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Ioana Flora


  • Actress
  • Born: 22.03.1975 in Pancevo (Iugoslavia)
Graduate of the Academy of  Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (year 1997, class Alexandru Repan and Mitica Popescu.)
“I was born in former Yugoslavaia, in Pancevo, near Belgrade. From there we moved to Novi Sad when I was in the 7th grade and when I turned 18 my parents decided to move to Romania. It was in 1993. Even from an early age I was rather erratic.For six years I studied classical ballet, for nine years I took piano lessons but in high school I chose architecture as a profile and… I bedazzled my parents when I announced them that I wanted to become an actress.I was accepted at the academy after my first try.Intuition, I presume…I could have failed.. Of course that all this implied a tremendous effort, I had to tune in with the Romanian vocabulary and pronounciation.Victor Rebengiuc encouraged me as he very much liked my rebellious spirit.I only wanted to show what I can do and how I can do it. I studied in Alexandru Repan and Mitica Popescu’s class.Actor Victor Strengaru joined in later. In school I did mainly comedy. When I heard that director Vlad Mugur organized casting sessions at the Youth Theatre in Piatra Neamt I went there too.It was my life’s first real chance.I discovered that acting was an art and not a craft” (Cinema Magazine,2002)

Trivia

  • Daughter of poet Ioan Flora, a member of the Romanian Writer’s Union and of the Writers’ Association in Serbia.
  • She was married to actor Mihai Bratila with whom she has twin sons, Alex and Luca.