Laszlo in 2004
14 June 1953|
Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hana Laslo |
Actress & Comedian|
Aviv Giladi (divorced) |
Benny Bloch (divorced)
2 sons (with Giladi)|
Hana Laszlo (born 14 June 1953) is an Israeli actress and comedian. In 2005, she won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Free Zone. Laszlo has also received four Ophir Award nominations.
Hanna Laszlo's parents were Holocaust survivors. In 1972–1973, she served in the Israel Defense Forces Southern Command musical troupe. She was married to Israeli media proprietor Aviv Giladi, with whom she has two sons - Ben and Itamar. Her eldest, Ben Giladi, is a film producer that works for Len Blavatnik's AI-Film and operates between London, LA and Tel-Aviv. Her daughter-in-law is Israeli Actress Romi Aboulafia.
Hanna also married and divorced businessman Benny Bloch.
Entertainment, film and television career
Laszlo rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s in the wake of comedy routines in which she portrayed such characters as 'Safta Zapta' and 'Clara the cleaning woman.' In 2005 she won the Best Actress Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Free Zone.
In 2002-2004, Laszlo hosted the Israeli version of the British television game show The Weakest Link.
In 2010, Laszlo served as a judge with Claude Dadia and Eli Mizrachi in "Rokdim Im Kokhavim", the Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars.
Awards and recognition
2005 Cannes Film Festival