Oksana Akinshina

Oksana Aleksandrovna Akinshina (Russian: Оксана Александровна Акиньшина; born 19 April 1987), also known as Oksana Akinsjina, is a Russian actress. She is probably best known for her roles in films Sisters, Lilya 4-ever, The Bourne Supremacy and Hipsters. Akinshina was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg; then Soviet Union, now Russia), where she currently lives. She has a younger sister. At the time she landed the role in Lilya 4-ever, Akishnina knew only Russian language, and communicated with director Lukas Moodysson with the help of a translator. From 2007 to 2010, Akinshina was married to businessman Dmitry Litvinov. Starting acting at age 12, Akinshina was discovered by Sergei Bodrov, Jr., and she made her screen début in the Russian crime film Sisters (2001), Bodrov's own directorial début. Her second film, Lilya 4-Ever (2001), earned her a 2002 European Film Award nomination for Best Actress. She lost, however, to the eight actresses of the film 8 Women (2002), directed by François Ozon. For her role in Lilya 4-Ever, she also received the award for Best Actress in Leading Role from the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards.


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