Elena Sanaeva is a famous Russian artist who has played in more than sixty films. In addition, she is the mother of Pavel Sanaev, who became famous for his book "Bury Me Behind the Skirting Board", where he spoke about the difficult relationships in the family.
Childhood and family
Elena Sanaeva was born in 1942 in Samara. Her father was the famous Soviet actor Vsevolod Sanayev, and her mother Lidia Antonovna was engaged in housekeeping.
The complex character of Lydia Antonovna was described by Elena's son Pavel Sanaev in his book "Bury Me Behind the Skirting Board." Elena says that what is described in this story is only partly true. The mother really had a difficult character, but she devoted her whole life to her husband, daughter and grandson, and without her participation it would be difficult for the family.
Since childhood, Elena has watched the work of her famous father. She liked theater and cinema, and in her early youth she decided to become an actress. After school, Elena entered GITIS, where her acting teacher and master of the course was Mikhail Tsarev.
After graduation, Elena Sanaeva played in several theaters. But cinema brought her fame. Elena created diverse roles in many films, but woke up famous after the release of the film "The Adventures of Pinocchio". Her Fox Alice is still considered her best work by film critics.
Now Elena Sanaeva continues to act in films, including serials. Russian viewers can see her in serial films "Perfume", "Diary of a New Russian" and others.
Elena first married engineer Vladimir Konuzin. This marriage was short-lived and ended largely due to the fault of the parents, who did not support the young spouses. But in this marriage, Elena's only son, Pavel, was born, who later glorified the whole family in his books. Pavel grew up as a sickly child, and for some time he was raised by his grandmother. And Elena at this time managed to arrange her personal life again.
The second husband of Elena Sanaeva was a wonderful actor and director Rolan Bykov. Young people met on the set of a film, where they played a married couple. Roland immediately fell in love with the young artist and proposed to her, Elena agreed.
It should be noted that this union also often aroused dissatisfaction with Sanaeva's parents. Roland was older than Elena, besides, he was short and did not differ in beauty. But Elena answered all the claims of her mother: "And I like him, I like him, I like him!" A line from a famous song.
Despite everything, the union of Elena Sanaeva and Rolan Bykov turned out to be very strong. It lasted until Roland's death in 1998. After the death of her husband, Elena took on the role of the keeper of his memory. She made a film about Rolan Bykov, published several of his works and created the Rolan Bykov Foundation, which supports talented children.