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Natalya Fedorovna Gvozdikova (Russian: Наталья Фёдоровна Гвоздикова) is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actress.[1]

Natalya Gvozdikova
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Natalya Fedorovna Gvozdikova

(1948-01-07) 7 January 1948 (age 71)
Years active1970–present
AwardsHonored Artist of the RSFSR
People's Artist of Russia
USSR State Prize
Medal of Pushkin


Biography and careerEdit

Natalia Gvozdikova was born on 7 January 1948 in the Borzya Chita Oblast. Her father was soldier Feodor Titovich Gvozdikov (1911) and mother was Nina Gvozdikova (1921-2005). Natalia Gvozdikova's husband was actor Evgeny Zharikov (1941-2012), a People's Artist of the USSR. Gvozdikova's son is Fedor Zharikov (1976). Her elder sister Lyudmila Fedorovna Gvozdikova (1941) is an actress of the Leningrad State Theater of Miniatures under the direction of Arkady Raikin.

She graduated from the VGIK, specialized as a theater and film actress (1967-1971, acting course of Sergei Gerasimov and Tamara Makarova). Between 1971–1993 she worked as an actress at the State Theater of the Film Actor.

Personal lifeEdit

On the set of the movie "Born to Revolution" she dated her on-screen spouse, actor Evgeniy Zharikov, and after one year they got married. On 2 August 1976 their son was born, Fedor Zharikov, who graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages, received the rank of officer, was a French language translator, and now works as a chief information security officer in aircraft construction. In 1994-2001 Zharikov had an affair with the journalist Tatiana Sekridova, who bore him a son Sergei and daughter Katya. After Sekridova went to the press about this, Zharikov ended the relationship, then spoke about the affair with regret and remorse. Gvozdikova reconciled with her husband and they stayed married until his death. Zharikov died on 18 January 2012 in Moscow, at the Botkin hospital from cancer.[2] He was buried on 21 January at the so-called actor's alley of the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery.[3]

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