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Birth name Irina Petrovna KouptchenkoNationality RussieBirth 1 march 1948
(71 years) at Vienna (Austria
Irina Petrovna Kupchenko (Russian: Ирина Петровна Купченко; born 1 March 1948 in Vienna) is a Soviet and Russian actress. She rose to prominence after acting in Andrei Konchalovsky's 1969 movie adaptation of A Nest of Gentlefolk. She has performed in more than forty films since 1969.
Her performance in Lonely Woman Seeks Life Companion won her a Best Actress award at the Montreal World Film Festival.
She also played Alexandre in The Last Night of the Last Tsar, a play that was based on the book The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II by Edvard Radzinsky.
She was born in Vienna in a military family that, after the withdrawal of the Soviet Army in Austria (1955), moved to Kiev. In childhood, Irina showed an interest in ballet. After high school, she initially studied foreign languages at the University of Kiev, but after his debut in the role of Liza in A Nest of Gentlefolk, she decided to pursue a career in acting. She graduated from the Theatre Institute. Shchukin in Moscow (1970) and began working in the Moscow Teatr im. Vakhtangov (1971).
She is married to actor Vasily Lanovoy.