Famous Polish Women

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
134
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.
 2 
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
(Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
11
Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
Rosa Luxemburg
(Revolutionary Socialist, Marxist Philosopher & Anti-War Activist)
Rosa Luxemburg
17
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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 4 
Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
19
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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 5 
Iga Swiatek
(The Second Youngest Tennis Player To Win the French Open)
Iga Swiatek
10
Birthdate: May 31, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Joanna Krupa
(Actor, Model, Television Personality)
Joanna Krupa
9
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
(Polish Mixed Martial Artist)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Izabella Miko
(Actress)
Izabella Miko
4
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.

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 9 
Jadwiga of Poland
(Former Queen of Poland (1384 - 1399))
Jadwiga of Poland
4
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.

 10 
Ola Jordan
(British-Polish Model and Ballroom Dancer)
Ola Jordan
2
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.

 11 
Faustyna Kowalska
(Polish Catholic Religious Sister and Mystic)
Faustyna Kowalska
7
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.

 12 
Morgane Polanski
(Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Vikings')
Morgane Polanski
8
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.

 13 
Olga Tokarczuk
(Polish Writer Best Known for Her Novel 'Flights' and Winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Olga Tokarczuk
11
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. 

 14 
Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 15 
Joanna Pacula
(Actress)
Joanna Pacula
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Tamara de Lempicka
(Painter)
Tamara de Lempicka
6
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 18, 1980
 17 
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
(Queen)
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
2
Birthdate: October 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubsko, Poland
Died: April 11, 1921
 18 
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.

 19 
Margo Dydek
(Polish Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Margo Dydek
4
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.

 20 
Helena Rubinstein
(Business women)
Helena Rubinstein
2
Birthdate: March 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Austrian Poland
Died: April 1, 1965
 21 
Ingrid Pitt
(Best Known for Her Work in Horror Films of the 1970s)
Ingrid Pitt
5
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.

 22 
Karolina Wydra
(Actress & model)
Karolina Wydra
4
Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Joanna Kulig
(Actress)
Joanna Kulig
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krynica-Zdrój, Malopolskie, Poland
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Anja Rubik
(Model)
Anja Rubik
1
Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Agnieszka Radwańska
(Polish Former Professional Tennis Player)
Agnieszka Radwańska
2
Birthdate: March 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
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. 

 27 
Alicja Bachleda-Curus
(Actress & Singer)
Alicja Bachleda-Curus
2
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampico, Mexico
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
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
 29 
Helena Modjeska
(Actress)
Helena Modjeska
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: April 8, 1909
 30 
Magda Linette
(Polish Professional Tennis Player)
Magda Linette
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Margaret
(Polish Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Singles 'Thank You Very Much' and 'Cool Me Down')
Margaret
2
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.

 32 
Claudia Ciesla
(Actress)
Claudia Ciesla
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Viki Gabor
(Singer)
Viki Gabor
22
Birthdate: July 10, 2007
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 34 
Agata Buzek
(Actress & Model)
Agata Buzek
1
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyskowice, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Agnieszka Holland
(Director & Screenwriter)
Agnieszka Holland
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
 36 
Basia
(Polish Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Latin-Inspired Jazz-Pop Music)
Basia
2
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.  

 37 
Krystyna Skarbek
(Britain's First and Longest-Serving Female Secret Agent)
Krystyna Skarbek
9
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.

 38 
Roksana Wegiel
(Singer)
Roksana Wegiel
10
Birthdate: January 11, 2005
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jasło, Poland
 39 
Anna-Maria Sieklucka
(Actress)
Anna-Maria Sieklucka
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 40 
Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania from 1518 to 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.

 41 
Zofia Wichlacz
(Actress)
Zofia Wichlacz
1
Birthdate: April 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Susan Wojcicki
(CEO of YouTube)
Susan Wojcicki
67
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.

 43 
Marika Domińczyk
(Actress)
Marika Domińczyk
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kielce, Poland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Franceska Mann
(Dancer)
Franceska Mann
2
Birthdate: February 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 23, 1943
 45 
Dominika Paleta
(Actress)
Dominika Paleta
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
 46 
Iga Wyrwal
(Actress)
Iga Wyrwal
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kalisz, Poland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Anita Włodarczyk
(Polish Hammer Thrower)
Anita Włodarczyk
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rawicz, Poland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Weronika Rosati
(Actress)
Weronika Rosati
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 49 
Ewa Sonnet
(Model)
Ewa Sonnet
2
Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rybnik, Poland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 50 
Magdalena Lamparska
(Actress)
Magdalena Lamparska
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Słupsk, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)