People’s Artist of Russia, Recipient of State Prize of Russia
She graduated from the Theatre School named after B. Shchukin and was admitted to the troupe of the Moscow State Theatre named after Lenin's Komsomol.
In 1964 A. Efros became the chief director of the Moscow State Theatre named after Lenin's Komsomol, and from that moment the fate of actress is inextricably linked with him.
In Lenkom she played in his performances: One hundred and four pages about love (Natasha), Just a few words in honor of Monsieur de Moliere (Armande), The Seagull (Nina), Three Sisters (Irina), My Poor Marat (Lika).
In 1967, together with A. Efros, Yakovleva moved to Malaya Bronnaya Theatre. There she played in such performances as: Three Sisters (Masha), The Marriage (Agafia Tikhonovna), Month in the Country (Natalya Petrovna), Summer and Smoke (Alma), My brother Alyosha (Lise), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Verandah in the forest, Director of the Theatre, Napoleon the First (Josephine), Othello (Desdemona), The Road (Korobochka).
In 1982, together with A. Efros, Yakovleva moved to Moscow Taganka Theatre. Played in his performances: Misanthrope (Selim), The Lower Depths (Anastasia).
In 1987 died A. Efros. Yakovleva went to Paris.
The actress returned to Moscow in 1991. On the invitation of A. Goncharov she came to the Moscow Theatre named after V. Mayakovsky, where she played in performances: Napoleon the First (Josephine), In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (Miriam).
Now playing at the Moscow Theatre named after V. Mayakovsky in the performance The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Theodore Felten).
In the Moscow theatre School of Modern Drama playing in the performance Without Mirrors (Anna).
Since 2004 — actress of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre. She played Madeleine Bejart in Sanctimonious persons' Kabala (2001). Playing in performances: Cat-and-Mouse (Giza), A little bit of tenderness (Noemi), Hay Fever (Judith Bliss).
Acted in such films as: Tanya and Just a few words in honor of Monsieur de Moliere directed by A. Efros, Responsible for Everything directed by G. Natanson, The Golden Fleece directed by S. Samsonov, Slope: Zero directed by A. Stolper.
Laureate of the Theatre Award Golden Mask.
Official site — http://olga-yakovleva.ru/