Yulia Peresild
Юлия Пересильд
Юлия Пересильд 2017.jpg
Peresild in 2017
Yulia Sergeevna Peresild

(1984-09-05) 5 September 1984 (age 37)
Alma mater
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2003–present
Space career
Time in space
11 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes
MissionsSoyuz MS-19/Soyuz MS-18
AwardsZaslujeniy artist.jpg Honorable sign of laureate.jpg Golden Eagle Award
WebsiteЮлия Пересильд

Yulia Sergeevna Peresild (Russian: Юлия Сергеевна Пересильд; born 5 September 1984) is a Russian stage and film actress.[1] She is the first professional actress to act in outer space after her spaceflight to the ISS in October 2021.[2]

Early life

Peresild was born in Pskov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Her father was an icon painter and mother a kindergarten worker. Her surname comes from her Estonian paternal great-grandparents, who were deported to Russia.[3]


Her acting debut was the role of Natasha Kublakova in the 2003 television series Land [ru], directed by Aleksandr Baranov. Her first big work in film was the role of Olya Rodyashina in the drama film The Bride (2006) directed by Elyor Ishmukhamedov, and Captive (2008) directed by Alexei Uchitel. However, her real breakthrough roles included the main role of Sofia in the drama The Edge (2010) directed by Alexei Uchitel, the television series Santa Lucia (2012), and the mystical thriller Sonnentau (2012).[4] Peresild became well known after playing supporting roles in In the Fog (2012) directed by Sergei Loznitsa, and she played the role of Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the 2015 biographical war film Battle for Sevastopol.[5][better source needed]

She was selected as a member of the crew of Soyuz MS-19, which launched on 5 October 2021, in order to shoot the film The Challenge (Russian: Вызов, romanizedVyzov) with Klim Shipenko. Her name was chosen from a shortlist of 20 actresses, and was announced on 14 May 2021. On 17 October, she returned to Earth on board Soyuz MS-18.[6]

Personal life

Peresild was in a relationship with Russian film director Alexei Uchitel with whom she has two daughters, Anna (born 2009) and Maria (born 2012).[7]


Peresild at the award ceremony of the President of the Russian Federation 2012 in the Kremlin (2013)
Peresild at the award ceremony of the President of the Russian Federation 2012 in the Kremlin (2013)

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Bride Olya Rodyashina
2008 Captive Nastya
2008 Once Upon a Time in the Provinces Anastasiya Vladimirovna Zvonnikova
2008 Virtual Alice Anna Kochergina
2009 Crush Ira
2010 The Abduction Elena
2010 The Edge Sofia
2010 Decoy Vera Pozdnyakova
2011 Five Brides Katya and Asya, twin sisters
2012 In the Fog Anelya
2012 Marathon Inna Antipova
2013 What Girls Don't Talk About Yulya
2013 Paradjanov Svetlana Shcherbatyuk, wife of Sergey Parajanov
2013 Weekend [ru] Inga, secretary
2015 Battle for Sevastopol Lyudmila Pavlichenko
2016 The Heritage of Love Masha Kulikova
2016 I Am a Teacher Anna Kurenkova
2017 Cold Tango Layma
2018 A Rough Draft Rose White
2019 Dark like the Night. Karenina-2019 Karenina short film
2021 Petrov's Flu Marina
2021 Sheena 667 Olya
2021 Milk Zoya
TBD The Challenge shot in space


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Land [ru] Natasha Kublakova TV series
2005 Yesenin Katya Esenina TV series
2006 Enchanted land [ru] Natasha Kublakova TV series
2007 Cobweb [ru] Dasha Averina TV series
2007 The Saboteur 2: The End of the War [ru] Svetik TV series
2011 The Matter of Store No. 1 [ru] Masha Skachko TV series
2011 Summer of Wolves Tosya Mini-series
2012 Santa Lucia Vika Saykina TV series
2012 Sonnentau Rita Pomyalovskaya, journalist TV series
2014 The Executioner [ru] Nina TV series
2015 Adult daughter Albina Kolganova TV series
2018 The Golden Horde [ru] Ustinha TV series
2020 Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes Nastasya TV series


  1. ^ "Юлия Пересильд". Russia-1.
  2. ^ "Russian team back on Earth after filming first movie in space". BBC.
  3. ^ "Eesti juurtega näitlejanna Julia Peresild "Tüdrukute salajutud" peaosas!".
  4. ^ Яцко В. А. Юлия Пересильд — звезда эпохи?
  5. ^ Yuliya Peresild at IMDb
  6. ^ "Japanese billionaire, Russian actress to fly to ISS". 13 May 2021. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  7. ^ Maria Remizova (3 October 2017). "Юлия Пересильд призналась, что родила дочерей от 66-летнего Алексея Учителя". Komsomolskaya Pravda.
  8. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 15 марта 2013 года № 195 «О присуждении премий Президента Российской Федерации для молодых деятелей культуры 2012 года» Archived 29 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine