Zrinka Cvitešić

Zrinka Cvitešić
Born (1979-07-18) 18 July 1979
Karlovac, Croatia
Education Academy of Dramatic Arts
University of Zagreb
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999 present
Partner(s) Hrvoje Rupčić (2009-2014)
Niko Kranjčar (2014-)

Zrinka Cvitešić (born 18 July 1979) is a Croatian film, television and theatre actress.


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.[1]

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[2] and the 11th Sarajevo Film Festival.[3] 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.[4] Cvitešić has been a recipient of Golden Arena, the top prize at Pula Film Festival for her work in the film On the Path.


Movie roles

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Rano buđenje Djevojka Short film
2000 Veliko spremanje Sara
2001 Celestial Body Nurse
2002 Persona ?
2003 Konjanik Lejla
2004 Katarza ?
2004 La Femme Musketeer Elena
2004 Čuvaj se sinjske ruke Curly Whore
2005 What Is a Man Without a Moustache? Tatjana Best Actress at the 53rd Pula Film Festival

Best Actress at the 11th Sarajevo Film Festival

Volim te Squosh Girl
2009 Zagrebačke priče ?
2009 Libertango Sophie
2010 On the Path Luna Best Actress Award at the Alexandria Film Festival
The Golden Arena for Best Actress
Nomination - European Film Award
2010 Torta s čokoladom Julijana
2011 Lea i Darija - Dječje carstvo Ivka Deutsch
2011 Bella Biondina Vinka
2012 My Beautiful Country Danica
2012 Cannibal Vegetarian Dr. Lovrić
2016 Lucky Accident Crash Tara

Television roles

Year Film Role Notes
Ples sa zvijezdama (Croatian version of Strictly Come Dancing) Competitor Won
2008 Vratiće se rode Milica
2010 Cinema 3 Davorjanka Paunović
2010 Tito
2015 London Spy Sara
2015 Capital (BBC adaptation) Matya


  1. "Olivier Winners 2014". Olivierawards.com, 13 April 2014
  2. (Croatian) 53. festival igranog filma u Puli, Pula Film Festival. Accessed March 9, 2010.
  3. Petković, Vladan. Lady Zee takes top Sarajevo honours, Screen Daily, August 28, 2005. Accessed March 9, 2010.
  4. Screen Daily: EFP reveals line-up for 2010 Shooting Stars talent showcase, 3 December 2009

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Preceded by
Ples sa zvijezdama winner
Season 1 (2006 with Nicolas Quesnoit)
Succeeded by
Luka Nižetić & Mirjana Žutić
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