- Ewa Szykulska met her first husband, Janusz Kondratiuk, on the set of the music video of one of the Skaldów songs.
- The marriage did not survive. Years later, Szykulska admitted that the decision to marry the director and screenwriter was “hasty”
- In the 1980s she met the engineer Zbigniew Parnej, who was renovating her car
- After 17 years of acquaintance, they got married. They spent 44 years together
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Although it may seem surprising to many, some people got to know her only thanks to her role in Netflix’s series “Sexify”, which is considered her return to the screens. And yet most of us associate Ewa Szykulska with dozens of film and series roles. It is enough to mention “Vabank”, “Sexmission”, “Hydrozagadka”, “07 report” or “Janosika”, not to mention “Tenants” and “Neighbors”. For decades, each role of the actress was noticeable by viewers and critics. Despite this, for some she will remain a “beautiful cellist” from the music video of Skaldów, in which she played in the 1960s. Interestingly, with this song not only her career began, but also … one of the two great loves.
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Ewa Szykulska. The beginnings of the career and music videos of the Skalds
Something that was known by Ewa Szykulska’s trademark in her later career, caused complexes in her childhood. A loud voice made her be taken for a boy. For years, she struggled with tactics, and yet she decided to enter the theater school. In one of the interviews she said:
She knew that getting into drama school would not be easy. Despite her fears, she made it to the student list without any problems, because she was noticed with great talent. Ewa Szykulska was convinced for a long time that she was unattractive. In college, she found out she was wrong. In the mid-1960s, she was invited by the Skalds to appear in the music video “A lovely cellist“It was a moment when life changed dramatically. In an interview with” Super Express “she admitted:
The lovers were inseparable. Ewa Szykulska also appeared in the second music video “Everything tells me that someone has loved me”, which could be treated as an announcement of sincere love. The older director was fascinated by the young student whom he wanted to shape in his own way. In an interview for “Wysokie Obcasy Extra”:
Ewa Szykulska begged her lover to cast her in his films, and when that happened, her popularity began to grow. She played bold roles, often provocative and provocative women. So much so that the actress was faced with very unpleasant manifestations. In the interview mentioned above, she said:
Ewa Szykulska and Janusz Kondratiuk got married after some time. They lived modestly, but they did not mind as they were both busy with their own careers. In one of the archival interviews for “Wysokie Obcasy Extra” she said:
Yet their love did not survive. After a few years, the feeling began to wane until it finally faded out completely. In addition, it did not resemble an idyll in which infidelity on the part of the husband. The actress in an interview with “Rewia” admitted:
The couple broke up, and the actress admitted many years later that the decision to marry was too hasty.
Ewa Szykulska. Second husband and many years of marriage
For the actress, the end of her first marriage was an emotional experience. She threw herself into work and looked for no one to fill the void by her side. Yet fate took the matter into its own hands. Ewa Szykulska one day in the 1980s was traveling in her car and luck would have it that her favorite Fiat decided to break down.
The actress knew what part she needed to repair her car. Her search led her to Polmozbyt, the only auto parts store. When the actress presented her problem, the store director Zbigniew Pernej decided to help her. An engineer by education and a passionate mechanic, he professionally took care of the actress’s car. In an interview for “Twój Styl” she admitted:
Even though they were from two completely different worlds, a spark connected them, which became the beginning of a passionate feeling. Zbigniew Pernej in an interview with “Twój Styl” admitted that it was not so easy to get a woman who turned his head:
Acquaintance turned into love, which gave the actress peace, security and joy. Yet they weren’t going to get married at all. They didn’t need a formal confirmation of how they felt about each other. They loved spending time together at home. For Ewa Szykulska, the privacy of her home was an oasis of peace and she did not need to appear in public. She preferred to spend time with her “Bear”. It wasn’t until 17 years of dating that the couple decided to get married. The actress in “Twój Styl” admitted:
After they got married, they decided to make a fairly major change to create a family haven. They were helped by … their dogs, who did not like living in a block of flats in the capital. They moved to a house near Warsaw, in which there was a car workshop downstairs, and on the first floor Ewa Szykulska arranged her life space full of kitsch items and kitsch. They both felt great with each other and tried to live differently. The actress in an interview for “Twój Styl” admitted:
Their marriage was original: he loved his wife, but practically never accompanied her to performances or premieres. She always forgave him for his absence, and each separation was marked by longing and tender returns. In one of the interviews she said:
Ewa Szykulska and Zbigniew Pernej spent 44 years together. They didn’t have children, but they loved to pamper their dogs. In recent years, the actress has somewhat withdrawn from her professional life, and at the end of 2021 she gave the sad news:
After the death of her husband, the actress V. an interview for the cozatydzien.tvn.pl portal admitted that her lover had suffered a major heart attack. She revealed:
For Ewa Szykulska, work was the way to come to terms with the passing of her family. As admitted by W. conversation with the Pleiades:
In the fall, Ewa Szykulska will be able to see, among others, in the series “My Agent”, but previously reappeared on the silver screen in the production of “Sexify”.
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