Evgenia Simonova, actress of theater and cinema, was bornin Leningrad in 1955, in the family of the scientist, Academician Pavel Vasilyevich Simonov, the rector of the Institute of Neurophysiology and Higher Nervous Activity. Mother, Vyazemskaya Olga Sergeevna, taught English. Zhenya grew up in an atmosphere of complete mutual understanding, her parents tried in every possible way to instill in her the love of beauty, from the age of four the girl attended vernissages, exhibitions of contemporary art, went with her mother and her elder brother to the theater and cinema. The future actress, as enchanted, followed the theatrical action on the stage, genuinely empathized with the heroes.
The elder brother is a well-known TV presenter, head of the literature department at MGIMO, Yury Pavlovich Vyazemsky.
Zhenya studied at the music school in classpianist and was engaged in ballet. After graduating from the school program, she immediately went to the Higher School of Theater Arts named after Shchukin for the course of Yuri Katin-Yartsev. Seventeen-year-old Eugene Simonova was diligent and was in good standing with the teachers. During their studies, students at the Shchukin College usually receive invitations from filmmakers who shoot future young professionals in small episodic roles. I received a letter from Simonov. In 1973, she starred in the film of the actor and director Bykov Leonid "Some old people go to battle", in 1974 she played a role in the film "Departure delayed."
The first place of employment for a novice actress,after she graduated from the Shchukin School, became the Academic Moscow Mayakovsky Theater. The beginning of his career was developing successfully. Evgenia Simonova - an actress talented, but without experience - I tried to make friends with Nemoliaeva Svetlana, in which she saw the senior mentor. Other actors and actresses also treated Eugene kindly, Igor Kostolevsky became a friend and adviser for the young actress.
The character of Zarechnoy Nina in the play "Seagull" was for Simonova debut role. The actress brilliantly coped with a difficult task, having played the well-off daughter of a rich landowner brightly and figuratively.
Then followed the performances with the participation of Simonova:
Evgenia Simonova, in addition to her main work in thethe Mayakovsky Theater, takes part in the performances of Sovremennik, staging the theatrical playground Sfera, and also the Central House of Artists named after A.A. Yablochkina. Especially fruitful for her was the cooperation with Galina Volchek.
Evgeniya Simonova in the performances of the Sovremennik Theater:
Participation of the actress in the staging of the theater "Sphere":
Actress Simonova in the productions of the Central House of Actor named after Yablochkina:
A separate list shows the work of Simonova on TV, this is:
Evgenia Simonova, whose photos are infoyer of the Mayakovsky Theater since 1976, is one of those actresses on which the repertoire is held. She can play any female role in any performance. Eugene Simonova - her photo was in the briefcase of almost every Soviet schoolgirl - is loved and revered by millions of spectators. Theater and moviegoers are eagerly awaiting the release of new films and performances with her participation.
Even while studying at the Shchukinsky Theaterschool future actress began to act in films. The first film, which determined the fate of her as a movie actress, was a masterpiece of Soviet cinema "Only Old Men Are Going to Battle", where she played the pilot Masha Popova.
In total for her artistic career, the actress participated in the shooting of sixty films and four television productions:
The list lists only some movies withparticipation of the actress. Evgeniya Simonova, whose filmography is constantly expanding at the expense of new films, continues to work fruitfully in the cinema, starring in both main and secondary roles.
People of art, despite their employment, alsothey want family happiness. The actress Evgenia Simonova, whose personal life was almost never discussed on the pages of the media, was married twice. The first husband, Alexander Kaidanovsky - a popular actor, director and screenwriter. Young people met on the set of the film "The Missing Expedition" in 1974. A year later they got married and lived together for five years. In 1980 a divorce followed. From this marriage there was a daughter, Zoya Kaidanovskaya, who is currently working, like her mother, in the Mayakovsky Theater.
The second actress's husband is the famous director AndreiEshpai. The couple live together today. Eshpai adopted Zoya, who, after the departure of Alexander Kaidanovsky, remained without a father. The spouses had another daughter, Maria Eshpai. A girl in her childhood received a music education and today she is a professional actress and pianist. Evgenia Simonova, whose personal life, in her opinion, was a success, often invites Maria to joint projects.