Vera Alentova is among the most popular Soviet and Russian actresses,thanks to her wonderful performance in 'Vladimir Menshov' 'sinternationally acclaimed Moskva slezam ne verit (1980) . Born in1942 into a family of actors (the apple does not fall far from thetree!), she naturally started studying drama at the Moscow Theatre ArtStudio once she had graduated from high school. In 1962, aged 20, shemarried future director Vladimir Menshov, the man who would make herworld famous eighteen years later. Active in the theater in the firstyears of her career (she appeared in a single film in the 1960s), sheturned to television ("Rozhdenie", her first TV movie in 1977) and theseventh art.
Success was awaiting her in the latter medium, thanks tothe role of Katia, a modern free woman, in the already mentioned Moskva slezam ne verit (1980) . Seen by 84,400,000 people in theSoviet Union (wow!), she immediately became a star in her country. Shewas also noticed throughout the world after the film received the BestForeign Movie Award. Vera Alentova went on with her career, oftenplaying unsatisfied women coping with midlife crisis( Vremya zhelaniy (1984) ; Zavist bogov (2000) ). Unfortunately her films were little seen outside Russia, so the rest ofthe world has been deprived of her talent.
Too bad. .
|1||Dni lyotnye||1965||as Lidia Fyodorovna - teacher|
|2||S 8 marta, muzhchiny!||2014||as Galina Semenovna|
|3||Lyubov kak motiv||2009||as Galina Vasilyevna|
|4||Moskva slezam ne verit||1980||as Katerina 'Katia' Tikhomirova|
|5||Shirli-myrli||1995||as Carol Abzats/Zemfira Almazova/Lusiena Krolikova/Whitney Crolikow|
|6||Vremya dlya razmyshleniy||1983||as Alla Borisovna (Alya)|
|7||Vremya zhelaniy||1984||as Svetlana Vasilyevna|
|9||Zavist bogov||2000||as Sonya|
|10||Zavtra byla voyna||1987||as Valendra|
|11||Balzakovskiy vozrast, ili Vse muzhiki svo...||2004||as Zinaida Semyonovna|
|12||I vse-taki ya lyublyu...||2008||as Tatyana Bronislavovna|
|13||Serebryanaya svadba||2001||as Vera|
|14||Takaya korotkaya dolgaya zhizn||1975||as Nastya Ovchinnikova|
|15||Vecherniy Urgant||2012||as Herself|