A diminutive, green-eyed, beauty, Ingeborga Dapkunaite is both supremely elegant and charming. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, when the country was still part of the Soviet Union, she grew up fascinated by film and theater, and chose to study acting at the Lithuanian State Conservatory, where she graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts.
Her work on the stage and screen earned her an international reputation as one of the Soviet Union’s most beautiful, charming and talented performers.
Ingeborga’s 1992 appearance in The Cynics and the stylish 1994 film noir Katia Ismailova/Moscow Nights (Best Actress Award at Geneva IFF, Russian Film Academy Award NIKA for Best Actress) caught the eye of international critics, and her role in Nikita Mikhalkov’s remarkable Burnt by the Sun (1994, Oscar, Best Foreign Film; Grand Prix de ury, Cannes) earned her international critical acclaim. The following years brought high-profile appearances in major international productions, including Brian… read more