Valentina Ananyina is a theater and film actress, known to many for her films "Shadows disappear at noon", "Vangelia" and "Molodezhka". Despite the fact that most of her works are episodes and supporting roles, viewers love and appreciate her.
Valentina was born in pre-war Moscow on May 18, 1933 in a modest large family. Dad worked in forestry, and mom took care of the house and children. During the Great Patriotic War, the family was evacuated to Tomsk. It was there that little Valya not only helped take care of the wounded, but also performed with other children in front of the soldiers.
After the end of the war, the whole family returned to Moscow. An interesting fact: the Ananyins' house was located not far from the Novodevichy cemetery, and the future actress from time to time came to the grave of Konstantin Stanislavsky and read books about the theater there.
The girl studied in theater and dance circles and performed at various city events. Despite her craving for creativity, Valentina still doubted her choice and first entered an economic university. But after studying for only a year, she realized her mistake and from the first time she entered VGIK on a course with Julia Raizman.
Career and creative life
After graduation, Ananyina was sent to the Film Actor Theater, which, in fact, was a branch of Mosfilm. Performances were rarely staged there, mostly films were made. Valentina began acting and at the moment she has more than 200 film projects in her piggy bank. However, it is worth noting that she never played a major role in any of them. The actress was very worried about this and even thought to leave the profession.
Her career, although not brilliant, was quite stable and successful. Among the films with the participation of Ananyeva, there are many films included in the golden fund of cinema: "The Cranes Are Flying", "Belorussky Station", "Carnival", "I Walk Through Moscow" and many others.
In the difficult for cinema 90s of the last century, Ananyeva's career was simple, but then, after successful filming in advertising, she was again invited to work. 2006 was very busy in terms of work for her.
Valentina Georgievna is actively working to this day. Among her recent works, it is worth highlighting such projects as "Always say always", "Molodezhka", "Turkish March", "Vangelia".
It is worth noting the participation of the actress in the TV series "Quiet Don", where she played Aksinya's aunt.
Now the actress is starring in the comedy musical film "Dancing at Heights", where she plays the grandmother of one of the main characters.
In addition to filming, Valentina Georgievna actively works with children in the Sunday school at the Novodevichy Convent. There she gladly helps to organize Christmas trees and other children's parties.
Vera Ananyina was officially married once. Her husband was a cameraman, with whom she met on the set of one of her first films. Family life was happy, the spouses were saddened only by the absence of children.
In 1973, Valentina Georgievna suffered a stroke, after which she underwent rehabilitation for a long time. In 1979, her husband passed away. The actress was very upset by the loss of a loved one, and found comfort in the Orthodox faith. She is an active parishioner of the Novodevichy Convent.