On the New Year’s Eve the well-known actress and artist Lidia Vertinskaya died.
She died after a long illness in hospital in the afternoon on December 31, the Public Television of Russia report. Lidia Vertinskaya was 90 years old.
Lidia Vertinskaya (Tsirgvava) was born on April 14, 1923 in the city of Harbin, China. In the spring of 1942 she married Alexander Vertinsky, and in late autumn of 1943 the Vertinskys family returned home, to Russia. She made her film debut as the Phoenix Bird in the Sadko movie in 1952.
In 1955 she graduated from the Surikov Arts Institute. Lidia Vertinskaya was fond of engraving and focused on print art: she worked as the professional artist at the printing and publishing. The artist took part in exhibitions and wrote the book of memoirs Bluebird of Love.
Author: Vera Ivanova