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Anastasia Zavorotnyuk
Zavorotnyuk in 2010
Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk

(1971-04-03) 3 April 1971 (age 52)
Occupation(s)Actress, Singer
Years active1991–present
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
  • Olaf Schwarzkopf (divorced)
Dmitry Striukove
(m. 1996⁠–⁠2006)
(m. 2008)
Musical career
Genrespop-folk, rock

Anastasia Yuryevna Zavorotnyuk (Russian: Анастасия Юрьевна Заворотнюк; born April 3, 1971) is a Russian actress and pop-folk-rock-singer. She is best known for her lead role on My Fair Nanny (2004–2009).

Early life and education

Anastasia Zavorotnyuk was born on April 3, 1971, in Astrakhan. Her mother, People's Artist of Russia's Valentina Borisovna Zavorotnyuk, worked in the Astrakhan Youth Theatre. Her father, Yuri Zavorotnyuk, worked on television, and was a member of the Academy of Russian Television. Even from early childhood, Anastasia decided to play in the theater and insist on her dream: in her spare time making music and dancing, took part in the dance ensemble "Lotus". She received lessons at the Moscow Art Theatre. In 1991, she took part in her first film playing Masha.


After graduating from the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1993, she and became and actress under the direction of Oleg Tabakov. Over 10 years in the theatre, she had been in 29 productions. She is famous for her role in My Fair Nanny, which is a remake of the U.S. series The Nanny. She called and was offered the series, which she had no idea. Her Ukrainian accent is borrowed from Olga Block Mirimskoy, a colleague at the theater.[citation needed]

In addition to acting, Anastasia acts as a presenter. In 2005, she replaced Tina Kandelaki on the program "Good Song" on the TRK Ukraine. She also participated in the first season of "Two Stars" with Mikhail Boyarsky and came in 2nd place.

Personal life

Zavorotnyuk has been married three times. Her first marriage was to a German businessman but lasted only one year. Her second marriage was to Dmitry Striukove, with whom she opened a real estate agency. They had two children, Anna and Michael.

From 2006 to 2008 she dated actor and co-star on My Fair Nanny Sergey Zhigunov.

On September 22, 2008, she married figure skater Peter Tchernyshev at the Foros Church in Crimea.

In September 2019, Zavorotnyuk was reported to have been diagnosed with brain cancer stage IV around the time of giving birth to her daughter, Mila, in October 2018,[1] with rumours of her diagnosis dating back as early as August 2019 when fans had noticed a scar on her neck which, as was theorised, might suggest a biopsy to test for cancer.[2] To date, all information concerning her health remains unclear, since Zavorotnyuk's family has neither denied nor confirmed her diagnosis and current condition all the while information of different degrees of reliability has appeared in the press. Zavorotnyuk herself has not made any statement since, and has not been seen in public for some time.


Zavorotnyuk with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2010
Year Film Role Notes
1991 Masha Masha
1993 Dashing Couple Lizka
2002 Heir Anastasia
2007 The Apocalypse Code Daria/Marie
2007 Shakespeare Never Dreamed Of Lison
2008 Ideal Woman Lyuba
2008 Artifact It
2009 Gogol. Nearest Smirnova-Rosset
2011 Office Romance. Our Time Olga Ryzhova


Year Television Series Role Notes
2004–2008 My Fair Nanny Nanny Victoria