Natalia Sergeevna Bondarchuk is an actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, director, screenwriter.
Natalia was born on May 10, 1950 in Moscow to a well-known family. Her father is the famous director Sergei Bondarchuk, and her mother is the actress Inna Makarova. Fedor and Alena Bondarchuk – brother and sister of Natalia on the father.
The choice of profession in the biography of Natalia Bondarchuk was not accidental. The creative genes and hopes of the parents made themselves felt. Natalya entered the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, where she studied at the acting faculty. This education in the biography of actress Natalia Bondarchuk was completed in 1971. Later, she decided to change a little bit of activity, becoming a student of directing in VGIK.
The debut of the actress in the cinema took place in 1970. Then Natalia played in the films “The soldier came from the front,” “You and me.” Huge popularity as an actress Natalia Bondarchuk received after the role in the film “Solaris”. Following the fulfillment of this role, numerous proposals began to be received by Natalia. But she was not in a hurry to accept them, carefully selecting the roles. Only selected films with a deep meaning and uneasy performance of the assigned to her fate, Natalia took. Among them – “The Star of Captivating Happiness”, “Red and Black”, “Peter’s Youth”, “Vasily and Vasilisa”,
Then Natalia Sergeevna Bondarchuk decided to change her profile in her biography. Her first directorial work was the novella “The Besschastnaya Matrenka” based on the novel by Saltykov-Shchedrin. Following this thesis work was followed: “The Bronze Horseman”, “The Living Rainbow”. But the most famous director’s works in the biography of Natalia Bondarchuk are “Childhood of Bambi”, “Youth of Bambi”. Scenarios for these films Natalia co-wrote with Yuri Naghibin. Immediately after the release of these films have become very popular among children. As a result, the children’s theater “Bambi” was formed. First in Moscow, then a branch in the city of Odintsovo was opened. Further director’s works Bondarchuk: “Lord, hear my prayer,” “One love of my soul,” “Pushkin: The Last Duel,” “Gogol.
In 1977, in the biography of Natalia Bondarchuk was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. And in 2009 – honored artist.