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Lubov Orlova: Virtual Museum



Praises of the mighty of the earth

Lyubov Orlova was born on 29 January 1902 in Zvenigorod , Russia . Descendant from an old Russian aristocratic family (and thus of a background that had little to do with the proletarian heroines she later played), she boasted a pre-revolutionary childhood photograph alongside count Leo Tolstoy at his estate in Yasnaya Polyana, and at the age of seven she had had the chance to perform in front of famous Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin. The great Russian singer admired the talent of young Lyubochka and he predicted her great actress's future.


The Lady of the Ring

She had got gifts from common people. There was one history with a piston ring that was presented to her by factory workers after she provided them with entertainment. Workers were so inspired by her concert that they promissed to produce more piston rings than it was planned. They redeemed a promise and presented the Jubilee Ring during her next concert at the factory. We can see that moment at the photo below.

International and State Awards


1934 – Special Prize of the Venice Film Festival for films “ Petersburg ’s Night” and “Jolly Fellows”.

1935 – Honorary Title “Honorable Art Worker” of RSFSR.

1937 – Grand Prix of the International Exhibition in Paris to the film “Circus”.

March 15, 1940 – Stalin Prize Laureate for films “Volga-Volga” and “Circus”.

1940 – Lenin Order, Labour Red Banner’s Order.

1947 – Special prize of the Venice Film Festival for the best female role in the movie “Springtime” (shared with Ingrid Bergman).

1949 – Peace Prize of the IV Film Festival in Marianski Lazni (Czechia) to the film “Meeting on the Elbe ”.

1950 – Stalin Prize Laureate for film “Meeting on the Elbe ”.

1950 – Honorary Title “People’s Artist of USSR”.

19?? – Labour Red Banner’s Order.


As Tanya Morozova ("Shining Path") is awarded by the Lenin Order

Lyubov Orlova in fact is awarded by the Lenin Order in the Kremlin
A modest Star - Orderbearer


A modest Star - Orderbearer


Gifts of the mighty of the earth: Charlie Chaplin presents his printed music

Gifts of the mighty of the earth: Pablo Picasso presents his gift