Larisa Luzhina is an international known writer. Born in Yaroslavia, Ukraine, she studied at the Ural Mountains University where she was awarded a degree in literature in 1984. Following this, she served for two years in the Soviet Union as a writer, before emigrating to Belorussian Southeastern Germany. Following the breakup of the USSR, she settled in London and has lived there ever since.
A highly acclaimed, best selling writer, Larisa Luzhina has given vent to views on Eastern European society which are often censored in the West. Her biographies of notable personalities such as Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Pushkin, Alexander Borovik, Natalia Gogolev, Alexander Raishchen, and Oleg Urbanshikov are popular, and her biography on the former first lady of the Uzbekistan (IRAN) is well received. Her novels “The Butterfly Way” and “The Heavens Weep” have been made into motion pictures and given both commercial and critical success. In addition, her stage plays “Escape from Leningrad” and “The Heart’s Gone Away” have been staged and won critical acclaim in Europe and the USA.
|Bio / Wiki|
|Full Name||Larisa Luzhina|
|Date of Birth||March 4, 1939|
|Place of Birth||Russia|
|Day of Birth||Saturday|
|Year of Birth||1939|
|Birth Sign Duality||Passive|
|Birth Sign Modality & Element||Mutable Water|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $3 million|
|Annual Salary||Under review|
|Source of Income||actress|
|Verification Status of Wealth||Not verified|
The life of Larisa Luzhina has been the subject of many controversies over the years. For example, when she was twenty-two years old and married in 1939, the marriage was considered invalid by the Soviet government because it happened after the aforementioned year of twenty-one. She was forced to wed another man and relocate to Ural, where her husband served in the military.
After the war, however, she returned to her acting career, and in fact appeared in at least eleven films, including the Academy Award winner “A Woman for Sale.” Despite her acting prowess, however, the public did not view her as the type of film star that one associates with. Her first attempts at screen acting did not get well by the way, and she finally appeared in “Liar Liar,” a crude spoof of spy movies. In this film, she plays an actress who must trade sexual favors with a German spy in order to progress within his organization. Her performance is so cringe worthy that it makes you wish that some of these actors had chosen better careers.
When Larisa Luzhina dies in 1990 at the age of thirty-three, her obituary contains a quote attributed to Russian writer Maxim Gorky: “If I had a dollar for every time a Hollywood director gave me a chance to make a movie, I’d be a rich woman.” To hear that a woman who achieved the heights of stardom in such a relatively short period of her career is still remembered fondly by the public is quite extraordinary. The fact that she is not only a respected Russian-American actor and producer but also a respected woman of color in Hollywood is truly remarkable. Her most famous works include the comedy “Cable Guy” and the romantic drama “A Woman For Sale.”
Her acting abilities are on par with the best that Hollywood has to offer, and many consider her to be the best of all time. Her contributions to the world of film may not be large in number but the impact she made is profound, and her untimely death was an undeniable blow to the Russian American community. Her untimely death was mourned by her fans worldwide, and her honors were expanded to include celebrity commissions, one of which included the honoring of Alexi Pritchard, a male model from Russia who was actually her former student. The actor luzhin was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Music Awards, and her untimely death was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.