Famous Poles

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Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pi...

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pi...

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has got an Oscar! 1st Polish motion picture that has received the most prestigious film industry award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has got an Oscar! 1st Polish motion picture that has received the most prestigious film industry award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Tadeusz Różewicz, a Nobel-nominated Polish author. We're releasing his Mother Departs in 2013. Photo: Ela Lempp.

Tadeusz Różewicz, a Nobel-nominated Polish author. We're releasing his Mother Departs in 2013. Photo: Ela Lempp.

Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943 - 1992) - mountain climber. First woman who reached K2 summit. She died while climbing Kangchenjunga.

Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943 - 1992) - mountain climber. First woman who reached K2 summit. She died while climbing Kangchenjunga.

Aneta Kręglicka (Poland) — Miss World 1989

Aneta Kręglicka (Poland) — Miss World 1989

Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English, French and Arabic.

Izabella Scorupco (born Izabela Dorota Skorupko, June 4, 1970) is a Polish-Swedish actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. Scorupco was born to Lech and Magdalena Skorupko in Białystok, Poland, in 1970. In 1978, they moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden, where Scorupco learned to speak Swedish, English, French and Arabic.

Hairdresser: Antoni "Antek" Cierplikowski (1884-1976)  He invented the hairstyle à la Garçonne. In 1930 Monsieur Antoine was the most well known hairstylist of the world, his hairstyles became iconic for the flappers. His admirers were Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf and Louise Brooks, for whom he defined the look.

Hairdresser: Antoni "Antek" Cierplikowski (1884-1976) He invented the hairstyle à la Garçonne. In 1930 Monsieur Antoine was the most well known hairstylist of the world, his hairstyles became iconic for the flappers. His admirers were Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf and Louise Brooks, for whom he defined the look.

Antoni Cierplikowski

Antoni Cierplikowski

Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher Witkacy (1885 - 1939)

Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher Witkacy (1885 - 1939)

Irene Curie Joliot. The elder daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Irène Curie-Joliot (1897-1956) followed in her parents' footsteps into the lab. She received a Nobel Price in chemistry in 1935. The Granger Collection, New York. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"

Irene Curie Joliot. The elder daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Irène Curie-Joliot (1897-1956) followed in her parents' footsteps into the lab. She received a Nobel Price in chemistry in 1935. The Granger Collection, New York. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"

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