Elena Dobronravova

Elena Borisovna Dobronravova (Russian: Елена Борисовна Добронра́вова; 21 July 1932 — 24 January 1999) was a Soviet and Russian actress. Born July 21, 1932 in Moscow in the family of artists of the Moscow Art Theatre Boris Dobronravov (1896-1949) and Maria Yulievna Dobronravova (1900-1964). She studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School (1950-52) at the Moscow Art Theatre named after Maxim Gorky. In 1954 she graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (artistic director - Anna Orochko). After education Dobronravova joined the troupe of the Vakhtangov Academic Theater.[1] Actress made her film debut in A Big Family (1954) and won Best Acting Award at 1955 Cannes Film Festival as part of ensemble.[2] She's known for many roles in films, television and stage productions.[3]

Elena Dobronravova
Born(1932-07-21)21 July 1932
Died24 January 1999(1999-01-24) (aged 66)
Moscow, Russia
Years active1954-1999
AwardsCannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress (1955)
Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1968)

Elena Borisovna Dobronravova died on January 24, 1999. She was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery near her parents.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1954 A Big Family Katya Travnikova
1958 The City Turns the Lights On Valya
1959 The Golden Eshelon Nadya
1965 Workers' Settlement Frosya
1968 The Shield and the Sword Glukhonemaya
1970 Mission in Kabul Yelena Fletcher-Zhdanovich
1972 Commander of the Lucky 'Pike' Svetlana Vedenina
1974 Moscow, My Love Elena Nikolaevna
1980 Teheran 43 Miss Héral, Legraine's Assistant


  1. ^ Elena Dobronravova. Biography at 1001material.ru (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A Big Family". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  3. ^ Elena Dobronravova on KinoPoisk
  4. ^ Московские могилы. Добронравова Е. Б. (in Russian)

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