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Beata Tyszkiewicz was born on August 14, 1938 in Wilanow. She became a Polish and Soviet actress, screenwriter and writer. Beata Tyszkiewicz's popularity peaked in the 1970s, when the entire USSR knew her by sight.
The woman comes from a noble, influential family. Beata Tyszkiewicz is a countess on her father's side, and a princess on her mother's side. Her father's name was Krzysztof Tyszkiewicz, he was a descendant of the ancient Leliwa family from Vilnius. Mother's name was Barbara Rekhovich, she belonged to the family of the Grand Dukes Potocki. Among her ancestors was the Polish king Jozef Poniatowski.
When World War II began, Beata Tyszkiewicz lived with Prince Radziwill and then moved to Krakow. For some time she happened to live in a monastery, where she went to school. When the war ended, the whole family moved to Warsaw, and my father emigrated to the UK, where he started a separate family. Beata's mother raised two children by herself.
The family went through hard times, wore rags, starved and froze. Nevertheless, the future Polish actress Beata Tyszkiewicz studied at the Zhmikhovskaya special school, which was prestigious. She was raised by one mother, who with humility made her daughter's decisionsbe a tractor driver, then a ballerina, and then a veterinarian.
The start of the journey
Beata Tyshkevich did not imagine herself an actress in her youth, she did not even think about this profession. But as a result of one incident, a talent for acting was discovered in her. The thing is that once a school student was noticed by a director and invited a 16-year-old girl to play the lead role in the film "Revenge". The beginning actress Beata Tyszkiewicz was very effective. Her first role was performed brilliantly.
And her creative path continued. She became very famous after her role in the film "The First Day of Freedom". In the film, Beata Tyszkiewicz played the German Inga Rode, who was raped after the defeat of Nazi Germany in the war. Her name resounded throughout the country.
In the biography of Beata Tyshkevich, personal life played an important role. She married the Polish film director Andrzej Wajda, who filmed her in his works.
The film with Beata Tyshkevich "Marysia and Napoleon", which was successfully released in the USSR, became curious. In it, the actress appeared as Napoleon's beloved Maria Walewska and Marysia, a modern student from Warsaw.
Fame was added by the subsequent filmography of Beata Tyszkiewicz. She was remembered for her role as Evelina in Balzac's Big Love and Isabella in The Doll. She has collaborated with many directors, including world-class ones.
Often she went to shoot in Europe. And in the USSR, she was glorified by her role in the film "The Nest of Nobles" directed by Andrei Konchalovsky.
In the USSR
In the Soviet Union polkamade friends with the Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky family, she was called the "Geek". Translated from Polish, "ugly" means "beautiful".
Now she is 80 years old, but once her naked body, captured in film frames, turned the consciousness of the patriarchal society in a number of countries, drove directors crazy.
The photos of Beata Tyszkiewicz in their youth excited everyone. In the photo that has survived to this day, an extravagant and impressive girl. Thanks to her charisma and beauty, she became a real diva of the Soviet Union.
As she herself said, Beata became a woman and an actress at the same time. In the 60s, she came to the presentation of Sergei Mikhalkov's book "Uncle Styopa". At that time, Tyszkiewicz was already well-known to everyone. Then she first met with a representative of the Mikhalkov family, and a friendship began between them.
She always met Mikhalkov when they happened to be in the same city. Beata always loved gifts and did not try to hide it. She made a condition to every boyfriend who sought a meeting with her: she would see him when he bought her something valuable.
This also applied to members of the Mikhalkov family. Once Sergei went with her to a fur dressing factory, where he bought her gorgeous sables. Later, it was they who saved the actress, once she began to need money.
Andrey Konchalovsky invited the girl to the shooting of "The Nest of Nobles", as well as to the Mikhalkov family estate, on Nikolina Gora, where she became a frequent guest. She remembers that time fondly.
In her biography, BeataTyshkevich notes that Natalya Petrovna, Konchalovsky's mother, was an excellent hostess. The family loved Beata. "Geek", she said, she was called because she did not act like everyone else. For example, she refused to swim in cold water.
While working on The Nest of Nobles, Natalya Petrovna herself put on Beata her own family jewels.
The story of the bowl
Tyshkevich spoke about her relationship with Andrei. It was an addictive and impetuous nature. Looking at the photo of actress Beata Tyszkiewicz, one can understand why he acted in this way. Once she came to Nikolina Gora and saw how the movers were taking Andrey's old piano out of the house.
