Inna Mikhailovna Churikova
(Russian: И́нна Миха́йловна Чу́рикова) is a famous Russian
film and theatre actress.
She was born on October 5
, in Belebey
, near Ufa
. In the early 1950s her mother and she moved to Moscow
. Inna was bent on becoming an actress from an early age: as a schoolgirl she studied at the drama studio attached to the Stanislavsky Theatre and later, after a few failures, entered Shchepkin Drama School. She debuted in filming when a first-year student already, yet those were minor episodic roles. Inna Churikova became famous thanks to the films V ogne broda net
(No Path Through Fire
) (1967), and especially the triumphal Nachalo
) (1970) by the then beginning film director and her future husband Gleb Panfilov
Her other most remarkable works were in the films: Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen (That Munchhausen) (1979) written by Grigory Gorin and directed by Mark Zakharov, Voenno-polevoy roman (War-Time Romance) (1983) by Pyotr Todorovsky, Rebro Adama (Adam's Rib) (1990) by Vyacheslav Krishtofovich, God sobaki (The Year of a Dog) (1993) by Semyon Aranovich, Plashch Kazanovy (Casanova's Raincoat) (1993) by Aleksandr Galin, and Kurochka Ryaba (Ryaba My Chicken) (1994) by Andrei Konchalovsky.
Inna Churikova is also a renowned stage actress, mainly working in LENKOM theatre with director Mark Zakharov, as well-as a non-repertory theatre star.
Together with her husband and son, Churikova was a co-screenwriter for the historical feature Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (The Romanovs: An Imperial Family) (2000), in which rather than appear on screen, she dubs the English actress Lynda Bellingham starring as the tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna.