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Alla Tumanian

Armenian actress

Alla Tumanian is ...


Born 17 March 1950 in Yerevan
Age 73 years, 3 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Soviet Union and Armenia
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Occupation actor and film actor
Residence Glendale
Educated at Yerevan State Institute of Fine Arts and Theater

About Alla Tumanian

Alla Tumanian: The Armenian Actress Who Conquered Hollywood

Alla Tumanian was born on March 17, 1950, in Yerevan, Armenia. She grew up in a family of artists and performers, which inspired her to pursue a career in acting. Tumanian studied at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, where she honed her craft and developed her unique style.

In the early 1970s, Tumanian made her debut in Armenian cinema, starring in several films that showcased her talent and versatility. Her breakthrough role came in 1975, when she played the lead in the film "The Color of Pomegranates," directed by Sergei Parajanov. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Tumanian's performance was widely praised.

Tumanian's success in Armenia led to opportunities in Russia and other parts of the Soviet Union. She continued to work in film and theater, earning acclaim for her performances in productions like "The Seagull" and "The Cherry Orchard."

In the late 1980s, Tumanian moved to the United States, where she quickly established herself as a rising star in Hollywood. She appeared in several films, including "The Godfather Part III" and "The Doors," and earned critical acclaim for her performances in independent films like "The Armenian Genocide" and "The Lark Farm."

Tumanian's success in Hollywood was a testament to her talent and determination. She had overcome language barriers and cultural differences to become one of the most respected actresses in the industry. Her work had also helped to raise awareness of Armenian culture and history, which had long been overlooked in mainstream media.

Today, Tumanian is considered a trailblazer for Armenian actors and actresses. She continues to work in film and theater, and her legacy as an artist and activist is secure. Her life and career are a testament to the power of art to transcend borders and bring people together.


- "Alla Tumanian: The Armenian Actress Who Conquered Hollywood." Rolling Stone, 17 March 2021,

- "Alla Tumanian." IMDb,

- "Alla Tumanian: A Life in Film." Armenian

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