Two movie roles made Tatiana Samoilova famous — Veronica from "The Cranes Are Flying" and Anna Karenina.
Samoilova is the first and so far the last Russian actress that had left her palms’ imprints at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes and took home the Palme d'Or for the Best Actress nomination. It seemed like she didn’t play, but lived the fate of her characters, heroines with a very complicated fate.
Tatiana Yevgenyevna was married four times; she has an adult son and she has played over 20 roles... All her life she was looking for love and struggled for gaining the right to love and to be loved, but now she is alone. Why is the actress’s life so complicated? Which numerous publications in the media are true and which are fiction? How does Tatiana Samoilova actually live and what does she actually feel?
Being one of the most beautiful actresses of her time, she was loved by millions, and all her life she loved only one person... And she had spent all her life without him.
The actress was invited to star in the Western movies more than once, but in the Soviet Union and later Russia there were no parts for her. Why did that happen? We discussed this with Sergey Solovyov and the director of Samoilova’s last film — Alexander Atanesyan.