Barbara Brylska – famous actress
Barbara Brylska is a Soviet and Polish film and theater actress, a singer. She became a laureate of the State Prize of the USSR in 1977. In the republics of the former USSR, she is best known for the role of Nadia Shevelyova, the main character in the film The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath by film director Eldar Ryazanov. In 2008, she was a member of the jury of the entertainment TV program Two Stars-2 on Channel 1. Since 2009, she has been a member of the jury of the TV show Narodnaya Zvezda on TRK Ukraina.
Barbara Brylska was born on June 5, 1941 in Skotniki, Poland. At the age of 15, she first played an episodic role in the film Galoshes of Fortune. Later she joined theater club, studied at the Lodz Higher School of Theater. In 1967 she graduated from the Warsaw Higher School of Theater, Film and Television.
Her first major role was in the film Their Weekday in 1963. In 1966 she played the role of priestess Kama in the film The Pharaoh based on the novel by Boleslaw Prus. The role of Eve in the scandalous Polish film Anatomy of Love brought Barbara great fame. She also starred in the films of Soviet, Czechoslovak and Bulgarian filmmakers. In the USSR she became popular after the role of Nadia in the film The Irony of Fate. For this role she was awarded the State Prize of the USSR.
At the beginning of the 21st century, she began to play on the stage: for the first time it happened in Moscow in the play Quartet by the director Roman Marholia.
In 2001, for the first time after a long break, she returned to Russian cinema screens in Roman Kachanov’s film Down House.
Brylska has a son Ludwig (born in 1982), two grandchildren: Shimon and Yakub. Her daughter, actress and model Barbara Kosmal (February 26, 1973 – May 15, 1993), tragically died in a car crash.
In the summer of 2014 she starred in the comedy The Secret of the Four Princesses.
Barbara had three husbands, but her marriages ended in divorce. The first husband of the actress was the Polish mathematician Jan Borovets. They met on the train, when Barbara was 17 years old. Immediately after the wedding, Jan asked his wife to quit her studies in the theater studio. However, a year later she secretly returned to school.
On the set of the film Pharaoh the actress had an affair with her partner Jerzy Zelnik. She divorced and married Jerzy. But the marriage was very short-lived. On the set of the Yugoslav western White Wolves Brylska fell in love with the Yugoslav actor Slobodan Dmitrievich. But despite the proposal, Slobodan could not marry his lover because of the protests of his aristocratic family. Barbara was depressed.
Later she met Ludwig Cosmal, a gynecologist, who became her third husband and the father of her two children. They lived together for 18 years.