A love as long as a life. The great love story between Ileana Stana-Ionescu and her husband: “The first time, I didn’t like her at all” VIDEO

Ileana Stana Ionescu and Andrei Ionescu were together for 67 years, a love story that lasted a lifetime. The man was by his side even in the last moments of his life. The great actress of Romanian theater and cinema died on Sunday, June 30, 2024, after several health problems.

Ileana Stana-Ionescu and Andrei Ionescu PHOTO: Archive

In the beginning, Ileana Stana Ionescu and Andrei Ionescu were just friends, but their love for theater united them. “Awe became inseparable, we made a great team both at home and on stage”, he confessed. Together they have a son, a doctor, settled in the USA.

“To tell you the truth, the first time I saw her, I didn’t like her at all. Then, little by little, we became friends and, after a long time, fell in love. I can say that love lasts a lifetime as far as we are concerned. With us, love lasted because we were very connected through this profession. Being actors, we became inseparable, we made a great team both at home and on stage. I’m calmer, she’s more agitated, we complement each other”said Andrei Ionescu for playtech.ro.

“I am explosive, impetuous, and he is calm, lucid. He always put me at the right moment, he showed me which way to go… We also played together. The fact that we are both actors was a big advantage. He was my right hand. I don’t know how much I helped him…”the actress revealed in an interview for Adevărul newspaper.

The beloved actress Ileana Stana-Ionescu died on Sunday, June 30, 2024. She breathed her last in the hospital bed, at the age of 87. Recently, the actress faced serious health problems.

“With pain in our hearts, we announce the passing of the actress Ileana Stana Ionescu. May God rest her in eternal peace and light!”writes on the Facebook page “Romanian actors-Romanian values ​​don’t die”.

“God rest her! A generation is disappearing slowly, slowly… And we will have to turn to the archive to see the great actress and the handsome man again at Confesiuni”, wrote Iuliana Marciuc, on Instagram.

Hundreds of outstanding roles

The “ILCaragiale” National Theater from Bucharest sadly announces that “today, June 30, the actress Ileana Stana Ionescu left for a better world”.

“Those who want to pay their last respects to the beloved actress can go on Tuesday, July 2, to the chapel of the Bellu Catholic Cemetery. Ileana Stana-Ionescu will remain in the history of Romanian theater as one of the most gifted actresses of her generation”. announced the “ILCaragiale” National Theater from Bucharest, on Facebook.

She debuted as an actress in 1955, at the age of 19, at the State Theater in Reșita, with the role of Agnes in “Women’s School” by Molière.

In 1959, she joined the troupe of the Youth Theater from Piatra Neamț, and from 1965 she became an actress of the “ILCaragiale” National Theater, on whose stage she played important roles, including: Fraulein – “Gaițele” by Alexandru Kiriţescu, directed by Horea Popescu ( 1977), Hecuba – “Troienele”, Nurse – “Medea” by Seneca in “Ancient Trilogy”, directed by Andrei Şerban (1990), Stăvăroaia – “Iolul si Ion Anapoda” by GM Zamfirescu, directed by Ion Cojar (2006), Mother-in-law – “Little Hell” by Mircea Ștefănescu, directed by Mircea Cornișteanu (2013).

God rest her, condolences to the family!