Famous Czech Women

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Martina Navratilova
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Martina Navratilova
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Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Martina Navratilova is the world’s only tennis player to be no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in both singles and doubles. She is one of three women with a "Grand Slam Boxed Set.” She is openly lesbian and had earlier fled her country, Czechoslovakia, due to political issues.
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Paulina Porizkova
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Birthdate: April 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechoslovakia

Model, actress, and author, Paulina Porizkova, became the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1984. She began modeling as a teenager and became a top model in Paris during the early 1980s. She eventually began acting as well. Also a writer, she has written a few books.

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Karolína Kurková
(Czech Actress and Model Known for Her Work as a Former ‘Victoria's Secret Angel’)
Karolína Kurková
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Birthdate: February 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Děčín, Czech Republic

Karolína Kurková is a Czech-American actress and model best known for being a former Victoria's Secret Angel. Praised by the bigwigs of the modeling industry for her skills as a model, Kurková was counted among the world's highest-paid models by 2007. Also known for her humanitarian work, Kurková was honored by Women Together, a non-profit organization, in 2006.

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Petra Kvitová
(Czech Tennis Player and Bronze Medal Winner in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics)
Petra Kvitová
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Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bílovec, Czechia
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Sophia of Hanover
(Electress of Hanover)
Sophia of Hanover
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Birthdate: October 14, 1630
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: June 8, 1714
Sophia of Hanover was the Electress of Hanover, through her marriage to Ernest Augustus. After a long conflict regarding the succession of the throne of England, she died just 2 months before she could become the queen. An art connoisseur, she played a crucial role in creating the Herrenhausen Gardens
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Jana Novotná
(Czech Tennis Player Who Won The 1998 Wimbledon Singles Title)
Jana Novotná
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Birthdate: October 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

Jana Novotná was a tennis player best remembered for winning the 1998 Wimbledon singles title. She was also renowned as a doubles player as she won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles, achieving the Career Grand Slam twice in the process. Novotná also competed in other important tournaments like the Olympics where she won two silver medals and one bronze medal. 

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Silvia Saint
(Czech Former Porn Star)
Silvia Saint
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Birthdate: February 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyjov, Czechia

Silvia Saint is a Czech former pornographic actress who appeared in over 300 pornographic films. She achieved popularity in 1996 when she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in the magazine's Czech edition. As a pornographic actress, Silvia Saint won many awards, including an AVN Award. In 2012, she was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Little Caprice
(Czech Porn Star)
Little Caprice
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Birthdate: October 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brno, Czechoslovakia

Little Caprice is a Czech model, pornographic actress, and producer. Over the course of her career, Caprice has received many nominations for the prestigious AVN Award and has won the award on a couple of occasions. She has also received a couple of XBIZ Awards in her career so far.

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Karolína Plíšková
(Czech Professional Tennis Player Known for Her Powerful Serve and Forehand)
Karolína Plíšková
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Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia

Karolína Plíšková is a Czech tennis player best known for her powerful forehand and serve. A former world No. 1, Plíšková has reached the finals of two Grand Slam singles events so far. Karolína Plíšková has also helped her team win the prestigious Fed Cup on three occasions.

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Kristyna Pliskova
(Czech Tennis Player & Current Record Holder for Most Aces Served in a 'WTA Tour' Match)
Kristyna Pliskova
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Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louny, Czechoslovakia

Kristýna Plíšková is a Czech tennis player who holds the record for the highest number of aces served in a WTA Tour match, which she set while playing against Monica Puig Marchán at the 2016 Australian Open. Kristýna Plíšková has won one singles title on the WTA Tour so far.

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Barbora Krejčíková
(Czech Tennis Player)
Barbora Krejčíková
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Birthdate: December 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic

Barbora Krejčíková is a Czech tennis player best known for winning the 2021 French Open singles title. A successful doubles player, Krejčíková has won four Grand Slam doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles so far. Barbora Krejčíková also represented her country in the 2020 Olympic Games where she won the gold medal in the women's doubles event.

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Lucie Šafářová
(Czech Retired Tennis Player With Five Grand Slam Doubles Title)
Lucie Šafářová
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Birthdate: February 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia

Lucie Šafářová is a Czech retired tennis player best known for her achievements in major doubles events such as Grand Slams. The former world No. 1 in doubles, Šafářová won five Grand Slam doubles, including two Australian Open and two French Open. Lucie Šafářová also earned a bronze medal for her country at the 2016 Olympics along with Barbora Strýcová.

