Legendary Polish actress, Nina Andrycz, known as “the Great Dame of Polish theatre” because of her long and successful career, died on January 31 in Warsaw at the age of 101.
The Polish audience remembers her mainly for her outstanding roles as queens, aristocrats, and noble ladies. She rose to fame after 1935 when she played on the stage of the Polski Theatre, where she took more than 100 roles including Maria Stuart, Lady Macbeth, Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc and Cleopatra.
She was also a star of the Polish TV and Radio Theater.
Andrycz was married to Józef Cyrankiewicz, the Prime Minister of communist Poland between 1947 and 1968.
She appeared occassiionaly in films by top Polish film makers but it was the stage that she loved most. Her last appearance on stage was in 2011 at the age of 98.
Her last movie was “Before Twilight” in the 2009.