Bosânceanu was born in Radauti-Prut, Dorohoi, Romania on February 8, 1925.
Eugenia graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Film in Bucharest in 1952. Specializing mainly in supporting roles -
according to her own words, "you do not need more than one reply to make a
big role." Her career has spanned more than fifty years of cinema, television
series and movies, short films, radio and dubbing voice parts.
Bosanceanu began her artistic career before graduating - her second year as a
result of an examination, Alexander Finţi, Army Theatre director hired her
without hesitation. After seven years of theater in 1957, the actress debuted
in cinema with a small role in “Ciulinii Bărăganului”, a film adaptation of his
novel Stump, a Romanian-French co-production co-directed by Louis Daquin and
Gheorghe Vitanidis, selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
a first feature film role in the fiction of Mircea Săucan, “Când primăvara e fierbinte” (1960),
Eugenia Bosanceanu collaborated on a new Romanian-French co-production - and
also a film adaptation of Stump “Codin” (1963), by Swiss director Henri Colpi.
She took a role in the last film by Victor Iliu, “Comoara din Vadul Vechi”
(1964), during which she met Lucian Pintilie, she then debuted in cinema as an
assistant director and had an offer, with roles in two of his seminal films “Duminică
la ora 6” (1966) and “Balanța” (1992). Moreover, her huge talent allowed her to
play very different characters which brought the actress multiple
collaborations with some of the largest and most prolific directors before and
after 1989 Romanian Mircea Muresan (“Răscoala” and “Baltagul”, where she
provided the voice of Vitoria Lipan) Nicolaescu
i-am condamnat pe toți la moarte”, “Pentru patrie”, “Triunghiul morții” and “15”),
Mircea Moldovan (“Vifornița”, “Pintea”, “Totul se plătește și Expediția”),
Maria Callas Dinescu (“De bunăvoie și nesilit de nimeni”, “Bunicul și doi delincvenți
minori și Marele premiu”), Malvina Urșianu (“Întoarcerea lui Vodă Lăpușneanu”
and “Liniștea din adâncuri”), Mircea Drăgan (“Raliul” and “Atac în bibliotecă”),
Cristian Mungiu (“Occident și 4 luni, 3 săptămâni și 2 zile”) and Călin Peter
Netzer (“Maria, Medalia de onoare” and “Poziția copilului”).
only Euro-western role was as Mrs. von Simmons in Dean Reed’s “Blood Brothers”
was awarded the Romanian Gopo Award for Lifetime Achievement in March of this
BOSANCEANU, Eugenia (Eugenia Bosânceanu)
[2/8/1925, Radauti-Prut, Dorohoi, Romania –
] – stage, TV actress awarded Gopo Award
for Lifetime Achievement .
Blood Brothers - 1975 (Mrs.