Alexandra Strelkova

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Alexandra Ivanovna Strelkova (1833–1902) was a Russian stage actress.

Born in to a family of serf actors in Novgorod, she was the sister of the actress Hion Ivanovna Talanova (1822–1880), who was a star at the Maly Theatre (Moscow) 1860–80. She acted on the stage in Nizhny Novgorod already as a child. In 1852, she debuted as an adult actress in Kazan. She became one of the most famed tragediennes in 19th-century Russia, and it was said, that during the 1850s and 1860s, her name was known from Tver to Astrachan. She toured all over Russia: Kazan, Orel, Saratov, Odessa and Kiev. She performed at the National Theater in Moscow (1872), in Saint Petersburg at the Alexandrinsky Theatre (1878–82), and at the Malý Theater in Moscow (1891–92).

Sources

«Голос», 1878, Николaeв Н., Драматический театр в г. Киеве, Киев, 1898.