Russia is known for its cold climate — it has one of the coldest winters in the world! However, there are certain parts of Russia that have never been cold. In fact, they’re downright scorching!
We’re talking, of course, about the absolutely beautiful actresses that elevate Russian cinema and television. But despite their great beauty, many film lovers around the world have never heard of these women.
It’s time to fix that! Keep reading to discover our list of the top 10 most beautiful Russian actresses.
For American audiences, Gia Skova may be one of the more familiar names and faces on this list. That’s because she moved to the United States in 2012, and that’s the same time she kicked off her career as an actress.
Before that, Gia was a teen supermodel and professional adult model. Her career took her to places like Italy, France, Spain, and much of Asia. Not content with a supermodel career, though, she also wowed Moscow audiences as a theatrical actress.
After winning acting awards like Best Theatrical Actress of Saratov and Best Actress of Moscow Theater, she took her acting chops to America. She has since been in a variety of movies, TV shows, and TV pilots. Her beautiful face has also appeared in magazines such as GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.
Sometimes, it’s easy to see how different careers can lead into an acting career. For example, Nastasya Samburskaya had previously trained to be a stylist and a hairdresser. Eventually, though, she realized how far she could go by focusing on her own beauty instead of that of others.
She eventually studied at both the Russian University of Theatre Arts and the Malaya Bronnaya Theater. However, her acting career had already started before then with the 2016 TV series Wedding Ring, and she hasn’t slowed down since!
Anastasia Zadorozhnaya has stretched her talent into a number of arenas. While she is best known for being an actress, Anastasia is also an accomplished model, TV personality, and singer.
It was actually music that launched her career. She became the soloist in the children’s group Neposedy in 1996. She has even been called the Russian Britney Spears! Then, in 2001, she got her first acting gig on the TV show Simple Truth, launching a powerful acting career.
Her love of music never went away, though. She has released professional music since 2003, and her 2007 song “I Will Be” landed on Billboard’s list of Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.
Anna Khilkevich is another Russian actress that almost ended up in a different career. For example, she studied economics as well as theatre, and she quickly learned to speak fluent French. She could have done almost anything, but once she became an actress at the age of 16, the acting bug never left her.
While many actresses become models and then actresses, the reverse happened for Anna. After launching her very prolific film career, she made a worldwide splash in prestigious men’s magazines. Specifically, she was on the cover of the Russian Maxim in 2011 and Playboy in 2015. Perhaps that is why she has earned over 9 million Instagram followers!
Modeling hasn’t slowed down her acting career, though, and we’re eager to see what she does next.
Ever had a crush on a teacher? If you didn’t before, you may have to start here and now!
That’s because Yuliya Snigir wasn’t always an actress. She actually studied English in college and became an English teacher in Moscow. Yuliya may have remained a teacher forever, but after her friend showed Yuliya’s pictures to a modeling agency, a whole new career evolved.
Her modeling career was a success and led to a different school experience at Vakhtangov Theatre Academy. Later, she starred in a number of Russian movies and even starred alongside Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard.
We sometimes think careers for international actresses must be very different. However, Anna Gorshkova followed a career path familiar to most American actors: a soap opera gig that opened up new opportunities.
She began her acting career in 2003 with the soap opera Poor Nastya. Her success there helped launch an impressive career in TV and film.
She originally studied sociology and human resources in college before graduating from acting school. We think she made the right choice in switching studies. According to FamousBorn.com, Gorshkova has a net worth of $20 million.
Born in 1983, Natalya Rudova is a successful model and actress. She landed her first TV series in 2007 and has been working steadily since in TV, theater, and film.
Most recently, she is known for starring in the 2019 TV drama BeHappy, about a group of 30-somethings who have every reason to be happy but aren’t.
Of course, Rudova has every reason to be happy in real life. Stunningly photogenic and captivating, it’s no wonder she has over four million Instagram followers.
Many of the actresses on this list are very prolific. However, Elizaveta Boyarskaya may have them all beat when it comes to the sheer breadth of acting she has exhibited.
For example, she is best known as a movie and television star for roles in movies like You Will Not Leave Me and TV shows like National Security Agent. Before that, she had extensive theater experience from her enrollment at the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.
Not content with dazzling on stage and on screen, she has also loaned her voice to characters in animated roles. Surprisingly, this stunning beauty has even voiced the Baba Yaga, a famously hideous character from Slavic folklore. It seems like there is nothing Elizaveta can’t do.
Unlike some of the ladies on this list, Elena Yuryevna Korikova was always destined to be an actress. That’s because after she completed high school, she applied and was accepted to the prestigious Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
Those lessons paid off and spawned a movie career that eventually led to worldwide fame. She starred in several smaller movies and TV shows, but she got her big break in 2003 by starring in the TV series Poor Nastya.
That series helped put her on FHM’s radar, making their list of the sexiest Russian women in the world.
Have you ever thought about how weird it would be to have an identical twin? There’s only one thing that could make it weirder: if both of you were famous actresses.
That’s the case for Tatyana Arntgolts. She and her twin sister both studied at Moscow’s M.S. Schepkin Higher Theatre School. From there, Tatyana embarked on a major acting career that has spawned over two decades on both the small screen and the big screen.
Tatyana is definitely one of the most beautiful Russian actresses in the world. And that would mean her identical sister Olga shares that same honor.