Famous Romanian Film & Theater Personalities

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Sebastian Stan
(Best Known for His Role as 'Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Sebastian Stan
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Birthdate: August 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

Sebastian Stan serves as an inspiration to many youngsters as he overcame his difficult beginnings to become a popular actor in the American film industry. A self-made man, he learned the art of acting at the prestigious Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and went on to star in hit films like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

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John Houseman
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Birthdate: September 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 31, 1988
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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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 4 
Ingrid Bisu
(Actress)
Ingrid Bisu
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Birthdate: September 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Mădălina Diana Ghenea
(Actress, Model)
Mădălina Diana Ghenea
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Birthdate: August 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania
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Steve Holmes
(Adult Film actor)
Steve Holmes
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Birthdate: March 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania
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Alec Secareanu
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Birthdate: December 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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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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Alexandra Dinu
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Birthdate: January 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Maia Morgenstern
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Birthdate: May 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Delia Matache
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Birthdate: February 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Prince Radu of Romania
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Birthdate: June 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
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Peter Maffay
(Musician)
Peter Maffay
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Birthdate: August 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
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Jean Negulesco
(American-Romanian film director)
Jean Negulesco
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Birthdate: February 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Craiova, Romania
Died: July 18, 1993

Best remembered for reinventing the film noir genre, director Jean Negulesco earned the tag of "the first real master of CinemaScope.” Born in Romania, he later moved to Paris, where he worked as a stage designer and painter. His Oscar-nominated direction in Johnny Belinda made him popular in Hollywood.

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Loredana Groza
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Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Onești, Romania
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Maria Tanase
(Singer)
Maria Tanase
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Birthdate: September 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: June 22, 1963
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Cabral Ibacka
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Birthdate: October 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Oana Gregory
(Actress)
Oana Gregory
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Birthdate: January 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Negrești-Oaș, Romania
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Florin Piersic
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Birthdate: January 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca Cluj, Romania Cernăuți
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Marcel Iureș
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Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bailesti, Romania
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Nadia Gray
(Actress)
Nadia Gray
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Birthdate: November 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: June 13, 1994
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Alina Plugaru
(Adult film star, Entrepreneur)
Alina Plugaru
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Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vaslui, Romania
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Joana Benedek
(Actress)
Joana Benedek
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Birthdate: January 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Vlad Ivanov
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Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
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Ștefan Bănică, Jr.
(TV presenter known for presenting the Romanian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and for his role as a talent judge on The X Factor)
Ștefan Bănică, Jr.
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Birthdate: October 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Marius Stan
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Urziceni, Romania
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Stela Popescu
(Actress)
Stela Popescu
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Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Balti, Moldova
Died: November 23, 2017
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Tudor Chirilă
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Birthdate: May 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Madalina Manole
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Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vălenii de Munte, Romania
Died: July 14, 2010
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Dem Rădulescu
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Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
Died: September 17, 2000
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Monica Birladeanu
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Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
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Alina Eremia
(Singer)
Alina Eremia
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Birthdate: December 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buftea, Romania
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Marcel Janco
(Romanian-Israeli Visual Artist and Architect Known as the Co-Founder of 'Dadaism')
Marcel Janco
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Birthdate: May 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 21, 1984
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Sergiu Nicolaescu
(Film director)
Sergiu Nicolaescu
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Birthdate: April 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania
Died: January 3, 2013
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Joseph Schmidt
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Birthdate: March 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bukovina, Romania
Died: November 16, 1942
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Amza Pellea
(Film actor)
Amza Pellea
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Birthdate: April 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Băilești, Dolj County Dolj, Romania
Died: December 12, 1983
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Raul Cristian
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Birthdate: October 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Satu Mare, Romania
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Elizabeth Bibesco
(Former socialite, actress and writer between 1921 and 1940)
Elizabeth Bibesco
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Birthdate: February 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 7, 1945
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Fatma Mohamed
(Actress)
Fatma Mohamed
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Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Dragos Bucur
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Birthdate: June 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Bernard Natan
(Director)
Bernard Natan
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Birthdate: July 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Iaşi, Romania
Died: September 30, 1942
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Maria Corda
(Actress)
Maria Corda
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Birthdate: May 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deva, Romania
Died: February 15, 1976

Silent-film actor Maria Corda began her career with the films of director Alexander Korda, whom she married later. After fleeing a political-conflict-ridden Hungary, she and her husband collaborated on numerous hits in Austria, such as Samson und Delila. In her final years in the US, she penned several novels.

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Horia Brenciu
(Singer, Television host)
Horia Brenciu
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Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
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Alina Pușcău
(Model, Actress)
Alina Pușcău
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Birthdate: November 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Margareta Pâslaru
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Birthdate: July 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Benjamin Fondane
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Birthdate: November 14, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: October 2, 1944
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Dan Bittman
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Birthdate: March 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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Draga Olteanu Matei
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Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 18, 2020
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Daniel Spoerri
(Painter, Choreographer, University teacher)
Daniel Spoerri
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Birthdate: March 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galați

Romanian-born Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri is best known for creating snare-pictures, which consist of object bits, usually tableware, attached to a board and put up on the wall. Interestingly, he had initially studied classical dance and had even been the State Opera of Bern’s lead dancer. He is associated with the Fluxus movement.

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Tudor Gheorghe
(Actor, Musician)
Tudor Gheorghe
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Birthdate: August 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Podari, Romania