During her school years she worked as a turner at a radio engineering plant, worked in an aeroclub. At school parties she recited poems, sang, and studied at a music school. After graduating from school, she left for Moscow, was preparing to enter the law school, but accidentally went to a studio in the opera and began to dream of becoming an actress. In Moscow, she did not act as an actor; she entered the Leningrad Theater Institute. Shortly after admission, she starred in a small role in the film “Do not forget. Lugovaya Station” - and was “asked” from the institute (then the students could not be removed). But her career did not end, she was immediately chosen for the role in “Wedding in Malinovka”. After filming, she returned to Moscow and entered the second year at the Shchukin School. She graduated from the Theater School named after B.V. Shchukin (1971, the course of Yuri Katin-Yartsev). She was a fellow student of Natalia Gundareva, Natalia Varley, Vladimir Tikhonov and Konstantin Raikin. Later received more and director education. Since 1986 - teacher VTU named B.V.Shchukin. Since 2001 - Professor of the Department of Skill of the Actor VTU named after B.V. Shchukin. Her students were actors: Ekaterina Guseva, Elena Zakharova, Daniil Strakhov, Alexander Semchev and many others. Husband - actor and director George Nikolaenko.