This was done because of Andrey's decision to give Beate something valuable, but he had no money for it. But when he sold the valuable tool, the couple went through all the jewelry stores looking for a pearl ring, but did not find it. Nevertheless, a gift was made: it is a bowl of the Kuznetsov Porcelain Factory in the shape of a flower. To this day, Beata Tyszkiewicz keeps a photo of Andrei with a bowl and a bundle of his letters.
When filming "The Nest of Nobles", the polka was supposed to cry, but the scene could not be filmed. Then Andrei removed everyone from the site and hit Beata in the face. The blow made her dizzy, she got angry and left. When he returned the tearful Tyszkiewicz, the scene was filmed. However, the relationship between them was forever damaged. Later, the actress refused Konchalovsky's invitation to go to a restaurant with him.
Andrey was offended and did not greet Beata at the bigevent later. Nevertheless, Tyshkevich herself remembers the whole family with warmth.
In the 1970s, Beata marries for the third time and lives in France, where she starred in a number of films. As an actress from the series, Beata Tyszkiewicz will be recognized there as well. In the 1980s, she again lives in Poland, playing supporting roles. And in 2001, Ptashuk's film "In August 44th …" was released.
In 2006, Beata was awarded the S. F. Bondarchuk gold medal at the Golden Knight film forum for her contribution to world cinema.
And in 2014 she starred in the Russian melodrama Martha's Line. Now she writes her articles, participates in TV shows. Published by Beata Tyshkevich and photos in whole albums.
She also has 3 daughters.
Tyshkevich got married 3 times. The first husband was Andrzej Wajda, director. They met on set. They were connected by creativity, in which feelings grew. He was a recognized director, and everyone around was just waiting for the famous actress to officially announce an affair with a famous director. They became a film couple, who was invited everywhere, who was constantly interviewed. They continue the cinematographic tradition started by Federico Fellini and Juliet Mazina, Sergei Gerasimov and Tamara Makarova.
However, as the actress notes, she was not going to "hang on him" or use him for career growth. She did not become an actress of Wajda. Together they stayed for 5 years, then they had a daughter, Carolina, who, having receivedlegal education, began acting in films and commercials, assisted directors. One of the main reasons for the divorce, as is commonly believed, was Beata's romance with Konchalovsky. It was a stormy passion that was moving towards the wedding. She noted that after him she had difficulty accepting other men, as he was a real storm against the background of boring partners.
But when the couple left for the shooting, Andrei signed with Natalya Arinbasarova.
Also, during the filming of "The Noble Nest", Beata began dating Valery Plotnikov. It was a 3rd year student at VGIK. He became a neighbor of Beata Tyszkiewicz on the set, as well as a friend in life for many years. They met in many cities around the world.
The second husband of Tyshkevich was Vitold Ozhechovsky, who was also a director. Their marriage was short-lived, and the actress called this marriage a mistake.
Her third husband was Jacek Padlevsky, who was a French architect with Polish roots. He was the girl's first love - they knew each other from a young age and once met, but then their paths diverged.
And now they meet again and create a family. Beata told how he wrote poems in her honor once, when they were 17 years old.
After graduating from the Polytechnic Institute, he moved to Paris and married a French woman, Catherine. Somewhere deep in the heart of Tyszkiewicz, he stayed for a long time. She kept a bunch of his letters throughout her life, and now he suddenly returned. At that moment, Padlevsky's personal life was in deep crisis. He divorced his wife, with whom he had twosons.
The meeting took place at their mutual friend. When they talked to Beata, Jacek went to see her off, but fell and broke his arm. Beata took him to the hospital and visited him.
First love flared up again. She went to shoot, and he went to France, but again came to her in Poland. Beate was 38 years old, and she again found the closest man.
In 1976, their wedding took place. Tyshkevich moved to France, to Marseille. There, a year later, the couple had a daughter, Victoria.
Directors have always seen in her not a socialist type, inviting her to act in historical works as aristocrats. They say that genetic memory helped her to stay natural in the image of high-society ladies.
As the actress herself recalls, she was in the 9th grade and was a daredevil when the director came to her school. She was completely embarrassed at the first auditions, when it was very hot from the spotlights, and she was reading the text. It seemed to her that soap bubbles came out instead of words. The first time she was answered "alas …". And she got upset. However, Beata was soon invited a second time, where she had less excitement, and she got the role. As the actress herself says, she was very pleased to see her name in the credits.
Her full title sounds like this - Beata Maria Helena Countess Tyshkevichuvna-Kalenitskaya. For the first time, her family is mentioned in documents of the 15th century. The titles of counts Tyszkiewicz received from the Polish king Sigismund II Augustus in the 16th century. Family estate, a magnificent old castle and museumthe collections were in Kaunas, but during the First World War it was destroyed by the Lithuanians.
