Anna Vladlenovna Samokhina was a Russian actress. Samokhina started her film career in 1980s and quickly became popular due to high talent, beauty and charm. She is best known as the leading actress in Yuri Kara's Barons of Crime - the most outgiving, brutal and controversial Soviet film, about mafia and corruption in the late USSR. Anna was one of the most beautiful actresses in Russian cinema. At the end of 1990s, she stopped working in cinema, focusing primarily on her private life and restaurant business. In 2008, she returned to cinema and participated in several pictures. In November 2009, Anna Samokhina was diagnosed with stomach cancer at a late stage. Until 1 February 2010, Russian press and many actors in country did not know that her illness was very serious. She died at 8 February 2010 in a hospital in Saint Petersburg.