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Irina Petrescu


  • Actress
  • Born: 19.06.1941 in Bucharest
  • Died: 19.03.2013 in Bucharest

Meeting Liviu Ciulei, who casts her in the The Waves of the Danube, makes her switch from studying at the Faculty of Philology to the Institute of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale”, that she graduates in 1963 (class of professors Ion Șahighian and David Esrig). During all the faculty years she is cast in film after film, thus becoming one of the young stars of the Romanian cinema. Right after graduation, between 1963 and 1966, she is an assistant at the acting classes of professors lon Şahighian, then of lon Cojar. She makes her stage debut only in 1965. At first she plays at the Small Theatre, then she was the actress of the Bulandra Theatre until her final days.

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Known for:

1991

1968

1966

1959

Festivals / Awards

  • 1964
Mamaia The Stranger Best Actress Award
  • 1966
Mar del Plata Sunday at six Best Actress Award
  • 1966
Mamaia Sunday at six Best Actress Award
  • 1969
Moscova A Woman for a Season Best Actress Award
  • 1971
ACIN The Making of the World Best Actress Award
  • 1976
ACIN Beyond the Bridge Honorary Diploma
  • 1984
ACIN A Light at the 10th Floor Best Actress Award
  • 1992
UCIN Luxury Hotel Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • 2007
TIFF The Award for the entire career

Filmography

Actress

Love is a Story

Paul`s mother

2013

The Human Resources Manager

Grandmother

2010

Domnişoara Christina

Mrs. Moscu

1992

Luxury Hotel

Maria

1991

Momentul adevărului

Ilonca

1989

Those Who Pay with Their Lives

Irena Ruscanu

1989

Fourth Fence Along the Wharf

Milică`s mother

1985

A Light at the 10th Floor

Engineer Maria Dinu

1984

The Impossible Love

Sorana

1983

On Watch by Himself

Ioana

1983

Castle in the Carpathians

Contesa

1980

Bus for Death

Dominique

1977

Three Days and Three Nights

Hermina

1976

Through the Ashes of the Empire

the Serbian woman

1975

Beyond the Bridge

Nun Aegidia

1975

Oak Tree, Top Emergency

Corina

1974

Seven Days

Lena

1973

The Making of the World

Eva

1970

The Malicious Adolescent

Ana Patriciu

1968

Head of the Soul’s Department

Magdalena

1967

The Mornings of a Sensible Youth

Mariana

1966

Story of My Foolishness

Jacqueline

1965

Sunday at 6 O’Clock

Anca

1966

The White Moor

Wizard`s daughter

1965

The Stranger

Sonia

1963

Steps to the Moon

Artemis

1963

Sentimental Story

Neli

1961

I Don’t Want to Get Married

Rodica

1960

The Waves of the Danube

Ana

1959