Alexandra Yakovleva, an actress known for her roles in Soviet cinema, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the fourth stage. She battled the disease for five years before passing away.
The actress learned about the illness of Alexander Yakovlev by accident. He was going to Minsk and suddenly felt bad- he realized that he couldn’t walk. Initially, she attributed their problems to his spine, but after examination, it turned out that Alexandra Yakovleva had a tumor in her breast and it gave multiple metastases.
Doctors initially gave Yakovleva six months to live after studying her condition. However, she continued taking treatment and in five years, underwent twenty cycles of chemo and noticed hope on the horizon: her tumor had stopped growing.
During treatment, the actress lost her hair. To make matters worse, she found out that her face was difficult to cover. She took a page from the book of other bald celebrities and decorated her head with henna drawings. Alexandra Yakovleva has been vocal about her illness, urging everyone who follows her story to see a doctor as soon as possible.
This story about Alexandra Yakovleva is sad because the actress passed away yesterday at the age of 64.
Many of the actress’s fans remember her brilliant roles in such films as “The Crew”, “Magicians”, and “The Man From the Boulevard des Capucines”. During the 1990s when she was at her peak, Yakovleva left the film industry to work on projects back home in Kaliningrad. It was there that she also wanted to be buried.