Well known actress on the Czech, German and Austrian silver screens. She gained world renown thanks to two films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Her relationship with German boxer Max Schmeling made the two one of the most popular and closely watched celebrity couples of their day.
The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.