Czechs pay their last respects to actress Libuše Šafránková

Czechs paid their last respects to actress Libuše Šafránková at a funeral ceremony in the Church of St. Agnes in Prague on Friday. The popular actress died at the age of 68 on June 9, after a long battle with lung cancer.

Libuše Šafránková played in several of films, television series and theatre plays during her career. Her breakthrough came in the 1973 movie “Three Nuts for Cinderella” (Tři oříšky pro Popelku), where she portrayed the main heroine of the iconic fairy-tale film that has kept its place in Czech popular memory for nearly 50 years. She also appeared in internationally acclaimed movies, such as the 1996 Oscar winner for best foreign language film “Kolya”, as well as “The Elementary School” (Obecná škola), which received an Oscar nomination in the same category.