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Olivera Katarina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Olivera Vučo, née Vukotić, also known as Olivera Katarina and Olivera Petrović (born March 5, 1940 Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now Serbia) is a Serbian actress and singer. She reached the peak of her popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. She studied at the academy for theatre, film, radio and television in Belgrade. Started her career as a student with a major role as Koštana in a same name play in a National Theatre in Belgrade. There she met Vuk Vučo, a theatre critic whom she later married. For a role in Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis in 1971 (as Olivera Katarina), she was awarded at festivals in Moscow and Venice. Her major success was in Aleksandar Petrović's I Even Met Happy Gypsies, where she played a gipsy singer named Lenče. Film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 40th Academy Awards, for a Palme d'Or at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, and for Best Foreign-Language film at the 26th Golden Globe Awards. It won the FIPRESCI Grand Prize of the Jury at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. Olivera closed this festival with a concert together with Nana Mouskouri and Dionne Warwick. She also had a very prominent singing career. She recorded in Serbian language, as well as in Russian, Japanese, Romanian, Greek, Romani, Macedonian and Indonesian. She sang traditional Serbian folk songs and Gypsy/Romani songs. In famous Paris Olympia she held 72 consecutive concerts. Olivera Katarina is also known as "the only woman Salvador Dalí knelt in front of", being amazed by her beauty and voice, after her concert in Paris. In 2007, Katarina contributed songs for Marina Abramović's Balkan Erotic Epic, and portrays a goddess in Uroš Stojanović's film Čarlston za Ognjenku. Description above from the Wikipedia article Olivera Vučo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Good Luck Hunting 1964-07-15
Latest Project:
Movie Tears for Sale 2008-01-30
Known For
Poster of Mountain of Wrath
Poster of The Swarm
Poster of The Soldier

Olivera Katarina Movies Filmography

Tears for Sale
Velika Boginja 2008-01-30
Seven Easy Pieces
Singer (voice) 2007-02-15
Hell River
Mila 1974-07-17
Red Blow
Ana 1974-07-16
Pollen Dust
Song of Virgins
Sibila 1973-01-01
Goya: Or the Hard Way to Enlightenment
Herzogin von Alba 1971-09-15
Ann and Eve
Nightclub Singer 1970-08-03
Mark of the Devil
Vanessa Benedikt 1970-02-19
Mountain of Wrath
Olivera 1968-01-01
Commandments for a Gangster
With Love or Without Love
Do Not Mention the Cause of Death
Marija 1968-04-16
I Even Met Happy Gypsies
Lenče 1967-03-26
The Swarm
Ljubica 1966-05-16
Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
Bobo 1966-03-11
The Soldier
Milanka 1966-01-01
Good Luck Hunting
Keti 1964-07-15