Vera Kholodnaia

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Kholodnaia, Vera Vasil’evna


Born 1893 in Poltava; died Feb. 17, 1919, in Odessa. Russian motion-picture actress.

Kholodnaia first appeared in films as an extra in 1914. She became one of Russia’s first movie stars and a great favorite with the public. Kholodnaia mainly acted in films by the directors E. F. Bauer and P. I. Chardynin. After making the films Mirages (1915) and A Life for a Life (1916), she appeared in Forget About the Fireplace; the Fire Has Gone Out in It; Be Still, Sorrow, Be Still; The Woman Who Invented Love; The Living Corpse; and The Last Tango, all in 1917–18.


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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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