Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

• Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

33 years ago, July 19, 1984 passed away the actress, which is called the legend of the Soviet cinema and theater - Faina Ranevskaya. She became famous not only because of the undoubted acting talent, but also an extraordinary sense of humor, which is why her name is often remembered in the context of anecdotal situations in which she often fell, and often their very provoked. But her life gave little cause for laughter reserved her 87 years she spent almost all alone, and saw the reason for this confidence.

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

Faina Ranevskaya in the 1920s.

She seemed doomed himself to loneliness since childhood. Faina Feldman was born in 1896 in Taganrog in the family of a wealthy industrialist, and life promised her comfortable existence. Her mother was a passionate admirer of Tolstoy and Chekhov, and instilled the love of his daughter. In his notes Ranevskaya recalled: "I came across" A Boring Story ". I grabbed a book and ran into the garden, read the whole. I closed the book. And it was over my childhood. I knew all about human loneliness. "

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

By the way, the pseudonym "Ranevskaya" appeared too thanks to Chekhov, the heroine of the names of "The Cherry Orchard", although the actress later joked that "Ranevskaya" - that's because she always drops. Her family not only did not approve of her passion for the theater, but was strongly opposed. Therefore, communication with parents were lost. In 1915 Ranevskaya left home and moved to Moscow, and when in 1917 her family emigrated, 20-year-old Faina decided to stay.

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

The actress in the film Dream * * 1941

Ranevskaya could not create and own family - she was never married and had no children. The actress said that the cause of failures in his personal life was her awkward appearance and fanatical devotion to the theater. At the beginning of the 1960s. to Faina Ranevskaya from abroad arrived sister, lost her husband and is left alone, but in 1964 she died after a long illness, and actress has again become live alone.

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

Faina Ranevskaya in film * Wedding * 1944, and * * Spring 1947

On his amorous adventures Ranevskaya never spread, sometimes talking only about the first love with her usual irony: "I have got to the provincial troupe and fell in love like a cat in the main handsome. He once said that he would come to me. I bought the wine and fruit, powder and was waiting for him. And he fell down drunk in the arms of some beauty, and asked me to take a walk for an hour or two ... It was my first and last love. " When the actress was once asked about what love is, she said, "I forgot."

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

Faina Ranevskaya in film * Cinderella * 1947

Despite the irony and sarcasm, the actress was actually kind of thin and vulnerable. None of those who became the object of her jokes, unaware that such demeanor was rather defensive reaction, and that at night, in his memoirs writes Ranevskaya: "The day was over. Another day lived in vain useless my life. " Or this: "If you have a person who can tell dreams, then you have no right to consider themselves lonely. I have no one now to tell a dream ... My life: solitude, loneliness, loneliness till the end of days. "

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

The People's Artist of the USSR Faina Ranevskaya

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

In the cinema and theater, she seemed cheerful, witty, energetic and crowded thirst for life, while behind the scenes was the feeling of total isolation and lack of implementation in the profession: "The actor's life need luck. More than any other actor dependent, choose the role he is given. I played a hundredth part of what she could. In general, I do not think that I have a happy actor's fate ... Longing for unplayed roles. The word "play" I do not recognize. "Live" a few more lives. "

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

A still from the movie * * Drama, 1960

When she once again heard compliments about his talent, he lamented in his notes: "Who would have known, I was unhappy in this damned life with all my talents." His talent is not considered a gift, and a curse. When her after the show filled up armfuls of flowers, the actress sighed sadly: "So much love and no one to go to the drugstore!".

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

Ranevskaya often asked to write an autobiography or memoir. To this she replied: "If I wrote a book about himself, it would be a Complaints Book. And there would be one line in it: Destiny - a whore. "

Faina Ranevskaya: legendary actress and her loneliness

People's Artist of the USSR Faina Ranevskaya