A beautiful girl, a young and talented actress Elena Zakharova is very much loved by millions of viewers. Having started acting in films, while still a student, she is gaining more and more success with the public every year.
Elena is a Muscovite, born in the fall of 1975. Since childhood, she was a very active and mobile girl. Her favorite place for walks in the fresh air was a park in Sokolniki, near which she lived. To find a worthy use of their daughter's energy, the parents decided to give her the opportunity to study in the choreographic, pop group "Buratino". It was here that the artistic and vocal abilities of a very little girl were manifested.
At the age of eight, she liked ballet. Mom, taking into account the desire of her daughter, took her to the appropriate school. But the classes in the section did not last long. The girl was very fond of sweets. And she didn't like the tough restrictions. Therefore, Lena soon stopped attending ballet school and no longer dreamed of this profession.
As a teenager, Lena had a desire to become an actress. She was an active participant in school theater circles and at the same time studied acting in extracurricular activities. During this period, in various projects of cinema, she managed to play minor episodic roles.
She first starred in a movie when her classmates played a role. She was told that she was invited to shoot the movie "The Girl with Blue Eyes." Believing, Lena went to the studio, because she really has blue eyes. There she was seen by an assistant director and invited to participate in a fairy tale film, which she never saw.
After completing her studies in high school, Elena enters the theater institute. The selection committee at first took her for a relative of the famous director and screenwriter Mark Zakharov, but after a while the future actress herself convinced everyone of the erroneousness of their opinions.
Rise of a new star
The first role came when she was in her second year of higher school. Shchukin. Then she played a role in the movie "The Comedian's Shelter." After a successful debut, they began to invite her to various projects, films, serials. And by 1998, the time she graduated from college, she had already played a considerable number of roles.
After completing her studies, the actress worked at the Theater of the Moon, then there was the theater of Oleg Tabakov. In it, she performed a large number of interesting roles. But the most striking role, according to the actress herself, is Ophelia in the play "Hamlet". Russian theater critics also consider participation in this production as the best work of an aspiring actress. For the masterful performance of the role in 1999, Elena was awarded the "Seagull" prize. In addition to this prestigious award, the girl received the Discovery of the Year prize from the Ogonyok magazine.
As a film actress, Elena Zakharova is constantly in demand. Filming in feature films, television series does not stop. Her best film work is the series "Kadetstvo", for the shooting of which she was approved without samples. She appeared as a teacher of ethics. Next come the films "Ermolovs", "Successful Exchange", "Truckers". "Seraphima the Beautiful", "The Fifth Corner" and others.
Separately, it should be noted the work of Zakharova in the television film "Tartarin from Tarascon". For her high acting skills, she received the prize of the film festival in the city of Gatchina. During the filming of the film, her colleagues on the site were such popular actors as Daria Mikhailova and Vyacheslav Galkin.
Among the successful works, it is also worth highlighting the melodrama "Love will come unexpectedly", the action movie "The Art of Winning", the films "Woman with Lilies", "Householder", "We Will Not Say Goodbye".
The actress actively combines work on the set with various projects, dubbing films, including animated ones. Elena is invited to television to participate in various show programs and simply as a guest, as a famous and popular actress. Viewers saw her on the TV shows "Dancing with the Stars" and "Stars on Ice", the reality show "Empire". As a member of the jury, Elena Zakharova took part in the "Battle of Psychics", which took place in Ukraine.
For the past several years, the Moscow theater and film actress has been in a civil marriage with Sergei Mamontov, a Russian businessman. For a long time, young people were absolutely happy, they were always seen together. It was rumored that they were secretly married.
In 2011, in February, a girl was born to the couple, she was named Anna-Maria. But in the fall of the same year, tragedy struck. As a result of infection with a viral meningococcal infection, the baby died. This was the reason for the breakup, the couple broke up.
During the filming of the project "Battle of Psychics" this dramatic event in the life of a star was seen by most of the participants in the show. But Zakharova decided not to comment on this part of her life and left the project.
She was able to escape from the state of depression with the help of work. It took several years. And in December 2017, fans of the talented actress learned about the birth of their daughter. Elena became a mother again. Who became the father is unknown. According to numerous rumors, it is the entrepreneur Andrey Bolshakov.