Marina Aleksandrova

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Marina Aleksandrova
Marina Aleksandrova 28 October 2010.jpg
Aleksandrova in Moscow in October 2010
Native name
Марина Андреевна Пупенина
Marina Andreevna Pupenina

(1982-08-29) 29 August 1982 (age 36)
Kiskunmajsa, Hungary
Years active1992–present
Ivan Stebunov
(m. 2008; div. 2010)
Partner(s)Aleksandr Domogarov (2005–2007)
Andrey Boltenko (2011–present)

Marina Andreevna Pupenina, known under her pseudonym Marina Aleksandrova (Russian: Мари́на Андре́евна Пупе́нина; born 29 August 1982) is a Russian actress. She is 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].


Aleksandrova in 2008

Marina Andreevna Pupenina was born on 29 August 1982 in Hungarian town Kiskunmajsa. Her father Andrei Pupenin served in the Soviet Army, located 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 she joined the Imagine drama school, and after graduating from high school with specialism in mathematics and music (Harp Class) in 1996, joined the Shukin Theatre School under Valentina Nikolaenko.

From 2006 to 2011, Marina Aleksandrova 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. After that she had a relationship with actor Alexander Domogarov. On 11 July 2012 she gave birth to a son. The child's name is Andrey, just after his father - a TV director Andrey Boltenko.[1] Aleksandrova gave birth to her second child on 26 September 2015 - a daughter named Yekaterina.


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
2001 Azazel Lizanka von Evert–Kolokoltseva Television film
2002 Le Médecin malgré lui Woman Television film
2002 Leading Roles Marina TV series
2002 The Thief Yulia Balashova TV series
2003 An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God Dziwa
2003 Poor Nastya Marie of Hesse and by Rhine TV series
2004 La fonte des neiges Léna Television film
2004 Viola Tarakanova Tomocka TV series
2004 The Nutcracker Masha (voice)
2005 Schastye ty moye Polina Gayvoronskaya TV series
2005 Zvezda epokhi Valentina Sedova Miniseries
2005 Lybovy k tebe kak bedstvie Herself
2006 The Last Armoured Train Toma
2006 Transit Woman
2008 Street Racer[4] Doker's Girl (Katya)
2009 The Weather Station[5] Irina Post production
2009 Saka no Ue no Kumo Russian Nobility TV series
2011 All Inclusive Anna
2011 The Rules of the Masquerade Anya Miniseries
2014 Ekaterina Catherine The Great TV series
2017 Ekaterina 2 Catherine The Great TV series


  1. ^ a b c Marina Aleksandrova: for the role of Catherine II I was ready for any sacrifice
  2. ^ Gasparov, Mikhail (2008-06-09). Марина Александрова вышла замуж (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  3. ^ Марина Андреевна Александрова: Личная жизнь (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  4. ^ "Streetracers (Stritreisery) (2008, Russia)" (PDF). The St. Petersburg Times. 14 March 2008. p. 23. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Marina Aleksandrova filmography". New York Times. Retrieved 8 January 2014.

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