Elena Menshova

An actress and teacher Yelena Alexandrovna Menshova was born on 18 December 1902 in Moscow, in the merchant family.She graduated from the Vakhtangov Theatre School (1924-28). Boris Schukin considered her “the most restless student”.She worked at the Vakhtangov Theatre from 1924 till 1957.For many years taught at the Schukin Theatre School.Yelena Alexandrovna Menshova died on 31 March 1982.

Felicata (Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better, 1923)
Figurantka (Lev Gurych Sinichkin, 1924)
Woman (Virineya, 1925)
Rosa (Marion Delorme, 1926)
Zinochka (Conspiracy of Feelings, 1929)
Sophie (Intrigue and Love, 1930)
Varvara Bulychova (Yegor Bukychov and Others, 1932)
Ninka (The Intervention, 1933)
Florvil (The Human Comedy, 1934)
Woman on duty (The Aristocrats, 1935)
Baroness (Floridsdorf, 1936)
Miss Fish (The Man with a Gun, 1937)
Khlopova (The Government Inspector, 1939)
Duenna Rodriguez (Don Quixote, 1941)
Lady (Masquerade, 1941)
Tumanova (Oleko Dundich, 1942)
Bertenoida (Cyrano de Bergerac, 1942)
Darya Antonovna Shubnikova (The First Joys, 1950)
Treasurer’s wife (He who fears difficulties won’t see happiness, 1954)
Housemaid Katya (The Idiot, 1958)