What is known about the biography and personal life of Janina Zheimo?
Yanina Boleslavovna was born in a family of circus performers and from three years she performed in the circus.
In the movie was shot from 1925 year. Huge popularity of the actress brought the role of Cinderella in the film of the same name N. Kosheverova.
She was married three times, with the third husband, the Polish director L. Jeannot went to Poland, periodically visiting the USSR.
She starred in more than 30 films, voiced Gerda in "The Snow Queen", took part in dubbing some foreign films. The bench in the recording studio, on which Janina Zheimo got up to reach the microphone (and her height was less than 148 cm), was called "zeymovochka".
Janina Boleslavovna Zheimo died in 1987 in Warsaw at the age of 78 years.
Who did not admire our wonderful fragile Cinderella, who so beautifully played Janina Jaimo?
When the film was watched by thousands of spectators, very few people knew that this girl is already 37 years old.
Yanina was born in Grodno province. It was in the distant 1909 year. Her family consisted of circus performers.
Already at the age of three, the future artist knew the bitter bread of poverty. The family was constantly in poverty and lived in need. So the girl had to work as a rider and gymnast.
After the death of her father, the mother was left alone with the children. The circus number broke up, and she had to leave the circus. They lived in Petrograd, and the stage fed them. That's when Ioannina believes that her growth has stopped. She and her sister performed in the circus with the performance "Musical Eccentrics".
At the age of fifteen, fate smiled at the girl, and she managed to enter the acting studio FEKS ("Factory of an eccentric film actor"). In addition to her studies, Yanina did not stop working in the circus.
How surprised the examiners themselves were when they found out that this fragile girl had an experience of twelve years more than the examiners themselves.
Yanina perseveringly began to study.
She made her film debut in the movie "Bears against Yudenich", where she was given the role of a boy.
Together with the participation in filming on the cinema grounds, circuses and stage music gradually began to leave her life.
There were roles in several films.
Among them, the main role in the eccentric comedy "Brother".
These years were the best for her. She was actively invited to appear.
The main role of the schoolgirl in the film "Wake up Lenochka".
Then there were shooting in the picture "The Adventures of Korzinkina", Girlfriends.
I read that after this picture Yanina was followed by fans. This is impossible to believe the current generation, because the films that brought fame to Yanina, they are practically not known to him.
Janina Jeimo, with her forever young face and small stature, got to play the roles of girls and boys.
And there were fewer and fewer such roles.
During the period when there was no work and no offers were received, Ioannina did not find a place for herself. She was created to act as a "filmmaker of pure blood" with the theater, she was not connected at all and experienced a difficult time outside the profession.
The second time the actress married director Joseph Heifits. They had a son, Julius. He went to live in Poland and worked there as a cameraman.
During the war, Ioannina remained in Leningrad. She survived the most difficult blockade, and her husband with her son and her daughter went to Tashkent.
Only after the blockade was lifted, Yanina was able to also leave for Tashkent, but she was not expected there. While the train was dragging long trails to Tashkent, her husband received a message that his wife was killed by the bombing.
Yanina did not forgive her husband for treason and did not return to him. Grievously worried, she fell ill, and her third husband, Polish director Leonid Janot, saved her from death. He came to her aid in the most difficult moment, and they did not part until death.
The post-war time has come. Everyone is tired of the horrors of war. I wanted peace, human warmth. Even if only on the screen, and yet ... And at this time the fairy tale film "Cinderella" comes out.
Many who watched the movie, thought that these young novice actors are shot in the film. But it was not so. For the Prince and Cinderella, this film was not the beginning of a career, but rather a decline.
The role of Cinderella brought the actress popularity, she was recognized on the street.
And then there was a lull. The movie ceased to invite the actress to act, but her voice became in demand.
She dubbed foreign films and domestic cartoons.
The voice of Jaimo, spoke for Gerd in "The Snow Queen" and for the heroine in the film "Marty", gentle, surprisingly calm, timid and at the same time proud, it is simply impossible to forget it.
When she was 45, she had the opportunity to play her last role in the film "Two friends".
Then the actress left the country for long thirty years. She lived with her husband in Warsaw. There she died. She was buried in Moscow.
Yanina Jeimo remained in the people's memory of precisely one of the cinderellas of our domestic cinema.