20 Best European Theatre Actresses of All Time

by nativaiva | created - 06 Feb 2015 | updated - 24 Feb 2015 | Public

1. Halina Reijn

Producer | Instinct

Halina Reijn is a renowned director, actress, author and producer. She is the winner of multiple awards, including the Dutch film Award, the Golden Calf for Best Actress , the Dutch theater awards Theo D'Or and Colombina, as well as the Courbois pearl, an oeuvre award which honours an actress who ...

2. Lili Monori

Actress | Rossz versek

Lili Monori was born on October 10, 1945 in Törökszentmiklós, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Bad Poems (2018), White God (2014) and The Witness (1969).

3. Bibiana Beglau

Actress | Die Stille nach dem Schuß

Bibiana Beglau was born on July 16, 1971 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. She is an actress, known for The Legend of Rita (2000), Unter dem Eis (2005) and Luna (2017).

4. Jule Böwe

Actress | Gefangene

Jule Böwe was born in 1969 in Rostock, German Democratic Republic as Kathrin Böwe. She is an actress, known for Gefangene (2006), Heart of Stone (2016) and Das letzte Schweigen (2010).

5. Chris Nietvelt

Actress | Fenix

Chris Nietvelt was born on January 17, 1962 in Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Fenix (2018), Fiskepark (2019) and Old Tongues (1994).

6. Veronika Drolc

Actress | Sladke sanje

Veronika Drolc was born on March 31, 1963 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is an actress, known for Sweet Dreams (2001), Wasteland (1982) and Kill Me Gently (1979).

7. Vicky Peña

Actress | Piedras

Vicky Peña was born on January 11, 1954 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Maria Victòria Peña Carulla. She is an actress, known for Stones (2002), El placer de matar (1988) and Lights and Shadows (1988).

8. Nina Hoss

Actress | Phoenix

Nina Hoss was born on July 7, 1975 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Phoenix (2014), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Barbara (2012).

9. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

10. Blanca Portillo

Actress | Los abrazos rotos

Blanca Portillo was born on June 15, 1963 in Madrid, Spain. She is an actress, known for Broken Embraces (2009), Volver (2006) and 7 vidas (1999).

11. Stefanie Dvorak

Actress | Kronprinz Rudolf

Stefanie Dvorak was born in 1979 in Graz, Austria. She is an actress, known for The Crown Prince (2006), 42plus (2007) and Eine Couch für alle (2010).

12. Sophie Rois

Actress | 3

Sophie Rois was born on 1 June 1961 in Ottensheim, Austria and studied acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna from 1982 to 1985. In the following years, she played at several theaters in Berlin, since 1992 she has been ensemble member at the city's Freie Volksbühne. Appearing also on ...

13. Orsolya Tóth

Actress | Johanna

Orsolya Tóth was born on November 20, 1981 in Békéscsaba, Hungary. She is known for her work on Johanna (2005), My One and Onlies (2006) and Pleasant Days (2002).

14. Natasa Barbara Gracner

Actress | Razredni sovraznik

Natasa Barbara Gracner was born on March 1, 1969 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is an actress, known for Class Enemy (2013), Carmen (1995) and Personal Baggage (2009).

15. Vesela Kazakova

Producer | Cat in the Wall

Vesela Kazakova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She went on stage for the first time at the early age of 4 together with her twin-sister Bilyana. Both of them participated in the children theater group "Kambana"("Bell"), founded by their mother Snezhina Kazakova - an actress. Vesela studied Acting at ...

16. Jasna Djuricic

Actress | Beli, beli svet

Jasna Djuricic was born on April 16, 1966 in Ruma, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for White White World (2010), Grupa (2019) and South Wind (2018). She is married to Boris Isakovic.

17. Elsie de Brauw

Actress | Tussenstand

Elsie de Brauw was born in 1960 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Stages (2007), God Only Knows (2019) and Prince (2015).

18. Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Actress | Vincere

Giovanna Mezzogiorno was born on November 9, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Vincere (2009), Facing Windows (2003) and Love in the Time of Cholera (2007). She has been married to Alessio Federico Fugolo since October 24, 2009. They have two children.

19. Emília Vásáryová

Actress | Eva Nová

Emília Vásáryová was born on May 18, 1942 in Horná Stubna, First Slovak Republic as Emilia Vasáryová. She is an actress, known for Eva Nová (2015), Up and Down (2004) and Václav (2007).

20. Doris Saric-Kukuljica

Actress | Bella Biondina

Doris Saric-Kukuljica was born on March 17, 1960 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. She is an actress, known for Bella Biondina (2011), Not All About the Money (2013) and You Carry Me (2015).

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