Milena Zupančič



Milena Zupančič is a Slovenian actress, born on December 18, 1946 in Jesenice, Slovenia. Raised by a single mother, Zupančič finished high school in her hometown of Jesenice. Her first major appearances were two roles in films by Matjaz Klopcic, in Blossoms in Autumn (Cvetje v jeseni; 1973) and The Widowhood of Karolina Zasler (1976). She went on to star in a number of important film and television productions over the next four decades, winning two Golden Arena for Best Actress awards (in 1976 and 1977) and the Preseren Award for Lifetime Achievement (1993). She is also known for starring in many theatre productions staged by the Ljubljana National Drama Theatre. From 2000 to 2011 she was UNICEF regional ambassador for the Western Balkans. Zupančič is married to theatre director Dusan Jovanovic, and was previously married to actor Radko Polic.


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