Nadia Gray

Nadia Gray (23 November 1923 – 13 June 1994) was a Romanian film actress.

Nadia Gray
Nadia Kujnir

(1923-11-23)23 November 1923
Bucharest, Romania
Died13 June 1994(1994-06-13) (aged 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1949-1968
Spouse(s)Constantin Cantacuzino (1946-1958) (his death)
Herbert Silverman (1967-1994) (her death)[1]


Born Nadia Kujnir into a Jewish family[2][3] in Bucharest. Her father moved to Romania from Russia, and her mother was from Akkerman (Bessarabia). She left Romania for Paris in the late 1940s to escape the Communist takeover after World War II. Her film debut was in L'Inconnu d'un soir in 1949. Perhaps her best-known role was in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960).

She played a guest role in an episode of the television series The Prisoner ("The Chimes of Big Ben", 1967).

Personal life

She was first married to N. Goldenberg (later Herescu), a wealthy businessman from Chișinău, then to Constantin Cantacuzino, a Romanian aristocrat who was one of Romania's top fighter aces of the war. They were married from 1946 to his death in 1958. Her third husband was Manhattan attorney Herbert Silverman. They were married from 1967 to her death in 1994. She died in New York City.

Partial filmography

Most of Gray's films were non-English language productions.


  1. "Romanian Personalities - Nadia Gray". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. "Cum a evadat prinţul Bâzu Cantacuzino din România stalinistă". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. Pelletier, Philippe. "Nadia Gray - Ciné". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
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