Valeria Lukyanova was born in Yaroslave, Ukraine in 1954. She is listed as one of the world’s most popular models. Her biography on Wikipedia claims that she was a talented child who was always “very curious and hyper”. She attended the prestigious Lycomings School in England, where she became obsessed with art and drawing.
She moved to Ukraine in the late 1960s, where she was often photographed by Oleksandr Pushkin, whose works she had particularly taken an interest in. Valeria Lukyanova studied acting and even spent some time performing on the stage, before becoming a well-known Ukrainian entertainer. She has appeared in numerous films, television programs, commercials and other media, often portraying peasant women. The real life version of Valeria Lukyanova was a much-criticized figure in the late twentieth century, frequently being depicted as a blonde, cold beauty who coldly dismissed any attempts at romance or flirting with men. She was married several times, most notably to Aleksandr Pushkin, whom she divorced in 1970.
Following her divorce from Pushkin, Lukyanova began a correspondence with Aleksandr Pushkin’s son, commenting that she was pleased with his “fair” wife. It was this correspondence which brought about the idea of the Soviet union. Pushkin died in a plane crash over Smolensk on 24 August, while travelling on a business flight.
Valeria Lukyanova Measurements
|Figure Measurements||39-18-34 inches|
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Bra Size||40C (US)|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||36 in / 93 cm|
|Height||5 ft 10 in / 178 cm|
|Weight||92lbs (42 kg)|
The present-day Valeria Lukyanova lives in London, where she is a contributing writer for the Financial Times. She has also written scripts for a number of films, most notably Grint, where she played the title role opposite Gordon Ramsay. Her work in television has included such popular dramas as Absolutely Fabulous (the UK version of Friends), Daphne Du Maurier’s Myra Breckenridge, and the American television series Colombo. Her most recent films have been somewhat less successful, having featured in such low budget thrillers as Valerian and Tropic Thunder.
As a performer, Valeria Lukyanova mainly entertains the crowds in both her Russian show business, and in her personal routines. She began to use her beauty to tap into the audience’s imagination through her stage performances, and gradually moved into presenting Russian literature to the theatre. These efforts resulted in her receiving invitations to perform abroad, including both Russia’s main stage shows, and abroad on stage in Germany, Japan, Spain, England, and America. As well as performing regularly in these venues, she has also travelled to the United States to entertain at various cultural events. For example, she appeared at the 1964 New York City Stampede and later appeared in Broadway’s Cats. Both shows were highly successful.
Today, Valeria Lukyanova lives in London, where she still practices her Russian ways and enjoys visiting the city. She describes herself as a “ufleide” or “neophyte”. Her work continues to receive widespread attention throughout Europe, and her popularity continues to this day. Her personal style of entertaining continues to influence modern day Russian models. Today, many of the models that compete in European shows are originally from Russia and have adopted many of the unique styles of entertainers Valeria Lukyanova once popularized.
A former top model and entertainer, Valeria Lukyanova are today a celebrated Ukrainian entertainer and model. Her numerous film and TV appearances have brought her to the public’s eye, as well as her being named as one of the 50 most influential people of all time by the Time Magazine. She is today married to a man from England and has two children. You can follow Valeria Lukyanova on Twitter at her website.