Her roles inspired playwright Budimir Metalnikov to write for her "Prostaya istoriya "("A Simple Story") (1960) (film director Yuri Yegorov).In this film Mordyukova played one of her best roles - young widow Sasha Potapova who is all of a sudden burdened with chairmanship in a poorly performing collective farm.
Her housing office activist in Brilliantovaya ruka (The Diamond Arm) (1968) directed by Leonid Gaidai became a mocking satire on a well-known type of an importunate female joiner.
In 1992, the name of Nonna Mordyukova awarded one of the smaller planets of the solar system.
The role of Klavida Vavilova, a robust and boisterous Red Army Commissar who has accidentally become pregnant, in Aleksandr Askoldov's "Commissar" (1967) is Mordyukova's most memorable work.
The film, shot in 1966, was shelved and was only released in 1988.
Nonna Viktorovna Mordyukova was one of the most popular actresses of Soviet Russian cinema; a bright, integral and whole-hearted person, she stands out as a symbolic figure in modern Russian cinema art.