The girl's mother was a beautiful, well-born Polish woman with a cheerful disposition, while her father was secretive and withdrawn. He lived according to the old routines that have come down to our times since the 19th century: servants, home prayers at strictly designated times, the daily routine. The family lived in a luxurious mansion before the war.
Beata notes that to this day she remembers the roar of fascist planes, sirens. At night, he still sees panic in the streets during attacks. During the war, many houses around their estate were occupied by the Germans. Beata's grandparents were not touched at first. But once a general appeared to them, impressed by the we alth of their home. He offered to buy the palace from Grandma Beata, but she refused. After a while the general came again. The reception took place in the armory of the mansion. The German assured that the soldiers would help with the transportation of all precious utensils, but the woman was categorical, not fully assessing the threat.
Already the third visit of the general was tragic. All the men of the house, including Tyszkiewicz, the cook, the butler, and the maid's husband, were shot in the yard, and the rest of the residents were given 5 minutes to get ready. Beata's grandmother, having prayed, left the family estate, never returning there again. She went to the monastery with the end of the war, and the mansion passed to the state.
The actress's father fought in the Home Army (a Polish military organization that operated in German-occupied Poland), and then left for England, where he started another family. Beata methim 35 years later.
The mother of the actress raised two children alone. She became the director of a boarding house in the mountains, and, having moved to Warsaw, the family lived on the modest earnings of her mother, who worked in the editorial office of the magazine.
After filming a movie, the actress started having troubles at school. She got 11 twos, including for behavior, as she was not present at the lessons during the process of working on the film. And then her mother suggested that she go to the school of the female monastic order.
There she played in the theater, playing the role of Our Lady. Before the performance, she was raised marks for behavior, because the Mother of God could not have four. But she never made it to graduation. Failing to pass the exams, the girl was disappointed, as she planned to become a veterinarian. On the advice of friends, she entered the theater school in Warsaw. And there a certificate was required.
In the end, she got it at the central police headquarters. The exams were easy: Beata knew the answers ahead of time. It was only necessary to rewrite them in the form.
In her freshman year, Beata met the famous theater critic Jan Kott. His wife did not come to the theatrical performance, and he offered her a ticket to Tyszkiewicz. When they found seats in the hall, a woman was sitting on one of them. And Beata sat on Jan's knees.
Right in front of them sat the rector of the theater school, who called the girl on the carpet the next day, scolded her for it and drove her away. Beata confidently left, she did not stay even for a minute where she was not wanted.
After working in television, she began acting in films. The actress noticed the difference in the fees of Western and Eastern stars. So,for a popular French film, she received several times less than the actor Pierre Meyran. He received more per day than she did in the entire film. For this reason, the actor treated the others.
Polish authorities have never given a lot of money to actors. And on business trips, for example, at the Cannes Film Festival, they received 7 dollars a day. With such a salary, the actors were afraid when the waiter poured water - there was not enough money to pay for it. There was a rule for everyone from Eastern Europe not to carry more than 100 dollars. Therefore, it was not only the actors who brought food from home and lived in conditions of severe economy.
During the Khrushchev thaw, interest in the Soviet Union grew, and Tyshkevich visited Moscow more often, where she met many stars of that era. She met Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina and many others.
At a large-scale event, eminent guests stayed at the Moskva Hotel. World stars were shocked by the reception, but did not show it. So, Tyshkevich watched as Fellini and Mazina waited 4 hours for their number. There were no results when they tried to find out when they would be settled.
During dinners, natives of the socialist countries sat at their table, Western guests at theirs, Americans - separately. It was obvious that the organizers of the festivals were not interested in communication between these people. Nevertheless, they met at viewings or bars, discussing the latest news and, through acquaintances, getting the best gift from Russia - black caviar.
An interesting moment was noticed by the Polish actress at the viewing of "Little Big Man". Came up to herLyubov Orlova with a question about what Beata thinks about the film. They did not know each other, and Tyszkiewicz became pleased with the diva's attention. She replied that the picture is excellent. But Orlova did not like the picture, the conversation ended.
Then the Minister of Culture of the USSR Yekaterina Furtseva warned Beata against drinking beer and inviting her to drink cognac. She argued that those who drink cognac do not become alcoholics. The minister addressed the Poles with the words: “I know that you do not like us. But we will love you for so long until you finally love us.”
At the moment, the actress rarely appears in films. One of her last roles is in the film The Righteous, where she plays a countess, as well as the youth comedy Stodnevka in 2017. Beata herself notes that she does not need anything and receives decent fees for participating in the filming. Sometimes she does not know what to give her daughters, as they already have everything.
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