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Ludmila Tcherina
International Who's Who (2001 Edition)

Ludmila Tcherina (Monika Tchemerzine)
French actress, dancer, painter, sculptor and writer
Born 10 Oct. 1924 Paris
Daughter of Prince Avenir Tchemerzine and Stephane Finette
Married 1st Edmond Audran (deceased)
     [Edmond was in The Red Shoes (1948), The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951).
     He died in July 1951 in a road accident in Lyon, France.]

Married 2nd Raymond Roi 1953
Education: privately and studied under Yvan Clustine
First dancer and choreographer, Grands Ballets de Monte Carlo (youngest-ever prima ballerina), 1940-44
Ballets de Paris, 1951-58
Formed Compagnie de Ballet Ludmilla Tcherina, 1958

Prize for Best Feminine Performance, Vichy Film Festival for La nuit s'achève (1950)
First Prize Dance Film Festival, Buenos Aires for A la memoire d'un heros (1952)
"Oscar" for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress in Tales of Hoffmann (1952)
     [There was no such award from the Academy
     - maybe the way it is in quotes refers to some other award]

Paris Gold Medal (1959)
Oscar Italien de la Popularite (1959)
Prix Michel Ange (1973)
Prix d'honneur gemail (1973)
Grande Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris (1978)
Prix d'interpretation (Monte Carlo)
Europa operanda (1995)

Officier, Legion d'honneur, 1980
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, des Palmes academiques.

Chief appearances include:

Romeo and Juliet (with Sergei Lifar), Paris, 1942
Giselle La Scala, Milan, 1954
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1959
Le martyre de Saint Sebastian, Paris Opera, 1957
Buenos Aires, 1967
Les amants de Teruel Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris, 1959
Gala (by Salavador Dali and Maurice Bejart), Venice, 1961
Brussels and Paris, 1962
La muette de Portici, Florence, 1968
Anna Karenine, Versailles, 1975

Films include:
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Tales of Hoffmann (1950)
Clara de Montargis (1951)
La legende de Parsifal (1951)
La nuit s'achève (1950)
Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)
A la memoire d'un heros
La Fille de Mata-Hari (1954)
Les Amants de Teruel (1959)
  aka Luna de miel (1959)   aka Honeymoon (1962)
     (Cannes Film Festival, French Entry 1962 New York Critics Award)
Jeanne au bucher

Television appearances include:
Le Mandarin marveilleux
Bonaparte (title role)
La possedee
La dame aux camelias
La passion d'Anna Karenine
La creation de la Feminine (based on her career)
La Reine de Saba
Portrait de Ludmilla Tcherina.

exhibited Sully Museum and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Universal Exhbn. of Sevilla 1992
the European Parl., Strasbourg
and many capital cities worldwide.

L'amour au miroir (novel) 1983
La Femme a l'envers (novel) 1986.

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