Larisa had two serious hobbies: sports and theater. For seven years she went to a sports school and had high grades in sports and rhythmic gymnastics. The coach predicted a good sporting future for her, but her love of art turned out to be stronger. Thus, in the 9th grade, the girl entered the national film actor’s studio, created at the Odessa film studio. It was on the stage of this collective in 1970 that the director Alexander Pavlovsky saw her, who had previously unsuccessfully searched for the leading actor.
In the 10th grade (1972) Udovichenko starred in two films at once, however, those were tiny roles. So, in the film directed by Konstantin Zhuk “Julia”, she played the role of her contemporary Lyuska, and in the film by Stanislav Govorukhin “Life and the Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” she was honored to play the role of the nameless beloved of the protagonist – Robinson Crusoe. Both films appeared on the All-Union screen in 1973.
Russian actress Larisa Udovichenko
After graduating from a ten-year school, Udovichenko went to Moscow to enter all creative universities at the same time. However, not accepted to theater schools, she rushed to VGIK, but even there she was unsuccessful. Heartbroken girl sat in one of the institute corners and sobbed. And then His Majesty Chance played a role. A student of the acting department Nina Ilyina ran past the corridor, who, having heard crying, rushed to the unfortunate one. She decided to help her. And a few minutes later, an applicant appeared before the famous Soviet actress Tamara Makarova. Together with her husband, director Sergei Gerasimov, she recruited an acting studio that year. “Well, show us what you can do,” Makarova turned to Larisa. Overcoming embarrassment, Larisa read several poems, sang, and then also danced.
And Tamara Fedorovna, evaluating the abilities of the applicant, admitted her immediately to the third round. Udovichenko passed the subsequent exams just as brilliantly and entered the All-Union Institute of Cinematography in Moscow.
She played the first serious role in the movie in 1974, when in the film of her teachers S. Gerasimov and T. Makarova, “Daughters and Mothers,” she played the role of her peer – a selfish girl from an intelligent family, Galya Vasilyeva. Then, one after another, other roles of Udovichenko followed, which gradually brought her into the category of popular actresses of Soviet cinema.
According to the actress, she always enjoyed increased attention from men. On the set of each film, she fell in love with her partners and almost always reciprocated. But the personal life of the actress was not as smooth as she would have liked.
For the first time, she married director Alexander Pankratov-Bely, but they soon divorced. The second (civilian) husband of the actress was actor Mikhail Boyarsky. The third husband of Larisa was the director Andrei Eshpay. Andrei tried his best to protect Larisa from the attention of other men, but could not cope with jealousy and decided to divorce. The fourth husband of the actress was businessman Gennady Bolgarin. In a marriage that lasted 20 years, a daughter was born. Everything was fine until Gennady became a gamer. Once he lost a lot in the casino and Larisa filed for divorce for the safety of her daughter.
Larisa decided not to burden herself with a seal in her passport anymore and lives without refusing anything to herself, continuing to appear and delight fans with new roles.