Born in Leningrad. Graduated in 1973 from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (V. Merkuriev and I. Meyerhold's class). In the same year Vasilieva was accepted by the Maly Drama Theatre Company. She has played more than 20 parts and the most famous are Lizaveta in The House, Cinderella in Cinderella, Prostitute – The Officers, Tamara in Law of Eernity. Today she plays Anisya Lobanova in Brothers and Sisters, the Woman in The Devils, the Court Lady in The Winter's Tale, Katya and Era in The Moscow Chorus, Water in The Light Princess.