Viktoriya Tolstoganova

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Viktoriya Tolstoganova
Виктория Толстоганова
Viktoriya Tolstoganova at the opening of the 21st film festival "Kinotavr" in 2010.
Viktoriya Viktorovna Tolstoganova

(1972-03-24) 24 March 1972 (age 52)
Nationality (legal)Russian
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Andrei Kuzichev
(m. 1996–2011) Alexey Agranovich
(m. 2011–present)
AwardsGolden Eagle Award

Viktoriya Viktorovna Tolstoganova (Russian: Викто́рия Ви́кторовна Толстога́нова; born 24 March 1972) is a Russian film and theater actress.


Viktoriya Tolstoganova was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Born on March 24, 1972, in Moscow in the family of an engineer and an English teacher. She has three younger sisters.[1] After graduating high school, she tried to enter theater university. In 1992, Victoria passed the selection at both Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) and GITIS. Her choice fell on Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS), where she studied traditional school of Russian psychological theatre for Professor Joseph Heifits. While still a student, she was invited to the troupe of the Moscow Art Theatre, where she served until the mid-2000s.[2]

Tolstoganova graduated from GITIS in 1997 and made her film debut playing a major role in the short feature film “Day Duty” directed by Roman Khrushchev.[3]


In 2003 she played the role of Marina in The Magnetic Storms.[4] In 2004 she was selected to help chose the recipients of Russia's Triumph Prize winners.[5] In 2005 she was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.[6] In 2007 she played a prostitute in the film May.[7] In 2010 she starred in the Klim Shipenko directed Who am I? playing a provincial journalist.[8]

Viktoriya Tolstoganova at the Kinotavr film festival in Sochi, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

In August 1996, Tolstoganova married actor Andrei Kuzichev. They have two children: daughter Varvara and son Fedor. The couple divorced in 2010 (according to other sources in 2011). On 17 May 2011 the actress gave birth to a son, Ivan. The boy’s father is theater director Alexey Agranovich.

Selected filmography[edit]

TV series "The Capital of Sin" 2010, Viktoriya Tolstoganova and Andrey Batt.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 My First Teacher, or The Russian Stag-Party episode
2002 The Moon Glades
2002 Shoemaker Alisa
2002 Antikiller Tamara
2002 The Kamikaze Diary Larisa
2003 The Ice-Crusted Ground Ona
2003 The Magnetic Storms Marina
2005 Escape Irina
2005 The Man's Season: The Velvet Revolution wife Vershinina
2007 May Viktoriya
2007 The branch of lilac Natalya Satina
2007 Naturщica Dagni Yull
2007 Korolev Kseniya Vincentini wife Korolev
2010 Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus Marusia Kotova
2011 Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel Marusia Kotova
2011 Find me Natasha Kuzovlёva
2012 The Spy Iraida Petrakovich
2015 Diamond cross Anna Lanskaya
2016 Champions: Faster. Above. Stronger Svetlana Khorkina's mother
2017 Going Vertical Ksenia Garanzhina
2018 Above The Sky Mother
2019 Thunderstorm Kabanikha
2020 Far Frontiers Maria Leskova
2021 Captain Volkonogov Escaped Steiner widow
2021 The Execution Nadezhda


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Request stop Lusya Mini-series
2003 Give Me a Life fashion model Rita TV series
2003 The Angel on Roads Sveta TV series
2004 On The Nameless Height Olga, a sniper Television film
2004 Moscow Saga Tasya Pyzhikova TV series
2006 Storm Gate Valya Mini-series
2008 Revenge Nina TV
2008 Invasion Natalia Nowickaya TV
2009 Prodigal children Lidiya Morozova TV series
2009 Maternal instinct Mariya Boikova TV
2010 Family house Evgeniya Alexeyevna Sokolova TV series
2010 The Capital of Sin Olga TV series
2011 The Ballad of the bomber Elizaveta TV series
2011 Forest Lake Tonya Stolyarov TV
2013 Department Lidiya TV series
2014 Widow Polina TV series
2014 Embracing sky Marina Lugovaya TV series
2014 The Executioner Raisa TV series
2015 Investigator Tikhonov Anastasia TV series
2017 A Policeman's Wife Lera Valetskaya TV series
2019 Gold Diggers Emma TV series

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Виктория Толстоганова: "Я хочу вновь прожить свое детство"".
  2. ^ "Виктория Толстоганова - актриса кино и театра - биография | Последние новости жизни звезд 7Дней.ру".
  3. ^ "Виктория Толстоганова".
  4. ^ Birchenough, Tom (31 October 2003). "Back to Perestroika Era in Factory Film". The Moscow Times. Sanoma. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  5. ^ Reich, Rebecca (30 January 2004). "Due Credit". The Moscow Times. Sanoma. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  6. ^ "27th Moscow International Film Festival (2005)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  7. ^ Mourzenko, Leo (4 May 2007). "A crime against art". The St. Petersburg Times. (Sanoma). Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ "'Who am I?' and 'The Unfinished Letter' at CIFF". Daily News Egypt. 7 December 2007. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2012.

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