She was born on Octoer 5, 1943 in Belebey in Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR. In the early 1950s her mother and she moved to Moscow. Inna was bent on becoming an actress from an early age: as a schoolgirl she studied at the drama studio attached to the Stanislavsky Theatre and later, after a few failures, entered Shchepkin Drama School. She debuted in filming when a first-year student already, yet those were minor episodic roles. Inna Churikova became famous thanks to the films “V ognebroda net” (No Path Through Fire) in 1967, and especially the triumphal “Nachalo” (The Debut) in 1970.
Did You Know?
For her role in Wartime Romance, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival.
Other interesting facts:
Together with her husband and son, Churikova was a co-screenwriter for the historical feature “Romanovy”: “Ventsenosnayasemya” (The Romanovs: An Imperial Family) in 2000, in which rather than appear on screen, she dubs the English actress Lynda Bellingham starring as the tsarina Aleksandra Fyodorovna.