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Joanna Pacula Biography

Joanna Pacula
  • Age: 59 years old
  • Birth Nation: Poland
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Name: Joanna Pacula
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Birth Place/City: Tomaszów Lubelski
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $16 million
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Weight in KG: N/A
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Hawk Koch
  • Divorce: Hawk Koch
  • Education: The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw
  • Movies: Shannon's Rainbow (2009)
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Joanna Pacula, stage and cinema actress, was born in Tomaszow Lubelski, a town in south-eastern Poland on 30 December 1957. Her mother was a pharmacist while his father was an engineer. She has one  model sister named Ewa Pacula.

Joanna Pacula attended and graduated from Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in 1979. She then joined the Warsaw Dramatic Theater as an actress until 1981. She played in productions like 'Othello', Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'As You Like It'. She also appeared in a number of films including  the 1980 Sergiu Nicolaescu's film 'Ultima noapte de dragoste' in Romania.

Joanna Pacula never returned Poland and migrated to America with legendary polish actress Elzbieta Czyzewska in 1982. She deeply fell in love with director Roman Polanski who introduced her as a model after she moved to the US. She was featured in Vogue magazine and subsequently landed her first ever lead role on Gorky in 1983.

Joanna Pacula's performance as a seductive Irina Asanova was critically praised and was placed in number 57 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performance of All Time in 2006. Since then Joanna started appearing in various American movies and TV series  including in the CBS' drama Escape from Sobibor in 1987, E.A.R.T.H Force in 1990, The Kiss, and The Colony, ABC's TV series. In 1984, she starred in Lewis Gilbert's film Not Quite Jerusalem.

Joanna Pacula was featured as an expert on the Jamaican voodoo and gangs in Dwight H. Little's 'Marked for Death' in 1990. Later, in 1992, she appeared in an Italian erotic thriller 'Husband and Lovers'. The following year, she played Kate, Doc Holliday's lover in the film Tombstone. In 1997 she made an appearance in The Haunted Sea and in 1999, Joanna had a minor role is Virus, where she played as a Russian scientist.

Joanna Pacula was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine. Some of Joanna's other television works credit includes, 'Ultima noapte de dragoste' (1980), 'Not Quite Paradise' (1985), 'Death Before Dishonor' (1987), 'Sweet Lies' (1988), 'Breaking Point' (1989), 'Black Ice' (1992), 'Body Puzzle' 1993), and so on. 

Despite the media attention, Joanna's private life is not much known.  However, back in1982, she dated actor Piotr Fronczewski but eventually separated. She is currently residing in Sothern California, US. Her successful career has earned her a net worth $16 million.