The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

• The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

Marina F. Chaliapin, Freddie in the West was known not only as the daughter of the famous singer Feodor Chaliapin, but also as an actress, "Miss Russia 1931" and the wife of the man responsible for the development of film industry in Italy and organized the first Venice Film Festival.

The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

Marina Feodorovna Chaliapin, 1931

She received an excellent education, knew five languages, drove the car up to a ripe old age (she had ever ride on the "Bentley" and "Alfa Romeo"), traveled a lot and lived to the venerable 98 years.

When in 1906 at the races in Moscow Fyodor Chaliapin met with Maria Petzold, he already had a family, and Mary - two children from his first marriage. Divorce was not available and they just started to live together in St. Petersburg. Another Chaliapin family stayed in Moscow and, in fact, the singer in the years he lived "in two houses."

Marriage of Maria Valentinovna Chaliapin was issued only in 1927, already in Paris. Even in Russia they had three girls, Martha, Dasiya and Marina - the heroine of our story.

As it turned out, Marina Feodorovna in exile waiting for a wonderful fate. She has been successful in many areas and was familiar with international celebrities.

Chaliapin, like many Russian emigrants of the first wave settled in France. Marina as a child dreamed of becoming a great dancer. In the 9 years it was sent to ballet school and she began to study with the best choreographers in Europe - Matilda Kshesinskaia and Lyubov Yegorova. Plans went awry - accidental injury put an end to the career of ballet.

The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

Miss Russland

In 1931, Marina received the title of "Miss Russia". The contest was held in Paris, among the Russian emigrants. Take part in it Marina Chaliapin persuaded writer Ivan Bunin and artist Konstantin Korovin.

Great father reacted to his daughter win with humor:

"He laughed. And Rachmaninoff laughed too. Papa gently teased, "Well, come here, Miss Russia!" Ooh, Dad liked to tease! "

But after winning the contest she appeared just a sea of ​​fans - in fact it almost officially recognized the most beautiful girl of emigration.

In 1938, her father was not - Feodor Chaliapin. Marina Feodorovna learned about it on the way from Rome to Paris, where he hoped to find his father. employee of the airport, looking at her passport, showed the newspaper with a photo of Chaliapin in mourning frame.

The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

Marina Chaliapin with his father - Fyodor Chaliapin

In those years, Marina has worked ... an officer of the Navy of Italy. She was the first officer, who was responsible for leisure passengers and children's entertainment.

A new house and a new profession

Shortly after his father's death, Marina went to New York to study at the Academy of Interior and Design, and then moved to Vienna - is to become a theater director.

But love intervened. In Vienna, the friends invited her to go to Italy together - to work on a film about classical ballet. There she met her future husband Luigi Freddy - a superior man, older than her 17 years. So Italy has become her new home. Luigi Freddie, director cinema department at the Ministry of Culture and Propaganda of Italy, was a very famous man in those years - not surprising, since he was at the forefront of Italian cinema.

It was the husband of Marina Shalyapina organized and held in the first Venice Film Festival, and in 1937 opened Europe's largest film studio.

The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

The studio was called "Cinecita". There Marina Chaliapin starred in three films of her husband: "Old Times", "Only for you, Lucia" and "Nobody's Children".

After the war, Marina Chaliapin went to work on a cruise ship organized leisure - there are guided tours, musical meetings.

The amazing story of the life of her daughter Chaliapin

Marina Feodorovna spoke five languages. She repeatedly visited Russia, including those present at the reburial of his father in 1984 at the Novodevichy Cemetery.