The great theater actress Dina Cocea has gone down in history as one of Romania’s most beautiful and talented actresses. It is said that no man remained indifferent to his charm. It is also the case of Gheorghe Gheorghiu Dej, one of the most powerful communist leaders.
Maria Constantina Dina Cocea was born on November 27, 1912 in Bucharest, in a family of intellectuals. His father was the writer and pamphleteer ND Cocea, and his mother – Florica Mille, daughter of Constantin Mille. His aunt was the famous Alice Cocea, a name that shone in the interwar period on the big stages of the Parisian theater, click.ro writes.
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Particularly attractive, with a special charm, Dina Cocea was courted by important men of the time. Thus, it was said that she would have been the lover of Baron Manfred von Killinger, at the time when he was the German ambassador in Romania, between 1941 and 1944. Also, there was the rumor that she conquered him with her beauty and would have had a very discreetly with the communist leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu Dej.
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He studied in Paris, but made a career in Romania
Dina Cocea, with studies in Paris, chose to return to Romania. In 1935, she appeared on the stage of theaters in Bucharest under the name of Dina Cerni, being an actress of the Bulandra-Maximilian-Fotino Company.
He had his cinematic debut in Paris, in 1934, in a role in the film “La jeune fille d`une nuit”. In the country, he continued his career both in theater and in film. He made his Romanian film debut in 1939 in the production “O noapte de pomina”.
His career in Romanian cinema continued with “Neamul Şoimăreştilor”, “Iancu Jianu”, “Ştefan cel Mare” and others. He was divided between the stage of theater and film for seven decades. The activity in the theater was not limited only to the status of actress.
The beautiful Dina Cocea became the director of her own private theater, “Teatrul Nostru” since she was 30 years old. In 1952, she was appointed dean of the Faculty of Theater in Bucharest. Starting with 1956, he represented Romania at UN and UNESCO international congresses. Until 1989, he was the president of the Association of People and Art from Theater and Music Institutions.