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Famous people from czech republic


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  • 1. Famous people from Czech Republic
  • 2. Petr Cech  He is a footballer who plays for Chelsea and Czech Republic as a goalkeeper.  He was voted into the all-star team of Euro 2004 after Czech Republic had reached the semi-finals.  He has also received the award of the Best Goal Keeper of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for the seasons: 20042005, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.
  • 3. Milan Baros  He is a footballer, born in 1981 in Valasske Mezirici.  He is married to Tereza Frankova and they have a son.  He plays for the Turlkish team Antalyaspor now but he has played for many famous teams.  He is the winner of the Golden Boot at UEFA Euro 2004
  • 4. Karolina Kurkova  She is a model, born in 1984 and is well known as “Victoria’s secret angel”.  She lives in New York and she was named one of the World’s most beautiful people by the “People” magazine in 2004.  She received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2007.  In 2013 she released her own fragrance in cooperation with a cosmetics company.
  • 5. Martina Navratilova  She is one of the top female tennis players in the world born in Prague, in 1956.  At the age of 15 she won the Czech national championship.  At the age of 18 she moved to the USA and she lives there ever since.  She has 9 Wimbledon singles and 59 majors.  She also took part in the show “Dancing with the Stars”.
  • 6. Lucy Vondrackova  She is a very popular singer but also an actress.  She was born in Prague in 1980, she is married to a hockey player and they have a son.  Both of her parents are musicians.  She speaks five languages.
  • 7. Antonin Kratochvil  He is a photojournalist born in 1947 in Litamerici.  He has photographed many subjects such as Mongolia’s street children for the Museum of Natural History and the war in Iraq for Fortune Magazine.  He has 3 sons who are also photographers.
  • 8. Milos Forman  He is a director, screenwriter and professor, born in 1932.  He lived in Czech Republic until 1968 and then he moved to America.  His well known films are: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus”. They both gained an Academy Award for the Best Director.
  • 9. Milan Kundera  He is a famous writer, born in 1929 in Brno.  His father was a musician so he taught him to play the piano.  He moved to France in 1975 and lives there ever since.  Originally, he wrote in Czech but from 1993 he writes in French. His books have been translated into many languages.
  • 10. Helena Zmatlikova  She was a famous illustrator especially of children’s books.  She was born in Prague in 1923.  At first she was a dressmaker but she preferred drawing.  Her paintings appeared in books published all over the world in more than 20 languages.  They have been very popular with children.
  • 11. “Euro friends” By the Greek etwinning team 21st Junior High School of Athens