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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Klaus Kinski
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sopot, Poland
Died: November 23, 1991

Though German actor Klaus Kinski had gained fame with his stellar performances in the films of Werner Herzog, he had also been in the news for his eccentricity and volatile nature. He was once admitted to psychiatric facility for attempting to kill his sponsor, and his own daughter accused him of abuse.

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Dagmara Dominczyk
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Birthdate: July 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kielce, Poland

Dagmara Domińczyk is a Polish-American actress best known for playing Karolina Novotney in the black comedy-drama TV series, Succession. The wife of popular actor Patrick Wilson, Domińczyk has also appeared in several films, including movies starring her husband. Also an author, Domińczyk published a novel titled, The Lullaby of Polish Girls, based on her upbringing in Poland, in 2013.

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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
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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
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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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Janusz Kamiński
(Cinematographer)

Janusz Kamiński
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Birthdate: June 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ziebice, 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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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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Karolina Wydra
(Actress & model)

Karolina Wydra
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Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Opole, Poland

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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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Ingrid Pitt
(Actress 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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Joanna Pacula
(Actress)

Joanna Pacula
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Birthdate: January 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, 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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Olga Sosnovska
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Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wieluń, Poland

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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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John Bluthal
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Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland
Died: November 15, 2018

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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
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Birthdate: August 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stalowa Wola, 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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Pawel Pawlikowski
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Birthdate: September 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warsaw, 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
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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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Anna Held
(Actress, Singer)

Anna Held
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Birthdate: March 19, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 12, 1918

Anna Held was a Polish singer and stage performer. Although her personal life and relationship with Florenz Ziegfeld overshadowed her professional career, Anna Held's uninhibited style inspired the popular theatrical revue productions on Broadway, The Ziegfeld Follies. Her relationship with Florenz Ziegfeld also inspired films like The Great Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women.

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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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Zofia Wichlacz
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Birthdate: April 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

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Zuzanna Szadkowski
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Birthdate: October 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

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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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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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Hanna Schygulla
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Birthdate: December 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorzow, 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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Weronika Rosati
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Birthdate: January 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

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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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Vladek Sheybal
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Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zgierz, Poland
Died: October 16, 1992

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Agata Kulesza
(Actress)

Agata Kulesza
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Birthdate: September 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland

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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.