Zrinka Cvitešić

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Zrinka Cvitešić
Zrinka Cvitešić at Hamptons Festival.jpg
Born (1979-07-18) 18 July 1979 (age 39)
Karlovac, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Residence London, UK
Education Academy of Dramatic Arts
University of Zagreb
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999 –
Partner(s) Hrvoje Rupčić (2009 – 2014)
Niko Kranjčar (2014 –)

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


The elder of two daughters, Zrinka Cvitešić was born in Karlovac, in the Karlovac County to Ivan and Višnja Cvitešić. Her mother played organ in a local Catholic parish near her hometown. Cvitešić started acting at elementary school and her first role was Cinderella.[1] 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.[2]

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[3] and the 11th Sarajevo Film Festival.[4] 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.[5] Cvitešić has been a recipient of Golden Arena, the top prize at Pula Film Festival for her work in the film On the Path.

Personal life[edit]

Cvitešić was in relationship with Croatian musician Hrvoje Rupčić, but they broke up in 2014.[6] She has been dating footballer Niko Kranjčar since they met in 2014.[7]


Movie roles[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Rano buđenje Djevojka Short film
2000 Veliko spremanje Sara
2001 Celestial Body Nurse
2002 Persona ?
2003 Horseman 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 and Darija Ivka Deutsch
2011 Bella Biondina Vinka
2012 My Beautiful Country Danica
2012 Vegetarian Cannibal Dr. Lovrić
2017 Lost in London Suen Starring with Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson
2017 Lucky Accident Crash Tara

Television roles[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006–2007 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


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