Born in Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan on October 31 1944. Ryazanova was born to a single mother who had a short term affair with an already married man. In 1969 she graduated from the State Institute of Theatrical Artsof Lunacharsky (GITIS). During her second year she met her future husband - Yuri Perov. They tied the knot shortly after they met and a year later Raisa Ryazanova had her first and only child – Danila.
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Honored Artist of Russia (1993), People’s Artist of Russia (2005) and she currenty works in the Studio Theatre of Oleg Tabakov.
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During the reconstruction period it Raisa hardly had work as the rare occasional roles did not bring enough income. She had put her apartment up for rent and worked as a taxi driver.