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"

The elder daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, Irène Curie-Joliot She received a Nobel Price in chemistry in The Granger Collection, New York. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"

Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), born in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter.

Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) May 1898 – 18 March born Maria Górska in Warsaw , Poland was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star.

"Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein, December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965), a Polish-born Australian-American business magnate. She is the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Rubinstein

Helena Rubinstein (born Chaya Rubinstein, December 1870 – April a Polish-born American business magnate. She was the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women.

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.

Louise Brooks November 14 1906 August 8 1985 born Mary Louise Brooks was an American film actress and dancer noted as an iconic symbol of the flapper

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 Photo: Ela Lempp.

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.

We would have never guessed Polish-Swedish former Bond Girl Izabella Scorupco was in her early

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! Polish motion picture that has received the most prestigious film industry award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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, composer on ‘The Pianist,’ ‘Dracula,’ dead at 81

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died Sunday.

Stanisław Moniuszko herbu Krzywda (ur. 5 maja 1819 w Ubielu, zm. 4 czerwca 1872 w Warszawie) – polski kompozytor, dyrygent, pedagog, organista; autor ok. 268 pieśni, operetek, baletów i oper. Do jego najsłynniejszych dzieł należą opery: Halka, Straszny dwór i Paria.

Stanisław Moniuszko herbu Krzywda (ur. 5 maja 1819 w Ubielu, zm. 4 czerwca 1872 w Warszawie) – polski kompozytor, dyrygent, pedagog, organista; autor ok. 268 pieśni, operetek, baletów i oper. Do jego najsłynniejszych dzieł należą opery: Halka, Straszny dwór i Paria.

Olga Boznańska w domu przy ul. Wolskiej 21 w Krakowie, fot. nieznany, ok. 1913, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie // Olga boznańska in her house in Kraków, c. 1913, National Museum in Warsaw

Olga Boznańska - The greatest Polish painter of the Young Poland movement, active in Munich and Paris.

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