Emília Vášáryová

Emília Vášáryová (Slovak: [ˈɛmiːlija ˈvaːʃaːrijovaː]; born May 18, 1942) is a Slovak stage and screen actress, referred to as the First Lady of Slovak Theater. During her over five decades long career, she has received numerous awards including the Meritorious Artist (1978), Alfréd Radok Award (1996), Czech Lion Award (with 99%s vote prevalence in 2005) Golden Globet Award (2008), and most recently the honorary degree Doctor Artis Dramaticae Honoris Causa (2010) as the only female to date, and ELSA (2010). Her sister is Magdaléna Vášáryová. Vášáryová was born in Horná Štubňa, the First Slovak Republic. However, and along with younger sister Magdaléna (who became a popular actress herself), she was raised in Banská Štiavnica, where both their parents taught. Father Jozef Vášáry, Slovak literature and grammar at gymnasium, and mother Hermína german language. Since the childhood, Vášáryová played amateur theater, as well as participated in gymnastics. While at JSŠ highschool in Štiavnica, she is chosen for a cameo role in the first Slovak/Hungarian film entitled St. Peter's Umbrella.


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