Famous Polish Women

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Polish women no doubt are more than what the world sees of them. There is a sea of features that make these Polish women something quite spectacular. And it's not just their outward beauty standards, but even their grit towards standing by what they deserve and not backing out of achieving their rights. The Polish women were one of the earliest to be granted equal legal rights and better access to education. Owing to that, there is a high number of professional working Polish Women, with a very low gender pay gap in the whole of Europe. Pretty amazing! For Polish women, beauty and everything under that have been popular since ancient times. Looking their most elegant even when having to run errands, Polish women have mastered the art of make-up and dressing up throughout the years. Polish women are all about quality and comfortable clothing, light yet flawless makeup routine, ending it on a note by some excellent perfume. Izabella Miko, a famous actress and dancer, is known to be one of the hottest Polish women, Wislawa Szymborska is known worldwide for her contribution towards poetry, and Zofia Kossak-Szczucka for her role in the World War II. This is just a brief of what the Polish women have achieved so far. Read on and find out more!

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 1 
Marie Curie
(The First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize)
Marie Curie
92
Birthdate: November 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1934
Amongst the most notable scientists of her time, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the sole person to win two Nobel Prize in two different category, and the first woman professor at the University of Paris—Marie Curie’s list of achievements is incredible. She did extensive research in the field of radioactivity and discovered polonium and radium.
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Susan Wojcicki
(CEO of YouTube)
Susan Wojcicki
62
Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been the longest-tenured CEO of the organization. She has earlier contributed to the formation of Google and has served them as their VP of product management. The Harvard alumnus was ranked 16 on Forbes’s list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

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Rosa Luxemburg
(Revolutionary Socialist, Marxist Philosopher & Anti-War Activist)
Rosa Luxemburg
6
Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamosc, Poland
Died: January 15, 1919
Polish Marxist and socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was a member of parties such as the SPD, the USPD, and the KPD. Luxemburg was an anti-war activist and taught economics and Marxism at SPD's Berlin training center. She was assassinated by the Freikorps troops during the German Revolution
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Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
8
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 12, 2008
Polish social worker and nurse Irena Sendler was part of the Polish Underground Resistance in German-occupied Poland, during World War II. She was arrested for smuggling Jewish children out of Poland but never revealed much about her work. She had received many awards, such as Israel’s Righteous Among the Nations.
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
 6 
Joanna Krupa
(Actor, Model, Television Personality)
Joanna Krupa
8
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Apart from gracing the Maxim Hot 100 list, the Dancing with the Stars and The Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa also works actively for PETA. Now a mother, she was also in the news when at 35, she had decided to freeze her eggs.
 7 
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
(Mixed martial artist)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
 8 
Ola Jordan
(British-Polish Model and Ballroom Dancer)
Ola Jordan
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nasielsk, Poland

Ola Jordan is a British-Polish model and ballroom dancer. She achieved popularity after appearing on the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing, where she competed from 2006 to 2015. In 2018, Ola Jordan became a judge on the Polish version of the show.

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Iga Swiatek
(Tennis player)
Iga Swiatek
4
Birthdate: May 31, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Jadwiga of Poland
(Former Queen of Poland (1384 - 1399))
Jadwiga of Poland
3
Birthdate: 1373 AD
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: July 17, 1399

Jadwiga of Poland reigned over the Kingdom of Poland as its first female monarch from 1384 until her death in 1399. Regarded as one of Poland's greatest rulers, Jadwiga is often compared to Casimir the Great and Bolesław the Brave. Also remembered for her charitable activities, Jadwiga of Poland established new schools, hospitals, and churches.

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Morgane Polanski
(Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Vikings')
Morgane Polanski
6
Birthdate: January 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

Morgane Polanski is a French-Polish model and actress, best known for her portrayal of Princess Gisla in the historical fantasy drama TV series, Vikings. The daughter of filmmaker Roman Polanski and actress Emmanuelle Seigner, Morgane Polanski followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself in the entertainment industry.

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Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987
 13 
Tamara de Lempicka
4
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 18, 1980
 14 
Joanna Pacula
(Actress)
Joanna Pacula
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
 15 
Margo Dydek
(Polish Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Margo Dydek
1
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 27, 2011

Margo Dydek was a Polish basketball player best remembered for her towering height of 7 ft 2 in, which made her the world's tallest professional female basketballer. She played for several teams in the WNBA and was honored with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit in 1999. In 2019, Dydek was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
1
Birthdate: October 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubsko, Poland
Died: April 11, 1921
 17 
Izabella Miko
(Actress)
Izabella Miko
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Polish actress, dancer, film producer and environmental activist Izabella Miko is noted for starring in the films Coyote Ugly and The Forsaken and in the music videos Mr. Brightside and Miss Atomic Bomb by The Killers. She debuted as film producer with Desert Dancer. She runs the eco foundation called EkoMiko and has a sustainable candle line called EkoMiko Candles.

 18 
Ingrid Pitt
(Best Known for Her Work in Horror Films of the 1970s)
Ingrid Pitt
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Czestochowa, Poland
Died: November 23, 2010

Ingrid Pitt was a Polish-British actress best remembered for her performance in popular horror films of the 1970s: The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula among others. She also had a prolific writing career; apart from publishing novels, Ingrid Pitt also wrote columns for magazines like Shivers.

