“StarHit” decided to find out how to now live performers of the main roles in the cult film. Some of them are still in demand in the profession, others left the work in the movie.
In 1975 by Eldar Ryazanov released the film “Irony of fate or With light steam!”, which can rightly be called a symbol of the New year for all Russians. The film is regularly broadcast on the eve of the festival, and the audience as if for the first time worried about relationships Eugene Lukashin and Hope Sheveleva.
“Irony of fate or With light steam!” praised all the performers of the main roles, but not all of them managed to build a brilliant career. “StarHit” decided to find out how the fate favorite stars.
You should start with the person who has created a few dozen cult films. Few people know that Ryazanov was not only the film but also wrote the play, which was later filmed adaptation. In collaboration with Emil Braginskiy in 1969, he wrote an amusing story about a man who December 31, accidentally went to Leningrad. The work put in several theaters, and each time the performances gathered full house.
“It all started with the fact that he came to me and Emil said that the urgent need to write a play for earnings. I agreed, and we made it in 11 days. After a few years was a question of adaptation. I went to “the state”, and I replied that they are not interested in the adventures of a drunk doctor. That had for several weeks the trick to knock them out of harmony,” later admitted in a new interview.
Painting quickly became a national hit, and the Director consistently delighted the audience with new works. Eldar worked until the late 2000s, despite the steadily deteriorating health. In 2010, he underwent several serious heart surgeries, and then almost not published.
Ryazanov has died on the night of 30 November 2015 from congestive heart failure. However, the memory of the Director still lives. His films are regularly broadcast on television, and in 2017, the home of the Director in Samara was installed dedicated a monument to him.
Andrey Myagkov was not only one of the most popular actors of the Soviet Union, but also pet Ryazanov. The Director later worked with the star on the set of the movie “Garage”, “Office romance”, “Cruel romance”.
However, the most famous role Myagkova was precisely his transformation into “twist of fate”. Dr. Eugene Lukashin, which is in a state of alcoholic intoxication went to Leningrad, praised the actor for the whole country.
Until the mid – ‘ 90s male actively acted in films. However, over time, he became less likely to appear on the big screen. In one of the few interviews Myagkov has explained the reason for frequent rejection of the roles.
“We are so shamelessly imitate the Americans! Fighters, fights, tons of action… the Movie was an unfeeling, heartless. This is not Russian art. We threw absolutely. Soviet cinema had its own face, and now took it, turned his head and drew on his American face”, – said Andrey.
The last role the man played in 2010. He now lives in seclusion, almost never giving interviews. Myagkov happily married actress Anastasiya Voznesenskaya. Next year the couple will celebrate the 55th wedding anniversary. In his free time, Andrey V. author. He created three detective novels that were popular among fans of the genre.
After the release of the film “Irony of fate or With light steam!” Barbara Brylska immediately became a star and a sex symbol. She introduced the fashion of elongated quads, and women across the Soviet Union tried to repeat the image of Nadya from the cult film.
In the future, the actress starred in many Polish, Bulgarian and German productions. The domestic audience had the opportunity to admire the play of Barbara in 2001, when the actress starred in the film “Down house”.
In 2007, the actress returned to the role that made her famous. In the film “Irony of fate. Continued” she again turned to Nadia. Now Brylska cooperates with Ukrainian TV. She is a member of the jury of the show “people’s star”.
Despite the success in career, Barbara was never able to find happiness in his personal life. She was married three times. With the last husband Ludwig Kasmalam she lived for 18 years, but was forced to file for divorce because of the constant infidelities of her lover. In 1993, a woman faced with a terrible tragedy. Her daughter died in a car accident. Later Brylska admitted that they could not cope with grief within a few years.
A close friend of Eldar Ryazanov played in the cult Christmas Comedy is the role of Hippolytus. The one, who does not like fish in aspic. The actor has repeatedly admitted that did not expect such a success of his character.
