Yulia Borisova

People’ Artist of the USSR, Winner of State Prizes of the Russian Federation, Hero of Socialist Labor

Yu.K. Borisova graduated from B.V. Schukin Theater School in 1947 and in the same year was employed in Evg. Vakhtangov Theater.

Yuliya Konstantinovna Borisova is an outstanding representative of Vakhtangov School mastering both maximum soul uncovering, almost public confession, and shining theatricality, almost grotesque. Characters created by Borisova are always of high purity, innocent poetry, and spiritual power.

“Such actresses like she are commonly called stars but Yuliya Konstantinovna is not a star of Vakhtangov Theater. She is its great planet” (Mikhail Ulyanov). For many years, being a leading actress of the theater, Yuliya Borisova was a Deputy of Supreme Council of RSFSR (from 1963) and a member of Presidium of Artist House.

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Laureate of the RSFSR State Award (1966)
Laureate of the RussianFederation State Award (1995)
Title of Hero of Socialist Labour (1985)
Cavalier of the Lenin Award (1971)
Cavalier of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1960)
Cavalier of the the Order of Merit for the Fatherland (3rd – 1996- and 4th – 2010 – degrees)

Magda (Plot of the Hopeless)
Hero (Much Ado About Nothing)
Galya (Makar Dubrava)
Eponina (Les Miserables)
Julia (The Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Anisia (On the Golden Bottom)
Natasha (City At the Dawn)
Lyusya (Two Sisters)
Banat (Unwritten Law)
Anya (Coronation)
Valya (The Irlutst Story)
Nefyodova (Alone)
Gitel (Two On The Teetering Board)
Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra)
Lika Mizinova (My Mocking Happiness)
Elena Andreevna (The Wood Demon)
Maria (Maria Tudor)
Helena (The Warsaw Melody)
Maria (Konarmia)
Virinea (Virinea)
Anna Georgievna (From a Business Lady’s Life)
Paulina (Cook and Marries Cook)
Epithany (The Millionaire)
Turandot (Turandot)
Queen Anna (Glass of Water)
Kruchinina (Guilty Without Fault)
Patrick Cambell (Nice Liar)
Klara Tsakhanasiyan (“The Old Lady’s Visit, The Haven)
“Tatyana’s Dream” (Eugene Onegin)

Three Meetings, 1948
Much Ado About Nothing, 1956
The Idiot, 1958
City At The Dawn (film/play), 1959
New-Ploughed Field (film/play), 1960
The Soviet Ambassador, 1969
The Warsaw Melody (film/play), 1969
Turandot (film/play), 1971
The Irkutsk Story (film/play), 1973
The Millionaire (film/play), 1974
My Mocking Happiness (film/play), 1975
Konarmia (film/play), 1975
A Man With A Gun (film/play), 1977
The Situation (film/play), 1977
At The Golden Bottom (film/play), 1977
Antony and Cleopatra (film/play), 1980
The Wood Demon (film/play), 1981
Nice Liar (film/play), 2001