The name of this woman is associated with the last years of the life of Vladimir Vysotsky. Today she is the wife of the talented actor Leonid Yarmolnik. Their happy marriage has been going on for 35 years.
As a girl, a Muscovite bore the surname Afanasyev. Oksana grew up in a family where creativity took the main place. Mom died when the girl was six years old; her father, a popular actor, was involved in raising her daughter. In material terms, Oksana was all right, she studied at a prestigious school. But the father often abused alcohol, so the first thing the girl did when she came of age was to change the apartment.
Oksana was educated as a designer at the Faculty of Applied Arts of the Textile Institute. She devoted her entire future life to this profession. In 1983 she started working in the directorate of circus arts. Two years later, her collaboration with famous theater and film directors began. The creative biography of the artist includes more than eight dozen performances and films. She collaborated with Oleg Tabakov's theater and Sovremennik. Unlike cinema, theatrical work has always attracted Oksana more; her creative potential has been realized in this area of art.
In 2001, the designer opened her own line of soft toys. To implement the author's project, she organized a private art studio. The occupation brings her a good income and moral satisfaction. The artist sends part of the money earned to charity.
In 2013, in collaboration with the artist Blau Yarmolnik, she created the children's book "Muska". The main character is a rag doll who ended up in a Moscow family.
An unforgettable romance
In her youth, Oksana was an avid theatergoer and did not miss a single premiere. Thanks to her father, she had many acquaintances among the representatives of theatrical bohemia, so she got the tickets without much difficulty. In 1977, at the Taganka Theater, she met Vladimir Vysotsky. This chance meeting grew into a beautiful relationship that lasted for two years, until the last minutes of the actor's life. It was a story of true love, although the age difference was more than 20 years. The girl tried to protect her lover from the addiction, but the ailment turned out to be worse.
Oksana was able to start a new relationship only two years later, she was very upset by the death of Vysotsky. Changes in her personal life after meeting with Leonid Yarmolnik finally healed the girl's heart. The aspiring actor of the Taganka Theater noticed a beauty in a mini-skirt and offered to take her home, and soon he stayed there forever. In 1982, their quickly wrapped up romance ended with a wedding. Soon, the wife gave her husband a daughter, Alexander. Sasha followed in her mother's footsteps and became a stained-glass artist.
Two creative people with strong personalities have gone through different moments of family life. The wife takes Leonid's explosive temperament calmly. She knows that all troubles are temporary, and the main thing in their relationship is real feelings. The couple prefers family comfort to noisy parties, and considers the time spent with their grandson Peter the greatest joy.
Today the spouses are busy with what they love and give their work to theater fans. Grateful viewers respond with recognition and love.