Top 100 Eastern European Actressesby minalex | created - 17 Jun 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
The most important actresses from the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. 45 Polish, 16 Hungarian, 12 Romanian, 10 Serbian/Bosnian, 8 Czech, 3 Albanian/Kosovar, one Bulgarian, one Georgian, one Lithuanian, one Moldovan, one Slovak and one Slovenian actress.
1. Anny Ondra
Actress | Blackmail
Anny Ondra was a Polish-Czech-Austrian-German-French singer and a film and stage actress. As a child she lived in Prague, where her father was a colonel in the Austro-Hungarian army. After graduating from convent school in Prague, she studied to be an actress with Professor Bor. She was already a ...
3. Lída Baarová
Actress | Die Fledermaus
Lída Baarová was born on September 14, 1914 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Ludmila Babková. She was an actress, known for Die Fledermaus (1937), Virginity (1937) and Jsem devce s certem v tele (1933). She was married to Kurt Lundwall and Jan Kopecky. She died on October 28, 2000 in Salzburg...
Actress | Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a
Janina Jablonowska was born on July 12, 1903 in Plock, Poland, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a (1968), Kanal (1957) and Poradnik matrymonialny (1968). She died on December 30, 1987 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.
11. Ewa Krzyzewska
Actress | Popiól i diament
Ewa Krzyzewska was born on February 7, 1939 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Faust XX (1966) and Zuzanna i chlopcy (1961). She was married to Boleslaw Kwiatkowski. She died on July 30, 2003 in Spain.
16. Barbara Lass
Actress | Thanatos palace hotel
Barbara Kwiatkowska was a girl from the Polish countryside. One day, she took part in a competition called "Piekne dziewczyny na ekrany" ("Pretty Girls on to the Screens"). She won and landed the title role of "Ewa Bonecka" in the comedy Eve Wants to Sleep (1958) as the main prize. During filming, ...
17. Lucyna Winnicka
Actress | Pociag
Lucyna Winnicka was born on July 14, 1928 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Pociag (1959), Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) and First Spaceship on Venus (1960). She was married to Jerzy Kawalerowicz. She died on January 22, 2013 in Warsaw.
Actress | Epitafium dla Barbary Radziwillówny
Aleksandra Slaska was born on November 4, 1925 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland as Aleksandra Wasik. She was an actress, known for Epitafium dla Barbary Radziwillówny (1983), Passenger (1963) and Spotkanie w 'Bajce' (1962). She was married to Janusz Warminski. She died on September 18, 1989 in ...
22. Nevena Kokanova
Actress | Kradetzat na praskovi
Nevena, born in Dupnitsa on December 12, 1938, is keenly aware of the inequities of the world from a very young age. Her father Bogdan is a military officer in the Kingdom of Bulgaria. When the Communist-led Fatherland Front government takes power in the 40's, it consolidates its victory by ...
24. Milena Dravic
Actress | Prekobrojna
Born in Belgrade, Dravic was involved with the performing arts from the age of four: first with dance and later classical ballet. In 1959, while in high school, director Frantisek Cap saw her on the cover of a youth magazine in a ballet dancers group photo and decided on the spot to approach her ...
25. Milada Jezková
Actress | Lásky jedné plavovlásky
Milada Jezková was born on June 27, 1910 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Loves of a Blonde (1965), Vesnicko má stredisková (1985) and Closely Watched Trains (1966). She died on May 4, 1994 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Actress | Bice skoro propast sveta
Gordana Jovanovic was born in 1951 in Vrsac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Bice skoro propast sveta (1968), Skupljaci perja (1967) and Nase priredbe (1973). She died on September 2, 1999 in Vrsac, Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
32. Mari Töröcsik
Actress | Kölyök
She graduated in 1957 after which she went to work to the National Theatre. Her first role was Solveig in Peer Gynt. She was a student in the College when Zoltan Fabri gave her the main character cast in the film: Korhinta (1955). She is a well-balanced (sense and sensibility) actress, who can act ...
Actress | Panny z Wilka
Krystyna Zachwatowicz was born on May 16, 1930 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Panny z Wilka (1979), Katyn (2007) and Czlowiek z marmuru (1977). She has been married to Andrzej Wajda since January 1974.
