The Grand Lady of the Polish stage and at the same time one of the most beautiful, charming, witty and gifted versatile actresses, who is neither afraid of the passage of time nor of playing old and ugly women.
Born in Gowidlin in Kashubia, she graduated from the Actor’s School in Gda?sk where she also made her DEBUT at the Wybrze?e Theatre, playing in: “?lub” (Wedding), “Betlejem polskie” (Polish Bethlehem), “Romeo i Julia” (Romeo and Juliet). She acted at the Wspó?czesny Theatre in Szczecin and at the Nowy Theatre in Pozna?. Since 1991 in Warsaw, she has been associated with the Rozmaito?ci Theatre, the Dramatyczny Theatre, and recently the Narodowy. She has played her breakthrough screen role in “Prowokator” (Provocateur) and then “?agodna” ( A Gentle Woman), “Odwied? mnie we ?nie” (Visit Me in My Dream)). In 2003 for her part of George Sand in “Chopin – Pragnienie mi?o?ci” (CHOPIN. DESIRE FOR LOVE) directed by Jerzy Antczak she won the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival in Kiev and the Polish Orze? (Eagle) Award . In the same year she was also awarded the Golden Duck for the Best Actress of the Year.
Her greatest hit so far (and a big sellout success of 2004) is definitely “Nigdy w ?yciu” (NEVER AGAIN), a romantic comedy directed by Ryszard Zatorski, based on a novel by Katarzyna Grochola, where Stenka starred opposite Artur ?mijewski.
In the same year she also scored three prizes for her guest appearance at the Wspó?czesny Theatre in Wroc?aw, where she superbly handled the part of Bradshaw in H. Barker’s “Zwyci?stwo” (Victory).
She has played in the TV series, e.g. “Bo?a podszewska” (Divine Lining) and “Ekstradycja III” (Extradition III), as well as in countless TV theatre spectacles. Her interpretations have always struck the chord with viewers by whom she is universally admired.
|2017||LOVING VINCENT (Twoj Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman|
|THE RECONCILIATION (Zgoda) by Maciej Sobieszczanski|
|THE ART OF LOVING. STORY OF MICHALINA WISLOCKA (Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej) by Maria Sadowska|
|SATAN Said DANCE (Szatan kazal tanczyc) by Katarzyna Roslniec|
|2016||PLANET SINGLE (Planeta Singli) by Mitja Okorn|
|2015||CHEMO (Chemia) by Bartosz Prokopowicz|
|2014||STONES FOR THE RAMPART (Kamienie na szaniec) by Robert Glinski|
|2012||LOSE TO WIN (Nad zycie) by Anna Plutecka-Masjasz|
|BABY BLUES by Katarzyna Roslaniec|
|THE MOTHER (Matka) by Lukasz Ostalski|
|2011||ENTANGLEMENT (Uwiklanie) by Jacek Bromski|
|DAAS by Adrian Panek|
|2010||BLIND DATE (Randka w ciemno) by Wojciech Wojcik|
|2009||THE CHILDREN OF IRENA SENDLER (THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER) by John Kent Harrison|
|PERFECT GUY FOR MY GIRL (Idealny facet dla mojej dziewczyny) by Tomasz Konecki|
|2008||ONCE AGAIN (Jeszcze raz) by Mariusz Malec|
|LEJDIS by Tomasz Konecki|
|JANEK by Piotr J. Lewandowski - GRAND OFF – 2009 World Off Film Awards for Best Actress|
|2007||KATYN by Andrzej Wajda - 2008 Eagle Polish Film Award for Best|
|2006||IMMENSITY OF JUSTICE (Bezmiar sprawiedliwosci) by Wieslaw Saniewski|
|2004||NEVER AGAIN (Nigdy w zyciu) by RYSZARD Zatorski|
|2002||CHOPIN. DESIRE FOR LOVE (Chopin. Pragnienie milosci) by Jerzy Antczak - 2003 Eagle Polish Film Award for Best Actress|
|2001||QUO VADIS by Jerzy Kawalerowicz|
|1999||THE LAST MISSION (Ostatnia misja) by Wojciech Wojcik|
|1997||HAPPY NEW YORK (Szczesliwego Nowego Jorku) by Janusz Zaorski|
|1995||LOUSY BUMS (Gnoje) by Jerzy Zalewski|
|A GENTLE WOMAN (Lagodna) by Mariusz Trelinski|
|PROVOCATEUR (Prowokator) by Krzysztof Lang007|