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Birth 30 december 1940 (83 years) at Kraków (Pologne)

Gila Golan (Hebrew: גילה גולן‎; born 1940) (originally Zoshia Zavatski) is a Polish-born, Israeli former fashion model and actress.

Golan was born in Kraków, Poland, around 1940. Her exact birthday is not known, as she was hidden from the Nazis at a young age. However, she has adopted the birthday of December 30, 1940, for herself. She was found, as an abandoned baby, on the streets of Krakow. A Roman Catholic family found her left in a bundle at a train station during the Holocaust, and adopted her during the war. Her adopted family named her Zoshia Zavatski. After the war, she went to a home for 'lost' Jewish children. Arriving in Israel in 1951, with the name Zusia Sobetzcki, she became Miriam Goldberg and continued her schooling in an Orthodox girls' boarding school. Within a few years she had joined a Kibbutz, and was studying to be a teacher.

She was spotted by an American photographer, and ultimately ended up in the Israeli women's magazine LaIsha. Her new fame launched her to the 1960 national fashion competition, where she won first place and was crowned as "Na'arat Israel", i.e. Israel's Maiden of Beauty (IMB) (not Miss Israel,) though she changed her name to Gila Golan to prevent word getting back to her religiously conservative benefactors. After receiving second place in that year's Miss World competition as Israel's representative, she was sent to the United States to raise funds. While modelling in New York, she won a contract with Columbia Pictures.

Director Stanley Kramer started her film career with the role of Elsa Lutz in his 1965 film Ship of Fools. She continued to establish herself in Our Man Flint (1966), Three on a Couch (1966), Catch as Catch Can (1967), and The Valley of Gwangi (1969).

Gila was married and divorced during the 1960s. In 1969, she married tycoon Matthew (Matty) Rosenhaus. She and Matty had three daughters: Sarita, Hedy and Loretta. Matty died of a heart attack in 1980.

Gila has become very involved in Judaism with a special interest in music and singing (cantors). She lives in Florida with her third husband and now runs an investment business.

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Filmography of Gila Golan (10 films)

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La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles Professor Hammond's Friend (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9373253.9373253.9373253.9373253.937325
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles Professor Hammond's Friend (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.6775053.6775053.6775053.6775053.677505
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles Professor Hammond's Friend (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9373253.9373253.9373253.9373253.937325
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Special Features: Handsome, 1h36
Directed by Sergio Martino, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Adriano Celentano, Lino Banfi, Gianni Bonagura, Licinia Lentini, Anna Kanakis, Tiberio Murgia
Roles Florentia Garcia di Falcao della Madonna Incoronata
Rating68% 3.431933.431933.431933.431933.43193
Oronzo Canà, a down-on-his-luck manager with a far from stellar resumé, is hired as the coach of a small football team in northern Italy, called "Lombard" ("Longobarda"), which have just secured a spot in the prestigious Serie A.
The Valley of Gwangi, 1h36
Directed by Ray Harryhausen, Jim O'Connolly
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Western
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gustavo Rojo
Roles T.J.
Rating62% 3.112543.112543.112543.112543.11254
In Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, a beautiful cowgirl named T.J. Breckenridge (Gila Golan) hosts a struggling rodeo. Her former lover Tuck Kirby (James Franciscus), a heroic former stuntman working for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, wants to buy her out. Along the way, he is followed by a Mexican boy named Lope (Curtis Arden), who intends to join the rodeo on a quest for fame and fortune. T.J. is not interested in Tuck because of this, but Tuck is still attracted to T.J., especially when T.J. jumps off a diving board on her horse. T.J. finally accepts Tuck when he saves a matador from a bull and the two kiss on the lips.
Catch As Catch Can, 1h35
Directed by Franco Indovina
Genres Comedy
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Martha Hyer, Massimo Serato, Gila Golan, Carmelo Bene, Claudio Gora
Roles Emma
Rating60% 3.0002553.0002553.0002553.0002553.000255
Bob is a famous actor of various advertising, but slowly begins to go crazy. In fact, he seems to be haunted by normal animals that do not take kindly. A bull for example, Bob throws in a river, while the mice gnaw a rope that held him suspended from a helicopter to shoot a commercial. When Bob refuses to turn advertising with other animals as extras, it is immediately fired. On the verge of despair, enters an ordinary fly, which begins to haunt the lives of the poor Bob who tries to kill her in every way, to no avail. When the fly disappears, Bob also continues to hear the annoying buzzing, beating their hands everywhere like a real fool.
Three on a Couch, 1h49
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Janet Leigh, Jerry Lewis, James Best, Kathleen Freeman, Mary Ann Mobley, Leslie Parrish
Roles Anna Jacque
Rating57% 2.8994052.8994052.8994052.8994052.899405
Christopher Pride wants to marry his girlfriend, Dr. Elizabeth Acord. However, she is too involved with her patients and she doesn't think that she would be able to leave them to live in Paris for a year. Pride decides to solve her patients' problems after finding out that most of them are merely despondent after having relationships go bad. Therefore, he decides to "date" these women, without Acord's knowledge, and give them back their self-esteem so that they will be less dependent on their doctor.
Our Man Flint, 1h48
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Political films
Actors James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare, Benson Fong, Shelby Grant
Roles Gila
Rating63% 3.1994453.1994453.1994453.1994453.199445
Spy extraordinaire Derek Flint (James Coburn) is an ex-agent of Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage) who is brought out of retirement to deal with the threat of Galaxy, a world-wide organization led by a trio of mad scientists: Doctor Krupov (Rhys Williams), Doctor Wu (Peter Brocco), and Doctor Schneider (Benson Fong). Impatient that the world's governments will never improve, the scientists demand that all nations capitulate to Galaxy. To enforce their demands, they initiate earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and other natural disasters with their climate-control apparatus, for the only purpose to bring the nations to give up weapons and nuclear energy.
Ship of Fools, 2h29
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Michael Dunn
Roles Elsa
Rating70% 3.545283.545283.545283.545283.54528
The characters board a German ocean liner in Veracruz, Mexico, for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany, along with 600 displaced workers in steerage, being deported from Cuba back to Spain, and a not-so-exotic band of entertainers, for whom the voyage is just a job. Some are happy to be bound for a rising Nazi Germany, some are apprehensive, while others appear oblivious to its potential dangers.