Top 100 Eastern European Actressesby minalex | created - 17 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The most important actresses from the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. 36 Polish, 17 Hungarian, 17 Romanian, 12 Serbian/Bosnian, 9 Czech, 2 Albanian/Kosovar, 2 Slovak, 2 Slovenian, one Bulgarian, one Georgian and one Lithuanian actress.
1. Pola Negri
Actress | Die Bergkatze
Pola Negri was born in Lipno, Poland, and moved to Warsaw as a child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness that ended her dancing career, she soon switched to the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became ...
2. 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 ...
Actress | Sarutul
Graziela Albini, was born in 1926, in the "Mots' Country" ("Tara Motilor), in the very North of Romania, a place she was very proud of. She finished the "Faculty of Theatre" in Timisoara, in 1950, becoming an actress with the local "State Theatre", later with the Theatres "Giulesti" and "Bulandra" ...
10. 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.
12. Jirina Sejbalová
Actress | Sólo pro starou dámu
Jirina Sejbalová was born on September 17, 1905 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Sólo pro starou dámu (1978), Rusalka (1963) and From Saturday to Sunday (1931). She died on August 23, 1981 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Actress | Pociag
Teresa Szmigielówna was born on October 9, 1929 in Kobalówka, Tarnopolskie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Night Train (1959), Sygnaly (1959) and Trzy opowiesci (1953). She died on September 24, 2013 in Skolimów, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Mazowieckie, Poland.
15. Olivera Markovic
Actress | Balkan ekspres
Olivera Markovic has prevailed in the Yugoslav theater, film and television scene since she first appeared in modern American stage plays by such authors as Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and William Inge in the early 1950s, and was also able to impress audiences and critics alike in more ...
16. Lucyna Winnicka
Actress | Pociag
Lucyna Winnicka was born on July 14, 1928 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Night Train (1959), Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) and Pamietnik pani Hanki (1963). She was married to Jerzy Kawalerowicz. She died on January 22, 2013 in Warsaw.
17. 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, ...
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 ...
21. 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 ...
23. Milena Dravic
Actress | Horoskop
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 ...
27. Eva Ras
Actress | Srecni ljudi
Eva Ras was born on January 1, 1941 in Subotica, Serbia, Yugoslavia as Eva Marija Balas. She is an actress and writer, known for Srecni ljudi (1993), Man Is Not a Bird (1965) and Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967). She was previously married to Radomir Stevic Ras.
Actress | Bice skoro propast sveta
Gordana Jovanovic was born in 1951 in Vrsac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for It Rains in My Village (1968), I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967) and Nase priredbe (1973). She died on September 2, 1999 in Vrsac, Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
33. 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 ...
37. Krystyna Janda
Actress | Przesluchanie
Krystyna Janda was born on December 18, 1952 in Starachowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress and director, known for Interrogation (1989), Pestka (1995) and A Few People, a Little Time (2005). She was previously married to Edward Klosinski and Andrzej Seweryn.
44. 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 ...
Actress | Sjecas li se Dolly Bell?
Ljiljana Blagojevic was born on November 5, 1955 in Zemun, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress and producer, known for Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), Bolji zivot (1987) and Kraj dinastije Obrenovic (1995). She is married to Sinisa Kovacevic. They have one child.
60. Judit Pogány
Actress | Vuk
She was born as Judit Anna Pogány. She worked as an accountant of salaries from 1963 to '65. After she's found the theatre in her home town and has worked as a supernumerary in Kaposvár. In 1970 she has become an actress here. Her son was born in 1972 and his name is Gábor. She was the member of ...
61. 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 | La double vie de Véronique
Halina Gryglaszewska was born on June 13, 1917 in Kharkov, Kharkov Governorate, Russia. She was an actress, known for The Double Life of Véronique (1991), Wsciekly (1980) and The Promised Land (1975). She died on June 18, 2010 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland.
68. 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 ...
70. 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 Black Cat, White Cat (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 teen 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...
83. Ioana Flora
Actress | Periferic
Appearing in films, on television and stage, Ioana Flora had one of the lead roles in Cristi Puiu's Stuff and Dough, alongside Dragos Bucur and Alexandru Papadopol. This was the first Romanian picture selected in 2001, at Cannes' Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, and was credited with starting the New ...
87. 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...
94. Ilinca Goia
Actress | Pozitia copilului
Ilinca Goia is a Romanian actress born on March 6, 1969 in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated from the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" of Bucharest in 1992 and went on to study under a scholarship at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she graduated in 1996. She...