“After the Christmas show “ironically” people are always asking me: “Hello, Hippolyte!”, “Happy New year, Ippolit” or that trenchant “Hippolyte, with light steam!”. And it’s amazing. The role is not the most important, the success of the people is not intended. Disgraced fiance who cost more than shame, may be the only good and that is not beat your opponent. Although the majority of the audience expressed surprise such incomprehensible generosity,” said the actor in a recent interview.
Yuri Yakovlev has successfully worked in different genres. He gave as a comedic and dramatic roles. The Vakhtangov theater became a star for a second home, because at this stage the man played for several years.
In the early 2000’s, Yuri was forced to leave the cinema because of health problems. However, for the continuation of “twist of fate” the man returned to the profession. 32 years later, he played Hippolytus, and that this transformation was his last.
The actor died on November 30, 2013 from a heart attack. Two years later, on the same day of the life left his friend Eldar Ryazanov. Now the case continues Yakovlev heirs. The daughter of Alain, the son of Anton and granddaughter Maria followed in the footsteps of the famous artist.
The role of the abandoned bride Ghali became the most significant for the actress Olga Naumenko. Throughout the ’70s and’ 80s, she appeared in the movie, but to repeat the success failed.
From 1987 to 1999, the actress and did not appear on big screens. During this period she became a mother and decided to devote all his time to raising his daughter, Svetlana.
Olga and her husband Alexander Skvortsov lived together for 35 years. Together, the spouses had to cope with the death of the firstborn. Their young daughter was diagnosed with a congenital tumor of the kidney, the baby was not saved.
The actress could not come to terms with grief, so he decided to become a mother again at the age of 40 years. In 2009 it caught up with a new challenge: beloved husband died of cancer. Later Naumenko admitted that literally went crazy because she couldn’t do anything to help your loved one to ease his suffering.
Olga gave up her acting career. Now she is playing mostly in TV projects. So, in 2015, the star has turned into the actress angelina Stepanova in the framework of the television series “Lyudmila Gurchenko”.
The famous actress was the crown position: in several popular Soviet films she played the role of the mother of the protagonist. Here and in “twist of fate” Dobriansky reincarnated as a mother of Zhenya Lukashin.
Star didn’t complain about feature-length cinema. Much more active, she worked on the stage of the Central theater of the Soviet army. In the period from 1935 to 1977, the law changed dozens of roles – from Comedy to drama.
In the Soviet Union, the actress was known more as a singer. The romances in her performance consistently enjoyed enormous popularity.
Few fans of the cult Christmas Comedy know that the role in “twist of fate” was one of the last in the career of the Dobriansky. The actress died on 3 Nov 1980. She was buried at the cemetery Vagankovsky.
Another favorite of Director Eldar Ryazanov. It is in the paintings of the master, the actress has played the most prominent role.
Akhedzhakova has become a true master of the episode. Often her characters appear in the frame for a few minutes, but their each word turns into a cruise quote. In “twist of fate” she played one of her friends Nadya.
Leah Medzhidovna still continues to play a movie. In 2015 she was awarded the honorary award “Nika” in the nomination “Honor and dignity”. By the way, Akhedzhakova known not only for its bright position, but his active civil position. The star has repeatedly spoken out about international and social issues in Russia.
Another friend of the main character played by Valentina Talyzina. The actress not only appeared on the screen in the way, way to go, but also gave the main character his voice. The fact that Barbara Brylska was a noticeable Polish accent. That is why it is the replica overwrite Talyzina, and sang for Nadia Alla Pugacheva.
The actress became famous in the mid-60s, and later went on to play in film and theatre. Talyzina still appears in feature films and television projects, but mainly with the roles of the second plan.
Only love stars were artist Leonid Nepomnyashchii. The couple have a daughter, Ksenia, who now works as a actress. But soon the lovers had to part. The man moved to Mexico with a new girlfriend, and Talyzina never married.
Now Valentina Illarionovna is often played at the theater Mossovet.