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About

Anna Bondareva 

Anna showed interested in music early on from the age of five and studied classical piano in her native city of Minsk and later at the Paris Conservatoire in the piano class of an acclaimed professor Michael Wladkowski.

In 1996 she won a title “Miss Photo” and was taken on by some of the best agencies worldwide: Elite, Select, IMG and Marilyn, among others. Her modelling career took off immediately with great success.

It was in LA during a campaign for Police sunglasses with George Clooney, when Jackie Pearls, one of George’s agents, noticed Anna’s acting potential. So on returning to Paris Anna went to the Acting International Actors’ school and shortly after was given her first cinema part in a film by Stefan Liberski, Bunker Paradise, alongside legend of French cinema Jean-Pierre Cassel .

 Anna’s novel “Лунный Ковчег” (“l’Arche de la Lune”) was published in January 2019. Previously to this, an extract from the novel has been a part of the annual journal Russian Pages, devoted to Russian-speaking authors living abroad.

Anna appears on the cover of the 125th anniversary edition of La Pensée Russe (Russian ThoughtРусская мысль), a historically-known magazine published in France since 1947.

Music

Anna is a member of SACEM (French Society of Authors and Composers).
She has collaborated as a recording and performing artist with various musicians, singing in English and her native Russian language in various styles from pop-rock to dance-electro…

In collaboration with French musicians Emmanuel Richard and Franck Kodjo, and Talent Sorcier Management, Anna recorded a dance track “The Game”. The official music video for it was produced by a video-artist Oleg Kornev.

The renowned artist Sergei Chepik painted a portrait of Anna especially for the CD-compilation ‘Meilleur Rock Russe a Paris’ on which Anna’s Russian songs ( L’Etoile Sacre / Священная Звезда, and others ) were featured. 
On another occasion she shared a concert stage with Gypsy Kings during a Russian Film Festival organized by Pierre Cardin in Paris.

The music video of Anna’s electro-pop single “Hair Clip” was filmed by Lee Isserow, whom she met at the Cannes Film Festival, and was shot in London. This song was recorded in Paris by the French producer Denis Thomas, with whom singer has worked on few others tracks.

Anna then worked with British sound producer Matt Foster to record tracks such as “To the Stars”, “The City” & “Blue Jet”.

She is also working on a solo piano project devoted to intuitive music and pure improvisation.

 

Music-Videos

Piano Improvisations

Meditating on intuition…
Intuition is sometimes vague or more or less uncertain. It is something that one tries to fight when wanting to be reasonable.

This struggle in itself might create an interesting substance which later can be applied and used as a motor when reaching out for an inspiration or an idea.Intuition became a source of this piece of pure improvisation: no plan and no goal.

Piano-Videos

Cinema

Actress appeared in the big-budget production Fortress of War, a drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.

She then got the lead female role in the romantic comedy Le Chat de Paris -, playing a muscovite art-dealer married to a writer performed by the leader of the well-known Russian rock band ‘Megapolis’, Oleg Nesterov.

Anna also starred in Lotus Eaters, a British bohemian drama directed by Alexandra McGuinness.

Immediately following Anna’s cinema debut in Bunker Paradise, she was cast in the French comedy “Family Hero” by Thierry Klifa, with Gerard Lanvin & Catherine Deneuve.

 Cassius Matthias’s film Entropic of Cancer starred Anna as lead. The trilogy had its world premiere at the 3rd Minghella Film Festival, and was then shown at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London and at Tribeca Film Center in New York.

Today Anna is looking forward to be making films out of her own scripts & ideas she has been developing since she became a founder of Omega Art Management company.

 

Film Trailers

Press & Adverts

Anna has been the face of MTC (Russia’s largest telecommunications company), featuring in TV commercials and on billboards.

Anna has worked for great fashion houses, including Christian Dior, Chanel, Kenzo, Carven, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Cacharel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo. Her Beausoleil Eyewear advert came out in French Vogue.

As a model she appeared in major editorials in ELLEMarie ClaireCosmopolitanRedDonnaMadame Figaro; she became the face of the major British brand Marks and Spenser; and she did beauty campaigns for Lancaster, Nina Ricci lingerie, Pierre Balmain prêt-à-porter ads, and featured in many haute-couture catwalks.

Anna also wrote and sang the lyrics of a song for a TV-ad for cosmetic brand ‘’Kanebo”. As a result, the song “Lavshuka”, originally composed by the Japanese rock band King Brothers, became popular in Japan.

Press Reviews

TV spots & Interviews