Wikipedia. Marina Vlady (born Marina de Poliakoff-Baidaroff in Clichy in 10 May 1938) is a French actress. She won the Best Actress Award at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival for The Conjugal Bed. She was married to Russian poet and song-writer Vladimir Vysotsky from 1970 until his death in 1980. She was also at one time the wife of actor/director Robert Hossein. Marina Vlady is the sister of actresses Odile Versois, Hélène Vallier and Olga Baïdar-Poliakoff; her father was a noted artist of Russian heritage. Like her siblings, she began acting as a child and for a while pursued a ballet career. Projecting a more sensual, alluring image than her sisters, she gained international renown. She was also starred by Jean-Luc Godard in the female lead in 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967). One of her few English roles was Kate Percy in Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight. Her TV credits include the 1983 mini series La Chambre des Dames. She wrote "Vladimir, or the Aborted Flight" a memoir of her great and tragic love affair with Vladimir Vysotsky, translated into Russian, German, Armenian and many other languages.