Larisa Tarkovskaya

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Born1 February 1933
Moscow, Soviet Union
Died19 January 1998
  • Film director
  • Actress

Larisa Pavlovna Tarkovskaya (1 February 1933 - 19 January 1998) was a Soviet film director and actress.

She was the second wife of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. She and Tarkovsky married in 1964 all the dates of when things happened need to be doublechecked, that Tarkovsky div. his 1st wife in 1963 & married L in 1964, yet Tarkovsky's own article on enwiki says otherwise. No idea which one is correct and had one child named Andrei.

Early life

Larisa Pavlovna Yegorkina was born on 1 February 1933 in Moscow, Soviet Union to Pavel Vasilyevich Yegorkin, an engineer and Anna Semyonovna, a seamstress. Her parents, who were originally from the village of Avdotyinka, Shilovsky District, Ryazan Oblast, had settled in the capital in 1925.

She married the engineer Igor Kizilov, in 1958 gave birth to his daughter Olga Kizilova. While filming Andrei Rublev (film)|Andrei Rublev, Kizilova, who had been a production assistant for the film, and Tarkovsky met and they started a relationship. In 1965, Tarkovsky moved in with Kizilova despite still being married to his first wife, Irma Raush.

In 1970, Tarkovsky divorced his first wife and married Kizilova a few months later.[1] Their son, Andrei Andreyevich Tarkovsky, (nicknamed Andriosha, meaning "little Andrei" or "Andrei Junior") was born the same year on 7 August.[1]


File:Gravestone of Andrei Tarkovsky 2007.jpg|thumb|Andrei and Larisa Tarkovsky's grave, in the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery in France

Tarkovsky died of lung cancer in Paris on 29 December 1986 and was buried in January 1987 in the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery|Russian Cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essonne|Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France. The inscription on his gravestone, which was erected in 1994, was conceived by his wife and reads: To the man who saw the Angel. Tarkovskaya died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France on 19 January 1998 and was laid to rest beside her husband.[2]


As assistant director

  • 1966: Andrei Rublev (film)
  • 1972: Solaris (1972 film) (credited as L. Tarkovskaya)
  • 1975: Mirror (1975 film)
  • 1979: Stalker (1979 film)
  • 1983: Nostalghia (credited as Larissa Tarkovsky)

As actress

  • 1975: Mirror (1975 film) : Nadejda

Documentary appearances

  • 1987: One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (credited as Larissa Tarkovski)
  • 1988: The Exile and Death of Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 2000: Cinéma, de notre temps, episode Une journée d'Andreï Arsenevitch


  • 1997: Andrei Tarkovski (book)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Андрей Тарковский" [Andrei Tarkovsky]. Культура.РФ (in русский). Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. English translations of various Russian articles and interviews with family members.

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