Marina Aleksandrova

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Marina Aleksandrova
Марина Александрова
Marina Andreevna Pupenina

(1982-08-29) 29 August 1982 (age 41)
Years active1992–present
Height158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Ivan Stebunov
(m. 2008; div. 2010)
Partner(s)Aleksandr Domogarov (2005–2007)
Andrey Boltenko (2011–present)

Marina Andreevna Pupenina, known by her pseudonym Marina Aleksandrova (Russian: Мари́на Андре́евна Пупе́нина; born 29 August 1982) is a Russian actress, best known for her role as Catherine the Great in the television series Ekaterina. She is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2016).[1]


Was born on 29 August 1982 in the Hungarian town Kiskunmajsa. Her father Andrei Pupenin served in the Soviet Army, stationed in Hungary, and her mother worked as a professor at Herzen University.

In 1986, the family moved to Lake Baikal, then to Tula, finally settling in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1987. In 1996, after graduating from high school with specializations in mathematics and music (harp), that same year she joined the Imagine drama school, and joined the Shukin Theatre School under Valentina Nikolaenko.

From 2006 to 2011, was an actress for the Sovremennik Theater Company in Moscow.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On 7 June 2008, Aleksandrova married fellow actor Ivan Stebunov.[2][3] They divorced in 2010. In 2011 Aleksandrova met director Andrey Boltenko; their first child, a son named Andrey, was born in 2012. Aleksandrova gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Yekaterina, in 2015.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach Little Girl Cameo appearance
2000 Empire under Attack Maria Stolypina Television film
2001 Aurora Borealis Anya
Azazel Lizanka von Evert–Kolokoltseva Television film
2002 Le Médecin malgré lui Woman Television film
Leading Roles Marina TV series
The Thief Yulia Balashova TV series
2003 An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God Dziwa
Poor Nastya Marie of Hesse and by Rhine TV series
2004 La fonte des neiges Léna Television film
Viola Tarakanova Tomocka TV series
The Nutcracker Masha (voice)
2005 Schastye ty moye Polina Gayvoronskaya TV series
Zvezda epokhi Valentina Sedova Miniseries
Lybovy k tebe kak bedstvie Herself
2006 The Last Armoured Train Toma
Transit Woman
2008 Street Racer[5] Doker's Girl (Katya)
2009 The Weather Station[6] Irina
Saka no Ue no Kumo Ariadna Kovalskaya TV series
2011 All Inclusive Anna
The Rules of the Masquerade Anya Miniseries
2014 Executioner Sonya Timofeeva Miniseries
Ekaterina Catherine the Great TV series
2015 Spider Sonya Timofeeva TV series
2017 Ekaterina 2 Catherine the Great TV series
2018 Operation Satan Sonya Timofeeva Miniseries
2019 Ekaterina 3 Catherine the Great TV series
2020 Psycho Sasha TV series
2022 Desperate for Marriage Inga Raevskaya


  1. ^ a b Marina Aleksandrova: for the role of Catherine II I was ready for any sacrifice
  2. ^ Gasparov, Mikhail (9 June 2008). Марина Александрова вышла замуж (in Russian). Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  3. ^ Марина Андреевна Александрова: Личная жизнь (in Russian). Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  4. ^ Cherednichenko, Natalia (29 August 2022). Роман с Домогаровым и тайный брак: перипетии личной жизни Марины Александровой (in Russian). 24СМИ. Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Streetracers (Stritreisery) (2008, Russia)" (PDF). The St. Petersburg Times. 14 March 2008. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Marina Aleksandrova filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.

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