Maria Klenskaja

Maria Klenskaja (29 January 1951 – 6 January 2022) was an Estonian actress.[1]

Early life and careerEdit

Klenskaja was born in Tartu, of Russian parentage.[2] From 1968 until 1970, she worked in the Estonian State Youth Theatre in Tallinn as a make-up artist and in the prop department. In 1974 she graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory's Performing Arts Department. Since 1974 she had been a contracted actress at the Estonian Drama Theatre. She was also engaged as an actress at the Vanalinnastuudio for one year, beginning in 1989.[3]

Besides theatre roles she had also had a successful film career and has appeared on television and in radio theatre.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

Klenskaja was in a relationship with actor Aarne Üksküla for over thirty years, until his death in 2017.[2][3] Klenskaja died on 6 January 2022, aged 70, following a prolonged illness.[4]


Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Maria Klenskaja - Eesti filmi andmebaas". Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Palju õnne, Maria!". Õhtuleht (in Estonian). 25 January 2001. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Klenskaja, Maria". Eesti Teatriliit (in Estonian). Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Noted actress Maria Klenskaja dies". Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR). 6 January 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Teenetemärkide kavalerid: Maria Klenskaja". Retrieved 12 June 2021.

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