Larisa Luzhina is a legend of Soviet and Russian cinema and theater. The popularity swept over the actress after the release of the film "On the Seven Winds". Despite her venerable age, she does not leave her beloved profession and pleases her fans with new roles.
The actress was born and raised in St. Petersburg. Her childhood was spent during the blockade. Then the girl lost most of her relatives. The grandmother and the father died of hunger, the elder sister died. Larisa and her mother miraculously managed to escape and leave for the Kemerovo region. There they could feel safe. Later there was a move to Tallinn to live with a distant relative.
During her school years, Larisa studied in a drama club. The artistic director was a famous actor, which explains the high level of professionalism of the productions. The children's collective was successful even on large stages. The mentor carefully prepared for the lessons so that the children would go to him with interest. By the way, his efforts were not in vain. Larissa contracted the theatrical bacillus from him.
The young woman went to Leningrad to enter a theater university, but she did not pass the competition and returned home. Fate was favorable to Larisa and gave her a chance to be in the movies. After the failure, Luzhin decided to become a model. At one of the shows, she was noticed and offered a cameo role in the movie "Crashers". On the set, Larisa made an acquaintance with Leida Laius. It was she who helped the talented girl to enter the VGIK in 1959.
The debut in the cinema took place during his studies. The student was offered one of the main roles in the film "Man Does Not Give Up". Then there were large-scale projects: "A man follows the Sun" and "On the seven winds". The young girl becomes famous, she has fans. Women imitated her, and men tried to flirt. At first, it was hard for the still inexperienced actress to work, but thanks to the efforts, innate talent and patience of the directors, she quickly joined the creative elite.
In 1964, Larissa was to travel to Germany to shoot the film "Doctor Schlütter". Then there was work on the painting "Vertical", after which the actress became even more famous and popular.
Her career went uphill until the USSR collapsed. After that, Luzhin was less and less offered roles in films. Larisa decided not to give in to life's difficulties, raised some money and began touring the country with her own production. Now Larisa Anatolyevna acts in television series and plays in the Theater of the Film Actor.
Larisa Luzhina was married four times. She lived with her first husband, Alexei Chardynin, for seven years. In her second marriage with Valery Shuvalov, the actress gave birth to a son. The husband was mainly engaged in raising the child: Larisa did not want to take a break in her career. The actress left Valeria because of the romance with the screenwriter that captured her. She lived with Vladimir Gusakov for 10 years. Vyacheslav Matveev became Luzhina's last husband, but family life did not work out with him either. She filed for divorce after the man lost his job. Now the actress lives alone and does not maintain relations with her ex-husbands. The son has his own family and children.