Russian Entertainment Media Announce Leading Actresses of the Decade

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Lyubov Aksenova, Alexandra Bortich and Irina Starshenbaum, have been named the top three young actresses in Russia in the 35 years and younger category, by leading Russian cinema media "Bulletin of the kinoprokatchika" and Kino-Teatr.Ru.

A year ago, the Bulletin of the Film Distributor published the first independent rating of film industry professionals - a list of the main producers, directors, actors, and actresses of the decade, which proved to be in great demand and received wide citation. 

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This time, BK analysts worked with colleagues from Kino-Teatr.Ru, who provided data from their own database of participants in the modern cinema process. These data were used as the basis for some of the criteria for the success of the top players.

Among the key criteria by which the performance of actresses was assessed was the total number of projects in which they took part, the number of leading roles, the degree of participation of the performers in the advertising campaign of films, festival awards and film awards, the level of media coverage, the box office of films and the demand for projects on OTT- services.

As in the previous ratings, an additional criterion was the hit of the film with the participation of the actress in the top positions of the TV channel ratings. We took into account films that were released in cinemas from January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021 (and collected more than 10 million rubles at the end of the rental), as well as various multi-part projects that aired online during the same period and on television from January 1 until June 30, 2021.

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Lyubov Aksenova headed the top with a decent margin from the rest. If, at the end of the decade, the star of STORIES and MAYOR GROM stopped literally one step away from the top ten, taking eleventh place, and by the results of last year closed the Top 10, now the conditional higher justice finally triumphed - Love was and remains, perhaps, the most demanded actress of her generations.

Aksenova's victory was brought by a record demand for series with her participation, including "The kept women" and "The Former". The last major full-length project with her participation was the action comic strip MAYOR GROM: ​​THE PLAGUE DOCTOR. Like all popular actresses, the winner of our Top boasts an impressive number of leading roles and high participation rates in advertising campaigns.

Alexandra Bortich is in second place. A year ago, the Russian film star from Belarus also took second place in the top by the end of the decade, losing to Svetlana Khodchenkova. Like last time, the popularity of her theatrical projects became the key to the actress's success. If Aksenova is the record holder among the participants in watching her films and TV series online, then Bortich has the highest score for the attendance of films in the ranking. Last time we noted Bortich's enviable efficiency, which allowed her to appear in a large number of films in a short time. In the near future, viewers will see her in the drama CASE of Alexei German, Jr., which took part in the program "A Special Look" at the Cannes Film Festival. We hope that the actress has other high-profile films ahead - the demand for Bortich among the audience is beyond doubt.

Irina Starshenbaum got the bronze of our top. The demand for projects with her participation on online platforms allowed her to overtake her rivals - this actress has the second best indicator according to this criterion after Lyubov Aksenova. The audience is actively watching both "The Kept Women" (it is difficult, of course, to remember the actual actresses who did not star in the serial blockbuster of the Start service), and the recently released "Mediator". However, Fyodor Bondarchuk's hit, INVASION, also contributed to the actress's high position in the top.

Stasya Miloslavskaya is in fourth place. It was she who became the main actress of the last year according to BK. Then the leadership of Miloslavskaya was ensured by her participation in three major projects of 2020 - STRELTSOV, ON OSTRIE and FIRE. But shooting mainly in film distribution releases put Miloslavskaya's rating in direct proportion to attendance in cinemas. And in this matter, the Russian viewer does not differ in constancy - especially in the post-view period. Of the three projects last year, only FIRE worked close to the producers' expectations. Now this and other films with the participation of the actress are getting their way on streaming services.

Closed the top 5 Nadezhda Mikhalkova . The latest projects with her participation clearly fell in love with the audience. First of all, this is Zhora Kryzhovnikov's blockbuster ICE 2, which became a hit both in the traditional film distribution (over 1.5 billion rubles in cinemas) and on streaming platforms. In addition, for her role in this film, Mikhalkova Jr. received a nomination for the Golden Eagle. Also, the audience did not ignore the comedy GUDBAY, AMERICA and "Unprincipled". But the main sensation of recent months on all possible screens was the picture of BATYA. At first, the nostalgic hooligan comedy turned out to be a real hit for cinemas, and after that it blew up the online space, occupying the top lines of several online services for several months.

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The top 10 on our list looks like this:

1. Lyubov Asksenova (31)
2. Alexandra Bortich (26)
3. Irina Starshenbaum (29)
4. Stasya Miloslavskaya (26)
5. Nadezhda Mikhalkova (34)
6. Anna Kotova-Deryabina (35)
7. Sophia Ernst (33)
8. Mila Sivatskaya (22)
9. Olga Dibtseva (35)
10. Angelina Strechina (25)

Full lists of participants, a detailed description of the criteria and analytics of the results are available to subscribers of the BC e-mailing list. For questions about the purchase of an electronic number of the BC, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The film distributor's bulletin is an information product of the "Metropolitan E. R. A." (English Metropolitan ERA), which includes a weekly electronic mailing list and a printed publication containing information about Russian and world cinema statistics, analysis of economic indicators of the development of cinema in the Russian Federation, assessment of its dynamics in the opinions of experts. It has been published since November 2003. It is aimed at the heads of cinemas, distributors, producers, everyone who is professionally involved in cinematography.

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Kino-Teatr.Ru is a Russian-language Internet project about Russian and foreign films, television series and performances, which has the most complete database of Russian actors, directors and cameramen. Entered the list of socially significant sites.

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