Famous Polish Film & Theater Personalities

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Roman Polanski
(Director, Known for His Horror Films 'Repulsion', 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' & 'Cul-de-sac')
Roman Polanski
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Birthdate: August 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France

Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor Roman Polanski is a popular yet controversial figure. He has made several critically acclaimed films and has received six Oscar nominations. He has been accused of sexual abuse by numerous women and is a subject of an Interpol red notice issued for his arrest.

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Anna-Maria Sieklucka
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Birthdate: May 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
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Sebastian Janikowski
(American footballer)
Sebastian Janikowski
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Birthdate: March 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Walbrzych, Dolnoslaskie, Poland
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Andrzej Sapkowski
(Polish Novelist and Economist Best Known for His Six-Volume Series of Books ‘The Witcher’)
Andrzej Sapkowski
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Birthdate: June 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski is best known for his widely translated iconic book series The Witcher, which has also been made into a Netflix series. While he initially studied economics and worked as a sales representative, he soared to fame with the short story Wiedźmin, which later became The Witcher.

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Marika Domińczyk
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Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kielce, Poland
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Joanna Krupa
(Actor, Model, Television Personality)
Joanna Krupa
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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.
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Morgane Polanski
(Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Vikings')
Morgane Polanski
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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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Izabella Scorupco
(Best Known for Her Role as the Bond Girl 'Natalya Simonova' in the Film 'GoldenEye')
Izabella Scorupco
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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.

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Ross Martin
(Actors)
Ross Martin
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Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gródek, Poland
Died: July 3, 1981
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Sam Spiegel
(Film producer)
Sam Spiegel
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Birthdate: November 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarosław, Austrian Poland
Died: December 31, 1985
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Krzysztof Kieślowski
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Krzysztof Kieślowski
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Birthdate: June 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 13, 1996
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John III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)
John III Sobieski
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Birthdate: August 17, 1629
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olesko
Died: June 17, 1696

Well-educated and well-traveled, John III Sobieski initially joined the Swedes as a soldier, in opposing Polish ruler John Casimir. He then switched to the Polish side. He gradually rose through the ranks to become a grand marshal and a grand-hetman, and eventually became the king of Poland.

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Izabella Miko
(Actress)
Izabella Miko
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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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Janusz Kamiński
(Cinematographer)
Janusz Kamiński
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Birthdate: June 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ziebice, Poland
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Alicja Bachleda-Curus
(Actress & Singer)
Alicja Bachleda-Curus
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Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampico, Mexico
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Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
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Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987
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Joanna Pacula
(Actress)
Joanna Pacula
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Birthdate: January 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
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Karolina Wydra
(Actress & model)
Karolina Wydra
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Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
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Ingrid Pitt
(Best Known for Her Work in Horror Films of the 1970s)
Ingrid Pitt
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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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Olga Sosnovska
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Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wieluń, Poland
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Andrzej Zulawski
(Polish filmmaker)
Andrzej Zulawski
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Birthdate: November 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lwów, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic USSR
Died: February 17, 2016

Known as a rebellious director, Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski compromised on mainstream success to create a niche audience in the European art-house circle. His second film, Diabel, which depicted rape, violence, and bloodshed, was banned in Poland. He later moved to France, making films such as L’Important C’est d’Aimer.

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Andrzej Wajda
(Polish film director)
Andrzej Wajda
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Birthdate: March 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suwałki
Died: October 9, 2016
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Ludwika Paleta
(Actress, Famous for her award-winning role as Maria Joaquina Villaseñor in the late 1980s Mexican telenovela Carrusel)
Ludwika Paleta
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Birthdate: November 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Joanna Kulig
(Actress)
Joanna Kulig
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Birthdate: June 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krynica-Zdrój, Malopolskie, Poland
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Krzysztof Soszynski
(Polish–Canadian Actor and Mixed Martial Artist)
Krzysztof Soszynski
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Birthdate: August 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stalowa Wola, Poland
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John Bluthal
(Legendary Polish-Australian Comedian and Actor Who Had a Successful Career in Britain)
John Bluthal
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Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland
Died: November 15, 2018

Best known for his portrayal of Frank Pickle in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, John Bluthal was a veteran Polish-born Australian comedian and actor. He had an illustrious career in the UK and had appeared in a number of Carry On and Pink Panther movies.

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Pawel Pawlikowski
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Birthdate: September 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Rafal Zawierucha
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Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Marcin Dorocinski
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Birthdate: June 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milanówek, Poland
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Franceska Mann
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Birthdate: February 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 23, 1943
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Kasia Smutniak
(Polish-Italian Actress and Model)
Kasia Smutniak
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Birthdate: August 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piła, Poland

Kasia Smutniak began her modeling career at 15. The Polish-Italian actor-model was initially known for her campaigns for the Italian phone company TIM. Known for her roles such as that of Caroline in the action-thriller From Paris with Love, she also boasts of a glider pilot's license.

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Aleksander Krupa
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Birthdate: March 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rybnik, Poland
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Agnieszka Holland
(Director & Screenwriter)
Agnieszka Holland
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Birthdate: November 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Helena Modjeska
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Birthdate: October 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: April 8, 1909
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Agata Buzek
(Actress & Model)
Agata Buzek
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Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyskowice, Poland
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Michal Zebrowski
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Birthdate: June 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Anna Anderson
(Impostor)
Anna Anderson
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Birthdate: December 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borowihlas, Pomerania, Germany [now Borowy Las, Pomorskie, Poland]
Died: February 12, 1984
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Zuzanna Szadkowski
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Birthdate: October 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Hanna Schygulla
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Birthdate: December 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorzow, Poland
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Magdalena Lamparska
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Birthdate: January 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Słupsk, Poland
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Zofia Wichlacz
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Birthdate: April 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Tomasz Kot
(Actor)
Tomasz Kot
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Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Legnica, Poland
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Dominika Paleta
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Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Daniel Olbrychski
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Birthdate: February 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Łowicz, Poland
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Vladek Sheybal
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Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zgierz, Poland
Died: October 16, 1992
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Weronika Rosati
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Birthdate: January 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Wojciech Kilar
(Polish Classical and Film Composer Known for His Score to Films: 'The Pianist' and 'Bram Stoker's Dracula')
Wojciech Kilar
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Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lwów, Poland
Died: December 29, 2013

Wojciech Kilar was a Polish composer whose film scores earned him several prestigious honors, including the Louis Delluc Prize for his work in the 1980 traditionally-animated film The King and the Mockingbird. He achieved international fame for his work in Bram Stoker's Dracula. He also received the César Award for his work in the 2002 war drama film The Pianist.

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Andrzej Bogucki
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Birthdate: November 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 29, 1978

Andrzej Bogucki was a Polish actor, operetta singer, and songwriter. He is best remembered for his efforts to save the life of Polish Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman during World War II when Poland was occupied by the Nazis. Andrzej Bogucki and his wife were honored with the Righteous Among the Nations award in 1978 for their actions during the war.

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Iga Wyrwal
(Actress)
Iga Wyrwal
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Birthdate: February 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kalisz, Poland
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Agata Kulesza
(Actress)
Agata Kulesza
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Birthdate: September 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland