Svetlana Svetlichnaya spent most of her adult life with actor Vladimir Ivashov. Despite the fact that anything happened between the spouses, they, as in an oath, were separated only by death. Ivashov died in 1995. Svetlichnaya suffered from loneliness for a long time until she met musician Sergei Smirnov-Sokolsky, who was 20 years younger than her.
Oblivion and return to the screen
Svetlana Svetlichnaya, who fell in love with the audience, including, thanks to the role of Anna Sergeevna from Leonid Gaidai's comedy "The Diamond Arm", the directors did not remember from the mid-1990s. Then the actress was going through a difficult period in her life. In order to earn at least something, the star had to sell shoes on the market and even wash the floors. Svetlana Afanasyevna's husband, People's Artist of the RSFSR Vladimir Ivashov, was forced to go to a construction site. For some time, the spouses managed to make ends meet. However, in 1995 Ivashov died. Svetlichnaya was left alone: the adult sons of the acting couple had long lived separately. Renata Litvinova was the first to remember Svetlana Afanasyevna. In the early 2000s, Litvinova filmed her debut film "The Goddess: How I Fell in Love" and invited Svetlichnaya to one of the main roles. Since then, the star of Soviet cinema has become a frequent guest at all kinds of social events.
New life with a young husband
At one of these events, Svetlana Svetlichnaya met Sergei Smirnov-Sokolsky. A romance immediately broke out between the actress and the bard. Sergei not only did not skimp on compliments, he even wrote poems for Svetlichnaya. Therefore, it is no wonder that Svetlana Afanasyevna, being almost 20 years older than her chosen one, absolutely lost her head. Then Svetlichnaya was already well over 60. Due to her considerable age, she did not want to remain in the unenviable, as it seemed to the actress, title of mistress. Svetlana Afanasyevna herself suggested Sokolsky to register the relationship officially. Sergei agreed. When Sokolsky and Svetlichnaya became a legal husband and wife, the youngest son of the actress Oleg reacted to this fact with understanding. But the elder Alexei could not make the decision of his mother. He was sure that Svetlana Afanasyevna got in touch with an ordinary gigolo.
Ironed shirts and a bomb on the plane
Alexey Ivashov was right. Soon Svetlana Svetlichnaya herself realized this. The newlyweds did not last even a month: exactly 28 days after going to the registry office, Svetlichnaya and Smirnov-Sokolsky divorced. The artist claimed that they parted without a scandal: Svetlana Afanasyevna even ironed all the things of the ex-spouse before putting them in a suitcase. It is worth noting that Svetlichnaya bought most of these wardrobe items for Sokolsky. However, apparently, the reason for the divorce was not only a material issue. Sergei Sokolsky, among other things, did not shy away from alcoholic beverages. At least, it was he who, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, reported to the police in June 2016 that the plane of President Vladimir Putin was mined. Sergei Smirny-Sokolsky was detained. What punishment threatened the musician for his deed remained unknown. He died a few days later. Svetlana Svetlichnaya did not come to the funeral of her ex-husband.