Sofiko Chiaureli

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Sofiko Chiaureli
Born (1937-05-21)21 May 1937
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Died 2 March 2008(2008-03-02) (aged 70)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Alma mater Theatre and Film university
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960–2008

Sophia Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; 21 May 1937 – 2 March 2008), professionally known as Sofiko Chiaureli, was a Soviet Georgian actress. Thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, she played a significant role in the 20th century Georgian theater and was associated with the country's two most prominent theaters, the Rustaveli Theatre (1964–1968) and Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1968–2008).


Sofiko Chiaureli was born in Tbilisi. Her parents were the film director Mikheil Chiaureli and the actress Veriko Anjaparidze. She graduated from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and moved back to Tbilisi.[1] In 1975 she was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

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  1. ^ Изгаршев, Игорь (November 2, 2004). Софико Чиаурели: мать маленького принца. АиФ Суперзвёзды (in Russian). 21 (51). Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "9th Moscow International Film Festival (1975)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 

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