In 1958 Iya Savvina suddenly became famous after playing in the students theatricals Such Love. Having no vocational training she quickly won love of spectators. The actress gained nation-wide popularity with her roles in the films The Lady with the Dog (1960), The Story of Asya Klyachina (1966), Two Comrades Were Serving (1968), The Garage (1979), and others. Iya Savvina joined the Mossovet Theater in 1960 year and MKhAT (Moscow Art Academic Theatre) in 1977. Until recently the actress had continued playing on stage, which she could not have imagined her life without. On March, 2nd, 2011 Iya Savvina celebrated her 75th anniversary on the theatre stage.
The lady with the little dog