The well-known actress of the theater, actress, TV presenter, parodist Yelena Vorobey achieved success, despite her appearance atypical for show business, not catchy and not impressive parameters of the figure.
In recent years, the artist has performed plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures to correct her appearance on a regular basis , as evidenced by changes in her appearance, as can be seen in numerous before-and-after photographs.
Helen’s childhood, family
Lena Lebenbaum (real name of the artist) was born in Brest, Belarus, in June 1967. The native house is located near the Brest Fortress. The mother, who was distinguished by her good appearance, was a fitter in the first place of work, then she got a job as a seamstress. My father was also a typical Soviet worker, engaged in plumbing repairs in the housing office.
The family was not rich. In addition to her, there was a younger sister Natalya, who so far has been helping her with raising her daughter and is her godmother.
Initially, it was not supposed that Elena would build a career in show business. As a child, Elena studied in high school, enjoyed playing music and, despite her playful character, she was given studies, she brought home fours and fives.
Elena Vorobey (photos before and after the plastic surgery will help to understand what the artist achieved by referring to plastic surgeons ) was remembered by her characteristic profile, “Brest nose”, as the artist herself jokes.
In an interview, she reports that she worked on the profile since childhood, regularly falling from window sills, in playgrounds, because of which even minor scars remained on her face. Despite the complexes, she decided to fix the flaw at a fairly mature age, at age 40, already at the peak of her career, having given birth to a daughter.
A talent for parody manifested itself early. At school, Elena parodied teachers and even faked teachers’ signatures, which is why she was popular and respected among students.
Elena decided on a profession early, but her parents wanted her daughter to get a more practical education. Despite the fact that she left Brest early, she managed to graduate from the Brest music school, where she entered after the 8th grade in order to become a music teacher in the future at the request of her parents.
In the same period, she went on an excursion to Los Angeles, then Leningrad, and the city sunk into her soul so much that she continued her studies in this city.
The first steps in creativity
When the last exams were passed and the diploma of graduating from the music school was in hand, Elena went to enter the Leningrad Theater Institute. However, it was not possible to do it the first time. Elena filed documents 3 times. And she took the institute by storm from the third attempt.
The theater university brought her experience and first disappointments. Behind the back of the artist, her appearance was discussed, but in the open until a certain time, she did not have to hear criticism. For the first time, a teacher from a theater university made a remark to her, reporting that she chooses too lyrical songs, not in appearance.
“You’re funny, not beautiful,” he quit carelessly, and thanks to this, Elena made the final decision to become a clowness. Experiences about appearance faded into the background.
Her career began precisely within the walls of the university. During this period, she met Galtsev, Vetrov, Vetlitskaya and clutched at their offer of cooperation. They called her to the comedy theater “Buff”.
The parodist will not think for a long time, since already at that time she perfectly understood that in order for her talent to be noticed, it was necessary to speak to the audience, only in this way it was possible to win the love of the public. Acquaintance with the artists of the “Full House” became fateful. This meeting brought her fame, made her famous.
She won her first prize in an acting song contest dedicated to Andrei Mironov, in 1992, at 25. Then she acted in the form of a clown and became a laureate. And already in 1993, at the age of 26, she took part in the Yalta- New York-Transit contest, which brought together actors, singers – famous people in show business, and won the Grand Prix.
In one of the first interviews she gave after the rehearsal, she looks confident and calm, despite the responsibility, excitement and rivalry that awaits her. She is sure that New York will soon submit to her, and not only her. In addition to the jury, Elena managed to win the hearts of the audience, she was awarded the prize of audience sympathy.
The jury did not immediately decide to give the Grand Prix to a parody girl, and all because of the name Lebebaum, then she still did not have a pseudonym . It was after the contest, according to the story of Irina Ponarovskaya, Elena was advised to take a pseudonym. The stage name was chosen together with Los Angeles Vinokur. The image of a sparrow from the song of Edith Piaf always surfaced in Elena’s head.
In addition, Elena herself sang this song when she parodied the actress in the theater, the pseudonym of the singer is translated as “sparrows” and in childhood the parodist was often called a sparrow. This image suited the character of Elena in the best way. So Elena Vorobey “was born”.
It would be possible to continue to compete, but this needed money that was not there, and the girl had to return to Petersburg. But fate decided to finally turn to face her, as Alla Pugacheva, who has long been considered among the artists as the discoverer of talents, paid attention to her.
In 1998, Elena Vorobey performs at her Christmas Eve and the artist begins to be recognized ons. The repeated invitation to the “Christmas Meetings” left no doubt that Elena was waiting for popularity.
For his career, Sparrow spoiled many stars, including Pugachev, Vaikule, Leontyev, Rasputin. In total, she created more than a hundred parodies.
And despite the fact that she parodies the artists, she has developed friendly relations with many. In 2000, at the invitation of Alexander Dostman, Elena permanently starred in the Full House. She did joint performances with many artists of the “Full House”.
Her numbers with Yu. Galtsev, G. Vetrov, S. Drobotenko, I. Mamenko were especially remembered. With Gennady Vetrov, for a couple, she led two years on Saturday Night. The last exits to the stage she spent making up with Alla Pugacheva. The artist estimates her work as difficult, as the audience is prejudiced against the performance and in the first minutes they evaluate whether they gave the money in vain. But she not only performs on stage, but also acts in films.
For the first time she starred in the film “Passion for Angelica” in 1993, then there was the fil
m “The Body Will Be Interred” in 1998, where Elena played a maid, then there were about 15 films, not counting the numerous works on television, including New Year’s musicals, “ Two stars ”,“ Repeat ”,“ Dancing with the stars ”,“ Three chords ”.
