Honored Artist of the RSFSR Alla Dmitrievna Meshcheryakova is known to the mass domestic audience for her film works in the films directed by Vladimir Nazarov "The Master of the Taiga" and "The Lost of a Witness". From 1965 to this day, she considers the stage of the Film Actor's Studio Theater to be the native theater stage of the actress.
The Soviet and Russian theater and film actress - Alla Dmitrievna Meshcheryakova - today belongs to the galaxy of domestic artists of the older generation. And her work is full of many theatrical roles and several dozen film works, some of which can in the full sense be attributed to masterpieces.
Brief biography of Alla Dmitrievna Meshcheryakova
The future popular artist was born into an ordinary Soviet family on February 22, 1943 in Moscow. From early childhood, little Allochka dreamed of becoming a famous actress. This craving for everything beautiful and the art of reincarnation began to form into a thematic professional attitude from classes in a theater studio, where the basics of basic knowledge began to be superimposed on a genetic predisposition.
Natural data and dedication allowed Alla Meshcheryakova to easily graduate from A. Shishkov's acting workshop at VGIK in 1965. Immediately after graduating from a theatrical university, the aspiring actress joined the troupe of the Theater-Studio of the Film Actor. It was these stages that became her second home, where her artistic talent was successfully revealed, which, ultimately, became marked with the prestigious title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR.
Her film debut took place with Meshcheryakova back in 1964, when she was a senior student at VGIK, with the role of Lena in the film Pages of First Love. Her film work was immediately liked by many directors, which soon made her a sought-after film actress. In 1966, she had already played her first major role as an interpreter for Lieutenant Anna Belozerova in the popular war drama by Renita and Yuri Grigoriev, A Friend's Heart.
However, real popularity came to Alla Dmitrievna in 1968, when she, in a duet with Valery Zolotukhin, played the family couple of the district police officer Vasily Serezhkin in Vladimir Nazarov's film "Taiga Master". A few years later, the continuation of this film story was released in the form of the painting "The Lost of a Witness" (the role of Tatiana).
Alla Meshcheryakova says about herself that she considers herself an exclusively comedic actress. However, in this role she was able to realize herself only once, having played in 1989 the role of Katya's neighbor in Sergei Linkov's film "When I Will Be 54".
Currently, the Honored Artist of Russia has more than seventy films behind her shoulders, a production project "I Want Your Husband" (1992) and four works on sound dubbing: "House for Seraphim" (1973) - the role of Larisa Kruglik, "The Tenth Summit of Irina Rodnina" (1978) - voice-over, "White and Rose" (1978) - mother and "Black Clown" (1994) - the role of Tatiana Zaikova.
Also, among the most significant film projects with the participation of a popular actress at the beginning of her creative career, I would like to mention the films "If you are a man …" (the role of Klavdinka) and "Ksenia - Fedor's beloved wife" (the role of crane operator Ksenia Ivanova).
An interesting fact from the creative biography is the case of Alla's unexpected participation in the legendary film by Vasily Shukshin "Kalina Krasnaya". The role of the girl from the thieves' "raspberry" unexpectedly became her at the request of Lydia Fedoseeva due to the simultaneous filming of "Kalina …" and a film with Meshcheryakova in the neighboring pavilions of "Mosfilm". It was this unauthorized role in advance in order to help out Shukshin's film crew that became her only one in which she did not have to get used to the character.
And then there was a series of successful film works, among which it is necessary to highlight the following: the role of Vary Voskoboinikova in the film "First Flight", the role of Vera Kashkina in the film "You - to me, I - to you", the role of Natasha Beletskaya in the film "Melody for Two Voices", the role of Lena Stepanova in the film "Renting an apartment with a child", the role of Maria Kuzminichna in the film "The End of Indian Summer", the role of Maria Bokova-Sechenova in the film "Sophia Kovalevskaya", the role of Lyubov Andreevna in the film "Five Minutes of Fear", the role of Kaleria Fyodorovna in The film "In connection with the transition to another job" and others.
Another loud success of the actress can be fully considered her participation in the joint film project "Lenfilm" and German television - the 1992 film "Smoke". This film work by Meshcheryakova is interesting in that she spent a whole year to get used to the Turgenev character of Kapitolina Markovna Shestova. During this rather long period of time, she "once again re-read his amazingly powerful prose" and was later able to earn a lot of audience sympathy in the form of phone calls and letters. It is the sincerity of feelings and the inviolability of basic human concepts - such as kindness and mercy, nobility and generosity, tolerance and humility - that are capable of performing real miracles. This is the intention of the author and director of this legendary film, and Alla Dmitrievna successfully coped with it.
In the 2000s, Meshcheryakova began to appear in serials, among which viewers could note, for example, her talented films in the Brigade, Once in Rostov, Another Woman, Another Man, Hunting to Live, Alien, Optimists .
Alla Meshcheryakova has repeatedly stated that art is a real joy for all people who have such qualities as mercy, forgiveness and kindness. She often refuses proposals from directors that involve playing roles in which the characters have human qualities that are different from her understanding of decency and morality.
Personal life of a popular person
The family life of Alla Dmitrievna Meshcheryakova is shrouded in an aura of mystery. She categorically does not want to communicate with the press and does not give interviews. With such a closed lifestyle, fans of her talent do not have the opportunity to satisfy their curiosity.
However, it is known that the actress is full of vital energy and continues to participate in the life of theater and cinema.