October 5, 1943|
|Years active||1965 - present|
Inna Mikhailovna Churikova (Russian: И́нна Миха́йловна Чу́рикова, born October 5, 1943) is a Russian film and theatre actress. She was previously a Soviet actress.
Churikova was born in Belebey in Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR. In the early 1950s Inna moved with her mother 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 whilst a first-year student, in minor episodic roles. Inna Churikova became famous thanks to the films V ogne broda net (No Path Through Fire) (1968), and especially the triumphal Nachalo (The Debut) (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 (The Very Same Munchhausen) (1979) written by Grigory Gorin and directed by Mark Zakharov, Voenno-polevoy roman (Wartime 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, Kurochka Ryaba (Ryaba My Chicken) (1994) by Andrei Konchalovsky, and Shirli-Myrli (What a mess!) (1995) by Vladimir Menshov. For her role in Wartime Romance, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, and won the Nika Award in 1991 in the Best Actress category for her role in Rebro Adama.
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.
- Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)
- Jack Frost (1964)
- Thirty Three (1965)
- No Path Through Fire (1968)
- The Very Same Munchhausen (1979)
- Wartime Romance (1983)
- Vassa (1983)
- Dead Souls (1984)
- The Theme (1987)
- Courier (1987)
- Mother (1990)
- Adam's Rib (1990)
- Casanova's Raincoat (1993)
- The Year of the Dog (1994)
- Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs (1994)
- Shirli-Myrli (1995)
Honours and awards
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
- 3rd class (27 July 2007) - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art, and many years of creative activity
- 4th class (25 August 1997) - a great contribution to the development of theatrical arts
- Russian Federation State Prize (1996) - for the role of Arkadina in the play "The Seagull" by Chekhov
- State Prize of the RSFSR Vasiliev brothers (1985) - for the main role in film "Vassa"
- Lenin Komsomol Prize (1976) - for the creation of images in contemporary cinema
- People's Artist of USSR (1991)
- People's Artist of the RSFSR (1985)
- Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1977)
- Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 2010)
- "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-06.