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Krystyna Skarbek
(Britain's First and Longest-Serving Female Secret Agent)
Krystyna Skarbek
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trzepnica, Poland
Died: June 15, 1952

The first and the longest-serving British female secret agent, Krystyna Skarbek was born in Poland. Her contribution to the Allies during World War II won her honors such as the OBE and the Croix de Guerre. She was 37 when she was stabbed to death in a London hotel.

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Joanna Kulig
(Actress)
Joanna Kulig
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krynica-Zdrój, Malopolskie, Poland
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Helena Rubinstein
(Business women)
Helena Rubinstein
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Austrian Poland
Died: April 1, 1965
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Anja Rubik
(Model)
Anja Rubik
0
Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland
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Faustyna Kowalska
6
Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: October 5, 1938

Polish Catholic nun Faustyna Kowalska is remembered for her diary, which recorded her multiple visions of Jesus and was later published. She later got an artist to paint the Image of the Divine Mercy, based on her visions. Known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, she was canonized as a saint in 2000.

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Olga Tokarczuk
(Polish Writer Best Known for Her Novel 'Flights' and Winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Olga Tokarczuk
6
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sulechów, Poland

Olga Tokarczuk is a Polish writer and public intellectual. She is one of the most critically acclaimed authors of her generation in Poland. She was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first female Polish writer to receive the honor. Her works have been translated into almost 40 languages. She is also a clinical psychologist. 

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Wisława Szymborska
(Polish Poet, Essayist, Translator and Winner of 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Wisława Szymborska
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kórnik, Poland
Died: February 1, 2012

Wisława Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist, and translator. In 1996, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for her poetry. Her works have been translated into numerous languages, including English, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, and Chinese. She also translated French literature, especially Baroque poetry, into Polish. She actively wrote until her death at the age of 88. 

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Wanda Rutkiewicz
(The First Woman to Reach the Summit of K2 and the Third Woman To Climb Mount Everest)
Wanda Rutkiewicz
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plungė, Lithuania
Died: May 13, 1992
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Olga Sosnovska
2
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wieluń, Poland
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Margaret
(Polish Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Singles 'Thank You Very Much' and 'Cool Me Down')
Margaret
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stargard Szczeciński, Poland

Margaret is a Polish singer-songwriter and TV personality. A recipient of many awards like MTV Europe Music Awards and Eska Music Awards, Margaret was named in Forbes' 100 most-valuable stars of Polish show business list in 2014. In 2015, she was named among 50 most-influential Polish celebrities in Wprost magazine.

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Claudia Ciesla
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland
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Franceska Mann
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 23, 1943
 31 
Agnieszka Holland
(Director & Screenwriter)
Agnieszka Holland
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
 32 
Basia
(Polish Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Latin-Inspired Jazz-Pop Music)
Basia
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jaworzno, Poland

Basia is a Polish recording artist, singer, and songwriter best known for her Latin-inspired jazz-pop music. She achieved international fame between 1987 and 1995 with the release of her studio albums, London Warsaw New York and Time and Tide. Apart from her home country, Basia is also popular in the UK, USA, and some Asian countries.  

 33 
Viki Gabor
(Singer)
Viki Gabor
12
Birthdate: July 10, 2007
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 34 
Agata Buzek
(Actress & Model)
Agata Buzek
0
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyskowice, Poland
 35 
Anna-Maria Sieklucka
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
 36 
Teresa Orlowski
(Producer)
Teresa Orlowski
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
 37 
Marika Domińczyk
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kielce, Poland
 38 
Stanislawa Walasiewicz
1
Birthdate: April 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wierzchownia, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died: December 4, 1980
 39 
Anna Anderson
(Impostor)
Anna Anderson
5
Birthdate: December 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borowihlas, Pomerania, Germany [now Borowy Las, Pomorskie, Poland]
Died: February 12, 1984
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Izabella Scorupco
(Best Known for Her Role as the Bond Girl 'Natalya Simonova' in the Film 'GoldenEye')
Izabella Scorupco
7
Birthdate: June 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland

Polish-Swedish actress, singer, and model, Izabella Scorupco, played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the James Bond film GoldenEye, for which she gained international fame. She began her career as a model in the late 1980s and appeared on the cover of Vogue. She then started acting as well. A music lover, she also had a brief singing career.

 41 
Helena Modjeska
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: April 8, 1909
 42 
Agnieszka Radwańska
(Tennis player)
Agnieszka Radwańska
2
Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Magdalena Lamparska
0
Birthdate: January 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Słupsk, Poland
 44 
Roksana Wegiel
8
Birthdate: January 11, 2005
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jasło, Poland
 45 
Magda Linette
(Tennis player)
Magda Linette
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
 46 
Hanna Schygulla
0
Birthdate: December 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorzow, Poland
 47 
Blanka Lipinska
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pulawy, Poland

Polish cosmetologist and author Blanka Lipinska is best-recognised for her 365 Dni trilogy, first novel of which was adapted into an eponymous film. She co-wrote screenplay of the film and also did a cameo. English translation of first book of the trilogy was released in January 2021, while its second book titled That Day is scheduled for a 2022 release.

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Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland Grand Duchess of Lithuania (18 April 1518 – 1 April 1548))
Bona Sforza
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1494
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: November 19, 1557

An ideal elite Renaissance woman, Bona Sforza was the queen of Poland and the wife of Sigismund I the Old. She is remembered for her fiery resistance to the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, when he suggested Bona be planted as a Habsburg spy to counter the Jagiellonian dynasty.

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Dominika Paleta
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
 50 
Zofia Wichlacz
1
Birthdate: April 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland