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Street named after Helena Modrzejewska

    Helena Modrzejewska (b. Free City of Kraków, Poland, 1840 – d. 1909, California, U.S.), known professionally as Helena Modjeska, was a renowned Polish actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles. In July 1876, after spending more than a decade as the reigning diva of the Polish national theater, for reasons both personal and political, Modjeska and her husband chose to immigrate to the United States.Once in America, Modjeska and her husband purchased a ranch in California, but knowing little English and nothing about ranching, they had to abandon the plan and Helena returned to acting.She then spent three years abroad (1879–82), mainly in London, attempting to improve her English, before returning to the stage in America.

    Address : ul. Heleny Modrzejewskiej, Kraków

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