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Anastasia Zavorotnyuk
Анастасия Юрьевна Заворотнюк
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Zavorotnyuk in 2010
Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk

(1971-04-03)3 April 1971
Astrakhan, Russian SFSR, USSR
Died 30 May 2024(2024-05-30) (aged 53)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Occupation actress, television presenter
Years active 1991–2019
  • Olaf Schwarzkopf (divorced)
Dmitry Striukov
(m. 1996⁠–⁠2006)
Peter Tchernyshev
(m. 2008)
Children 3
Musical career
Genres pop-folk, rock

Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk (Russian: Анастасия Юрьевна Заворотнюк; 3 April 1971 – 30 May 2024) was a Russian actress and television presenter. She was best known for her lead role on My Fair Nanny (2004–2009). Zavorotnyuk also starred in over 30 films and television series.

Early life and education

Anastasia Zavorotnyuk was born on 3 April 1971, in Astrakhan. Her mother, People's Artist of Russia's Valentina Borisovna Zavorotnyuk, worked in the Astrakhan Youth Theatre. Her father, Yuri Zavorotnyuk, worked on television and was a member of the Academy of Russian Television.

Even from early childhood, Zavorotnyuk decided to play in the theater and insist on her dream: in her spare time making music and dancing, took part in the dance ensemble "Lotus". She received lessons at the Moscow Art Theatre. In 1991, she took part in her first film playing Masha.


After graduating from the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1993, she and became and actress under the direction of Oleg Tabakov. Over 10 years in the theatre, she had been in 29 productions. She was famous for her role in My Fair Nanny, which is a remake of the U.S. series The Nanny. She called and was offered the series, which she had no idea. Her Ukrainian accent was borrowed from Olga Blok-Mirimskaya, a colleague at the theater.

In addition to acting, Anastasia acted as a presenter. In 2005, she replaced Tina Kandelaki on the program "Good Song" on the TRK Ukraine. She also participated in the first season of "Two Stars" with Mikhail Boyarsky and came in 2nd place.

Personal life

Заворотнюк Анастасия
Zavorotnyuk in May 2013

Zavorotnyuk was married three times. Her first marriage was to a German businessman but lasted only one year. Her second marriage was to Dmitry Striukov, with whom she opened a real estate agency. They had three children, Anna and Michael.

From 2006 to 2008 she dated actor and co-star on My Fair Nanny Sergey Zhigunov.

On 22 September 2008, she married figure skater Peter Tchernyshev at the Foros Church in Crimea. In October 2018, the couple had a daughter, Mila.

Illness and death

In September 2019, Zavorotnyuk was reported to have been diagnosed with brain cancer stage IV around the time of giving birth to her daughter, Mila, in October 2018, with rumours of her diagnosis dating back as early as August 2019 when fans had noticed a scar on her neck which, as was theorised, might suggest a biopsy to test for cancer. In May 2020, it was confirmed that Zavorotnyuk was diagnosed with glioblastoma.

Zavorotnyuk died from the disease in Moscow, on 30 May 2024, at the age of 53.


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Zavorotnyuk with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2010
Year Film Role Notes
1991 Masha Masha
1993 Dashing Couple Lizka
2002 Heir Anastasia
2007 The Apocalypse Code Daria/Marie
2007 Shakespeare Never Dreamed Of Lison
2008 Ideal Woman Lyuba
2008 Artifact It
2009 Gogol. Nearest Smirnova-Rosset
2011 Office Romance. Our Time Olga Ryzhova


Year Television series Role Notes
2004–2008 My Fair Nanny Nanny Victoria

See also

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