Svetlana Khodchenkova: biography
Svetlana Viktorovna Khodchenkova is a Russian actress of theater, cinema, and television. She is remembered by TV viewers for her roles in the Russian movies and also shootings in the Hollywood pictures.
The famous Russian actress was born on the 21st of January, 1983 in Moscow, but Svetlana's family also had been living in the city of Zheleznogorsk for a long period of life. Being a little girl, Svetlana had got with her mother to the audition- selection for the new movie, but another girl was chosen for the shootings, and Svetlana had to forget about her cinematographic dreams for some time. At school, Svetlana Khodchenkova began to think of the veterinarian's profession, but in high school, she realized that studying Chemistry and Biology obviously were not appropriate for the achievement of the supreme goals.
Having graduated from school, Svetlana decided on her further choice and stopped on the economy. Khodchenkova doesn't explain even today why she chose the Economics department, but at once after the future star of the cinema got the school certificate she entered the Institute of World Economy. Unexpectedly for herself, Svetlana passed examinations successfully and was included in the lists of students.
But Svetlana Khodchenkova hadn’t stayed at the Institute of World Economy for a long time. The girl hadn’t even got through the finals of the first years of studies and transferred to the faculty of Advertising in another higher education institution, believing that the closeness to the art would allow to reach the highest extent of self-realization and to achieve the set-up goals. Nevertheless, Svetlana was disappointed as the subjects which she really hated were still left in the educational program.
The model agency with which Khodchenkova had signed the contract when she was 15 years old became the first serious work in the career of the actress. The new agreement allowed Svetlana to work half a year as a model in Japan. The woman remembers well how she spent her first salary:
"When I received my first salary, I bought an ordinary phone. At this time commercial numbers began to appear, and my family was extremely happy with such purchase. Till this time we even couldn't imagine we would ever have a phone at home".
But, having experienced all the nuances of this cruel business on herself Svetlana was disappointed and finished her model career.
After some failed attempts to find herself, Svetlana decided to enter Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. Before the admission, the future actress attended two-month training courses at the same educational institution. The girl decided not to tell her mother anything about her choice as she simply was afraid that she would be criticized. The mother of the actress considered that it was impossible to enter this educational institution without "protection".
As a result, after all, Khodchenkova managed to enter this institute. From the group of the entrants which future student entered during the training courses, there was only the name of Svetlana in the students’ lists.
Being a student of the first course, Svetlana was noticed by the director Stanislav Govorukhin who at that time began shootings of the movie "Bless the Woman". He invited Khodchenkova to play the leading role in the picture – Vera's role. When Govorukhin saw Svetlana, he at once approved the beginning actress for the leading role and her debut at cinema turned out to be successful. After the shootings in this picture, the actress was nominated for "Nika" award as Best Actress.
Svetlana Khodchenkova becomes the popular actress in the Russian cinematography. Soon the celebrity appears in the leading roles in the movies "Kilometer Zero ", "Trap" and "Real Father" in a duet with Mikhail Porechenkov.
The movie "Love in the Big City" brought to the actress huge popularity. It’s no wonder, as the famous representatives of the Russian cinematography and show business were included to the cast: Aleksey Chadov, Ville Haapasalo, Vladimir Zelensky, Anastasia Zadorozhnaya, Vera Brezhneva, Philipp Kirkorov and others. As a result the romantic comedy became popular, and the audience demanded the continuation of the story, subsequently, there were two more parts released with the participation of the same stars.
It should be noted that Khodchenkova has got to the cohort of the few Russian actresses who managed to enchant Hollywood. A role in the movie "The Wolverine" surprised and impressed the actress as well as her admirers. The supervillain Viper, the character of Svetlana won the sympathies of millions of spectators. According to the polls, Khodchenkova's suit in the shootings of this movie was recognized as more sexual than the legendary Catwoman’s dress. After this role, the actress had even got a fan club.
In 2014 the movie "Love Does Not Love" came out on the screen and it really pleased the Russian audience. Except for Svetlana Khodchenkova, the leading roles in the movie were also played by Maxim Matveyev and Lyubov Aksenova.
The same year Svetlana Viktorovna won the prize of the Pyongyang International Film Festival for Best Actress in the historical movie "Vasilisa". In this movie the Russian actress brilliantly embodied the image of Vasilisa Kozhina, the Russian peasant who participated in the Patriotic War of 1812.
In 2013 the movie "Wolverine" was released. The fantastic blockbuster became significant for the Russian audience as Svetlana Khodchenkova appeared in the Hollywood movie and played the leading role of the doctor Victoria Green. The impersonation of the female Viper who temporarily deprived Logan (a role of Wolverine was performed by Hugh Jackman) of regeneration abilities, at once was positively met by the American audience and film critics.
In the movie about the Wolverine Svetlana's heroine was involved in the twisting and long-lasting love line. There are three women around the Wolverine, two of which are Japanese. In his dreams one more woman, the fourth, comes to him every night – it’s Jane, whom he had killed. Svetlana Khodchenkova plays a role of the personal oncologist of her dying boss in this story, a green-eyed female viper who becomes a peculiar prototype of the evil.
Khodchenkova appears in fitting dresses and she sparkles with her special look of the snake in a human appearance and fights against the forces of good. Due to the amazing latex dresses a thinner Russian actress can be compared to the Catwoman performed by Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Khodchenkova consolidated her Hollywood success with participation in the new movie from the franchize "X-Men". Earlier the actress played an episodic role in the picture "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" where the significant Hollywood celebrities Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy became her partners on the movie set. Nevertheless, participation in this film hadn't brought special popularity to the Russian actress, but the directors from Hollywood paid attention to the Russian star and gave her opportunity to realize herself in the superheroic action movie "Wolverine".