In 2005, the artist became the best actress of the year, and in 2012 she became the Honored Artist of the American Federation. Despite the great creative work, Elena Vorobey is the head of her own theater, which employs 7 people.
Elena Vorobei, despite his non-standard appearance, has always been popular with men. According to the recognition of the artist before her first real marriage, she had several fictitious marriages. Elena met her first husband, Andrei Kislyuk, while still a student, when the parody worked at the Buff Theater. Having lived and worked together for 10 years, they broke up.
The singer has a daughter, Sofia, she was born in 2003. Her father, Igor Konstantinovich, was married at that time and lived in Los Angeles, he already had two sons. Subsequently, he divorced his wife, but Elena did not offer to marry herself. He found family happiness with another woman, however, helped Sparrow purchase housing in the capital. He saw his child only once a year on her birthday.
In 2021, taking part in the Secret to a Million program, the actress said that Igor Konstantinovich recently died as a result of a skull fracture, which he received when he fell from the roof of the house. He lay in a coma for several months, then some improvements appeared, but, in the end, he could not be saved. Elena did not share the inheritance with relatives.
In the same studio, she said that she used men for career growth. According to rumors, she had a lot of novels, including with an Australian businessman, a television producer named Cyril.
The last affair with A. Kalischuk turned into an unofficial marriage. He is a sound engineer by profession. They first met when he decided to go to work in her theater. At first, she did not attach importance to their meeting, but over time, Alexander managed to show himself as a loving man, and as a husband, and as a father. They still live together.
In the last year, Elena began to appear on the screens less, according to her, due to health problems of her daughter. Sophia was born prematurely and was ill a lot in childhood, and not so long ago she had problems with her back – scoliosis. In 2021, she underwent spinal surgery in a German clinic, which was successful.
Plastic surgery: rhinoplasty and mammoplasty
Elena Vorobey (photos before and after plastic surgery prove how a woman prettier) made the audience laugh for several years, but her own appearance did not give her rest. I wanted to look not only funny, but also young, sexually feminine.
Only in 2007, Elena decided to correct her nose. According to rumors, it was not possible to achieve a perfect result not the first time. Again, according to information from unverified sources, the artist did rhinoplasty with the famous stellar surgeon – Andrei Rybakin, and the surgeon was not sure until then whether the artist would like the result.
“Nothing unexpected happened,” Sparrow reacted when she first saw her new nose without a bandage.
The nose of the artist was too long and wide. Thanks to the efforts of plastic surgeons, it has become thinner. In the operating room, they corrected not only the back of the nose, but also its tip, making it more elegant. Rhinoplasty has done its job, the result significantly changed the face of the artist. It began to look graceful and pretty.
Elena Vorobey (photos before and after the plastic surgery make it possible to see how well the surgeons worked) took part in the program “Tonight”, which is conducted by Maxim Galkin. A piece of the recording was shown on the air, where Elena communicates with Sergey Minaev, where she was still with her natural data. Maxim Galkin noted this fact, Elena was embarrassed, although she tried not to show her mind.
In 2010, Elena decided to again turn to the services of plastic surgery, but now in order to enlarge her breasts.
She came to the clinic with the question “Is there any hope” and they helped her. Everything turned out perfectly. Elena had a small breast, and after late birth she lost shape.
According to the artist, plastic was necessary to effectively look in dresses with a neckline.
She dreamed about this for a long time, according to her own words. And breast plastic surgery was also successful. However, the artist resorted to this correction option twice, the second time – in 2012.
As a result, the breasts increased by two sizes, while the figure acquired beautiful proportions.
The actress anticipated the operation for the new year, making herself such a gift. Elena Vorobey’s new breasts created a sensation behind the scenes and in the dressing rooms, among the artists on the set of the New Year’s Parade of Stars program.
Elena did not hide new forms, put on outfits emphasizing changes, posed for photos in glossy magazines. Many discussed the changes behind, but some asked in the open, surprised at the fundamental changes. At first, Elena was only joking, hiding the truth, but the answer was obvious and, in the end, she confirmed that she had enlarged the breast of a plastic surgeon.
However, Sparrow heard not only delighted comments, but also criticism. Some felt that the new breast does not fit into the role of the clowness, and would be more suitable for the image of a fatal woman . But the parodist completely disagrees with the criticism. In her opinion, with big breasts, it became easier for her to parody some artists, for example, Masha Rasputin.
Elena Vorobey is a successful and sought-after artist, actress who was able to get rid of her own complexes with the help of plastic surgery. Her peculiar appearance did not prevent the growth of her popularity, but now she has turned into a very attractive woman. How much money she had to spend on turning from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, only her colleagues kno
What else were plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures
The actress is already aged, so in addition to plastics, she also resorts to cosmetic procedures that can get rid of facial and age wrinkles.
according to the photo Experts have determined that the artist makes Botox injections, correcting the nasolabial folds, and works through injections to the area at the base of the nose bridge.
Mesotherapy from dark circles, wrinkles and bruises under the eyes was also most likely performed by the artist several times, as evidenced by a younger appearance.
And this is another step towards beauty and youth, which generally gave a noticeable effect. Slenderness of a woman was also improved. According to the inner circle, Sparrow acquired slender legs also through the efforts of plastic surgeons.
The artist managed to break her way to fame not with a beautiful face, but with artistry and humor. Her career before and after plastic surgery has not changed significantly. However, judging by how Elena Vorobey answered the question in the program “We Speak and Show,” one complex still remained with her: “These are not long legs.”
The growth of the artist is small, only 5’2 foot with a weight of 132 pounds. She looks miniature in the photo. But the dream of high growth and long legs is likely to remain unfulfilled.
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