Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina

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.[1][2] She is the mother of actress and TV presenter Maria Shukshina.[3]

Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina
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Lidiya Fedoseyeva

(1938-09-25) 25 September 1938 (age 82)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Years active1955–present
(m. 1959; div. 1963)

(m. 1964; died 1974)

(m. 1975; div. 1984)

Marek Mezheevskiy
(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.[4]

In 1964 she graduated from VGIK workshop of Sergei Gerasimov and Tamara Makarova.[1]

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).[1]

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).[1]

After Shukshin's death in 1974, Lidiya Fedoseyeva took the double surname Fedoseyeva-Shukshina.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

She played in Polish films Until the Last Drop of Blood (1979) and Ballad of Yanushik (1987).[1]

Other noted pictures with the actress were Twelve Chairs (1976), Could One Imagine? (1980), Love with Privileges (1989).[1]

In total, she has over 80 roles in the cinema.[1]

Between 1974-1993, the actress worked in the National Film Actors' Theatre.[1]

Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina is the president and chairman of the jury of the All-Russian Film Festival "Viva, Cinema of Russia!".[1]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[1]


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.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Биография Лидии Федосеевой-Шукшиной". RIA Novosti.
  2. ^ "Пытаясь удержать дочь, Лидия Федосеева-Шукшина прошла 13 судов". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 23 September 2008.
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  4. ^ "Лидия Федосеева-Шукшина - биография, информация, личная жизнь". Shtuki Dryuki.

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