Real name: Sofya Arzhakovskaya
Profession: ballet dancer, actress, model, singer
Sofya Arzhakovskaya was born on 12 August in Saint Petersburg. When Sofya was 9 years old, she decided to start practicing ballet and went to the Vaganova Ballet Academy, one of the most prestigious Russian ballet schools. She was really fascinated by contemporary dance in the Russian theater at first, but at age 12 Sofya returned to classical ballet, she was training hard for three years. When she was 16, Arzhakovskaya began her career as a professional ballerina. She worked in the theatre, it was a surprisingly short period of time but Sofya had been in a variety of roles in such ballet productions as ‘Raymonda’, ‘Esmeralda’, ‘Swan Lake," ‘Snow White’, ‘La Bayadere’ and ‘The Dying Swan’. It should be said that the young ballerina performed solos pretty often.
During this period of life Sofya met Sergei Veremeyenko. Their relationship had blossomed with remarkable speed, and their wedding was not long in coming. Sofya and Sergei got married in 2006. The same year 18-year-old beauty took part in an international beauty pageant Mrs. World. She won and became the first Russian awarded with this title (it is not the only victory of Sofya on beauty contests, but there are no doubts that it is the most significant one).
Presently, the photogenic beauty was noticed in Hollywood, Sofya was persuade to learn English and become an actress. She studied a new language hard and moved to another country. And it was not in vain. Sofya started with a small but showy role in the film ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’, then Sophia played main female roles in ‘Ligeia’ and ‘Shadows in Paradise’.
After that she returned to Russia, she had a strong intention to be also a Russian cinema star. The comedy ‘Club of Happiness’ was her first film at home. Sofya got a starring role.
Now Sofya is also involved in two films. One of them, ‘Assassins Run’, in which she not only starred but served as director, is going to be presented. The other is Russian adventure movie ‘King of Madagascar’ directed by Oleg Ryaskov. At the time of writing this shooting is about to begin.
Sofya also took part in many Russian and English TV show such as Nights on TNT, Private Live with Vladimir Molchanov, ‘The Big Lunch, Life is Wonderful, In Fashion. Besides acting and ballet, Sofya is also known for taking part in fashion shows as a model, for singing in movie soundtrack and for her charity work. She likes animals, she is really into horseback riding, playing billiards and scuba diving.