Larisa Kadochnikova — Theater and film actress. Kadochnikova's debut took place in a small episode in the film M.A. Schweizer "Michman Panin" (1960). In 1961-1964, she was an actress of the Sovremennik Theater in Moscow, then the A.P. Kiev Film Studio. Dovzhenko. Since 1964 - actress of the Lesia Ukrainka Kiev National Academic Russian Drama Theater. Her film debut was the main role in the 1959 biographical picture "Vasily Surikov", in which she played Lily Surikova - the wife of the famous artist. In 1964, she played one of the main roles in the film by Sergei Parajanov, "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," an adaptation of the novel of the same name by the Ukrainian classic of the 19th century Mikhail Kotsyubinsky. Kadochnikova was considered the favorite actress of Sergei Parajanov. She starred in the films of her first husband, director Yuri Ilyenko, and played the main roles in his films Spring for the Thirsty, Evening on Ivan Kupala, White Bird with a Black Mark. Larisa Kadochnikova is an excellent artist, author of numerous graphic works. He has many awards, including: People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko and others.