Maia Morgenstern


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

Filmography

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 2022 Harvest (pre-production)
Nadia
 2021 Wicked Clone or How to Deal with the Evil (TV Series) (pre-production)
Violeta
- Inspiration (2021) ... Violeta
 2021 O Secunda (filming)
Maya
 2022 What About Love (completed)
Sister Martina
 2019-2020 Sacrificiul (TV Series)
Eva Oprea
- Episode #3.11 (2020) ... Eva Oprea
- Episode #3.10 (2020) ... Eva Oprea
- Episode #3.9 (2020) ... Eva Oprea
- Episode #3.8 (2020) ... Eva Oprea
- Episode #3.7 (2020) ... Eva Oprea
 2012-2020 Las Fierbinti (TV Series)
Rapidoaica
- Episodul 13 (2020) ... Rapidoaica
- Regele fitness-ului (2013) ... Rapidoaica
- Tatuajul (2013) ... Rapidoaica
- Aspirina e gravida #2 (2013) ... Rapidoaica
- Amigo (2012) ... Rapidoaica
 2020 The New Gospel
Mother Mary
 2019 Lucania
Argenzia
 2019 The Goat and Her Three Kids (Short)
Capra
 2018-2019 Fructul oprit (TV Series)
Magda Popa
- Episode #2.36 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.35 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.34 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.33 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.32 (2019) ... Magda Popa
 2018 Cuore Blu (Short)
Laura
 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 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 Miss Christina
Mrs. Moscu
 2012 Iubire elenã
 2011 Fata din Transilvania (Short)
 2011 The End of Silence
Anne
 2010-2011 In the Name of Honour (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 My Mother, My Bride and I
Bogdana
 2008 Mar nero
Madalina - Angela's sister
 2006 Mansfeld
Mansfeldné
 2006 Margo
Margo's Stepmother
 2006 Visuri otravite (Short)
Ada's mother
 2005 15
Irene
 2005 The Hurried Man (TV Movie)
Bonne de Bois de Rose
 2004 Casatorie imposibila (TV Series)
 2004 Orient Express
Amalia Frunzetti
 2004 Damen tango
Alexandra
 2003 Fool's Song
Gina
 2003 Rose's Songs
Olga
 2002 Bed of Procust
Doamna T.
 2000 Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (TV Movie)
Woman at Fountain
 1999 The Death Triangle
Regina Maria
 1999 Fata în fata
Ioana Petroni
 1998 Az álombánya (TV Movie)
 1997 The Witman Boys
Mrs. Witman
 1996 The Seventh Room
Edith Stein
 1995 Ulysses' Gaze
Kali
 1994 Nostradamus
Helen (as Maja Morgenstern)
 1993 Trahir
Woman in Prison
 1992 Ramînerea
 1992 The Oak
Nela
 1991 Casa din vis
 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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