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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday and Ludmilla Tcherina

Throwback Thursday and Ludmilla Tcherina

Born in Paris on October 10, 1924, Ludmilla Tcherina was a dancer and actress known for her radiant beauty. Her father was an exiled Georgian prince and her mother was French. She trained as a classical ballet dancer, but loved the world of film and television. As a child, she appeared in fashion shows. When she was sixteen, she made her debut as a dancer with the opera in Marseilles.

She joined the Ballet de Monte Carlo and was discovered by Serge Lifar who gave her the starring role in Romeo and Juliet in 1942. By 1945 however, she became interested in the movie world and her first film was Un Revenent in 1946.

In 1951 she formed her own company and created Les Amants De Teruel, a dramatic ballet choreographed by Mildo Sparemblek. This ballet became a film and Tcherina was reviewed as “the tragic actress of dance”.

In addition to her work in dance and film, she was also a painter and sculptor, and she published two novels involving dancers and tragedy, "L'amour au miroir" (1983) and "La femme a l'envers (1986). In her later years, she was often seen at theater premieres and galas, impeccably dressed in elegant style. She died on March 20, 2004.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Dance History Factoid #99:  
Ludmilla Tcherina was a French dancer, actress and author.

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