Oja Kodar

Croatian Actress and Filmmaker
Born 1941
Age 73

Oja Kodar is a Croatian actress, screenwriter and director, best known as Orson Welles' girlfriend for the last 24 years of his life.

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1941 Birth Born Olga Palinkaš in 1941 to a Hungarian father and a Croatian mother, Kodar was the partner and lover of Orson Welles during the last twenty-four years of his life. … Read More


1969 28 Years Old In 1969, Welles started shooting The Other Side of the Wind, which he co-wrote with Kodar. … Read More


1974 33 Years Old Kodar co-wrote and appeared as herself in Welles' 1974 free-form documentary, F for Fake, which initially received negative reviews, but grew in stature in the years since due to its groundbreaking editing techniques.
1980 39 Years Old In 1980, Kodar collaborated on a script for Welles' film The Dreamers based on Karen Blixen's stories.


1982 41 Years Old The production in which Kodar played the main role began, but ran into financial problems in 1982 and never got completed.
1989 48 Years Old Year 1989, four years after Welles' death, marked Kodar's debut as a feature film director, with the release of Jaded. … Read More


1993 52 Years Old In 1993, Kodar directed her second feature film, war drama Vrijeme za whose plot is placed during the 1991-1995 war in Croatia. … Read More
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