Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Izabela Olszewska is dead. The actress played with Wajda and Kieślowski. She was 94 years old

Izabela Olszewska She was known for her roles in films such as “Wedding reception”, “Rubella” Whether “Composure”. Information about her death appeared on the official website of the National Stary Theater in Krakow, with which she was associated for years.

“It is with deep sadness that we receive the news that Izabela Olszewska, a great theater and film actress, has passed away. She was an excellent artist who created dozens of unforgettable creations on the stages of the Stary Theater,” reads the statement. “Izabela Olszewska was also a dedicated teacher, for over 30 years of work she raised many generations of wonderful actors. We express our deepest condolences to the family.”

The National Stary Theater in Krakow reminds that the history of Polish theater includes, among others: such actress roles as Mrs. Rollison in “Forefathers' Eve”Jewdoha in “Judges” and the Fortune Teller in “Wyzwolenie” directed by Konrad Swinarski, Maria Timofiejewna Lebiadkin in “The Fiends”, Katarzyna in “Mother Courage and Her Children” directed by Lidia Zamkow, Estrella in “Life is a Dream” directed by Bogdan Hussakowski .

Izabela Olszewska was born on January 3, 1930 in Wola Rzędzińska, in 1954. She graduated from the State Higher School of Acting in Krakow. In the 1954/55 season she performed at the Wybrzeże Theater in Gdańsk, and in 1955-57 at the Ludowy Theater in Kraków – Nowa Huta. In the years 1957-90 she was an actress at the Stary Theater in Krakow. In the years 1975-78, he was vice-rector of the PWST in Kraków.

In addition to her excellent theater roles, Izabela Olszewska also created many unforgettable film roles.

She has participated in such productions as: “Wedding reception” and “As the years pass, as the days pass…” directed by Andrzej Wajda, “Composure” Krzysztof Kieślowski, “Rubella” Jan Kidawa-Błoński, “Fear” Antoni Krauze or “The Passenger” Andrzej Munk.

The actress died on June 3, 2024. She was 94 years old.