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Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
(Lady-in-waiting, Photographer)
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
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Birthdate: March 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died: June 28, 1914
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Barbora Strycova
(Czech Retired Tennis Player Who Won The 2019 'Wimbledon' Women's Doubles Title)
Barbora Strycova
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Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plzeň, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Barbora Strycova is a Czech retired tennis player best known for winning the 2019 Wimbledon in the women's doubles event. She also won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games along with Lucie Šafářová. Strycova was an important member of the Czech Republic team that dominated the Fed Cup for almost a decade; she won six Fed Cup titles.

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Jessica Korda
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Birthdate: February 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, USA

Jessica Korda is an American golfer who has won six LPGA Tour events so far in her career. As an amateur golfer, Korda has represented the United States as well as the Czech Republic. After turning professional, Korda went on to win the Women's Australian Open in 2012.

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Petra Nemcova
(Model, TV Host and Philanthropist who Founded the "Happy Hearts Fund")
Petra Nemcova
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Birthdate: June 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karvina, Czech Republic

Czech model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova has not only graced the covers of magazines such as Elle and Cosmopolitan but is also associated with the non-profit All Hands And Hearts. She barely escaped death in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand but lost her photographer boyfriend Simon Atlee in the disaster.

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Katerina Siniakova
(Czech Professional Tennis Player and Multiple Grand Slam Champion in Women’s Doubles)
Katerina Siniakova
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Birthdate: May 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Czech professional tennis-player Kateřina Siniaková won Grand Slam titles at 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2018 French Open, 2021 French Open and 2022 Australian Open; and a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s doubles, all with compatriot Barbora Krejčíková. They became world No. 1 in doubles on October 22, 2018. Siniaková also won the 2018 Fed Cup with the Czech team.

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Eva Herzigová
(Czech-Italian Supermodel and Actress)
Eva Herzigová
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Birthdate: March 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litvínov, Czechia

Czech supermodel-actor Eva Herzigová was quite a sports lover in her younger days. She deviated to modeling after winning a pageant at 16. Known for her iconic Guess and Wonderbra campaigns, Herzigová, who is now a mother of three, has won hearts with her classic smile and blue-green eyes.

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Markéta Irglová
(Czech-Icelandic Singer-songwriter and Actress Best Known for Starring in the Film 'Once')
Markéta Irglová
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Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valasske Mezirici, Czechia

Marketa Irglova is a Czech-Icelandic musician, singer-songwriter, and actress. She is best known for starring in the 2007 Irish musical drama film Once, which earned Irglová numerous prestigious awards, such as an Oscar under the Best Original Song category for her song, Falling Slowly

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Věra Čáslavská
(Czechoslovak Artistic Gymnast Considered the Greatest in Czech History)
Věra Čáslavská
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Birthdate: May 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 30, 2016

Věra Čáslavská was a Czechoslovak artistic gymnast who won 22 international titles, including 11 European Championships, four World Championships, and seven Olympic gold medals. The most decorated gymnast in Czech history, Čáslavská is the only gymnast to have won at least one Olympic gold in each individual event. In 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Jarmila Kratochvílová
(Former Czech Track and Field Athlete Who Specialized in the 400 Metres & 800 Metres Events)
Jarmila Kratochvílová
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Birthdate: January 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Golčův Jeníkov, Czech Republic

Jarmila Kratochvílová is a Czech retired track and field athlete known for winning gold medals in the 800m and 400m events at the 1983 World Championships and setting a world record in the process in the 400m event. In 1983, she also set a world record in the 800m event. Kratochvílová also won a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics.

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Karolína Muchová
(Tennis Player)
Karolína Muchová
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olomouc, Czech Republic

Karolína Muchová is a Czech tennis player who won the 2019 Korea Open, her first title on the WTA Tour. Over the course of her career, Muchová has scored victories over popular players like Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolína Plíšková, and Ashleigh Barty. Muchová has been praised for her ability to manufacture winners from typically defensive shots like drop shots and lobs.

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Ester Ledecká
(Czech Alpine Skier and Snowboarder)
Ester Ledecká
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Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

Ester Ledecká is a Czech alpine skier and snowboarder. She is best known for winning gold medals at the 2018 and 2022 Olympics in parallel giant slalom. In the 2018 Olympics, Ledecká also won gold medal in the super-G event, becoming the first person to win two gold medals using two different types of equipment at the same Winter Olympics.

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Anne of Bohemia
(Queen of England)
Anne of Bohemia
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Birthdate: May 11, 1366
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
Died: June 7, 1394
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Tarra White
(Czech Pornographic Actress)
Tarra White
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Birthdate: November 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czechia
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Ivana Trump
(Ex-Wife of Former US President, Donald Trump)
Ivana Trump
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Birthdate: February 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zlín, Czechia
Died: July 14, 2022

Ivana Trump was the first wife of Donald Trump, who she married in 1977. Their marriage lasted for nearly 15 years and ended in a much-publicized divorce after she discovered her husband’s extramarital affair with Marla Maples. After the divorce, Ivana developed her own lines of clothing, fashion jewelry, and beauty products.

