She studied at the film workshop FEKS. In 1930 she graduated from the Institute of Performing Arts (formerly FEKS). In 1942-1944 - actress of the Tashkent theater actor. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1950). Elena Kuzmina - author of the memoirs "About what I remember" (1989). Was the first wife of actor and director Boris Barnet. The daughter of the actress Natalya (from marriage to Boris Barnett) was not related to the cinema, was a doctor. The second husband - director Michael Romm.