Famous actress Mira Furlan has died at the age of 65, Balkan media reported, citing her official Twitter account, quoted by BTA.
The cause of her death has not been reported, it is only stated that she has had health problems for some time.
Mira Furlan is a Croatian television, film and theater actress, born on September 7, 1955 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, present-day Croatia. She is a member of the Yugoslav National Theater and has starred in a number of local television and film productions, including Emir Kusturica’s 1985 Cannes Film Prize, “Father on a Business Trip.”
Mira Furlan was forced to emigrate to the United States after the start of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Because she was married to a Serb, directed by Goran Gaic, the Croatian media declared her a traitor, she was fired from the Croatian National Theater, her apartment was taken away and she was constantly threatened with death.
In the United States, Mira Furlan continued her television career and for five years played the role of Delen in the science fiction series “Babylon 5”. Furlan is also known for her role as the Frenchwoman Daniel Rousseau in the popular TV series “Lost”.
She was one of the most popular, beautiful and award-winning film and theater actresses.
Mira Furlan also gained a reputation in the United States and in 2014 received an invitation to teach at the Los Angeles Film Academy and then at the New York Film Academy.