Małgosia Bela

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Małgosia Bela
Malgosia Bela.jpg
Małgorzata Bela

(1977-06-06) 6 June 1977 (age 44)[1]
Kraków, Poland
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
(m. 2013, divorced)
(m. 2017)
Modeling information
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
  • DNA Model Management (New York)
  • VIVA Model Management (Paris, London, Barcelona)
  • d'management group (Milan)
  • Model Plus (Warsaw)

Małgosia Bela (born Małgorzata Bela; 6 June 1977) is a Polish fashion model and actress. She made her debut as a runway model for Comme des Garçons, Givenchy, and Balenciaga in 1998, and appeared in various photoshoots for Vogue. In 2004, she made her film debut in the Polish film Ono, and in 2018 appeared in Luca Guadagnino's remake Suspiria.

Early life[]

Bela was born in Kraków, Poland in 1977. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child, and later attended the University of Warsaw, where she graduated with a degree in literature.[3]


Bela became a successful runway and editorial model in the late nineties, appearing on the covers of many international editions of Vogue, including Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris. Lanvin, Valentino, Jil Sander, and Versace enlisted her in their advertising campaigns.

In 2001, Bela moved on to an acting career, playing leading role in the Polish movie Stranger[4] (dir. Małgorzata Szumowska) and the Italian/Polish production Karol: A Man Who Became Pope about the Polish Pope John Paul II.

She returned to the fashion industry in 2006, appearing in advertising campaigns for the houses of Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Jil Sander, Donna Karan, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and for retailers H&M and Barneys.

She appeared in the Pirelli Calendar 2009. She made a Halloween photo session for Harper's Bazaar with photographer Tim Walker and film director Tim Burton.[5] In April 2011, Malgosia appeared on the cover of Vogue Turkey, photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu.[6] Also in 2011, Małgosia took part – for the second time – in the Pirelli Calendar of 2012.[7]

Personal life[]

Bela has a son, Jozef (born 2004),[8][9] with her first husband, Polish director Artur Urbański.[9] She married French magazine publisher Jean-Yves Le Fur in 2013 in Italy.[8] At the end of 2017, she married her third husband, Polish film director Paweł Pawlikowski.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ono Ewa
2005 Karol, un uomo diventato Papa Hanna Tuszynska Television film
2006 Karol, un Papa rimasto uomo Hanna Tuszynska Television film
2006 We're All Christs Ela
2011 Janosik: A True Story Maria
2011 Without Secrets Weronika Kasprzyk Series; 8 episodes
2018 Suspiria Mrs. Bannion/Death [11]


  1. ^ "Malgosia Bela - Fashion Model". New York Magazine. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Malgosia Bela – Model Profile". Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Pirelli Calendar 2009". Pirelli. Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. ^ Stranger.
  5. ^ "Tim Burton’s Tricks & Treats: Malgosia Bela, Evelina Mambetova, Sophie Srej in Harper’s Bazaar October 2009" Archived 28 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine,
  6. ^ Haim, Daniel. (3 April 2011) Cuneyt Akeroglu photographs Malgosia Bela for Vogue Turkey.
  7. ^ Pirelli Calendar 2012 - Kate Moss & Lara Stone. Vogue, (UK). 7 December 2011.
  8. ^ Jump up to: a b Albert, Jane (26 March 2015). "Meet Malgosia Bela". Vogue Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  9. ^ Jump up to: a b Maciejewski, Łukasz (20 July 2005). "Bela "Bellissima"". Dziennik Polski (in Polish). Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  10. ^ Mac Donnell, Chloe (18 April 2019). "Supermodel Malgosia Bela: 'I'm sure I've lost many jobs because I don't do Instagram'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  11. ^ Farrow, Kevin (1 November 2016). "Suspiria Remake Bas Original Star". Sceam Horror Mag. Retrieved 28 December 2016.

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