VALENTINA MALYAVINA (1941), a Soviet and Russian actress of theater and cinema; best known for her role in Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood as Masha (1962).
In 1978 she was held as a suspect in the murder of her civil husband, actor Stanislav Zhdanko, but the case was closed. In 1983, at the request of the relatives of the deceased, the case was reviewed, and the court sentenced her to nine years in prison. She did not admit her guilt at the trial, she continues to insist on her innocence in an interview given after her release.
In 2001, as a result of the trauma, she lost her sight and lives in a specialized boarding house.
approx. 5x8 (13x20,5 cm) rare hardcover book "Ya hochu lyubit" hand signed by Valentina Malyavina; 315 pages, in Russian language, 2002, Olimp. SCARCE! Her autograph material is rare in any form!
A Certificate of Authenticity (COA): Available upon request.