Lyudmila Maksakova (Lyudmila Vasilyevna Maksakova)

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Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Lyudmila Maksakova is a Russian film and stage actress, member of the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow.

She was born Lyudmila Vasilevna Maksakova on September 26, 1940, in Moscow, Soviet Union (now Moscow, Russia) to singer of Bolshoi Theatre Mariya Maksakova, nee Maria Sidorova. Her father was never identified. Her mother took the name of her first husband, opera singer Max Karlovich Maksakov, whose real name was Maximilian Shvartz, a native of Austria. Her second husband was Yakov Davtyan, a Soviet Ambassador in Poland who was executed by the Soviet KGB under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin in 1938. Read more...