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Alla Pokrovskaya
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Born (1937-09-18)18 September 1937
Died 25 June 2019(2019-06-25) (aged 81)
Resting place Troyekurovskoye Cemetery
Nationality Russian
Occupation actress
Children Mikhail Yefremov

Alla Borisovna Pokrovskaya (Russian: А́лла Бори́совна Покро́вская; 18 September 1937 – 25 June 2019) was a Soviet-Russian actress and educator.


Pokrovskaya was born in Moscow her father was the opera director Boris Pokrovsky and her mother, Anna Nekrasova [Wikidata] was the director of the Central Children's Theatre. Her parents' did not encourage or rate her acting talents. She initially decided to be a teacher but then went into acting. She studied at the Moscow Art Theater School and in her spare time she volunteered as a stage hand for Oleg Efremov's theatre. Whilst there where she saw Igor Kvasha, Galina Volchek and Yevgeny Yevstigneyev perform at the Sovremennik Theatre. She graduated in 1959.

Pokrovskaya was a professor at the Moscow Art Theatre School. She was married to actor Oleg Yefremov. Pokrovskaya was known for her roles in Take Aim, Fox Hunting and July Rain,

One of her last films was Vysotsky. Thank You For Being Alive where she appeared as Vladimir Vysotsky's mother.

Pokrovskaya died on 25 June 2019 at a Moscow hospital due to sepsis caused by liver disease, aged 81.


Year Title Role Notes
1967 July Rain Lelya Kurikhina
1969 Svoy
1975 Diary of a School Director Lida - zhena Sveshnikova
1975 Take Aim Tanya
1976 Semeynaya melodrama Teacher
1978 Odnofamilets Alja
1980 Fox Hunting Olga Sergeyevna
1984 Tretiy v pyatom ryadu
1984 Skazka o tsare Saltane Tkachikha Voice
1988 Avtoportret neizvestnogo
2011 Vysotskiy. Spasibo, chto zhivoy (final film role)

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