Soviet stars who married foreigners: 5 stories with an unhappy ending
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A foreign prince was the dream of many Soviet girls, but marriage with a foreigner is not an easy test. Rimma Markova, Natalia Andreichenko, Margarita Terekhova-they were all married to foreigners, and each had their own love story. The story that ended.
Rimma Markova, actress, 1925-2015
The actress was married three times and twice-to foreigners: a Greek named Semyon and an engineer from Spain. Markova got married for the first time at the age of 22, when she was studying in her last year at the studio at the Vologda Drama Theater. As Rimma Vasilyevna herself recalled, she "jumped out" for a handsome Greek with dreams of romance, but the marriage lasted only a year. Semyon, a military pilot of strict training, demanded that the young wife leave the stage. Markova chose the theater. After the divorce, she no longer saw her pilot.
Markova's second husband was the musician Vladimir Nikitin, from whom the actress gave birth to a daughter, Tatiana. They got married, as the actress said, "for crazy love," but Nikitin had another passion — alcohol. When Markova's daughter was 5 years old, she found out about her husband's infidelity and put an end to it. And the next year, at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Markova met engineer Jose Gonzalez Maria Antonio. The Spaniard courted beautifully and generously, and rumors began to spread in the actress ' homeland that she was having an affair with a foreign baron. Of course, by Soviet standards, the man was provided for, but he did not have a noble title.
Rimma Markova with Jose Gonzalez Marei Antonio
Rimma Markova was flattered by the courtship of a Spanish admirer, and she accepted the marriage proposal, but she could not really fall in love with her "baron". The husband persuaded the actress to move to Spain, have children and finally leave the endless filming and trips. But, as in the first marriage, Markova chose the stage.
Many years later, the actress admitted that she was pregnant with Antonio's child, but the child would finally tie her to the house and her husband… The husband could not forgive Markova's abortion and returned to his homeland, although the couple remained officially married until the end of their lives.
Natalia Andreichenko, actress, 62 years old
In 1985, on the set of the film "Peter the Great" in the United States, the actress met the Austrian actor Maximilian Schell — "the main man in life". The acquaintance happened when Andreichenko was still married to the composer Maxim Dunaevsky. This marriage was almost destroyed: Dunaevsky had an illegitimate daughter growing up. Despite the infidelity of her husband, it was difficult for the actress to part. But in the end, Andreichenko confessed to her infidelity and filed for divorce.
Natalia lived with Shell for about 23 years, the actor gave his last name to his son Andreichenko from his first marriage. In 1989, the couple had a daughter, Nastasia, and two years later, the actress and her children moved to her husband in the United States. In 2005, Maximilian met another woman. The couple divorced, and the actress returned to Russia.
Angelina Vovk, actress and TV presenter, 76 years old
Indřich Getz, an artist of the Czech film studio, became the second husband of Angelina Vovk. The TV presenter met him during a business trip to Prague — and fell in love at first sight.
Then Vovk was married — to the announcer of the Central Television Gennady Chertov. The couple had been married for 16 years, and it was not easy to decide on a divorce, but the artist could not deceive her husband.
In 1982, Vovk divorced Chertov and married Getz. For 13 years, the couple lived in two countries. Her husband tried to persuade the TV presenter to move in with him, but it turned out to be more difficult for Angelina Vovk to part with her job than with her first husband. As a result, Goetz got another one.
Margarita Terekhova, actress, 76 years old
Margarita Terekhova and Bulgarian actor Savva Hashimov met in 1966 on the set of the film "Running on the Waves" based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Green. An office romance ensued, Terekhova became pregnant. After the birth of their daughter Anna, the actors got married, and Hashimov moved to his wife in Moscow — to a theater hostel. The actor was categorically not satisfied with such a life, and he persuaded Terekhova to move in with him, but she refused. A year after the birth of the child, Khashimov returned to Sofia. The actress could not forgive the "flight" for a long time and decided on the next marriage — with director Georgy Gavrilov — only after 10 years.
Elena Safonova, actress, 62 years old
The personal life of the actress, the star of the film "Winter Cherry", did not develop for a long time. The first husband, actor Vitaly Yushkov, could not overcome the craving for alcohol, a divorce followed. In 1991, the actress gave birth to a son, but the boy's father was married. Safonova gave the child her last name.
A year after the birth of Ivan, Elena met, it seemed, the man of her dreams. On the set of the film "The Accompanist", she met the French actor Samuel Labart, who lost his head from his Russian partner. After returning from filming, Safonova packed up her things and flew back with her son to marry a Frenchman in love. A year after the wedding, the couple had a son, Alexander. Marriage and the birth of a baby did not tie the artist to the house. On the contrary, she took up work with renewed vigor, often flying to Moscow for filming. After 5 years of marriage, Labart, unable to withstand his wife's schedule, filed for divorce.
In 1997, Elena Safonova and her eldest son returned to Russia. According to the laws of France, children born in the country cannot live abroad with only one parent until they reach adulthood, and the actress's attempts to sue the child were unsuccessful. Now Alexander is 25 years old, he is an actor. He keeps in touch with his mother, but he is not going to leave France. Safonova never remarried.