Lidiya Nikolayevna Fedoseyeva-Shukshina (Russian: Лидия Николаевна Федосеева-Шукшина) (born 25 September 1938 in Leningrad) is a Russian actress and widow of writer, actor and director Vasily Shukshin. She is the mother of actress and TV presenter Maria Shukshina.
25 September 1938
(m. 1959; div. 1963)
(m. 1964; died 1974)
(m. 1975; div. 1984)
(m. 1984; div. 1988)
Lidiya Fedoseyeva was born in Leningrad on September 25, 1938. From 1946 to 1956 she studied in school № 217 (formerly known as Saint Peter's School). Was engaged in the drama club of the House of Cinema under the leadership of Matvey Dubrovin.
She acted in cinema since 1955, her cinematic debut was an uncredited role of a laboratory assistant in the film directed by Anatoly Granik Maksim Perepelitsa. The first major role was played by Lidiya Fedoseyeva in the film Peers (1959).
When working on the set of the 1964 movie What is it, the sea?, Lidiya met her future husband, writer, actor and director Vasily Shukshin, whom she married in the same year. The actress got her breakthrough in the films of her husband, in which she played folk heroines - simple Russian women, sincere and trustful, endowed with inner strength, such are Nyura in the picture Happy Go Lucky (1972) and Lyuba Baykalova in the drama The Red Snowball Tree (1973).
After Shukshin's death in 1974, Lidiya Fedoseyeva took the double surname Fedoseyeva-Shukshina.
In the 1970s films, the actress continued the figurative line of the Shukshin heroines, starring in the films Tran-Grass (1976) by Sergei Nikonenko and Call Me to the Bright Side (1977) by Stanislav Lubshin and Herman Lavrov.
Fedoseyeva-Shukshina acted in many historical films: The Youth of Peter the Great (1980), Demidovs (1983), Viva gardemarines! (1991), Petersburg Secrets (1994, 1998), Countess Sheremetev (1994), Prince Yuri Dolgoruky (1998), etc. Popular screen adaptations of novels with her appearance included Dead Souls (1984), Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka (2001) by Nikolai Gogol, Little Tragedies (1979) by Alexander Pushkin, Road to Calvary (1977) by Alexei Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata (1987) by Leo Tolstoy, and others.
She played in Polish films Until the Last Drop of Blood (1979) and Ballad of Yanushik (1987).
In total, she has over 80 roles in the cinema.
Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina is the president and chairman of the jury of the All-Russian Film Festival "Viva, Cinema of Russia!".
From the first marriage with actor Vyacheslav Voronin, the actress has daughter Anastasia. From the marriage with Vasily Shukshin she has two daughters Maria and Olga. Maria, having graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages, became a well-known film actress and TV presenter. Olga graduated from VGIK and Literary Institute. Lidiya was married 5 times.
In 1984, the actress was awarded the title People’s Artist of the RSFSR. She was awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 4th Degree (1998) for her great personal contribution to the development of motion pictures, and the Medal for Services to Society (2009). For the role in the film The Ballad of Yanushik (1988) Fedoseyeva-Shukshina was distinguished by the Polish Order of Arts.
- 1955 — Two Captains (Два капитана) as assistant
- 1956 — Maksim Perepelitsa (Максим Перепелица) as laboratory assistant
- 1959 — Female Age-Mates (Сверстницы) as Tanya
- 1971 — Dauria (Даурия) as matchmaker
- 1972 — Happy Go Lucky (Печки-лавочки) as Nyura
- 1974 — The Red Snowball Tree (Калина красная) as Lyuba Baykalova
- 1975 — They Fought for Their Country (Они сражались за Родину) as Glasha
- 1976 — Twelve Chairs (12 стульев) as Madame Gritsatsuyeva
- 1979 — Little Tragedies (Маленькие трагедии) as Ekaterina Pavlovna
- 1980 — The Youth of Peter the Great (Юность Петра) as matchmaker
- 1981 — Could One Imagine? (Вам и не снилось…) as Vera Vasilievna Lavochkina
- 1983 — Quarantine (Карантин) as circus cashier
- 1984 — Dead Souls (Мёртвые души) as Lady, just nice
- 1986 — Along the main street with orchestra (По главной улице с оркестром) as Lidiya Ivanovna
- 1987 — The Kreutzer Sonata (Крейцерова соната) as Liza's mother
- 1989 — Don't Leave... (Не покидай…) as Queen Flora
- 1991 — Viva Gardes-Marines! as Ekaterina Chernysheva