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Yudina Liliya

People's Artist of Russia

Liliya Vitalievna Yudina, People's Artist of Russia, was born on May 14, 1929. In 1951 she graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute and joined the Maly Theatre’s company in 1953.

Liliya Vitalievna is one of the most beautiful Russian actresses. She is a charismatic actress with a radiant stage presence. She's a perfectly beautiful and talented actress, who is great at portraying flirtatious coquettes. She endows her female characters with personal glamour, charm and femininity.

For 65 years of work in the Maly Theatre, Yudina has played over 50 roles. Some of the roles worth mentioning are Regina in «Ghosts» by Henrik Ibsen, Sasha in «Ivanov» by Anton Chekhov, Regan, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, etc.

Liliya Vitalievna enjoyed one of her greatest successes playing Becky Sharp in the «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov. A merciless social climber, who uses her charm and magnificent appearance to fascinate and seduce upper-class men, she betrays even her closest friends. Nevertheless, the actress does not play a complete villain. Her Becky is ambitious, intelligent and charming in her own way. As one of the spectators wrote, «Yudina's acting is something that is remembered for life».

Liliya Vitalievna played a number of roles in productions based on plays by Alexander Ostrovsky. One of the recent ones being Turusina in «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man», directed by Vladimir Beylis. In this role Yudina is charming, coquettish, graceful and at the same time simple-minded.

Liliya Yudina made her big screen debut in the film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's novel «May Night, or the Drowned Maiden», playing the beautiful Pannochka. She worked with such remarkable directors as Alexander Rou, Viktor Eysymont, Konstantin Yudin, Igor Talankin and others.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1953 - Beautiful girl, «Ivan the Terrible» by A.N.Tolstoy, directed by Prov Sadovsky, Konstantin Zubov and Boris Nikolskiy (replacement)

1953 - Maid of honor, «A Glass Of Water» by Eugene Scribe, revived by Boris Brilliantov (replacement)

1953 – Eliza, «Pygmalion» by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Konstantin Zubov (replacement)

1954 - The daughter of Staritsky, «Ivan the Terrible» by A.N. Tolstoy, directed by Prov Sadovsky, Konstantin Zubov and Boris Nikolskiy (replacement)

1954 – A guest at the ball, «Port Arthur» by Ivan Popov and Alexander Stepanov, directed by Konstantin Zubov and Pavel Markov (replacement)

1954 – Abigail, «A Glass Of Water» by Eugene Scribe, revived by Boris Brilliantov (replacement)

1954 – Liza, «Ivan Rybakov» by Viktor Gusev, directed by Boris Ravenskikh (premiere)

1955 - First dancer, «The Sold Lullaby» by Halldór Kiljan Laxness, directed by Pavel Markov (premiere)

1956 – Nadia, «A Protégée of the Mistress» by Alexander Ostrovsky , directed by Veniamin Tsygankov and Mikhail Gladkov(premiere)

1956 - Collective farmer, «Wings» by Aleksandr Korneichuk, directed by Konstantin Zubov and Veniamin Tsygankov (replacement)

1956 – Ilga, «The Youngest Brother's Summer» by Gunārs Priede, directed by Konstantin Zubov (premiere)

1957 – Isabella, «Night Turmoil» by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, directed by Vladimir Kenigson (replacement)

1958 – Regina, «Ghosts» by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Veniamin Tsygankov (replacement)

1958 - Lilya Khomutok, «Why Were the Stars Smiling» by Aleksandr Korneichuk, directed by Boris Ravenskikh (premiere)

1959 - Young lady, «Lady Windermere's Fan» by Oscar Wilde, directed by Viktor Kommisarzhevskiy (replacement)

1959 – Queensan, «Port Arthur» by Ivan Popov and Alexander Stepanov directed by Konstantin Zubov and Pavel Markov (replacement)

1960 – Sasha, «Ivanov» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Boris Babochkin (premiere)

1960 – Lida, «House of Cards» by Oleg Stukalov, directed by Dmitriy Vuros (replacement)

1960 – Cat, «The Island of Aphrodite» by Alexis Parnis, directed by Viktor Kommisarzhevskiy (replacement)

1962 – Becky, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov (replacement)

1962 – Ilona, «Stone Nest» by Hella Maria Wuolijoki, directed by Mikhail Gladkov and Viktor Khokhryakov (replacement)

1962 – Tamara, «Chamber» by Samuil Alyoshin, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (premiere)

1963 – Sofia, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (replacement)

1963 – Verochka, «Before Supper» by Viktor Rozov, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (premiere)

1964 – Lola, «The Consul is Stolen!» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (premiere)

1964 – Lady Windermere, «Lady Windermere's Fan» by Oscar Wilde, directed by Viktor Kommisarzhevskiy (replacement)

1964 – Yulia, «Page Of a Diary» by Alexander Korneychuk, directed by Evgeniy Simonov(premiere)

1966 – Lyudmila, «Your Uncle Misha» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (premiere)

1966 – Abigail, «The Glass of Water» by Eugène Scribe, revived by Evgeniy Velikhov (premiere)

1967 - Mebel Dodge, «John Reed» by Evgeniy Simonov, directed by Evgeniy Simonov (replacement)

1968 - Juliette, «Traveler Without Luggage» by Jean Anouilh, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (premiere)

1969 – Radka, «The Golden Fleece» by Andrey Gulyashki, directed by G.Avramov (Bulgaria) (replacement)

1970 – Glafira, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Prov Sadovsky (replacement)

1970 - Yulia Filippovna, «Summerfolk» («Dachniki») by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin (replacement)

1971 – Elizaveta, «Dostigayev and Others» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin (premiere)

1972 – Ottiliya, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz (premiere)

1972 – Poliksena, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Babochkin (replacement)

1973 – Raisa, «Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

1975 - Nataliya Dmitrievna, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

1979 – Regan, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz (premiere)

1981 - Korinkina, «Guilty Without Guilt» by Аlexander Ostrovsky, directed by Viktor Khokhryakov and Alexander Burdonsky (premiere)

1988 – Olga, «The Game» by Yuri Bondarev, directed by Vladimir Andreev (replacement)

1989 - Wilhelmina Fyodorovna, «Predators» by Aleksey Pisemsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis (premiere)

1992 - Kritskaya, « The Precipice» by Ivan Goncharov, directed by Vera Efremova(premiere)

1994 - Marya Alekseevna, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis (replacement)

1995 - The Snow Queen, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

1998 - Gurmyzhskaya, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin (replacement)

2003 – Andula, «The Good Old Ensemble» by Jiří Hubač, directed by Vladislav Konstantinov (premiere)

2004 – Turusina, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis (replacement)

2013 - Betty Dorlange, «How to Cheat the State» by Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr, directed by Vladimir Beylis

Filmography

1952 «May Night, or the Drowned Maiden»
1953 «Lights on the River»
1954 «Dangerous Paths»
1956 «On the Stage»
1957 «A Glass of Water» (film play)
1957 «Amazing Sunday»
1961 «Ivan Rybakov» (film play)
1966 «The Rage»
1968 «Fugitive from «Yantarny»
1969 «Sin» (film play)
1969 - 1981 «Tavern «13 Сhairs»
1969 «Tchaikovsky»
1974 «Before the Sunset» (film play)
1975 «Dostigayev and others» (film play)
1976 «Vanity Fair» (film play)
1977 «Woe from Wit» (film play)
1985 «Guilty Without Guilt» (film play)