Most of the acting dynasties in Russia originate in the 60s of the last century. It was then that fathers and mothers came into the profession - the founders of the now most famous acting names.
Professional family dynasties have existed almost from the day the monkey turned into a man. Or maybe a little later. In the wild tribes, a strict family division is still preserved: some are engaged in hunting, others in agriculture. In the Middle Ages, it was impossible to imagine that a tanner, for example, became a keeper or pastry chef.
However, when creative people are engaged in one business, the proverb about nature and the children on which it rests will be remembered for sure. Can a talented carpenter, firefighter or steelmaker have an incompetent successor to the profession? Does a successful businessman have a mediocre heir? Quite. But, you must admit, few people will notice this and in an idle conversation at a friendly table will compare the skills of completely extraneous fathers and parents. Unless, of course, the heir to the capital is ruined in a short time.
And only the successors of creative professions are doomed to constant comparison with their ancestors. They are watched, they are discussed with a special passion, always and everywhere. Fortunately, in Russia, in most of the famous acting dynasties, nature has been working without a break for several decades in a row. Here is only a tenth of the existing acting families - dynasties. Alphabetically.
Acting and directing dynasty of Bondarchuk
The founder of the dynasty is an outstanding film director and actor Sergei Bondarchuk. Sergei Fedorovich had two wives - actress Inna Makarova and actress Irina Skobtseva. In both marriages, children were born who also became artists. And then their children.
From her first marriage with the Petersburg theater and cinema actress Inna Makarova, a daughter, Natalya Bondarchuk, was born, her daughter, Maria Burlyaeva, was born from her marriage to artist Nikolai Burlyaev. In the second marriage, Sergei Bondarchuk and Irina Skobtseva had children, Alena and Fedor. Alena's son Konstantin Kryukov and Natalia's daughter Maria Burlyaeva - yet? - the youngest members of a large acting dynasty.
Boyarsky acting dynasty
One of the oldest acting dynasties in Russia. Its founder was a priest, whose numerous children under Soviet rule chose a different service - a different church. Almost all of them, in one way or another, were related to the theatrical art of St. Petersburg. The most famous artists from a large, branched family are: Sergei Boyarsky, Nikolai Boyarsky, Mikhail Boyarsky, his wife Larisa Lupian and their daughter Elizaveta Boyarskaya.
Dynasty of Ephraim x
The founder of the dynasty is a man of the era: theater director and actor Oleg Efremov. His children Anastasia (from a civil marriage with actress Irina Mazuruk) and Mikhail (from a marriage with actress Alla Pokrovskaya), who are most directly related to theater and cinema, already have their own adult children Olga Efremova and Nikita Efremov, who also continue to carry the heavy cross of the surname, daily proving their solvency and uniqueness of the genus.
Founders: artist Pyotr Konchalovsky, his daughter, writer Natalya Konchalovskaya, and her husband, poet Sergei Mikhalkov. Their children: film and theater director Andron (Andrei) Konchalovsky and film director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov. Their children from different marriages have long been held in art: directors and artists Yegor Konchalovsky and Artem Mikhalkov, actresses Anna Mikhalkova and Nadezhda Mikhalkova.
Acting dynasty of Urgants
The founders of the dynasty: actors Lev Milinder and Nina Urgant. Their son Andrei, a famous St. Petersburg actor and showman, married to actress Valeria Kiseleva, gave birth to a son, now famous TV presenter Ivan Urgant.
The Jankowski dynasty
Founders: brothers Rostislav and Oleg Yankovsky. The first to enter the acting path was the elder brother Rostislav - a film and theater actor who lived most of his life in Belarus and served in the Minsk Drama Theater. His sons Igor and Vladimir also became artists, but later left the profession. The younger brother Oleg became the founder of the Moscow branch of the acting dynasty: in a marriage with actress Lyudmila Zorina, he had a son, Philip. Nowadays, the already famous film director and actor Philip Yankovsky and his wife, actress Oksana Fandera, are making their first steps in the acting profession by their eldest son Ivan.