A theatre and film actress, Distinguished Actress of Russia (2000), and the daughter of a famous lecturer and master of the spoken word Dmitry Nikolayevich Zhuravlev, the talented actress Natalya Dmitrievna Zhuravlyova was born on 21 December, 1937.
Natalya Dmitrievna remembers her childhood as an absolutely happy period, regardless of the fact that her earliest years came at the time of the Great Patriotic War. Natalya remembers how one day, she was walking in the park with her mother, and she met Aleksandr Alekseevich Ostuzhev. When he asked, “What do you want to be in the future?”, the girl firmly responded – an actress. Ostuzhev tried to talk Natasha out of it, but she remained steadfast. And Aleksandr Alekseevich gave her his blessing.