Yelena Alekseyevna Koreneva
Yelena Koreneva starred in more than sixty pictures and is the author of three published books.
Early life and education
Yelena Alekseyevna Koreneva was born on October 3, 1953 in Moscow, in a creative family. Her father, Alexei Korenev, was a famous Soviet and Russian film director. Mother - Natalia Andreevna Koreneva (Konstantinova), worked for many years as an assistant director at the Mosfilm studio.
In her childhood, Yelena dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but she was not admitted to a dance school. In 1969 she made her debut in film as Dunya Baburina by starring in her father's comedy film Taimyr Calls You. She graduated from school with in-depth study of English.
In 1974, as a student, she played Tanya, the lead female role in Andrei Konchalovsky's film A Lover's Romance. This role brought the beginning actress popularity. Andrei Konchalovsky noted her physical likeness for American actress Shirley MacLaine, and even convinced her to imitate MacLaine. At the 1974 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the picture was awarded the "Crystal Globe".
Between 1975-1977 she was an actress of the Moscow Sovremennik Theatre. Due to the invitation of Anatoly Efros, she transferred to the Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, where she worked between 1977-1979.
In 1977, the actress played the lead role in the picture of Iosif Kheifits Asya based on the story of the same name by Ivan Turgenev. In 1978 Koreneva performed the main role in the historical film of Igor Maslennikov Yaroslavna, Queen of France. There were two significant works by Koreneva in 1979: Elizaveta Potapovna, the daughter of the usurer in the vaudeville of Svetlana Druzhinina Hussar's Matchmaking and Martha, the wife of the main character in Mark Zakharov's The Very Same Munchhausen.
One of her last works before leaving abroad was the role of Nurse Lyudochka in Mikhail Kozakov's film The Pokrovsky Gate (1982).
In June 1982, she married Kevin Moss, an American university teacher of Russian language and literature, and on September 15 she emigrated to the United States. She lived with her husband in academic towns, attended various educational courses, studied French. She also worked at a cafeteria.
After divorcing her husband, she worked many different jobs, including as a waitress, cloakroom attendant and in sales. Remaining a citizen of the USSR, she did not have the opportunity to visit her homeland for 3.5 years to meet her relatives, as the Soviet authorities refused her. To visit Moscow, having received the long-awaited permission, she succeeded only in the spring of 1986. In 1988-1989, the actress also came to the USSR and appeared in several Russian films.
In 1993 Yelena Koreneva returned to Russia. One of the first theatrical works of the actress on her return to Russia was the role of Lou Andreas-Salome in the solo performance Lu (and Fritz, and Rainer, and Professor), staged in 1994 by David George. In 1996 Yelena Koreneva acted in the play in English and in another direction at the theatrical festival in Perth in Australia (Festival of Perth).
In 1995-1997 she worked in the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
- Bessonnitsa (2013)(TV 2013-) as Aleksandra Alechina, bank's owner
- Stone (2012)
- Sobytie (2009) as Aunt Zhenya
- Landysh serebristyj (2005)
- Shpionskie igry: Nelegal (2004)
- Lyudi i teni. Film vtoroy: Opticheskiy obman (2003)
- The Eyeglasses (2002)
- Lednikoviy period (2002) (mini)
- Northern Lights (2001)
- S novym schastiem! - 2 (2000)
- Den polnoluniya (1998) as Zoya
- Prisoner of Time (1993) as Chrystina Marr
- Anna Karamazoff (1991)
- Chernov/Chernov (1990)
- Lovushka dlya odinokogo muzhchiny (1990) as Doctor
- Homer and Eddie (1989)
- Komediya o Lisistrate (1989) as Lysistrata
- Maria's Lovers (1984) as Vera
- Krepysh (1982)
- The Pokrovsky Gate (1982) as Lyudochka
- Lenin in Paris (1981) as Singer (singing voice — Caroline Clerc)
- The mystery of Edwin Drood (1981) as Miss Rosa Bud
- Idealnyy muzh (1980) as Miss Mabel Chiltern
- Siberiade (1979) as Taya Solomina
- Svatovstvo gusara (1979) as Liza
- Utrenniy obkhod (1979)
- Air Crew (1979) as Skvortsov's ex-girlfriend
- The Very Same Munchhausen (1979) as Marta
- Yaroslavna, Queen of France (1978) as Anna Yaroslavna
- Asya (1977) as Asya 
- Sentimentalnyy roman (1976) as Zoya the little
- Vishnevii sad (1976) as Anya
- A Lover's Romance (1974) as Tanya
- Big School-Break (1972) as girl in library
- Taimyr Calls You (1970) as Dunya