Popova Varvara Aleksandrovna is a famous Soviet theater and film actress. Holder of the prestigious title of People's Artist of the USSR. During her half-century career, she starred in 26 films.
The future actress was born in December 1899 on the seventeenth in the Russian city of Samara. From an early age, Varvara began to show her acting talent, she was easily given various improvisations, she could pretend to be someone else without any problems. The childhood of the future actress fell on a troubled period in the history of Russia, one revolution followed another, the government and the mood of society changed. All this greatly affected the future of Barbara.
She did not receive a proper education, she knew very little literacy and could hardly write and read. Most likely, Varvara would not have achieved anything and lived her life as a simple peasant or worker, but one day she was noticed by the famous director Yevgeny Vakhtangov. He invited a talented actress to his studio to study.
The girl managed to complete her studies at the studio of the Moscow Art Theater, which was directed by Vakhtangov. After that, she got a job at the State Academic Theater, where she appeared on stage until 1956.
With the coming to power of the Communist Party in Russia, cinema began to popularize. Lenin himself felt great sympathy for the amazing new spectacle. Popova, like most theater artists, was skeptical about films, nevertheless she took part in the filming quite often.
The debut work of the artist was the short and silent film "His Call", where Popova played the role of a girl named Katya Sushkova. In the same year she starred in the film "Bricks" by Mikhail Doller. The following year, her film asset was replenished with two films: "The Incident at the Mill" and "Eh, apple, where are you kitting." In 1927, the film "The Wife" was released, the last before the thirty-year hiatus.
Despite her active participation in the filming of films, Popova continued to work in the theater, and in the end gave preference to him. For almost thirty years she performed in academic theater and did not participate in the filming of films. In 1956, an unpleasant incident happened at the Vakhtangov Theater, which became fatal for the actress. Popova left the theater and never returned to it.
Six years later, she returned to the movie screen, her "second debut" was the work in the film "The Volga River Flows", where Popova played the role of the main character's sister. Later there were several more works, but the most serious and famous are the roles in the films: "Morozko", "Twenty Years Later" and "The Brothers Karamazov". The last film work was the role in the film "I have a lion."
Personal life and death
The famous actress led a very hidden, almost reclusive lifestyle and few can say that they knew her well. After she left the theater, and later the cinema, no one heard anything about her at all. Popova died at the age of 88 in 1988.