Ioana Crăciunescu (b. 1950, Romania) is a theatre and cinema actress, and poet, born in Bucharest. She graduated from the “I. L. Caragiale” University of Theatre and Film in 1973 and she became an actress at Nottara Theatre in Bucharest. Published poetry volumes: Sunday Absent (1980); Onion Soup (1981); Clinical Winter (1983); Steam Machine (1984); Head and Claws (1998); Onion Soup/Soupe à l’oignon (2007); Mon general (2014); Piața Chibrit (2017). Filmography: The Actor and the Savages (1975), Pullman Paradise (1995), Mensonge (1993), Quelque part vers Conakry (1992), Stories with Alexandra (1989), Sunday with Family (1987), Let Me Tell You About Myself (1987), The Woman in the Big Dipper (1982), End of the Line (1982), Why Are They Pulling the Bells, Mitică? (1981), Ion: the Curse of the Land, the Curse of Love (1979), Special Edition (1978), Somewhere in Palilula (2012), Sieranevada (2016), etc. She played important roles in dozens of theatre productions in Romania and worldwide. In the last 30 years, she has lived and worked both in France and Romania. She is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and of the Journalists’ Union, of UCIN and UNITER.