Outstanding Soviet ballerina charm Hitchcock
• Outstanding Soviet ballerina charm Hitchcock
Outstanding Soviet ballerina Tamara Tumanov was a man of peace. Even the place of her birth in the different biographies treated differently. The fact that she was born in a boxcar train en route in March 1919 from Tiflis (now Tbilisi -) to Tyumen. Although some sources and does point to the fact that the future of ballet icon was born near Shanghai.
, however, is not so important where Tamara was born: after 20 years of it already knew the entire civilized world. Art of extraordinary beauty, in which a mixed Georgian, Russian, Armenian and Polish blood, applauded the best theaters. It was called the Black Pearl of the Russian ballet. And after leaving the scene, Tamara had a successful acting career.
Real name Tamara - Hasidovich. Her mother, according to family legend, came from the ancient Georgian princely family. In 1919, her white officer's wife, had to leave his native Tbilisi, when the Soviet power was established there. In search of her husband, she went to Tyumen, and a daughter on the way. Reunited, the family moved first in China, then in Egypt and finally to France. So, Tamara was in exile before she learned that a homeland.
In Paris, Tamara entered the ballet school and is already nine years performing on stage. At thirteen it took the troupe of Russian ballet, which included two other famous dancers - Irina Baronova and Tatiana Ryabushinskaya. Their trio of "baby ballerinas" literally stunned theater scene.
the name of her father Europeans spelled big problems, so Tamara chose a sonorous pseudonym Tumanov. In a sense, even saying she was quite impenetrable woman.
For 20 years, Tamara has applauded and the Paris Grand Opera and Milan's "La Scala" and London "Covent Garden". The time has come to conquer the New World. Due to the exotic appearance, dark eyes and hair and, of course, for the originality of talent Tumanov in the Western media dubbed the Black Pearl of the Russian ballet. Another nickname - The tragic actress - has emerged as a tribute to the fine artistry. Spiteful critics even accused of being too ballerina playing the audience.
The dancer Yuri Zorich said: "Tamara has always been proud of ballet! She has a fantastic technique; we joked that when she does an arabesque, then you can go for lunch, come back, and she will still be in arabesque. "
After descending from the stage, Tamara found herself as an actress. Her first film works was the role of a gypsy fortune teller, performs Spanish dance. And the first full-fledged dramatic role she got in the film "Glory Days". In 1966, he invited Alfred Hitchcock Tumanov in his painting "Torn Curtain". They say that the famous director was crazy about former dancer eyes.
Tamara was married, but only ten years. The 44-year married the American writer, producer and director Casey Robinson, who left for her family. And ten years later he returned to his first wife.
Tumanov, until the last days keeping an extraordinary charm, left at age 77 in Santa Monica, California. Shortly before her death, she donated to the Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, their stage costumes. In European and American ballet history its role is the star of the first magnitude, and we remember only from case to case.