Queen of the Soviet cinema episodes
The Queen • episodes of Soviet cinema
They are not considered a beauty, but charm them was not to occupy, they are not getting any major roles, but they managed to win the all-Union glory. They were called queens episode - appearing on the screen for a few minutes, they are sometimes overshadowed by the main characters, and immediately remembered the audience. But almost all of them feel miserable because of the fact that the directors did not give them the opportunity to realize their creative potential to the full. And often it leads to tragedy.
Probably the most famous of all "overstayers" in the actress Faina Ranevskaya was. She played a major role in all but the audience remembered as an eccentric actress episode: after the release of the film "Foundling" it everywhere pursued by the phrase "Mulia not nervous about me!". Ranevskaya it caused outrage - she herself did not consider this an outstanding job and is very upset because of the fact that it is in this role it all memorized. The actress confessed that she feels deeply unhappy because of what she received from the directors so few standing offers: "The actor's life need luck. More than any other actor dependent, choose the role he is given. I played a hundredth part of what she could. In general, I do not think that I have a happy actor's fate ... Longing for unplayed roles. The word "play" I do not recognize. "Live" a few more lives. "
A shot from the film, a fairy tale Cinderella * * 1947
Catherine Green became Rina due to the fact that her name was not placed on the playbill. But under this name it learned millions of Soviet spectators. Her creative life can hardly be called happy - in her filmography of more than 50 works, but in all the films she appears only in the episodes. Although thanks to her, these schematic images came to life, and come up with its replica another aunt of the bus, the governess, the old woman, a poet, a neighbor immediately went to the people ( "These lips are not Now!"). A role that glorified her for the whole Union, she played after 70 years. Rina Green was disappointed that all knew her only as a turtle Tortilla and Mrs. Hudson. After "The Adventures of Pinocchio" the actress joked: "Here I was, and turtle. I see that the human role not wait, that's agreed. " And Mrs. Hudson, and does not like to recall: "On that role and say something nothing special. Now, if the film was called "Sherlock Holmes and Mrs Hudson" - is another matter. " More than once she complained that the film "was as much a piece of furniture, like a cabinet."
Rina Green as Mrs. Hudson
Maria Vinogradova was one of the most filmed actresses of the Soviet cinema, in her filmography of more than 100 roles, but they were all vtoroplanovyh: in her youth, teens getting any roles, and then she played all sorts of housekeepers, cleaners, janitor,-off space, aunts and old women. Her colleague, the actress Lidia Smirnova, told about her: "This is not a man, it's a whirlwind temperament. It was boiling, she was always somewhere raced: shooting, concerts. I can not remember at the rehearsals, so she stood, or sat, she was all the time in motion. As well it stuck to her nickname of Fly! It was decorated for his talent every passing episode, because a lot of fantasizing and bring on themselves. And, as no one knew how to make friends. In the theater, there was a man who did not love her. Maria S. was not beautiful, but it was so much charm that it seemed to be a beauty. "
Maria Vinogradova in the movie * * Office Romance 1977
Olga Volkova in the school drama club playing boys in the Youth Theater she trusted only the role of frogs, imp ... or even windows, and fairies and other actresses played Cinderella. Later, she could not break free from the travesty role of which has grown rapidly. In the theater, detractors colleagues called her "Krivorotov, tongue-tied, with a big head." And she went and turned the phrase into a ditty: "Krivorotov, tongue-tied - oh, my fate, extraordinary!". Due to its specific appearance she did not offer any major characters or romantic young ladies, no beautiful women, and at the studio "thumbnail" immediately said: "We need a beautiful girl!". But she did not regret about it: "I have never had a psychopathic desire to play Juliet. I love working, just work ... It is from the comic roles I get great pleasure. Maybe because I was born funny. " Viewers will remember her in the image of Lotte from "Die Fledermaus", the waitress Violet in the film "Station for Two" and the official from the "Forgotten Melody for Flute". His first major role she played only after 50, in the film "Promised Heaven." Eldar Ryazanov admired this actress: "Genius, bypassed the cinema, Smoktunovski in a skirt!".
Olga Volkova in the film Station for Two * * 1982
One of the best Soviet comedy actress Elizabeth Nikischihina not received the leading roles in the movie, although the episodes was unrivaled: its ice! "High, high attitude" of "Pokrovsky Gates" will remember everything. The press called it "the most charming frights Soviet cinema", but this was not a backhanded compliment for her offensive - such a role she played in the film "There on unknown paths ...". All her life she remained a hostage of one image - an eccentric clown role. Due to the lack of demand for their creative and failures in his personal life the actress is addicted to alcohol. As a result, she lost both job and family. In 1997, Elizabeth Nikischihina passed away in solitude, poverty and oblivion.
A still from the movie The Adventures of Electronics * * 1979