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Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.

Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.
Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.
Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.
Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.
Ludmilla Tcherina in a round hat.
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Ludmilla Tcherina was a French prima ballerina, sculptor, actress, painter, choreographer and author of two novels. Tcherina was born Monique Tchemerzine, into Circassian aristocracy as the daughter of Kabardian Prince Avenir Tchemerzine (Shamyrze), a former Russian general, who had escaped from St. Petersburg, and Stephane Finette, a Frenchwoman. She made her Paris debut creating the rôle of Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet in 1942, becoming the youngest prima ballerina in the history of dance. She created various roles in Lifar's ballets including: 'Mephisto Waltz' in 1945, A la memoire d'un heros in 1946 and in Le Martyre de Saint-Sebastian in 1957. She appeared often with the Paris Opera, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet as a guest performer. Edmond Audran, whom she married in 1946, died in a car accident in 1951. She married Raymond Roi in 1953. She was decorated with the "Officier, Legion d'honneur" in 1980. She was born on 10 October 1924 and died on 21 March 2004.
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