gelatin silver print, 17.5 × 12 cm,
stamp "Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass" and ZAIKS artist’s stamp on the reverse
Being a portraitist of many famous personalities, Nasierowska photographed the film actress Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass (1940-1995) on a number of occasions. The actress starred in the films of many distinguished Polish directors, including Roman Polański, Andrzej Munk, and Janusz Morgenstern. As Roman Polański, her first husband, recollects in his memoirs, "she was one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen." Agnieszka Osiecka confirmed that "she embodied the dreams of the contemporary Pole! She was a dazzling beauty, and at the same time, had an air of provinciality about her. She did not overawe you like the unapproachable Hollywood stars did."