Height: 5’5” / 165 cm
Weight: 132 lbs / 60 kg
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Brown
Famous film director, actor and screenwriter Roman Polanski is just 165 cm tall. As he used to tell in his interview, “That height could be great for a woman”. It was hard for him to get the roles at the beginning of his career because of his unusual body measurements. But later he rose to fame as an actor (“Pokolenie”, “Do widzenia, do jutra”, “Le locataire”) and film director (“Repulsion”, “The Pianist”, “Carnage”).
Roman Polanski was born in France and grew up in Poland. His mother and sister were killed in a concentration camp during World War II. In his school years Roman got interested in movie making. He watched at least one new film every day.
He was educated at Lodz Film School, where he met his first wife, an actress Barbara Lass. Their marriage was not long. Polanski presented one of his first successful movies “Knife in the Water”, but it was not accepted well in Poland. After that the film director and actor decided to move to France. There he rose to stardom, having directed the horror film “Repulsion”, where the main character was portrayed by young Catherine Deneuve.
After that Roman moved to USA, where he was just becoming popular. His career was interrupted by two personal tragedies. His second wife, an American actress Sharon Tate was killed by Mason Family (the band, formed by an unknown musician Charles Manson). Murdered Sharon was pregnant with Roman’s baby.
In 1977 Polanski was charged with rape by 13 year old Samantha Geimer. The girl, who wanted to become a Vogue model, posed nude to Polanski and then was tempted by a film director. Polanski left USA after that story with rape.
Now the actor is married a French actress Emmanuelle Seigner. They have a son and a daughter together.
Name: Rajmund Roman Liebling
Nickname: Roman; Romek; Raimund Liebling; Jewish boy in Poland
Date of Birth: August 18, 1933
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Place of Residence: Paris, France and Poland
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Education: Lodz Film School, Poland
Roman is currently married an actress Emmanuelle Seigner since 1989. He was previously married:
1) Barbara Lass (an actress, married from 1959 till 1962)
2) Sharon Tate (an actress, married from 1968 till her murder in 1969)
1) Daughter Morgane Polanski (born in 1993 with Emmanuelle Seigner)
2) Son Elvis Polanski (born in 1999 with Emmanuelle Seigner)
Awards and Honors:
1) Oscar for Best Director in 2003
2) Golden Globe Best Director in 1974