Vera Alentova (Vera Valentinovna Alentova)

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Kotlas, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Vera Alentova is among the most popular Soviet and Russian actresses, thanks to her wonderful performance in Vladimir Menshov's internationally acclaimed Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980). Born in 1942 into a family of actors (the apple does not fall far from the tree!), she naturally started studying drama at the Moscow Theatre Art Studio once she had graduated from high school. In 1962, aged 20, she married future director Vladimir Menshov, the man who would make her world famous eighteen years later. Read more...