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Maia Morgenstern


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 has been nationally known since her 1992 role as ... See full bio »

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The Oak Nela
(1992)
The Seventh Room Edith Stein
(1996)
(2016)

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  What About Love (post-production)
Sister Martina
 2018 Lucania (post-production)
Argenzia
 2019 Capra cu trei iezi (Short) (completed)
Capra
 2018 Fructul oprit (TV Series)
Magda Popa
- Episode #2.10 (2018) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Magda Popa (credit only)
 2018 The Bra
Fidan
 2018/II Isha (Short)
Mother
 2017 The Slider
Marta Martini
 2017 Narcis si Fifi (Short)
The Mother
 2017 The Crucifixion
Dr. Funar
 2017 Scurtcircuit
 2017 Far from Here
Donna
 2016 Veni, Vidi, Fugi: I came, I saw, I fled (Short)
Profesoara de latina
 2016 Selfie 69
Femeie Bila
 2016 High Grounds (Short)
Stella Petrescu
 2016 Pieptis (Short)
Mother
 2016 High Strung
Markova
 2016 Kidnapped in Romania
Daniela
 2015 Exodus to Shanghai
Mrs. Morgenstern
 2014 Revederea
 2013 DramaKarma
Mama
 2013/I Carmen
Dr. Janos
 2013 Domnisoara Christina
Mrs. Moscu
 2012 Iubire elenã
 2011 Fata din Transilvania (Short)
 2011 La fin du silence
Anne
 2010-2011 Iubire si onoare (TV Series)
Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.52 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.51 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.50 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.49 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
 2010 Luna verde
Simona
 2010/II Eva
Maria
 2009 The Overcoat (Short)
Mother
 2009 Aniela (TV Series)
Maica Stareta (2009-2010)
 2008 Die zweite Frau
Bogdana
 2008 Mar nero
Madalina - Angela's sister
 2006 Mansfeld
Mrs. Mansfeld
 2006 Margo
Margo's Stepmother
 2006 Visuri otravite (Short)
Ada's mother
 2005 15
Irene
 2005 L'homme pressé (TV Movie)
Bonne de Bois de Rose
 2004 Casatorie imposibila (TV Series)
 2004 Orient Express
Amalia Frunzetti
 2004 Damen tango
Alexandra
 2003 Bolondok éneke
Gina
 2003 A Rózsa énekei
Olga
 2002 Patul lui Procust
Doamna T.
 2000 Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (TV Movie)
Woman at Fountain
 1999 Fata în fata
Ioana Petroni
 1999 The Death Triangle
Regina Maria
 1998 Az álombánya (TV Short)
 1997 Omul zilei
 1997 Witman fiúk
Mrs. Witman
 1996 The Seventh Room
Edith Stein
 1995 To vlemma tou Odyssea
Kali
 1994 Nostradamus
Helen (as Maja Morgenstern)
 1993 Casa din vis
 1993 Trahir
Woman in Prison
 1992 Ramînerea
 1992 The Oak
Nela
 1990 Pasaj
 1990 Marea sfidare
Barbara Jaworska
 1988 Maria si marea
Maria
 1984 Chained Justice
Floraea (as Maia Istodor)
 1984 The Secret of Bacchus
Coca - girl in the restaurant (as Maia Morgenstern Istodor)
 1983 Spinoase-s caile iubirii (Short)
Rozalia
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Alternate Names:

Maia Morgenstern Istodor | Maia Istodor | Maja Morgenstern

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Her surname Morgenstern means "Morning Star" a title of the Virgin Mary, the character she played in The Passion of the Christ (2004). Mel Gibson, a devout Roman Catholic, among others, thought this of great significance when casting her. See more »

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