Biography

Joanna Pacula (born January 2, 1957) is a Polish actress.Pacula joined Warsaw Dramatic Theatre where she acted until 1981. She started her career playing in productions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Othello and As You Like It. She also found work in a handful of films, including Krzysztof Zanussi's Barwy ochronne/Camouflage (1977). In 1981, Pacula was caught in Paris when communist authorities in Poland declared martial law. In 1982 she eventually emigrated to the U.S. where she has specialized in playing European temptresses since her feature debut opposite William Hurt in Gorky Park (1983). She played the part of the exotic beauty in numerous American TV series and movies, including the Holocaust drama Escape From Sobibor (CBS, 1987), The Kiss (1988), E.A.R.T.H. Force (CBS, 1990), and the TV series, The Colony (ABC, 1996). She was featured in Marked for Death (1990) as an expert on Jamaican voodoo and gangs; in the Italian erotic thriller Husbands And Lovers (1992) as a free spirited adultress (which featured a rather controversial bare-bottom spanking scene, a first in a mainstream film); Tombstone (1993) as Doc Holliday's lover, Kate (also known as Big Nose Kate and Mary Catherine Haroney, born November 7, 1850); in The Haunted Sea (1997); and in the movie Virus (1999), playing a Russian scientist. She currently resides in Southern California.

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Joanna Pacula (born January 2, 1957) is a Polish actress.Pacula joined Warsaw Dramatic Theatre where she acted until 1981. She started her career playing in productions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Othello and As You Like It. She also found work in a handful of films, including Krzysztof Zanussi's Barwy ochronne/Camouflage (1977). In 1981, Pacula was caught in Paris when communist authorities in Poland declared martial law. In 1982 she eventually emigrated to the U.S. where she has specialized in playing European temptresses since her feature debut opposite William Hurt in Gorky Park (1983). She played the part of the exotic beauty in numerous American TV series and movies, including the Holocaust drama Escape From Sobibor (CBS, 1987), The Kiss (1988), E.A.R.T.H. Force (CBS, 1990), and the TV series, The Colony (ABC, 1996). She was featured in Marked for Death (1990) as an expert on Jamaican voodoo and gangs; in the Italian erotic thriller Husbands And Lovers (1992) as a free spirited adultress (which featured a rather controversial bare-bottom spanking scene, a first in a mainstream film); Tombstone (1993) as Doc Holliday's lover, Kate (also known as Big Nose Kate and Mary Catherine Haroney, born November 7, 1850); in The Haunted Sea (1997); and in the movie Virus (1999), playing a Russian scientist. She currently resides in Southern California.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Joanna Pacula, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1957-01-02

Place of Birth Tomaszów Lubelski, Lubelskie, Poland

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Also Known As

  • Joanna Pacuła

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Kill Her, Not Me as Judith
2013 ICE Agent as Sheila Hayman
2013 Madoff: Made Off with America as Ruth Madoff
2012 Stolen Child as Tatiana
2010 Black Widow as Olivia
2009 Amazing Racer as Emily Blair
2008 Chicano Blood as The Judge
2007 When Nietzsche Wept as Mathilda
2005 The Cutter as Elizabeth Teller
2004 Dead Easy as Theresa
2004 Moscow Heat as Sasha
2004 El padrino: The Latin Godfather as Jessica Lancaster
2004 Dinocroc as Paula Kennedy
2003 Lightning: Bolts of Destruction as Valery Landis
2002 Warrior Angels as Elizabeth
2002 Monk (1 episode)
2002 Cupid's Prey as Iris Wetherton
2001 Night Visions (1 episode)
2000 Crash and Byrnes as Lissette
2000 Brutally Normal (8 episodes) as Gogi
1999 The Art of Murder as Elizabeth Sheridan
1999 Error in Judgment as Liz
1999 Virus as Nadia Vinogradova
1998 The White Raven as Julia Konneman
1998 Sweet Deception as Risa Gallagher
1998 My Giant as Lilliana Rotaru
1997 Business for Pleasure as Anna
1997 In Praise of Older Women as Marta
1997 Heaven Before I Die as Selma
1997 The Haunted Sea as 1st Mate Bergren
1995 Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys as Brenda Franelli
1995 Last Gasp as Nora Weeks
1995 Not Like Us as Anita Clark
1995 Timemaster as Evelyn Adams
1994 Every Breath as Lauren
1994 Deep Red as Monica Quik
1994 The Silence of the Hams as Lily Wine
1994 Kim Novak Is on the Phone as Emilia
1993 Tombstone as Kate
1993 Under Investigation as Abbey Jane Strong
1993 Warlock: The Armageddon as Paula Dare
1992 Condition Critical as Dr. Lena Poole
1992 Black Ice as Vanessa
1992 Body Puzzle as Tracy
1992 Eyes of the Beholder as Diana Carlyle
1991 Husbands and Lovers as Alina
1990 Marked for Death as Leslie
1990 E.A.R.T.H. Force (6 episodes) as Diana Randall
1989 Breaking Point as Anna / Diana
1989 Options as Princess Nicole
1988 The Kiss as Felice Dunbar
1987 Sweet Lies as Joëlle
1987 Escape from Sobibor as Luka
1987 Death Before Dishonor as Elli
1986 Crossings (3 episodes) as Marissa Freilich as Marissa Freilich
1985 Not Quite Paradise as Gila
1983 Gorky Park as Irina Asanova
1983 Życie Kamila Kuranta (1 episode) as Elwira
1982 Jan Serce (10 episodes) as Gabriela "Gabi" Metelska
1981 Tender Spots as Nurse
1980 Last Night of Love as Lena Gheorghiu
1980 Puppy Love (3 episodes) as Jola Morawiecka "Sarna"
1978 You Will Not Have Peace as Bozena Kaczmarek
1977 Camouflage
1977 Akcja pod Arsenałem

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