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Linda Fruhvirtová
(Tennis Player ])
Linda Fruhvirtová
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Birthdate: May 1, 2005
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Czech Republic

Linda Fruhvirtová is a Czech tennis player who has won three singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit so far. Since 2020, she has been climbing up the ladder of the WTA-ranking. Linda Fruhvirtová is also considered a player to watch out for in the future.

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Marilyn Miglin
(Entrepreneur)
Marilyn Miglin
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Pilsen

The Queen of Makeovers Marilyn Miglin is a known face on the Home Shopping Network. The owner of the fragrance brand Pheromone, Miglin has an entire stretch named after her in Oak Street’s shopping district. She made headlines when her husband, Lee Miglin, was brutally murdered by a serial killer.

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Daniela Pestova
(Czech Model)
Daniela Pestova
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Birthdate: October 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Teplice, Czechia

Daniela Pestova is a Czech model who has appeared on the covers of magazines like GQ, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Glamour. Pestova is the second model of Czechoslovak descent to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue after Paulina Porizkova. She graced the cover of the magazine in 1995, 2000 and 2006. Pestova has also modelled for Victoria's Secret and L'Oréal.

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Alena Šeredová
(Czech Actress and Model)
Alena Šeredová
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Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Alena Šeredová is a Czech actress and model best known for her work in Italy. Over the years, Šeredová has appeared on the covers of popular magazines like Playboy Europe, Penthouse Europe, Quo, and Spy. Her popularity increased in 2011 when she got married to Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon; they separated in May 2014.

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Anna Kellnerová
(Czech Showjumper and Twice National Champion in the 'Young Riders' Category)
Anna Kellnerová
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Birthdate: November 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

Anna Kellnerová is a Czech professional showjumper who represented her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Kellnerová achieved national prominence when she became a two-time junior national champion. She has also won two national championship titles under the Young Riders category. In 2017, the Czech Equestrian Federation named her The Women Rider of 2016 under the Young Riders category.

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Milada Horáková
(Czech Politician Wrongfully Convicted and Executed on Fabricated Charges by the 'Communist Party of Czechoslovakia')
Milada Horáková
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Birthdate: December 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: June 27, 1950
Czech lawyer-politician Milada Horáková remained active in underground resistance-movement during the Second World War. She was convicted on fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and executed by hanging. Her trial verdict was posthumously annulled and she was rehabilitated and awarded Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1st Class) and Order of the White Double Cross (1st Class).
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Dolly Buster
(Retired Czech-German Porn Star)
Dolly Buster
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Birthdate: October 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Dolly Buster is a Czech-German author, filmmaker, and retired pornographic actress. She appeared in more than 100 X-rated European movies and was named the hottest porn star in Germany in 2009. Dolly Buster also has a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the Venus Awards, and a Special Jury Award under her belt. Buster has also written a series of crime-novels.

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Vera Ralston
(Czech Figure-Skater Who Competed in 1936-Winter-Olympics and Known for Her Role in the Film 'Dakota')
Vera Ralston
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Birthdate: July 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 9, 2003

Czech figure-skater Vera Ralston represented her nation under her birth name Věra Hrubá at the 1936 European Figure Skating Championships, the 1936 Winter Olympics, and the 1937 European Figure Skating Championships. She later immigrated to the US and became a naturalized citizen. She made her name as an actress appearing in films like Storm Over Lisbon, Dakota, and The Fighting Kentuckian.

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Lída Baarová
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Birthdate: September 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Died: October 28, 2000

Lída Baarová was a Czech actress whose professional life was overshadowed by her personal counterpart; she is best remembered as the mistress of Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi propaganda minister. Her life and career inspired the 2016 film The Devil's Mistress, a dramatization of Lída Baarová's life, in which Baarová was played by Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová.

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Zdenka Podkapova
(The First Model from Czech Republic to Win the 'Penthouse Pet of the Year' title.  )
Zdenka Podkapova
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Birthdate: August 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brno, Czechoslovakia

Zdenka Podkapova is a Czech actress, adult model, and former gymnast. She achieved international prominence in May 1998 when she was selected as Penthouse Pet of the Month. Her popularity increased in 2001 when she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year, becoming the first model from Czech Republic to win the Penthouse Pet of the Year title.  