The historical blockbuster "Viking" is one more movie, participation in which became remarkable for Svetlana. The actress told more than once that it was necessary to be prepared thoroughly for the shootings in this picture. By the words of Khodchenkova, the authors of the movie even asked her to go to Greece to see the monasteries and to understand the way of life of nuns as, according to the directors, such preparation would help to express the realness of the character completely. Such pieces of advice turned out to be very necessary for Svetlana, as the actress got a role of the Greek princess Irina, the nun from Byzantium in her past, who became the spouse of the brother of the Prince Vladimir Svyatoslavich (the role was played by Danila Kozlovsky).
The picture had a huge success even at the highest authorities of the country. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the movie interesting and noted that he would rather watch the movie once again with great pleasure.
The directors shot this picture on the basis of "The Tale of Past Years". According to the plot the events are developed during the era of the early Middle Ages.
Till the year 2010, the personal life of Svetlana Khodchenkova had been closely connected with the actor Vladimir Iaglytch. Young people got acquainted in the same Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. Vladimir studied in the senior course, but during their acquaintance, at once Khodchenkova liked him at last. Their romantic relationship had begun sometime later. In 2003 Svetlana received the offer to take part in the picture "Quiet Moscow Court", having been surprised that Vladimir was approved for the role of her spouse in the movie. These shootings became happy for the couple, as a love affair began between young people. In 2005 Iaglytch and Khodchenkova celebrated their wedding.
In 2010 their marriage broke up. By the recognition of the close friends of the couple, Vladimir was often jealous of his spouse and sometimes even raised a hand against her, but they decided to divorce not for this reason, but because of the betrayal of Vladimir.
Later Svetlana Khodchenkova met the businessman Georgiy Petrishin who would soon become the husband of the Russian actress. On the 28th May 2015, there was a touching event in their life. After the end of another performance with Svetlana's participation, Georgiy came on the stage with a bouquet of flowers and a ring and then I had solemnly made a proposal to Khodchenkova. The actress who was full of emotions accepted his proposal. Fans of Svetlana hoped that soon the lovers would register their relations, but the couple had unexpectedly broken up
In April 2016 the information appeared in the press that Svetlana Khodchenkova had relations with her colleague from the stage, the actor Dmitry Malashenko. The pictures where the young people were together appeared on the web. In theatrical circles, it was discussed for a long time that Malashenko became a consolation for Khodchenkova after her difficult separation with Georgiy Petrishin.
In 2015 it was reported in the Russian press that Svetlana was on the third month of pregnancy, but soon the actress denied this information and published the corresponding post on the Instagram.
"Dear friends! The information about my "interesting situation" appeared in the press. And it’s not TRUTH!!! As soon as I have got any news for you, I surely will share it with you! Take care of yourself and your relatives", – Svetlana Viktorovna told.
Svetlana Khodchenkova at present
Today the Russian actress continues to participate in the shootings of movies. In 2016 several pictures with Svetlana Viktorovna's participation came out on the screen at once: "The house with all inconveniences","Murka", "On Another Side of Death" and "Viking". The same year there was a New Year's lyrical comedy "In a Zone of Access of Love" where Dmitri Dyuzhev became Svetlana Khodchenkova's partner.
At the beginning of 2017 the movies "You All Infuriate Me" and "Schoolmates: New turn" were premiered. In these pictures, Svetlana Khodchenkova appeared in the company of prominent representatives of the Russian cinema: Pyotr Fyodorov, Aleksander Pal, Aleksander Petrovich, Yulia Topolnitskaya, Ekaterina Volkova and others.
In April 2017 the Leningrad band presented the new song video "Ecstasy" in which the leading roles were performed by Svetlana Khodchenkova and Anton Filipenko. The ten-minute video is the real mini-film. Filipenko plays in the song video "Ecstasy" in the role of Vitalik who works as a mechanic in the auto shop. Once a rich girl on the expensive car comes to the workshop and confuses Vitalik with her schoolmate Stas, and Vitaly takes advantage of this situation. This song video gained more than two million viewings during one day.
In 2017 the work over the movie "The Road to Calvary" had begun, in which the actress would play the role of Lisa Rastorguyeva. This movie would be shot in Pyatigorsk. It is known that the script for this 12-series movie was written by Elena Rayskaya, and Constantin Hudyakov would become the director. The part of the scenes for future series has already been shot in St. Petersburg. Also, the shootings of the new movie plan will be carried out in Riga and in Moscow.
The actress also participates in the photoshoots for various editions. In 2016 in the interview for the December edition of the Marie-Claire magazine the star of the Russian cinema told about her preferences at the choice of style and friendship with the Italian Bulgari Fashion House, and at the same time, she showed her magnificent jewelry of Bulgari jewelry brand which she presented for several years. Earlier, Svetlana Khodchenkova participated in the photoshoot for the men's magazine Maxim.
The admirers closely monitor the appearance of the celebrity. Many users of social networks note that the actress considerably lost weight recently, and her parameters (growth – 180 cm, weight – 51 kg) begin to remind an ideal female beauty more and more.
- 2003 – "Bless the Woman"
- 2007 – "Kilometer Zero"
- 2008 – "Real Father"
- 2009 – "Love in the Big City"
- 2010 – "Love in the Big City"
- 2011 – "Office romance. Our time"
- 2011 - "Pregnant"
- 2011 - "Five Brides"
- 2012 – "Rzhevsky versus Napoleon"
- 2012 - "Mothers"
- 2012 - "Metro"
- 2013 – "Love in the Big City 3"
- 2013 - "Wolverine"
- 2014 - "Vasilisa"
- 2015 - "Lady of Csejte"
- 2016 – "Viking"