Actress | Matka Królów
Magda Teresa Wójcik was born on June 10, 1934 in Wilno, Wilenskie, Poland as Magda Teresa Dabrowska. She was an actress, known for Matka Królów (1987), Zielona milosc (1980) and Czlowiek z marmuru (1977). She died on September 17, 2011 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
43. Maja Komorowska
Actress | Bilans kwartalny
Maja Komorowska was born on December 23, 1937 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Maria Janina Komorowska. She is an actress, known for A Woman's Decision (1975), Cwal (1996) and Lawa. Opowiesc o 'Dziadach' Adama Mickiewicza (1989). She was previously married to Jerzy Hubert Tyszkiewicz.
45. Anna Prucnal
Actress | Der fliegende Holländer
Anna Prucnal was born on December 17, 1940 in Warsaw, Poland. She is a Polish actress in both cinema and theatre, as well as a singer. After her father, a surgeon, was killed by the Nazis during World War II, Anna and her sister were raised by their mother, who was of noble descent and related to ...
51. Kalina Jedrusik
Actress | La double vie de Véronique
Kalina Jedrusik was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1931. Her parents brought her up together with two other children. In 1953 she debuted on stage and year later married famous Polish writer Stanislaw Dygat (Jezioro Bodenskie, Disneyland). Her long list of theatre work includes plays by Jaroslaw ...
Actress | Krótki film o milosci
Emilia Ziólkowska was born on May 29, 1904 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for A Short Film About Love (1988), All Soul's Day (1961) and Decyzja (1960). She died on September 8, 1993 in Skolimów, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Mazowieckie, Poland.
Actress | Spoorloos
From 1979 to 1984 Johanna ter Steege studied at the academy of dramatic art in Kampen to become a drama teacher. Her initial desire to develop theatre for and with children prompted her to seek a career as an actress and a teacher. From 1984 to 1988 she attended the school of acting at Arnhem to ...
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Actress | Pokhoronite menya za plintusom
Svetlana Nikolaevna Kryuchkova was born on June 22, 1950, in Kishinev, Moldavia, USSR (now Chishnau, Moldavia). Her father, named Nikolai Kryuchkov, was an army officer. Before becoming an actress, Kryuchkova was a worker at ZIL automobile plant in Moscow. In 1973 she graduated from the Acting ...
69. Maia Morgenstern
Actress | The Passion of the Christ
Maia Morgenstern is a Romanian film and stage actress, described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film". In the English-speaking world, she is probably best known for the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. In Romania, she ...
71. Milena Pavlovic
Actress | Mi nismo andjeli
Milena Pavlovic was born on January 1, 1972 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Mi nismo andjeli (1992), Underground (1995) and Mi nismo andjeli 2 (2005). She has been married to Milan Cucilovic since 2002. They have three children.
72. Branka Katic
Actress | Crna macka, beli macor
Branka Katic was born on January 20, 1970 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Crna macka, beli macor (1998), Public Enemies (2009) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). She has been married to Julian Farino since August 31, 2000. They have two children.
Actress | GoldenEye
Born in the northern Polish town of Bialystok, Izabella Scorupco moved to Sweden with her mother as a young child. She studied drama and music and, at 17, was discovered by a Swedish film director who cast her in the movie Ingen kan älska som vi (1988), which made her a local teenage idol. She...
Actress | Der Untergang
Born on 12 November 1978 in Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra Maria Lara fled to Germany with her parents when she was four and half years old. After graduating at the French High School, she studied acting at the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg from 1997 and 2000, but had already played leading ...
Actress | Youth
Born in Sarajevo, 2nd of December 1991. Her acting career started in 2005 when chosen to play the role of Sara in "Grbavica" (directed by Jasmila Zbanic, winner of the Golden Bear 2006.) It was her first acting experience and she continues to do acting in Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Holland, Austria...
88. Ada Condeescu
Actress | Loverboy
Ada studied acting at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. She participated at many workshops and acting and choreography classes around the world and is convinced that she is meant to be an actress, since she has been dreaming of it since forever. She believes that growing up ...
Actress | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Luminita Gheorghiu studied Ion Cojar's acting method under Ion Cojar himself at what is now called the National University of Theatre and Film from Bucharest. She had played in tens of movies and theatre shows since her graduation in 1972, but her real international breakthrough came with a role in...
Actress | Ida
Agata Trzebuchowska is a Polish actress who is quickly garnering international accolades for her debut performance as the title character in Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida. Wide-eyed, but not necessarily naive, Trzebuchowska breathes life into the complex and troubled, young Ida.
Her performance gained her...