Natalya Seleznyova

Natalya Igorevna Seleznyova (Russian: Ната́лья И́горевна Селезнёва; born 19 June 1945) is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress.

Natalya Seleznyova
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Natalya Seleznyova in 2013
Natalya Igorevna Seleznyova

(1945-06-19) 19 June 1945 (age 77)
Years active1953–present
SpouseVladimir Andreyev
AwardsOrder of Honour (Russia) Order of Friendship
Honored Artist of the RSFSR


She first took the stage at the age of six, participating in the Red Army Theatre plays. Her notable cinema work includes roles in films directed by Leonid Gaidai, like Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures and Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future.

In 1966 she graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (course of Boris Zakhava) and became an actress of Moscow Academic Theatre of Satire. In 1968, on the set of film "Caliph-Stork" met the actor Vladimir Andreyev, whom she married.

In the 1970s she became famous in the USSR as Mrs. Katarina, one of the main characters in "The 13 Chairs Pub" TV series.

In 2014, Seleznyova became an assistant to the Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation (children's ombudsman).[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1953 Alyosha Ptitsyn Grows Up Sashenka
1956 The Girl and the Crocodile Katya Pastushkova
1961 Alenka Elizabeta, sister Nyury
1965 Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures (segment "Navazhdeniye") Lida, student at the Polytechnic Institute
1966 Sasha-Sashenka Sasha Krylova, painter
1966 Who invented the wheel? Zoyka
1967 I Loved You Lidia Nikolayevna
1969 Caliph-Stork princess TV
1969-1981 The 13 Chairs Pub Pani Katarina TV series
1970 Adventures of the Yellow Suitcase Petya's mother
1970 As we were looking Tishka nursery-governess
1972 Dot, dot, comma ... district doctor
1973 Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Zinaida Mikhaylovna Timofeyeva
1974 One of the lads Alya Malysheva
1975 It Can't Be! Anatoly's wife
1978 In streets of dresser were taken ... Driver's fellow-traveller
1979 The Theme Svetlana, Yesenin's disciple
1979 Adventure Nuki mama Alyoshi
1979 Seller birds Countess TV
1981 Caliph-Stork Stork (voice) TV Short
1982 Simply Awful! Car repair worker
1982 Take care of men! Alla, a colleague and a friend of Martha Petrovna
1985 City of brides
1995 House TV series
1997 Old songs 2 TV movie
1998 Old songs 3 Zinaida Mikhailovna TV movie
1998 Diva Mary Inna
1998 Attorney Jubilee neighbor, Attorney
2000 Agent in mini skirt Natalya Ivanovna
2006 You will not leave me mother Vera
2008 Swell mob Aunt Sima, a neighbor Yuliya TV movie


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