Margarita Terekhova

Margarita Borisovna Terekhova (Russian: Маргари́та Бори́совна Те́рехова; born August 25, 1942 in Turinsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian SFSR) is a Soviet and Russian film and theatre actress.[1] She was awarded the title People's Artist of Russia in 1996.[2]

Margarita Terekhova
Margarita Terekhova 2003.jpg
Margarita Terekhova in 2003
Margarita Borisovna Terekhova

(1942-08-25) August 25, 1942 (age 79)
Years active1964-2005


Margarita Terekhova was born on August 25, 1942 in the town of Turinsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast. In school, Margarita was interested in sport and was a basketball captain. She finished school with a gold medal.[3]

From 1959 she studied at the physics and mathematics faculty at the Tashkent State University from 1959 until 1961.[3] After that she went to Moscow and tried to get into VGIK but her application was declined.[4] After that she enrolled to study at the school-studio of Yuri Zavadsky at the Mossovet Theatre.[5]

After her graduation in 1964 she worked for many years as an actress of the Mossovet Theatre. From 1983 to 1987 she acted in the theatre group "The Puppet Show" organized by her and Igor Talkov.[6]

Terekhova's acting debut was in 1965 in the film Hello, That's Me!. Margarita became particularly popular in the late 1970s, after the release of a costumed musical TV films The Dog in the Manger and D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers. At first she played the capricious Countess Diana de Belflor, in the second - the treacherous Milady. Leading roles followed in films made by directors including Andrei Smirnov and Ilya Averbakh (Monologue, 1972) as well as the dual-role in Andrei Tarkovsky's acclaimed Mirror (1975). And more international co-productions came after, including George Cukor's The Blue Bird (1976) and Konrad Wolf's Mama, I'm Alive (1977). Terekhova's subsequent work in film proved her high level of acting expertise but did not attain the success as her earlier work.[7]

Margarita Terekhova worked and was friends with Igor Talkov. They had a close relationship and worked for some time together at the musical theatre collective "Balaganchik".[8][9]

In 2005 she made her debut as a director, shooting the film The Seagull based on the work of Anton Chekhov.[10][11] Since then, Terekhova has retired from acting and almost never gives interviews due to her struggle with Alzheimer's disease.[12] She rarely appears in public and hardly ever attends public events.[11][12]


  • Father - Boris Terekhov - actor of the Sverdlovsk Theater.
  • Mother - actress Galina Stanislavovna Tomasevic.
  • Her first husband (1964-1967) - Vyacheslav Butenko, actor, Honored Artist of Russia.[13]
  • Second husband (1967-1969) - Savva Kirillovich Hashimov (March 5, 1940 - January 11, 2012), Bulgarian actor. They met on the set of "Running on Waves".[13][14]
  • Third husband (1980-1995) - Georgiy Yurievich Gavrilov (born 1958), director.[13]
  • Daughter - actress Anna Terekhova (born 1967 or 1970), grandson Mikhail Dobrynin (born in 1988), from second husband Savva Hashimov.[15]
  • Son - actor, photographer, artist Alexander Terekhov [10][16] (born July 12, 1981 [17]). His father is Georgiy Gavrilov.
  • Daughter in law - Tatiana Naynik, daughter Vera Terekhova (b. 2015).[18]


  • Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1976)
  • Grand Prix of the International Film Festival of Auteur Pictures in San Remo, Italy (1991, for participation in the film "Only for crazy")
  • Prize of the International Film Festival Nordic in Rouen, France (1992, for participation in the film "For Crazies Only")
  • International Film Festival prize in Bruges, Belgium (1993, for participation in the film "For Crazies Only")
  • People's Artist of Russia (1996)
  • Honorary Diploma and a prize (for his contribution to cinema) Tenth Moscow Festival of National Cinema "Moscow Premiere" (2012)[19]
  • Order of Honour (2013)

Stage Roles and FilmographyEdit


Mossovet TheatreEdit

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Peter Rollberg (2009). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. US: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 690–691. ISBN 978-0-8108-6072-8.
  2. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 22.10.1996 г. № 1481". Kremlin.
  3. ^ a b Dmitry Gordon. "Маргарита ТЕРЕХОВА: "Рубить голову петуху? С какой стати? Я же артистка, а не этот самый — как его? — живодер"" [Margarita Terekhova, "Cut the head of a rooster? For what reason? I'm an actor, and not the - what is it? - flayer "]. Bulvar Gordona.
  4. ^ "Всенародная миледи Маргарита Терехова - Обычно не дает интервью. Но нам — исключение" [The people's Milady Margarita Terekhova - Usually she does not give interviews. But we are granted the exception]. Mossovet Theatre.
  5. ^ a b "Маргаритa Тереховa". VokrugTV. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  6. ^ "Биография Маргариты Тереховой". RIA Novosti. 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  7. ^ "Биография Маргариты Тереховой на сайте" [Biography of Margarita Terekhova on].
  8. ^ Dmitry Gordon. "Маргарита ТЕРЕХОВА: "В Талькова стреляли со стороны зрителей, когда он выступал на сцене. Он прошептал: "Как больно...", шагнул вперед и упал" Часть II" [Margarita Terekhova: "Talkova was shot from the side of the audience when he performed on stage. He whispered, "It hurts ...", stepped forward and fell", Part II]. Bulvar Gordona.
  9. ^ "Памяти Игоря Талькова посвящается… Статьи" [Dedicated to the memory of Igor Talkov ... Articles].
  10. ^ a b "Маргарита Терехова: "Я не буду до конца своих дней актрисой"" [Margarita Terekhova, "I will not be just an actress until the end of my days"]. Segondya.
  11. ^ a b "Миледи в жизни и на сцене. "Неподарочный" характер Маргариты Тереховой" [Milady in life and on stage. "Non-courteous" character of Margarita Terekhova]. Argumenty i Fakty. 2014-08-25.
  12. ^ a b "Маргарита Терехова: "Сын перестал разговаривать со мной" [Margarita Terekhova, "My son has stopped talking to me"].
  13. ^ a b c "Народная артистка России Маргарита Терехова отмечает 70-летний юбилей" [People's Artist of Russia, Margarita Terekhova marks her 70th anniversary]. Argumenty i Fakty. 2012-08-25.
  14. ^ "Анна Терехова, дочь Маргариты Великой" [Anna Terekhova, daughter of Margarita the Great]. Argumenty i Fakty. 2001-01-15.
  15. ^ "От Маргариты Тереховой две недели скрывали смерть бывшего мужа" [For to weeks the death of Margarita Terekhova's former husband was hidden from her].
  16. ^ "Терехов (Тураев) Александр" [Terekhov (Turaev) Alexander].
  17. ^ "Прекрасный сфинкс Маргарита Терехова" [Lovely sphinx Margarita Terekhova].
  18. ^ "Маргарита Терехова во второй раз стала бабушкой" [Margarita Terekhova has become a grandmother for the second time].
  19. ^ "Маргарита Терехова получила первый за свою кинокарьеру приз" [Margarita Terekhova has received an award for the first time in her film career]. RIA Novosti. 2012-08-24.

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