Zrinka Cvitesic



Zrinka Cvitesic was born on July 18, 1979 in Karlovac, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress and writer, known for On the Path (2010), What Is a Man Without a Moustache? (2005) and My Beautiful Country (2012). As a theatre actress, she has been a member of the Croatian National Theatre since 2005. In April 2013, Cvitešić made her West End debut at the Phoenix Theatre in London as "Girl" in the musical Once. Her performance received rave reviews, and she won Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. For her performance in the 2005 film What Is a Man Without a Moustache?, Cvitešić won awards for best actress in a leading role both at the 53rd Pula Film Festival and the 11th Sarajevo Film Festival. She received the Shooting Stars Award, the annual acting award for up-and-coming actors by European Film Promotion, at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. Cvitešić has been a recipient of Golden Arena, the top prize at Pula Film Festival for her work in the film On the Path.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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