Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

• Today is celebrating its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

June 19 celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva, which the audience was referred to as "good girl Lida" and Mrs. Katarina - the role of "girl Shurik" and the ladies of the "Zucchini" 13 chairs "brought her a resounding popularity. But they became her rock and made it impossible to be in the movies ...

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

Natalya Selezneva in the film * Alesha Ptitsyn produces character *, 1953

Appears on the screen Natalia Polinkovskoy (Selezneva - her nickname, is mother's maiden name) was accompanied by a series of lucky accidents. When she was only 6 years old, in the street it drew the attention of actor Mikhail Mayorov and asked her parents to give the girl listening to the Central Theater of the Soviet Army - then the director was looking for a baby on the role in the play "30 pieces of silver." It approved, and after that there was another incredible and happy event: at the theater saw her famous Soviet poet and writer Agnes Barto and insisted that the main role in the film adaptation of her book "Alyosha Ptitsyn produces character" certainly played Natasha Selezneva, although at that time already started shooting with another girl.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

For school graduation at Selezneva it was already a decent filmography, so the question of where to go, do not arise. She easily on the first attempt entered the Shchukin School and began to get roles in movies one after another.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

Natalya Selezneva in the film * Operation * N * and other adventures Shurik * 1965 Resounding success came to her after the role of Lida in the comedy directed by Leonid Gaidai "Operation" Y "and other adventures Shurik." Directed by long time could not find an actress for the lead role. When Selezneva came to trial, he told her that she had, in general, satisfied, but it confuses the fact that she "does not figure very much." This so angered the young beauty that she immediately removed her sundress and showed excellent shape. And Seleznev did it with ease, but chaste - and the director realized that this was exactly what he was looking for. His provocation was successful - he wanted to find the most direct actress and made her to demonstrate this quality.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

A scene from the movie * Operation * N * and other adventures Shurik * 1965Cvoy success it managed to consolidate in the popular TV program "Zucchini" 13 chairs ", where she played the role of Mrs. Katarina fashionista. The program was aired from 1966 to 1980. Was filmed over 130 episodes. During this period, Selezneva a huge number of fans. The actress told me that they used to do crazy things for her, "came to the theater for performances, flowers were thrown at his feet, boarded a plane to come with me on tour."

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

Natalya Selezneva in zucchini * * 13 seats * 1969

This popularity has had a downside: Natalia Selezneva stopped inviting other filmmakers, because we knew that it is associated with viewers exclusively with Mrs Katharina, and it would hurt her to appear in a different way. Sometimes she herself refused the proposals because of the constant rehearsals and filming of "zucchini". For this reason, it played very little role in the movie. When she is desperate to wait, she again helped Leonid Gaidai: he approved her for the role of Zina in the film "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation". Only thanks to this work, she was finally able to "break away" from the image of Mrs. Katarina.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

A still from the movie * Ivan Vasilievich * 1973Celezneva always considered himself primarily a theater actress, so the lost opportunities in the movie did not regret. Although she knew that in her filmography would be a lot more work, "How happened it happened, I do not berate yourself. And in the movie can not play 60 roles, and 160. But the fact is that I never degrades, no begging for the role. Then my conscience is clear. It is easier to die than to go with the pictures of the studio and ask whether artist needs ... Several times refused good offers, because ill son. For example, in "Boege" I was cast Lyuska and small Egor right before my departure much a cold, zatemperaturil, and I refused. "

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

A still from the movie * Ivan Vasilievich * 1973

Despite the fact that Natalia Selezneva twice had the opportunity to work on the set, along with Alexander Demyanenko, in life they do not talk at first - overs famous Shura was very reserved man, and did not go to the contact. They became friends only after Natalya Selezneva helped him in trouble. After the acclaimed comedies Gaidai actor faced with the same problem, which at the time made it impossible to be in the movies and the very Seleznev: directors considered him one dimensional artist and did not offer "Shurik" dramatic roles. In addition, he began to have health problems - Demyanenko rapidly losing his sight, and the money for treatment, he had not. Natalya Selezneva helped him to make several operations, and after the suggested along with her travel around the country on tour. Since then, they have had very warm relations, until his death.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

The words "love" and "help" for it has always been synonymous with - she herself has experienced many trials and may therefore able like no other to empathize with other people's troubles. At the time, she almost lost her voice due to surgery on the thyroid gland. She would have had to forget about the acting profession, whereas if it is not saved ... harmonica, which helped to develop a bond. Through hard lessons during the year voice was returned.

Today celebrates its 73 th anniversary of actress Natalia Selezneva

The actress and her husband

Natalya Selezneva adversity endured with surprising humility - believes that in this way paid for their mistakes - when she met her future husband, he was married. The actress said: "I had a period of remorse, because lead man of the family - is a sin, it is cunning ... I think that all the difficult moments in life - it was a payback for what I did. I do not know if you can call it a bad thing to do, because we are halves of a whole. "