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Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

Stunningly beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Honored artist of Russia, Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina (January 18, 1936, Leningrad – December 21, 2001, Moscow)

Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

“I have never met a woman more beautiful than her” – said almost every man who had the happiness to be familiar with her. Soviet Russian ballerina and film actress Olga Zabotkina was a personification of rare grace, beauty and femininity. She had a gravity field with such force that it was useless to resist. One look – and you fall into the abyss! She made thousands of men to fall in love with her, but never allowed to approach close to her. Everyone was surprised when she married a poet-humorist Alexander Ivanov (1936-1996), for he was not a man of her dreams. Anyway, they were fond of each other.
Meanwhile, the life of Olga was not easy. She lost her fortune to become a mother because of the hard life circumstances. It would seem that this divinely beautiful woman should shine diamond and revel in happiness. But God gave her a lot of tests, starting with the siege childhood and ending with a severe form of the disease, which ruined her. She did not like the publicity, although for the actress and ballerina – is nonsense. However, the last few years she was very ill, almost did not come out, and invited to her house no one. “I do not want you to see me like this”, – she answered on the phone.

Olga Zabotkina with her husband Alexander Ivanov
Beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina with her husband Alexander Ivanov

The wife of the poet-parodist Alexander Ivanov (1936-1996), Olga had to leave the stage to move to Moscow and become a secretary of her husband. She watched his image, advised to change the hairstyle, choose costumes, edited the texts … and did not miss any program of her husband “Around the laughter”. And all the feasts, friendly gatherings, birthdays and other festivals she attended consistently. Alexander and Olga were very fond of each other, and their pets: endless cats, dogs, birds – a joy of many childless couples.

1957 Don Cesar de Bazan
Scene from 1957 TV play Don Cesar de Bazan

She graduated from the Vaganova Ballet School in 1953. From this year to 1977, she was in the company of the Leningrad Theatre of the Kirov (now – the Mariinsky Theatre). She was a bright characteristic dancer of Leningrad scene. Honored artist of Russia (8 March, 1960).

Ballerina of rare beauty Olga Zabotkina (1936-2001)
Ballerina of rare beauty Olga Zabotkina (1936-2001)

March 28, 1956, was the premiere of one of the most prominent and popular films of that time – the adaptation of the novel by Veniamin Kaverin “Two Captains”, created by a great director Vladimir Vengerov. And here the main female role also got a great debut actress – 20-year-old ballerina Olga Zabotkina.

Charming actress Olga Zabotkina
Charming actress Olga Zabotkina

Her last major work in film has become a cute image of a girl-contemporaries, in the film version of the operetta of Dmitri Shostakovich “Moscow-Cheryomushki”. Musical comedy “Cheryomushki” (1963) was devoted to the ever-topical theme “housing problem”. Sweet, light musical comedy. Lots of color, music and positive. Nevertheless, “Cheryomushki” were among the leaders of the Soviet box office, taking place of pride in the rankings. Its 963 copies viewed 28.8 million people.

Cheryomushki, 1962
Cheryomushki, 1962 film

Nevertheless, after such a triumphant success in the cinema of the mid-1950s – early 1960s, Olga Zabotkina no longer received invitations from the filmmakers. In fact, she shared the fate of many of our stars of “thaw” period, who later lost their popularity and were forced to appear in small roles. Ballet as her career continued successfully. Back in 1960 – 24 year-old ballerina became Honored Artist of the RSFSR. In addition, immediately after leaving the cinema, Olga got married.

She died in Moscow on December 21, 2001. By the will of the deceased her ashes were taken to St. Petersburg from Moscow. She was buried in the Smolensk cemetery.

Classical rigor of form combined in art of ballerina with a fine sense of national dance style
Classical rigor of form combined in art of ballerina with a fine sense of national dance style

Divinely beautiful ballerina Olga Zabotkina

TV play Don Cesar de Bazan
TV play Don Cesar de Bazan, 1957
Don Cezar de Bazan, 1957
Don Cezar de Bazan, 1957
Film 'Cheryomushki', 1962
Film ‘Cheryomushki’, 1962
Folk dance, Russian ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Folk dance, Russian ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Gorgeous ballerina, actress Olga Zabotkina
Gorgeous ballerina, actress Olga Zabotkina
Gorgeous Russian ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Gorgeous Russian ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Grace and Beauty
Grace and Beauty
Honored Artist of Russia, Olga Zabotkina
Honored Artist of Russia, Olga Zabotkina
Leningrad school ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Leningrad school ballerina Olga Zabotkina
One of the most beautiful women of the time, Olga Zabotkina
One of the most beautiful women of the time, Olga Zabotkina
Performing national dance
Performing exotic dance
Personification of beauty Olga Zabotkina
Personification of beauty Olga Zabotkina
Russian actress Olga Zabotkina
Russian actress Olga Zabotkina
Soviet Russian actress and ballerina Olga Zabotkina
Soviet Russian actress and ballerina Olga Zabotkina
The ballet The Stone Flower - Young gypsy 1957
The ballet The Stone Flower – Young gypsy 1957
The Sleeping beauty, film-ballet, 1964
The Sleeping beauty, film-ballet, 1964
Two captains, 1955
Two captains, 1955
Vintage beauty Olga Zabotkina
Vintage beauty Olga Zabotkina
Zabotkina in Don Sezar de Bazan, 1957
Zabotkina in Don Cezar de Bazan, 1957

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