Yuliya Snigir

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Yuliya Snigir
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At the closing ceremony of 20th Film Festival "Kinotavr" in 2009
Born Yuliya Viktorovna Snigir
(1983-06-02) 2 June 1983 (age 33)
Donskoy, Tula Oblast, RSFSR, USSR
Nationality Russian
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2006–present

Yuliya Viktorovna Snigir (Russian: Ю́лия Ви́кторовна Сниги́рь; born 2 June 1983) is a Russian actress and model.

Life and career[edit]

Snigir was born in Donskoy, Tula Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She graduated from high school number 20 Donskoy. Hoping to get a good education, Yuliya went to Moscow and entered the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Moscow State Pedagogical University (English department, speciality "English Philology").[1]

Snigir had to study and work at the same time to support herself financially. She was teaching English in the nursery school, when a friend showed photos of Yuliya to a representative a Moscow modelling agency. While continuing her study program in University, Snigir became a successful model. She was offered a contract with a leading French jewellery brand and was planning to move to France when a casting-director saw her at the modeling agency and invited for an audition. Her acting career started when she was accepted to the Vakhtangov Theatre Academy, and was cast in two independent films.[1]

Her big break came when she was offered one of the leading roles in the Russian sci-fi blockbuster The Inhabited Island and the sequel The Inhabited island: Skirmish. Yulia became the face of L'Oreal, Mexx clothing and Mexx perfume.[1]

She appeared in A Good Day to Die Hard alongside Bruce Willis. In the film, she played a Russian antagonist named Irina.[2][3]



List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Vaccine Natasha
2006 The Last Face Angela
2007 Finish Model
2008 The Inhabited Island Rada Gaal Part 1
2009 The Inhabited island: Skirmish Rada Gaal Part 2
2010 Zaitsev, Burn! History Showman leading
2011 Rose Valley Maya
2011 Raspoutine Dora
2012 Atomic Ivan Tanya
2012 Kokoko Natasha
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Irina
2013 Polar flight Lyuda
2014 Freezer Alisa
2015 The Land of Oz Fifa
2015 About love Liza
2017 Blockbaster Lena Vanina


List of television credits
Year Title Role
2010 In the Forests and Mountains Maria Gavrilovna Zaletova
2010 Doctor Tyrsa Lisa
2010 Sky on Fire Lisa Voronina
2010 In the forests and mountains Maria Gavrilovna
2011 Counterplay Irina Kurakina
2011 I will never forget you Katya Alkovich
2014 What begins Motherland Natalya
2015 The seventh rune Tatiana Ikonnikova
2015 Catherine the Great Catherine II


  1. ^ a b c "Биографии звёзд на Cosmo.ru: Юлия Снигирь". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. 
  2. ^ Anderton, Ethan (4 April 2012). "A Good Day to Die Hard' Finds a Couple of Male and Female Villains". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Mike (4 October 2012). "Talk about a teaser! Bruce Willis's sexy co-star Yuliya Snigir strips out of her leathers and exposes her bra in A Good Day to Die Hard trailer". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

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