Natalya Rudakova is a name you may have missed in the movie industry until recent years. Yes, she joined the industry just recently but she is one of the very few stars who were able to make a remarkable shot into the very competitive industry, from obscurity to fame within a short period.
The Russian hairdresser-turned-actress came under the spotlight after making an appearance in the French-US action movie Transporter 3. Although her role in the film was limited, the Russian-American actress made a huge impact on movie fans to the extent that they could not help but yearn for more of her in upcoming films. Below are facts to know about Natalya Rudakova, her personal and professional life profile.
Natalya Rudakova – Biography
The actress is of Russian origin. She was born on February 14, 1985, in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. She grew up in the city alongside her siblings and as a child, she began to nurse a passion for acting, thanks to her own mother who would take her to a theatre every Sunday. She later began to take acting lessons until 2002 when she had to move with her family to New York City. Talking about her educational background, she is yet to reveal her educational experience and qualifications.
Natalya Rudakova left Russia for the States at the age of 17 but despite New York being one of the world’s greatest film markets, she could not find her way into the industry. Instead, she saw herself in a beauty salon where she worked as a hairdresser. As fate may have it, she came in contact with Luc Besson while crossing the street. Besson is a producer and scriptwriter who is also involved in the production of the French action thriller film, Transporter 3. He is also known as the co-founder of EuropaCorp – a French motion picture company headquartered in Saint-Denis, Paris. He picked interest in Natalya Rudakova and placed her on a six-month intensive acting training with different sessions along with some well-seasoned movie personnel.
After a satisfactory performance, she received a role as Valentina Tomilenko in the 2008 French film, Transporter 3. She was cast opposite English actor Jason Statham who appeared as Frank Martin. Also cast in the film is François Berléand (as Inspector Tarconi), Robert Knepper (as Johnson) and French actress Katia Tchenko (as Leonid’s Secretary).
Natalya Rudakova’s performance in Transporter 3 did not only catapult her to instant fame but also earned her juicy financial status. She also got the chance to appear in several other films like The One – My True Love, Before the Snow, It’s Not You: Shelly, Waiting for a Train. Her latest role as of 2019 is in the film titled Roads to Olympia where she acted as Yana and was cast alongside Daniel Alexander, Antônio Carlos, Alexander Rapoport and Pascale Seigneurie. She is also said to be cast as Itta in another film titled Tell a Story which is scheduled to be released later in 2019.
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The upcoming actress is believed to have earned quite a lot from her decade-long experience in the movie industry. The Russian-born actress currently enjoys a net worth estimated to be around $5 million, thanks to her role in the 2008 action film, Transporter 3 which grossed $108 million internationally. Her performance in the film received positive remarks from millions of people across the world and this helped her gain massive recognition. Although she is yet to win an award for any of her film roles, the actress is definitely aiming for the top in her career.
Other Cool Facts To Know About Natalya Rudakova
1. The Russian-American actress has a height of 5 ft 9 in and her body weight is estimated at 55 kg.
2. In addition to her acting career, Natalya worked as a model.
3. She is averagely famous on social media platforms like Facebook where she has 35k likes and on Instagram where she is followed by over 10 thousand fans.
4. Natalya Rudakova is currently single, she has not been involved in any dating rumour neither has she been seen with anyone tagged as her boyfriend or husband. The actress is also careful about sharing information about her private life.