|DANCER, PAINTER, ACTOR (RUSSIA)|
BORN 10 Oct 1924, Paris - DIED 21 Mar 2004, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Tchemerzine, Monika
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)
Ludmilla Tcherina was born as Monika Tchemerzine. She was the daughter of Kabardian Prince Avenir Tchemerzine, a former Russian General who had escaped from St. Petersburg, and Stéphane Finette, who was French.
She was trained as a dancer and at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo she was observed by Serge Lifar. In 1942 she debuted in Paris as Juliet in Lifar's "Romeo and Juliet". She was the youngest prima ballerina in France ever. She married Edmond Audran and in 1945 she worked for the Ballet des Champs-Élysées.
She appeared in several movies, among them "The Red Shoes" (1948). Her husband died in a car crash in 1951 and in 1953 she married Raymond Roi. She published two novels in 1973 and 1986. In 1980 she became an officer of the Légion d'honneur.
cooperated with Lifar, Serge
Ludmilla TchÃ©rina - Wikipedia