Natalya Rudakova is an American actress who is originally from Russia. She gained global fame following her role as the female lead actress in the widely acclaimed, seasonal blockbuster French action film, Transporter III series where she featured alongside superstar actor and action film icon, Jason Statham.
Amazingly, she had no background knowledge of acting prior to that role but she, however, made her mark in the movie and went on to land other roles. Other movie appearances by Natalya Rudakova include The One (2011), Waiting for a Train (2014), and Before the Snow (2015).
Natalya Rudakova’s Bio
Natalya Rudakova’s born place was in Leningrad, the USSR which today is known as St. Petersburg, Russia. Her date of birth is on the 14th day of February 1985 and she holds both Russian and US citizenship.
Her family emigrated to the United States of America during the civil unrest in the Socialist Republic, when she was seventeen. Prior to that time, the young Russian damsel had successfully completed her elementary education in Russia. Although, details of her educational pursuit in Russia have not been made public.
Natalya Rudakova earliest influence in movies is her beloved mother who would take her to the theatres for shows on Sundays, and gradually the seed for showbiz was implanted in the young mind of little Natalya Rudakova. The lovely actress is yet to let the world into her growing up days and even details about her family and siblings.
After her family moved over to the US, Rudakova secured a job as a hairstylist in a beauty shop in New York. Fortune would later smile down on her as she was discovered walking down Manhattan street by Luc Besson, a scriptwriter and a producer who co-wrote the Transporter III. He took it upon himself to train Rudakova for about six months on acting and helped her to develop the skills.
After her training and audition, she was offered a role on the cast of Transporter III, even as the lead actor, playing the character Valentina Tomilenko. She had the rare privilege of being cast as the love interest of the renowned actor Jason Statham who played Frank Martin in the fictional action movie.
With the excellent performance she showcased, Natalya Rudakova soon earned other roles and in no time the hairstylist became a versed actress getting more airtime on the big screens and in movies like It’s Not You (2009) as Shelly, The One-My True Love (2011) as the character, Alex. Thereafter, in 2014, she was featured in Waiting for a Train, where she was cast as Adel.
She was also seen in Before the Snow (2015), an American drama, where she was cast as Natalie, a nurse. Others body of works include A Novel Romance, Darkest Before Dawn, Roads to Olympia, and Tell a Story.
Who Is Natalya Rudakova’s Husband – If Married?
Natalya Rudakova is very discreet about her love life. Although she has been in the entertainment industry for some time now, no man or woman has been linked romantically to her. As such, it is safe to say that the actress is single as of now.
But as with the media, there was a rumor making the rounds some time ago that the hairstylist cum actress was in an intimate relationship with her co-actor Sullivan Stapleton after she uploaded her picture of both them on her Instagram page. But, she came out to quell the rumor, saying the picture was taken in the course of her work with him. We wish her the best as she seeks out the right life partner.
Personal Profile and Other Facts
Natalya Rudakova Mined The Modeling Industry
The light-skinned actress also whetted her skill as a model for well-known clothing brands within the US where she excellently served as their ambassador and model. She even has some of her works uploaded on her social media page.
Her Net Worth
Having mined her trade as an actress, model, and hairstylist in the entertainment industry, there is no doubt that those years have paid Natalya Rudakova in cash as her net worth is estimated to worth about $5 million which is not bad at all given the number of movies she has been featured in.
Her Social Media Presence
The Can’t Buy Me Love actress is not media shy as she has functional social media accounts with Facebook and Instagram which have both racked up more than 35,000 and 15,000 followings respectively.
Height and Other Body Measurements
The dual citizen model has a striking athletic slender physique enlighted by her characteristic bluish eyes and rock steady long legs. Natalya Rudakova stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall with her frame balanced by the weight of about 58 kg (127.8 lb).
Her other body measurement is estimated as bust-waist-hips: 32-23-34 respectively with US dress size of 4 and shoe size of 8.5, she has a natural ample breast size of 42 inches.