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Gabriela Gunčíková
(Czech Singer)
Gabriela Gunčíková
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Birthdate: June 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kroměříž, Czech Republic

Gabriela Gunčíková is a Czech singer who achieved national prominence in 2011 when she won the Best New Artist award at the Český slavík awards. In 2016, Gabriela Gunčíková represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song, I Stand.

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Magdalena Kožená
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Birthdate: May 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
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Anny Ondra
(Czech Actress Who Appeared in Czech, Austrian, French, German, and English films.)
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Birthdate: May 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tarnow, Poland
Died: February 28, 1987

Anny Ondra was a Czech film actress who appeared in Czech, Austrian, French, German, and English films. Apart from her popular acting career, Ondra was also known for her much publicized wedding and marriage life with boxing champion Max Schmeling. Anny Ondra was played by Peta Wilson in the 2002 American-German boxing film Joe and Max.

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Marketa Vondrousova
(Czech Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: June 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sokolov, Czech Republic

Marketa Vondrousova is a Czech tennis player best known for winning the silver medal in the singles event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the age of 19, she reached the finals of the 2019 French Open, becoming the first teenage Grand Slam finalist since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. Marketa Vondrousova is considered one of the best returners.

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Yana Gupta
(Czech Actress and Model Known For Her Work in Indian Films)
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Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia

Yana Gupta is a Czech actress and model. She is best known for her work in Indian films like Anniyan, Manmadhan, and Murder 2. Apart from appearing in films, Gupta also appears in popular Indian TV reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

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Libuše Šafránková
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Birthdate: June 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brno, Czechoslovakia
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Tatana Kucharova
(The First Contestant from the Czech Republic to win the Miss World Title)
Tatana Kucharova
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Birthdate: December 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trnava, Czechoslovakia

Tatana Kucharova is a Czech beauty queen and model. She achieved national recognition in 2006 when she made history by becoming the first contestant from the Czech Republic to win the Miss World title. Tatana Kucharova went on to appear in popular TV shows such as StarDance, where she finished second in 2013.

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Nicole Vaidišová
(Czech Retired Tennis Player Who Was Known for Her Powerful Serve and Groundstrokes)
Nicole Vaidišová
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Birthdate: April 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany

Nicole Vaidišová is a Czech retired tennis player best known for her powerful serve and groundstrokes. Her best Grand Slam result came in 2006 and 2007 when she qualifid for the semi-finals of the 2006 French Open and the 2007 Australian Open. Nicole Vaidišová won six WTA Tour singles titles before announcing her retirement for the second time in 2016.

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Marie Bouzkova
(Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: July 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Marie Bouzkova is a Czech tennis player who came into prominence in 2014 when she won the US Open girls' singles title. She competes in the WTA Tour and ITF Women's Circuit. Marie Bouzkova currently has 12 ITF singles titles and three WTA doubles titles under her belt.

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Monika Bagárová
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Birthdate: July 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
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Milena Jesenska
(Czech Writer Who Helped Many Jews Escape From Czechoslovakia After the Advent of The Nazis)
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Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 17, 1944

Milena Jesenska was a Czech writer, editor, journalist, and translator. She is best remembered for translating Franz Kafka's works from German to Czech and for her romantic relationship with Kafka when she was still married to Ernst Pollak. She is also known for her action of saving the lives of many Jewish and political refugees when the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia.

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Ewa Farna
(Singer)
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Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trinec, Czechia
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Denise Milani
(Pinup Model)
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Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic

Denise Milani is a Czech model whose curvaceous figure kept her in the limelight for a long period of time. Still a famous name in the world of pin-up modeling, Denise Milani continues to fascinate men and women alike. She is also popular on social media platforms, such as Instagram where she has more than 690k followers.

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Jessica Fridrich
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic

Czechoslovakia is a brimming country filled with an extraordinary sense of charm and charisma. Just a little over a couple of decades since its independence in 1993, the nation nevertheless has a strong history and heritage to boast of. Adding to the old-world glory is the picturesque present of enlivened and bustling cities and exciting local life. Coming to its nationals, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Czechoslovakia has a reservoir of talent. Czech women especially have stamped their mark on all fields – be it science or literature, history or geography, music or movies, psychology or physiology.

The famed Czech model, Tantana Kucharova was crowned Miss World in 2006. With this, she created history by becoming the first woman from Czech Republic to ever win the coveted title. Petra Kvitova poses as the legend-in-the-making sport star for Czechoslovakia. A professional tennis player, she currently holds the 8th rank in the world and the 1st for Czech. She also became the second highest ranked left hand player of the world. When Gerty Theresa Cori was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology for her pioneering contribution in the field of medicine, it was a historic moment as she became the first woman to receive the prize in the category. Unravel more illuminating facts about Czech women, their accomplishments and their life with this segment.