Borisova, Iuliia Konstantinovna

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Borisova, Iuliia Konstantinovna


Born Mar. 17, 1925, in Moscow. Soviet Russian actress. Became People’s Artist of the USSR in 1969.

In 1949, Borisova graduated from the Shchukin Theatrical Institute and entered the company of the Vakhtangov Theater. The actress’s life-asserting art combines a brilliant comical temperament with intense dramatism and penetrating, gentle lyricism. Borisova’s repertoire includes the contemporary roles Pavlina (The Cook, and The Cook Married by Sofronov), Varia (Alone by Aleshin), and Val’ka (An Irkutsk Story by Arbuzov). She has played Lika Mizinova (Luck Laughs at Me by Maliugin), Helen (Warsaw Melody by Zorin), Princess Turandot (Gozzi’s play of that name), Virineia (the play of that name by Seifullina and Pravdukhin), and others. Borisova played Nastas’ia Filippovna in the play The Idiot and in the film of that title (from F. M. Dostoev-sky’s novel). In 1970 she played Kol’tsova in the film Ambassador of the Soviet Union.

Borisova was deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR at its sixth convocation. She received the State Prize of the RSFSR in 1966. She has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and a medal.

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