Most known for playing intense, edgy foreigners, Beata was discovered by Oliver Stone who cast her in her first American feature JFK as Marina Oswald. This Academy Award nominated film led to over 30 film and TV projects internationally. Other 'gutsy' roles have included the first female President of the World on Babylon 5 and a fiery young revolutionary in George Lucas' The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Most recently Beata played a Catholic woman who risks her life to save a Jewish girl from the Nazis in a World War II drama entitled Miriam. An artist and activist, Beata spearheaded passage of the first bill to recognize International Women's Day in the United States and continues to promote education and awareness of women's issues worldwide. Most recently Beata was the Recipient of the 2005 Croatian Heart Award (with Michael York and John Savage) from the Libertas Foundation for her heartfelt performance in the film Freedom From Despair as well as for her dedication to humanitarian causes.

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