Famous Romanian Women

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Nadia Comaneci
(Romanian Retired Gymnast and a Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Onești, Romania

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian former gymnast. One of the best-known gymnasts in the world, Comaneci has five Olympic gold medals under her belt. Credited with popularizing gymnastics around the world, Nadia Comaneci was honored by the Laureus World Sports Academy by including her in their Athletes of the 20th Century list in 2000.

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Simona Halep
(Romanian Professional and Former World No.1 Tennis Player )
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Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constanta, Romania

Simona Halep is a Romanian tennis player. With 22 WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, Simona Halep is one of the most successful Romanian female tennis players of all time. She is also widely considered one of the WTA Tour's best returners of the current generation.

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Inna
(The Best-Selling Romanian Artist)
Inna
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Birthdate: October 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mangalia, Romania

Inna is a Romanian songwriter and singer who achieved popularity after releasing her debut studio album Hot, which was certified Platinum and Gold. Over the years, she has received several awards, such as MTV Europe Music Awards, Romanian Music Awards, and Balkan Music Awards. Also a human rights activist, Inna supports LGBT and children's rights. 

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Alexandra Stan
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Birthdate: June 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania
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Marie of Romania
(Wife of Ferdinand I of Romania and Former Queen Consort of Romania (1914 - 1927))
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Birthdate: October 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 10, 1938
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Ana Ularu
(Romanian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Matilda’ in the Film ‘Outbound’)
Ana Ularu
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Birthdate: June 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Ana Ularu is a Romanian actress best known for playing the role of Matilda in the action film Outbound. She began her acting career in the mid-1990s and appeared in a handful of minor roles in TV shows. As her career progressed, she started acting in films as well. She has received a Locarno International Film Festival Award.

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Aurelia Dobre
(Artistic gymnast)
Aurelia Dobre
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Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Aurelia Dobre is a Romanian former artistic gymnast who won three gold medals at the 24th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 1987. In the same World Championships, she won two bronze medals. In 1988, she helped her team win the silver medal at the Summer Olympics. In 2016, she was made an inductee of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Ingrid Bisu
(Actress)
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Birthdate: September 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Queen Anne of Romania
(Wife of King Michael I of Romania, Who Later Became an Uncrowned Queen of Romania)
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Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 1, 2016
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Laura Bretan
(Soprano)
Laura Bretan
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Birthdate: April 7, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Márta Károlyi
(Gymnastics coach)
Márta Károlyi
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Birthdate: August 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania

Márta Károlyi is a Hungarian-born Romanian-American gymnastics coach. She was the former national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics. Her husband, Bela, is also a prominent gymnastics coach, and between them, the couple has trained nine Olympic champions, fifteen world champions, sixteen European medalists, and many US national champions. She retired from coaching in 2016. 

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Sorana Cirstea
(Romanian Professional Tennis Player)
Sorana Cirstea
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Birthdate: April 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Sorana Cirstea is a Romanian tennis player who reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 French Open, which remains her best Grand Slam singles result so far. An aggressive baseliner, Cirstea has also represented her country at important tournaments like the Olympics and the Fed Cup.

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Herta Müller
(German-Romanian Author, Who Received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature for Her Novel 'The Hunger Angel')
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Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nitchidorf, Romania

Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller grew up under the dictatorial regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu in Romania. She was fired from her first job for not co-operating with the Romanian secret police. Her works, such as Oppressive Tango and The Passport, mirror the oppression of Germans she has witnessed in Romania.

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Maia Sandu
(6th President of Moldova)
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Birthdate: May 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Risipeni, Moldova
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Beatrice Cenci
(Noblewoman)
Beatrice Cenci
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Birthdate: February 6, 1577
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 11, 1599
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Cătălina Ponor
(Former Romanian Artistic Gymnast and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medal Champion)
Cătălina Ponor
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Birthdate: August 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania
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Elisabeth of Romania
(Queen Consort of the Hellenes (1922 - 1924) and First Lady of Romania)
Elisabeth of Romania
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Birthdate: October 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peleş Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania
Died: November 14, 1956
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Irina Rimes
(Singer-Songwriter)
Irina Rimes
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Birthdate: August 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Izvoare, Moldavian SSR, USSR
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Alexandra Dinu
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Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Helen of Greece and Denmark
(Queen Mother of Romania During the Reign of Her Son King Michael I (1940–1947).)
Helen of Greece and Denmark
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Birthdate: May 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: November 28, 1982
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Antonia Iacobescu
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Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Delia Matache
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Birthdate: February 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Laura Codruța Kövesi
(Chief Prosecutor, Lawyers)
Laura Codruța Kövesi
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Birthdate: May 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
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Larisa Iordache
(Retired Romanian Artistic Gymnast Regarded as 'The New Nadia' and Olympic Bronze Medalist)
Larisa Iordache
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Birthdate: June 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Cristina Neagu
(Romanian Handball Player Who Plays as a Left Back)
Cristina Neagu
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Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Cristina Neagu is a Romanian handball player who plays for the Romanian women's national team. She was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2010 European Championship and the 2015 World Championship. Considered the greatest player of all time, Cristina Neagu is the only female handball player to win four World Player of the Year awards.

