Date of Birth: 03/01/1948
Place of birth: Vienna
Irina Kupchenko: Aristocracy of the spirit
Author: Andrew Puminov
The unusual appearance and manner of performance Irina Kupchenko supplemented and its rather unusual biography. The place of her birth became a brilliant European capital Vienna, where the military service of the future father of the famous actress and her date of birth fell on February 29, 1948. When registration of the child`s mother Irina begged written in the birth certificate less remarkable date - 1 March. Earlier, Irina childhood passed in endless journeys from garrison to garrison until the family to settle in Kiev. There`s a girl immediately enrolled in a theater workshop at the Palace of Pioneers, became involved in choreography, and later visited the studio cameramen. She wanted to perform on stage and in the movies, to get an education in one of the legendary Moscow theater schools, but her family is not supported. It was decided that the daughter will follow the footsteps of his mother, to get a decent and popular interpreter profession. In 1965 he received a high school diploma, Irina entered the department of Romance and Germanic Philology of the University of Kiev. However, a year later in her life radically changes. He died head of the family, and then grandparents. Mother was going to move in with relatives in Moscow, and Irina decided that to be one in Kiev and learn a profession that she did not like very much, it will not. Girl with materyuperebralas the capital, carried the documents to the selection committee Shchukin School and the first try has managed to overcome prohibitive for many millstones entrance exams. Her mentor was Zahava E. and M. Ter-Zakharov.
The first role on screen Kupchenko Irina played before graduation. The flock of students who came to Mosfilm for participation in the crowd, while still very young director Andron Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky saw the future heroine of his film `Noble gnezdo` - and no mistake! The film, released in 1969, has caused considerable criticism and `lubochnost` Pictures, and interpretation of Leonid Kulagin image of the protagonist. However, Lisa Kalitina, Kupchenko character, unwittingly became the focus of the picture, is admired by everyone - his charmingly delicate grace, as a complex combination of shyness and pride, tragedy and tranquility. The film was a big box office, Konchalovsky received the Finnish Jussi Award Award as best foreign film director, and Irina Kupchenko acquired all-union reputation. After the premiere of the film the young actress was married to Nicholas Dvigubskaya, French-born descendant of Russian immigrants and a relative of actress Marina Vlady, who was one of the artists when shooting `Nobility gnezda`. However, the marriage lasted less than a year. In 1970, after graduation, Irina began to play on the stage of the Vakhtangov Theatre, and in the same year Andron Konchalovsky released in theaters yet another film - `Uncle Vanya`. Role Sony was one more triumph for Irina Kupchenko and organic complement the brilliant duo of Innocent Smoktunovsky (Wynn) and Sergei Bondarchuk (ASTROFF). The film, also criticized the Soviet media, was awarded the silver medals at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (1971), Sorrento (1972), Milan (1974). In between filming Irina played in the theater, although the list of her roles was small - Octavia in `Antony and Kleopatre`, Lady Anne in Richard `III`, March in` Great magii`. In 1972, Irene was married to a famous actor Basil Lanovoi, his colleague at the Vakhtangov stage. This marriage was a happy and lasting. In 1973, Irina gave birth to a son, Alexander, and in 1976 - the twins, of which survived only one, named Sergei. 1974 brought Kupchenko another brilliant role in the film Konchalovsky. Luda from `Romance of vlyublennyh` - modest razdatchitsa working in the dining room, appeared at the end of the film, and pictures with her first in black and white. However, the combination of ordinary appearance and true love that does not require acknowledgment and gratitude, but able to restore the main character to life and realize its value. The film was awarded the `Crystal globusom` at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1974). The next year, viewers saw Kupchenko on screen in the role of Princess Troubetzkoy in the movie `Star of captivating schastya`, and 1976 was marked by the performance of the actress, perhaps the most complex psychological role - the teacher in` Alien pismah` (1976). An unexpected aspect of the relationship adult-teen, in which vulnerability and dignity of the teacher was a moral victory over the unscrupulousness of its student ward, to provide not only a box office success of the film. This work directed by I. Averbuch conducted extensive debate the press, she has received several prestigious awards:. A special prize of the festival in Naples, `Niku` festival in Thessaloniki, etc. Another extraordinary female character has become Jack in the movie` Reisman zhenschina` Strange (1977 ). You can regret to say that the future role of Irina in the movie Kupchenko been much more modest, although it has played a lot of them (to date - 66). Her last role on the screen was the main character of the film `Uchilka` (2015). List of characters played by an actress in the theater Vakhtangov, supplemented with roles in `Dolly Anne Kareninoy`, Louise Simone in `White krolike`, Filomena Marturano in` Pristani` and other works. Unfortunately, the 2013 family Lanovoi Kupchenko suffered a great sorrow - the youngest son Sergei died. He left a granddaughter Jeanne, which they take great care.