1 Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Foreign Celebrities in the USSR

Posted on July 8, 2016 by marina


The arrival of foreign stars in the Soviet Union was a significant event. It was significant both for Soviet citizens, and for the star. Foreign celebrities came to our country on tour or filming, to participate in festivals, and some of them came even as tourists.

Often foreign celebrities came to festivals

Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher in Moscow. 1961

An Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida at the Cathedral Square in the Kremlin. 1961. Photo By Michael Ozersky /RIA News/

An amusing incident occurred during the 1961 Film Festival of the year. At the reception in the Kremlin, Gina Lollobrigida and Elizabeth Taylor came in identical Dior dresses. The only difference in outfits was only in belts. Taylor’s belt was blue, Lollobrigida’s one was red. Gina Lollobrigida was the first who left an awkward situation, greeting Elizabeth with an exclamation “What a beautiful dress!”

Gina Lollobrigida and Elizabeth Taylor in Dior dresses are talking during the Moscow International Film Festival in the Kremlin . 1961

More than that, Gina Lollobrigida did not hesitate to ogle at Yuri Gagarin at the reception of the minister of culture Furtseva (see report How Yuri Gagarin conquered Gina Lollobrigida)

Gina Lollobrigida and Yuri Gagarin at the press-conference during the 2-nd International Film Festival. 1961. Photo by Boris Kaufman

An Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida with the Soviet actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov and Oleg Vidov. VIII International Moscow Film Festival. Summer 1973. Photo by Galina Kmit / RIA News

An actress Giulietta Masina and director Federico Fellini on the XV Moscow Film Festival. 1987 year. Photo By Valery Hristoforova/ ITAR-Tass

A french actor Jean Marais in Manezhnaya Square.1963. Photo by Yakov Berliner/RIA News

A french actor Gerard Depardieu and a film director Claude Berri. 1987 year. Photo S. Ivanova/RIA News

An american actor Kirk Douglas and Soviet actor Boris Khmelnitsky are talking at the X Moscow International Film Festival. 1977. Photo by Galina Kmit / RIA News

An Italian actress Claudia Cardinale on the Red Square in Moscow. 1967. Photo by L. Nosov / RIA News

An actress Marlene Dietrich at the hotel “Ukraine”. 1964 year. Photo by Valentina Mastyukova/TASS News in pictures

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One Response to “Foreign Celebrities in the USSR”

  1. Pom2Ter says:

    LOL @ the picture of Depardieu before he ate too much Lièvre à la royale while drinking some Veuve Clicquot straight from the bottle

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