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McCoy 27 | 1,268
8 Feb 2010 #31
Sorry, I haven't been around for a while.

no need to be sorry. same shlt, new faces.
bullfrog 6 | 602
8 Feb 2010 #32
The mere fact that Maria Curie-Skłodowska was able to receive two Nobel Prizes starts with another woman, Jadwiga Szczawińska, who organised the Flying University

Interesting.. Ialways thought that the chief reason Marie Curie-Sklodowska went to study in France is because she could not attend university in Poland. So did she attend the underground University?
geliukiemas - | 1
2 Jul 2010 #33
please, don't forget that Rosa Luxemburg was Polish too.
a Great Woman, above all the political judgement, who fought and died for freedom and rights of all of us.
kondzior 11 | 1,045
3 Jul 2010 #34
Nothing "great" about her. She was commie.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
26 Aug 2010 #35
Back to the top, maybe new members have something new to add?
Paulina 17 | 4,489
26 Aug 2010 #36
I would say that actress Krystyna Janda is both famous and iconic in a way (in Poland): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystyna_Janda

imdb.com/name/nm0417370
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
26 Aug 2010 #37
I would say that actress Krystyna Janda is both famous and iconic in a way (in Poland):

How about women like this: (sorry to be picky)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale

or about the fact Poland got the womens vote in 1918 which was ahead of a fair few of the so called advanced countries in the "west" but hardly anything is published about their fight for the vote, certainly not in English....(Britain had a 2 stage which actually 3 stage!)..typical of the class system in place at the time.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_suffrage_in_the_United_Kingdom
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,368
26 Aug 2010 #38
Amathyst
Oh well, they vote the way their husband tells them:)

Only kidding, it is an achievement.
Paulina 17 | 4,489
26 Aug 2010 #39
This thread is about Polish famous/iconic women, not British ones...

or about the fact Poland got the womens vote in 1918 which was ahead of a fair few of the so called advanced countries in the "west" but hardly anything is published about their fight for the vote, certainly not in English....

I don't think there was any fight... They didn't have to fight for it, I think, they just got it when Poland became independent in 1918 ;)

I remember I wrote an essay about the Pankhursts and was interested in this topic :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
26 Aug 2010 #40
I remember I wrote an essay about the Pankhursts and was interested in this topic :)

She came from my city, in a town not far from where I live, so she is uber important to me..(and to every women in Britain)...Ive read so much about her and her sisters and her daughers..quite a woman..

This thread is about Polish famous/iconic women, not British ones...

I know, I was just giving an example of what I was looking for (if you read my caption I thought I made this clear, sorry if I didnt), film stars are one thing but women who have done something to actually "contribute" is another..
Paulina 17 | 4,489
26 Aug 2010 #41
She came from my city, in a town not far from where I live, so she is uber important to me..(and to every women in Britain)...Ive read so much about her and her sisters and her daughters..quite a woman..

Yes, I have much respect and admiration for those women :)

I know, I was just giving an example of what I was looking for (if you read my caption I thought I made this clear, sorry if I didnt),

You were looking for another Florence Nightingale? :)

film stars are one thing but women who have done something to actually "contribute" is another..

Well, then Maria Skłodowska Curie lived at the same time as Florence Nightingale and contributed to science and she was already mentioned in this thread.

Irena Sendler "contributed" to saving lives: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler

The same was with Zofia Kossak-Szczucka (she was already mentioned in this thread): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zofia_Kossak-Szczucka

Emilia Plater - a national hero, was also mentioned in this thread: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilia_Plater

If you're looking for a famous/iconic woman activist then read about Anna Walentynowicz: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Walentynowicz

But, you know, this thread is about famous/iconic Polish women, there's nothing about contributing to anything or what kind of contribution it should be ;) An actress also can be a famous icon. For example Marilyn Monroe - she didn't contributed to anything serious or important, I think, but she's a famous icon ;)

But Krystyna Janda is a different type of icon than Marilyn Monroe ;) She usually plays strong, independent, unhesitating women. And this is the way she was and is in real life, I think. When I think of her I think of a strong, independent, intelligent, successful woman. And about anti-communism because she played in such films like "Man of Marble" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Marble), "Man of Iron" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Iron) and "Interrogation" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przes%C5%82uchanie. I think you have to have some courage to play in anti-communist films in a country where there's a communist regime :) She's one of only 6 women, I think, who have their "star" in a Walk of Fame in £ódź (the rest 41 are men). She was awarded one of Poland's highest Orders: The Order of Polonia Restituta, also Gold Cross of Merit, The Order of Gloria Artis and French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (third class). She was also awarded Médaille Charlemagne pour des Médias Européens (Karlsmedaille für europäische Medien:

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlsmedaille_f%C3%BCr_europ%C3%A4ische_Medien
for her actor's style and for committal in European integration, brining the East and the West together and her fight for women's rights. She was the first to create a private dramatic theatre (Teatr Polonia) in Poland. She's also a founder and president of the Krystyna Janda Culture Foundation.

culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_janda_krystyna

"One of Poland's most popular theatre and film actresses. Also a director of theatre productions and films. Born on December 19, 1952, in Starachowice.

Janda is perhaps the only actress in Poland to enjoy star status. She has a vast number of fans whose admiration for her surrounds her with an aura resembling that which surrounded artists who enjoyed public favor during the "star era" of 19th century theatre. She owes her status to both powerful performances and a strong character that shines through in every role she undertakes.
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cate48332
12 Sep 2011 #42
Irena Sendler née Krzyżanowska Polish Social Worker who saved Jewish children during WWII by going into ghettos and sneaking them out risked her life and was imprisoned before escaping.
jasondmzk
6 Feb 2013 #43
Merged: Irena Sendler: Tougher Than Schindler

During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.


Irena Sendler
pawian 223 | 24,571
8 Jun 2024 #44
Simona Kossak came from a famous family of artist painters. She chose nature and became a professor of forest sciences.
She lived in the wild forest and was said to talk with animals there.

Animal Whisperer.









Alien 20 | 5,227
8 Jun 2024 #45
Simona Kossak

She lived a short life, did she die of some zoonotic disease?


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