What was the fate of the famous Soviet tamer Margarita Nazarova
The famous tamer of tigers, the first woman in the USSR, which was not afraid to be alone with ferocious predators. We remember the "Queen of the tigers" as an incredibly beautiful woman with a steel character. And few people know how tragically there was her destiny.
I is not afraid to
Brave Tamer lived a life that is more like a thriller: the fate began to experience a future star almost since childhood. Still, the queen tigers always won. While there were next to her those whom she loved. She had it all: fame, success, money, love. And it's all gone in an instant. Fearless beauty tamed ferocious tigers, but was unable to tame fate.
In his diary, Margarita Nazarova wrote: "In the cell I is not afraid. This is probably at the front: there is no time to be frightened, it is necessary to act. Is this courage? I do not know. I still very helpful and the fact that at every performance behind me stands Constantine. In which case it instantly comes to my aid. Maybe even so I is not scared in a cage. "
"Guys, I - Russian!"
Margarita Nazarova was born in 1926 in Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg. Father of the future star of the circus worked as a forester, so Margarita from childhood accustomed to communicate with animals. Once she even had a chance to raise the cub left without mother Margarita wanted to teach the animal to dance, but because of this, however, did not work. But she managed to raise a kid, and then the bear has been transferred to the zoo. But at this point, the future star and did not think to connect the life with the circus. Margarita is seriously involved in dance and dreamed about the stage. Her dream has come true, but it would be better never to come true.
Margaret was 15 when World War II began. The girl's father went to the front, she herself with her family was evacuated to Pavlovsk. And there was captured by the German invaders. Fortunately, Margarita knew German well, so she was sent to Germany to serve in a rich house. Later the trainer recalled that treated her well there. When she grew up a bit, she helped to get a dancer in a cabaret. One day before the performance in the hall broke into places soldiers and Nazarov heard: "No, we got to the German whores? And I would shoot them all. " She shouted: "Guys, I - Russian!" In the summer of 1945 Margaret returned home.
"What are you animals abandoned?"
Even in the difficult postwar years, Margaret could not throw a favorite thing: she came up with an acrobatic dance number and got in the team, "Circus on the stage." Soon she began to go into the arena with animals - horses and dogs. But after 8 years, it seems tired of this generally quiet work and came up with a new number: stunts on a motorcycle. And with the success of his sang - though before that I did not know how to drive.
Maybe Margarita Nazarova would be a great motogonschitsey instead tamer, if one day her colleague, Constantine Constantine, did not ask: "What is it you suddenly boarded a motorcycle? Animals abandoned? But I would like you to work together. I need the artist-tamer. " At this point, the life of Marguerite changed dramatically. She met the man she loved, she found the main business of his life, she became a star.
Constantine forbade Margarita approaching predators, in his absence, but the brave woman constantly violated the ban. Aspiring trainer said: "I'm not afraid of them, I believe them." But, in fact, believe predators was easy for one simple reason: Nazarov did not remain ever with predators alone, beside her husband has always been. As long as the Margarita was not invited to the movies. In 1954, during the shooting of the picture "Tiger Tamer" Nazarov replaced Lyudmila Kasatkin, who refused to enter the cell with the Tigers. Let this Margarita cage was too risky, too, and then the band came up with the following trainers: and Constantine, and his aides have begun to treat animals very seriously, and Nazarov, on the other hand, was consistently kind to them. This method worked: at the site of the Tigers flippers to Margarita as seals. But the trainers hate. One of the tigers soon Konstantinovsky attacked and seriously injured him. But the main thing was done: Margarita felt like a queen tigers.
The film crew of the film "Tiger Girl" did not hide the name of the understudy and Nazarov immediately became a star of the All-Union scale. Once on the performance of the first in the Soviet Union came to watch Tiger Tamer Khrushchev. After the speech, he said: "These heroic women only in the Soviet Union. On them you need to shoot a movie! "It was a call to action. Work has begun on the movie "Striped flight". Director Vladimir Fetin joked: "We will try to make fun interesting film. If you stay alive ... "And in fact, since the predators in the movie has not yet been removed. The only person who did not care, she was Nazarova. She was concerned only one thing: whether most will be able to be convincing enough in the frame. As for tigers, she had no doubt. Including, because at the site with her all the time was her favorite of Pourchot.
The lady with a tiger in a restaurant
From newborn Pourchot mother refused, and the trainers had to nurse his bottle. In such circumstances, tigers grow quite tame, but Pourchot was truly unique. Nazarov outputs it to walk on a leash, like a dog, bathe with him in the river and ride the tiger in the car. Subsequently, all these tricks were used in the film. But the most incredible thing - that Nazarov, according to eyewitnesses, several times took with a tiger ... in the restaurant. Predator sat quietly at the table and carefully watched the others, without showing any aggression. Naturally, after such episodes Nazarov began to consider not just the star, and it is literally a genius of training, although all the work continued to serve her husband.
It was the happiest time in his life Artist: All-Union fame, strong family (Nazarov and the Constantine was born the son of Alex), faithful and devoted animal nearby, touring and recording. Moreover, Nazarov was spoiled male attention: "Fall in Love Is in me? Yes, often - I recalled Nazarov. - In each city had a local artist of the circus, who spoke in my ride. All my partners offered me his hand and heart. But I replied, "Why leave the family? You can make friends and so. " But, alas, the happiness was short-lived.
Madness in the arena
First out Pourchot. A favorite of Marguerite was ill with diabetes shortly after the filming of a famous painting and literally burned down a few months. Nazarov is very grieved at the death of pet, but continued to work. But soon the fate dealt her the most terrible blow: she was widowed. According to one version, the trainer Constantine Constantine died after being stabbed him tiger paw on the head: an inflammation, and the doctors were not able to stop this process. According to another version, the actor claimed the life of a brain tumor. One way or another, but Margarita Nazarova was left completely alone. And it could not survive.
Mental health - a very fragile thing. Jobs tamer does not help to strengthen it: this is the constant stress and trauma. I do not avoid it and Margarita Nazarova. Once the tiger jumped over the head of the artist, and in this moment shaken cabinet. The claws of a predator is practically removed from the scalp of Margarita. To hide the scars, the actress had to change her hairstyle and wear a bow performance. And the bow once did not like the tiger. One stroke of his paw - rupture of the temporal artery. After this injury Margarita long treated all his life suffered from headaches. Stressful situations in the arena also occurred regularly: once someone forgot to close the cage and the tigers broke free. They could seriously injure several employees of the circus, and almost burst into the auditorium. And then Margarita Nazarova has entered the scene: a soothing prick - and get to work. Trainers - special people, but all the same people: Margarita Nazarova was absolutely fearless and desperate, but a series of tragedies, along with past injuries, damaged her mind.