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Full Name at Birth
Marianna Aleksandrovna Vertinskaya
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Marianna Vertinskaya is a Russian stage and film actress.
She was born Marianna Aleksandrovna Vertinskaya, on July 28, 1943, on a train going to Shanghai, China. Her father, Aleksandr Vertinsky was a legendary White Russian emigre, who was a popular actor, singer and songwriter. Her mother, Lidiya Vertinskaya (born Lidia Vladimirovna Tsirgvava), was also a Russian emigrant who was born into a Georgian-Russian family in Kharbin, and her junior sister, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, was born in 1944, in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.Young Marianna Vertinskaya had a happy childhood together with her sister, Anastasia. She was brought up in a multi-lingual family where she enjoyed an intellectually stimulating environment, and a highly cultural atmosphere of her parents circle. Marianna Vertinskaya was fond of her father, who invested much of his talent and energy in his daughter`s education. Her famous father died when Marianna was 15, and she suffered from emotional trauma that cast influence on her youth. From 1962 - 1966 she studied acting under A. Borisov at the Shchukin Theatrical School of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, graduating in 1966, as an actress. Since 1966 Marianna Vertinskaya has been a member of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. There her stage partners were many notorious actors. Marianna Vertinskaya shone in the title role in the legendary 1963 re-creation of Vakhtangov`s production of Carlo Gozzi`s comedy `Princess Turandot`. She also made memorable appearances in Dostoevsky`s `Idiot`, in Moliere`s `Meshchanin vo dvoryansyve`, and in other plays at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. Marianna Vertinskaya was designated Honorable Actress of Russia. She is living and working in Moscow, Russia.
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