Philologist Marina Ptushkina congratulates the wonderful actress on her anniversary on her blog:
“The world lay at her feet when Sergei Bondarchuk's film War and Peace was released in the mid-60s. And after all, what is interesting: in the four-episode epic there are a lot of good acting jobs, and Savelyeva-Natasha Rostova is remembered most of all. Her excited look and expectation - they will invite or not invite - at the first ball, her tear-stained face and hysteria when her escape with Kuragin failed, her strange "ballet" dance in the hut after the hunt.
That was the first role of the ballerina Lyudmila Savelyeva, a Leningrad girl who was born in 1942 during the Leningrad blockade. And she did an excellent job with this very difficult role.
World fame promised so much ... Savelyeva traveled to different countries, presenting the film "War and Peace", received an Oscar in Hollywood. She began to be invited to international projects, in 1970 she played in De Sica's film "Sunflowers" with Marcello Mastroianni himself.
And then ... The language does not turn to say the banal "something went wrong." But only 20 film roles have been played in her entire life, this, we admit, is very small for her talent and with such a brilliant start.
Willingly or involuntarily, Savelieva has her own theme in the cinema. This topic is women's unsettledness, the scrapping of fate. It sounds both in the film "Running", and in Sergei Solovyov's film "Alien White and Pockmarked", where the despair and loss of the former actress Ksenia Nikolaevna, smoking long cigarettes, are wonderfully accurately played by Savelyeva, and even in a short episode in the film "Success" , where her heroine is the ex-wife of a director eager for a career.
Lyudmila Savelyeva has not been removed for more than 10 years. Lives closed and not in public. On the eve of the anniversary, we will not discuss the events of her personal life, especially since they are already known - journalists eager for details are ubiquitous.
The life path of Lyudmila Savelyeva is the embodied fate of a Woman.
Let us congratulate Lyudmila Mikhailovna on her anniversary and express her gratitude, admiration and great respect.
She lives with dignity, nobility, lives her only life.