Natalya Andrejchenko

Natalya Eduardovna Andrejchenko, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984)[1] (Russian: Ната́лья Эдуа́рдовна Андре́йченко; born May 3, 1956) is a Russian actress. Her most famous roles include the title character in Mary Poppins, Goodbye and Lyuba in Wartime Romance.

Natalya Andrejchenko
Natalya Andrejchenko, 2010
Natalya Eduardovna Andrejchenko (Наталья Эдуардовна Андрейченко)

(1956-05-03) May 3, 1956
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Maximilian Schell (1985–2005)
AwardsBest Actress for
Lyuba in Voenno-polevoy roman in 1983


Andrejchenko decided to become an actress in early high school. After an unsuccessful attempt to get into the Schepkin Art School, she was admitted to the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography where she studied in the Sergei Bondarchuk and Irina Skobtseva school. In 1976 she appeared in her first movies Ot zari do Zari and Kolybelnaya dlya Muzchin. Her first successful film role was in the 1979 epic film Siberiade, which received the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. However, Natalya became more popular in the Soviet Union after her roles in Mary Poppins, Goodbye and Wartime Romance, both feature films released in 1983.

Personal life

From her first marriage to the Russian composer Maksim Dunayevsky she had a son named Dmitry (born 1982), a banker by profession. In 1985–2005 she was married to the Austrian/Swiss actor, writer, producer and director Maximilian Schell, whom she met on the set of Peter the Great. They have one daughter together, Anastasia Schell.

She is a vegetarian, practices a raw food diet, and is engaged in yoga.[2][3]


  • Quiet Flows the Don (2006) as Dariya
  • My Big Armenian Wedding (2004; TV miniseries) as Lena's Mother
  • O'key (2002)
  • Down House (2001)
  • Podari mne lunnyy svet (2001)
  • NYPD Blue as Leah Shenkov (2000; 1 episode)
  • 8 ½ $ (1999) as Kseniya
  • Modern Vampires (1998) (TV)
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1997; 1 episode)
  • Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995) as Francesca Zaborszin
  • Little Odessa (1994) as Natasha
  • Candles in the Dark (1993) as Marta
  • Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1989) as Yekaterina
  • Peter the Great (TV series) (1986 TV miniseries) as Eudoxia
  • Prosti (1986) as Maria
  • Maritsa (1985) (TV) as Maritsa
  • Wartime Romance (1983) as Lyuba
  • Dvoe pod odnim zontom: Aprelskaya skazka / Two under a one umbrella (1983) as Lyudmila
  • Meri Poppins, do svidaniya / Mary Poppins, Goodbye (1983) (TV)
  • Chelovek, kotoryy zakryl gorod / A Man Who Has Closed the City (1982)
  • Lyudmila (1982)
  • Torgovka i poet / Saleswoman and a Poet (1980)
  • Siberiade (1980) as Nastya Solomina
  • Koney na pereprave ne menyayut (1980)
  • Ukhodya – ukhodi / If you're going away – then go (1978)
  • Step (1977) as Girl
  • Stepan's Remembrance (1976) as Tanyushka
  • Ot zari do zari (1976) as Valya
  • Kolybelnaya dlya muzhchin / Lullaby for men (1976)
  • Dolgi nashi / Our debts (1971)


  • Meine Schwester Maria (2002) as Natascha Schell


  1. Новая Российская энциклопедия: в 12 т. / Ред. кол.: А. Д. Некипелов, В. И. Данилов-Данильян, В. М. Карев и др. – М.: ООО "Издательство "Энциклопедия"» Т. 2 А – Баяр, 2005. – 960 с.: ил.
  2. Наталья Андрейченко: «В состоянии клинической смерти я путешествовала без тела минут пять»
  3. Наталья Андрейченко: В день Конца света я умерла и родилась заново!
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