Evgeniya Simonova was born in Leningrad (1.06.1955). She studied at ballet school, graduated from Gnesiny musical school. In 1972 Simonova came to Moscow and entered the Shchukin Higher Drama School. Her movie début was in 1973 in Leonid Bykov's film "Only "old men" go in fight", where Evgenia played a young woman pilot.
Her name has become famous for real only after G. Danelia's comedy ''Afonia". The nurse Katya (her role) was a touching girl image, clear, naive, kind and loving. During the next work in movie (adventure film "The lost expedition") she met her future husband Alexander Kaydanovsky (actor and film
Since 1976 E. Simonova stared her work at the Mayakovsky theatre. A lot of theatre and movie roles brought her the State Prize of the USSR in 1984. Among her best roles could be named the Princess from " Ordinary Myracle", Anna Snitkina in film about Dostoevsky life, some works by the classical writers. One of her last roles is the mother of two daughters in "Salomea" (TV serial).
"Only "old men" go in fight" 1973
Lost Expedition 1975
Golden River 1976
Ordinary miracle 1978
Wild wind 1986
Salomea 2001 TV