Hana Laszlo

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Hana Laszlo
Hana Laszlo.jpg
Laszlo in 2004
Native name חנה לסלאו
Born (1953-06-14) 14 June 1953 (age 65)
Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Other names Hana Laslo
Hanna Laszlo
Occupation Actress & Comedian
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Aviv Giladi (divorced)
Benny Bloch (divorced)
Children 2 sons (with Giladi)

Hana Laszlo (born 14 June 1953) is an Israeli actress and comedian. In 2005, she won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Free Zone. Laszlo has also received four Ophir Award nominations.


Hanna Laszlo's parents were Holocaust survivors.[1] In 1972–1973, she served in the Israel Defense Forces Southern Command musical troupe. She was married to Israeli media proprietor Aviv Giladi, with whom she has two sons - Ben and Itamar.[1] Her eldest, Ben Giladi, is a film producer that works for Len Blavatnik's AI-Film and operates between London, LA and Tel-Aviv. Her daughter-in-law is Israeli Actress Romi Aboulafia.

Laszlo with Natalie Portman and Amos Gitai

Hanna also married and divorced businessman Benny Bloch.

Entertainment, film and television career[edit]

Laszlo rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s in the wake of comedy routines in which she portrayed such characters as 'Safta Zapta' and 'Clara the cleaning woman.' In 2005 she won the Best Actress Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Free Zone.[2]

In 2002-2004, Laszlo hosted the Israeli version of the British television game show The Weakest Link.

In 2010, Laszlo served as a judge with Claude Dadia and Eli Mizrachi in "Rokdim Im Kokhavim", the Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars.


Year Film Role Notes
1976 Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona Hermona Assi Dayan film
1977 Hatzilu Et HaMatzil Uri Zohar
Itzik Kol film
1978 Belfer Yigal Bursztyn film
Millioner Betzarot The Maid Joel Silberg film
1981 Am Yisrael Hai Assi Dayan film
1983 Kuni Leml B'Kahir Joel Silberg film
2003 Alila Mali Amos Gitai film.
Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 Ahava Ze Koev Eddy's Mom Episode 1.1 a.k.a. Love Hurts
Ha-Chuliya Hachalasha Hostess Israeli version of the Weakest Link
2004–2007 HaShir Shelanu Naomi Shahar/Herself TV series, a.k.a. Our Song
2005 Free Zone Hanna Ben Moshe Amos Gitai film.
Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Nomination - Ophir Award for Best Actress
2008 Shiva Max Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz film.
a.k.a. 7 Days
On the Road to Tel Aviv Hana Khen Shalem film
Adam Resurrected Rachel Shwester Paul Schrader film
Ima'lle Real estate agent Episode 3.1
2009 Ultimatum Bellas Alain Tasma film
2009 Guyavot Contesa Kobi Machat film
2011–present Bnot HaZahav Dalia Israeli version of The Golden Girls
2012 Tanuchi! Naomi Shahar TV series, a.k.a. Take a Chill Pill!

Awards and recognition[edit]

2005 Cannes Film Festival

Ophir Award


  1. ^ a b The Wonders of Hana Laszlo
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Free Zone". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 

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