She studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (course Bibikov-Pyzhova). In 1955 Rufina Nifontova graduated from Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography and was admitted to the Theater-studio movie actor.
People"s Artist of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (1978). The father – Dmitry Pitade (1891–1944), was an assistant to the chief of station Moscow-Sorting – attentive, gentle manitoba Mother – Darya Semyonovna (1895–1964), worked at a textile factory, was a shock worker-activist, had a martial character.
Alexander"s brother went missing in the early days of the Great Patriotic War.
Brother Boris was also killed at the front. Brother Vyacheslav (1931–1975) – the twin Rufina.
Since 1957 Nifontova comes into the troupe of the Maly Theatre. The Maly she came already famous actress.
In 1986–1991 – Secretary of the Board Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation.
November 27, 1994 Rufina Nifontova came from the country, much shivering and wanted to bask in the bathroom to go to bed later. Water seemed cool actress: she turned the hot water, but a few minutes later fainted. Noticing streaks on the ceiling downstairs neighbors started knocking on the door, and then called her daughter Nifontova.
Help Rufina Nifontova was impossible.
Member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 1972.