Gila Golan

Israeli Actor and Model
Born 1940

Gila Golan is a Polish-born, Israeli former fashion model and actress. Golan was born in Krakow, 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 12/30/1940 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.… Read More

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1940 Birth Golan was born in Krakow, Poland, around 1940. … Read More


1951 11 Years Old Arriving in Israel in 1951, with the name Zusia Sobetzcki, she became Miriam Goldberg and continued her schooling in an Orthodox girls' boarding school. … Read More


1960 20 Years Old 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 Miss Israel, though she changed her name to Gila Golan to prevent word getting back to her religiously conservative benefactors. … Read More
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