Born May 30, 1942 in the village Urlyutyup Pavlodar region, Kazakh SSR in the family of the repressed. Father and mother work as teachers. My grandfather was involved in the revolutionary movement. Brother, Stanislav Lesnevsky - Literary. In 1945 the family moved to live in Moscow.
. With seventeen years she worked in the weekly Literary Gazette, the magazine "New Era", a teacher in a kindergarten.
. In 1965 she graduated from the television department of journalism faculty of Moscow State University, then - the director's office GITIS.
. From 1965 to 1991 - assistant director, the editor in the children's edition and kinoredaktsii CB Radio and Television of the USSR (later - VTRK)
. Was the editor of "Cinema".
. Since 1991 - co-founder (along with his son Dmitri Lesnevsky) and president of producing television LLP "REN TV".
. Since 1994 - Chairman of the Board of JSC "Association of Independent Television Producers."
. From December 1994 until 16 March 1995 - Member of the Board of Directors of JSC "Russia's Public Television" (ORTV).
. Since 1995 - President LLP Megatel.
. Since 1996 - President of the new TV channel REN TV.
. In 1996, during the election campaign of President of Russia, who personally participated in the work program of Eldar Ryazanov's "Men's Talk", removed at the dacha of the President of Russia B
. N. Yeltsin. Shooting of this transfer was due to a personal friendship and. Lesnevskaya
and his wife Naina Yeltsin President of Russia.
. Since December 1996 - Academician of the Academy of Russia's television.
. Since November 1998 - Member of the National Association of TV Broadcasters (NAT).
. From November 1996 - Member of the Executive Club "Moscow" (Moscow English Club).
. Since 1996 - Member of the Editorial Board of journalistic magazine "Arsenal TV".
. She was married three times
. Her first husband - dissident writer Vladimir Maximov. Has two grandchildren.