Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘Polish’ Category

Anna Dymna

In Polish on June 11, 2018 at 9:33 am

Anna Dymna a.k.a. Anna Dziadyk, Polish actress born 1951, on screen since 1971.

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Bella Darvi (1928 – 1971)

In 1928, Polish on May 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Bella Darvi: Polish actress born Bajla Węgier 23 October 1928, Sosnowiec Poland; died 11 September 1971, age 42, Monte Carlo Monaco; suicide.

Darvi had already survived a NAZI concentration camp, post-war poverty and a marriage when producer Daryl F. Zanuck “discovered” her at a Monte Carlo casino and took her back to Hollywood as his mistress and movie ingenue. In Hollywood 1954 – 1962, she returned to Europe after Zanuck dumped her.

Returning to gambling and increasingly turning to alcohol, she gassed herself in her Monte Carlo apartment. She had been dead for a week when her body was discovered.

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Magda Konopka, born 1943

In 1943, Polish on February 3, 2018 at 4:36 am

Magda Konopka: Polish-born model and actress in Italian sexplotation movies of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Magda Konopka, born 1943

In 1943, Polish on February 3, 2018 at 4:34 am

Magda Konopka: in 1967 marries 28 year old Franco-Canadian billionaire (and son of the former Canadian Ambasssador to Paris) Jean-Louis Desy at the Chelsea registry office in London, but separates from Desy after three months and accuses him of beating her; he accuses her of infidelity and stealing jewelry.

Magda Konopka

In 1943, Polish on February 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Magda Konopka: born Malgorzata Jolanta Konopka 1943, Warsaw Poland; in England from 1959 as a model; title role of Satanik (1968); appeared in English and Italian movies and TV until 1980.

Susan Denberg

In 1944, Austrian, Polish on January 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Susan Denberg: born Dietlinde Ortrun Zechner 1944 in Poland, Austrian-educated model and actress, Playboy Playmate August 1966.

Ingrid Pitt

In 1937, Polish on December 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Ingrid Pitt: born Ingoushka Petrov, 21 November 1937, Czestochowa Poland, began acting career on stage in East Berlin, escaped to UK to star in Hammer Horror films, died 23 November 2010, London England.

Barbara Brylska, born 1941

In 1941, Polish on December 2, 2017 at 5:20 am

Barbara Brylska: Eastern Bloc actress of the Soviet era, born 1941 in Poland during NAZI occupation, on screen 1963 – 2009.

Anne Wiazemsky, 1947 – 2017

In 1947, Polish on November 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

Anne Wiazemsky (1947 – 2017) got her breakthrough in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) – a chronicle of the relationship between a shy farm girl and her beloved donkey as they grow old and drift apart. Her acting career continued until the late 1980s. Indiewire.

Barbara Lass, 1940 – 1995

In 1940, Polish on November 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

Barbara Lass (1940–1995): Polish actress, born Barbara Kwiatkowska; films include Eve Wants to Sleep (Poland 1958), When Angels Fall (dir. Roman Polanski, Poland 1959), Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (aka Lycanthropus, Italy 1961).