Zhanna Prokhorenko as "Shura" in Grigoriy Chukhray's BALLAD OF A SOLDIER (1959) Born May 11, 1940, Zhanna Prokhorenko was a Ukrainian actress. Before graduating from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 1964, she won acclaim for her role in Grigori Chukhrai's 1959 film, Ballad of a Soldier. She was awarded the People's Artist of the USSR in 1988 and was a recipient of the Order of the Badge Honour and the Medal "For Labour Valour". She passed away in 2011.
Zhanna Prokhorenko is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film