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Mariana Simionescu
(Former Romanian Professional Tennis Player Who Attained a Career-High Singles Ranking of World No. 36)
Mariana Simionescu
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Birthdate: November 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Targu Neamt, Romania
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Mihaela Buzarnescu
(Romanian Tennis Star and 3-Time WTA Tour Winner)
Mihaela Buzarnescu
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Birthdate: May 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Mădălina Diana Ghenea
(Actress, Model)
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Birthdate: August 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania
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Simona Amânar
(Former Romanian Artistic Gymnast Who Won Three Olympic Gold Medals)
Simona Amânar
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Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

Simona Amânar is a Romanian retired artistic gymnast. A ten-time World Championship, 12-time European Championship, and seven-time Olympic medalist, Amânar also helped her country win four successive world team titles between 1994 and 1999. In 2007, Simona Amânar was made an inductee of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Lavinia Milosovici
(Former Romanian Artistic Gymnast and 2-Time Olympic Champion)
Lavinia Milosovici
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Birthdate: October 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lugoj, Romania
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Daniela Silivaș
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Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deva, Romania

Daniela Silivaș is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. She is best known for winning six medals (three gold, two silver, and one bronze) at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She also earned six individual World Championships titles in her five-year tenure as a Romanian senior national team member. She became a coach after retiring in 1991. 

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Andra
(Singer)
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Birthdate: August 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Câmpia Turzii, Romania
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Ecaterina Szabo
(Romanian Former Artistic Gymnast)
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Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zagon, Romania

Ecaterina Szabo is a Romanian former artistic gymnast who won four gold medals and a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She also represented her country at the World Championships and European Championships, winning 10 medals and five medals respectively. In 2000, Ecaterina Szabo was made an inductee of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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Anamaria Marinca
(Actress who won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role in the Channel 4 2004 film Sex Traffic)
Anamaria Marinca
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Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
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Elena Ceauşescu
(First Lady of Romania (1974 – 1989))
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Birthdate: January 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrești, Romania
Died: December 25, 1989

Elena Ceauşescu was a Romanian communist politician who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of Romania from 29 March 1980 to 22 December 1989. She was also the First Lady of Romania from 28 March 1974 to 22 December 1989, during which her husband Nicolae Ceaușescu served as the first President of Romania.

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Virginia Ruzici
(Romanian Retired Tennis Player)
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Birthdate: January 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Câmpia Turzii, Romania

Virginia Ruzici is a Romanian retired tennis player best known for winning the French Open singles title in 1978. In the same year, she also won the French Open doubles title along with Mima Jaušovec. Virginia Ruzici also represented her country in important tournaments like the Fed Cup. 

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Andreea Răducan
(Retired Romanian Gymnast and Olympic Gold Winner)
Andreea Răducan
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Birthdate: September 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania
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Ana Bogdan
(Romanian Tennis Player)
Ana Bogdan
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Birthdate: November 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sinaia, Romania

Ana Bogdan is a Romanian tennis player who competes in Grand Slam events. Although she is yet to win a Grand Slam, Bogdan has won 14 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. Ana Bogdan has also represented her country in important tournaments like the Billie Jean King Cup.

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Maia Morgenstern
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Birthdate: May 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Irina-Camelia Begu
(Romanian Professional Tennis Player)
Irina-Camelia Begu
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Birthdate: August 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Irina-Camelia Begu is a Romanian tennis player who has represented her country at important tournaments like the Fed Cup and Olympic Games. She also competes in Grand Slam events, reaching the semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open and the 2021 French Open in women's doubles events.

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Marozia
(Roman Noblewoman and Alleged Mistress of Pope Sergius III )
Marozia
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Birthdate: April 2, 0890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0937 AD
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Andreea Diaconu
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Birthdate: March 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Bella Santiago
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Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dasmariñas, Philippines
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Ecaterina Teodoroiu
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Birthdate: January 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Romania
Died: September 3, 1917
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Viorica Dăncilă
(First Woman Prime Minister of Romania (2018 - 2019) and President of the ‘PSD’)
Viorica Dăncilă
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Birthdate: December 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Roșiorii de Vede, Romania
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Elisabeth of Wied
(Queen Consort of Romania (1881 - 1914))
Elisabeth of Wied
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Birthdate: December 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schloss Monrepos
Died: March 2, 1916
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Sandra Izbașa
(Romanian Former Artistic Gymnast)
Sandra Izbașa
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Birthdate: June 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Sandra Izbașa is a Romanian former artistic gymnast who won a gold medal at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. She also won seven gold medals at the European Championships during her illustrious career. Sandra Izbașa's best result at the World Championships came at the 2006 Championships where she won the silver medal in the Balance Beam event.

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Zoia Ceaușescu
(Mathematician)
Zoia Ceaușescu
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Birthdate: February 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 20, 2006
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Hildegard Peplau
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Birthdate: September 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reading
Died: March 17, 1999
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Alina Cojocaru
(Ballet dancer)
Alina Cojocaru
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Birthdate: May 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

The women of Romania have always impressed the rest of the world with their perseverance at work and their strong will to be the best at what they do. Romanian women are all about abiding by great work ethic, and standing by their feminist goals, even though sometimes they face sexism and are often looked down upon. But their total badass attitude of fighting for their rights is what shaped the present Romania to be more conforming toward the Romanian women. Romanian women like Aurora Gruescu, Elisabeta Rizea will be always remembered for their dauntless stories toward progressiveness. Besides deserving all praise for their grit throughout the years, Romanian women are also quite popular for their natural beauty—hazel to dark eyes, and their feminine way of dressing, adding on to their already beautiful aesthetics. Can the Romanian women be any more interesting? Read on and find out more about famous Romanian women who are taking the world by storm!