Irina Petrescu

Irina Petrescu

Petrescu in 1968
Born (1941-06-19)19 June 1941
Bucharest, Romania
Died 19 March 2013(2013-03-19) (aged 71)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959–2010

Irina Petrescu (19 June 1941 – 19 March 2013)[1][2] was a Romanian film actress.[3] She appeared in 29 films between 1959 and 2010. She won the award for Best Actress at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in the 1969 film A Woman for a Season.[4]

Early life and career

Irina Petrescu graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Cinema, class of 1963, under the guidance of teachers Ion Șahghian and David Esrig. She was noticed one day by director Savel Stiopul, that came to her table in the Continental restaurant and asked her to audition for his film. The film has not done, but the audition was shown to Liviu Ciulei, that searched for – and found – an interpreter for Ana's role in "Waves of the Danube". At that time she was only 17 years old. For the Institute she also prepared with Savel Stiopul, that insisted to give the exam, and she had gotten in reciting lyrics of Eminescu and a fable by Marcel Breslașu.[5]

Selected filmography


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