Taťana Fischerová

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Taťana Fischerová (better known as Táňa Fischerová) (6 June 1947 – 25 December 2019)  was a Czech actress, writer, television host, politician and civic activist. From 2002 to 2006, she was a member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. She was a candidate in the 2013 Czech presidential election.


Fischerová was born in Prague. Her father, actor and theatre director Jan Fischer (or Fišer), was imprisoned in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps during the World War II. Her mother Hana (Meissl) was a dancer. Her family was Jewish.

She studied at JAMU in Brno, however, she did not finish her studies due to an engagement in the Prague's Drama Club in the late 1960s. She was sacked from the theatre during the period of normalization (in 1973). In the 1970s, she continued her career in the Jiří Wolker Theatre, however, she left the theatre after the birth of her son Kryštof, whose father is the composer Petr Skoumal. In the 1980s, she worked as a freelance actress. During her acting career, she collaborated with significant personalities of Czech cinema, such as Evald Schorm, Antonín Máša, Jaromil Jireš, and Karel Kachyňa.

In 1989, she signed the petition "Několik vět" (A Few Sentences) prepared by the informal civic initiative Charter 77. At that time, she began participating in civic activities.

In 2002, Fischerová ran for a seat in the Parliament of the Czech Republic as an independent candidate running on the slate of the Unie svobody-DEU (Freedom Union – Democratic Union). She was elected, however, she did not succeed in the next election, this time to the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

Fischerová was one of the three female candidates in the 2013 Czech presidential election, along with Zuzana Roithová and Jana Bobošíková. She was supported by Green Party. Her team gathered around 65.000 approved signatures from citizens and met the quorum of minimum of 50,000. In the 1st round of the election, she placed 7th with 3,23% (166 211 votes). She did not qualify for the second round.

She was a member of the board of the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97, the Czech Helsinki Committee, and a member of the Amnesty International. Along with the singer Marta Kubišová and film director Jan Kačer, she helped to organize the series of annual advent charity concerts broadcast by the Czech Television.

Selected filmography

  • Hotel pro cizince (1966)
  • Lev s bílou hřívou (1986)
  • Svědek umírajícího času (1989)

Selected bibliography

  • Bílý den ... a jiné příběhy. Prague: Troja, 1999, 119 p. ISBN 80-902-4282-0. (in Czech)
  • Jeden čas seje, jeden plody sbírá. Illustration Ivan Svatoš. Prague: Svatošovo nakladatelství, 2002, 35 p. ISBN 80-238-9785-3. (in Czech)
  • Lydiiny dveře. Illustration Lýdie Hladíková. Prague: Porozumění, 1994, 84 p. ISBN 80-238-1948-8. (in Czech)
  • Táňa Fischerová: nežít jen pro sebe. Prague: Portál, 2002, 133 p. ISBN 978-807-1786-542. (interview with Daniela Brůhová) (in Czech)
  • Láska nevládne, láska tvoří: hledání cest k proměně společnosti. Hranice: Fabula, 2012, 177 p. ISBN 978-808-7635-025. (co-authored with Radomil Hradil). (in Czech)
  • Světliny 2: putování k polednám. Prague: Chvojkovo nakladatelství, 2006, 144 p. ISBN 80-861-8352-1. (co-authored with Ludvík Procházka and Karel Funk). (in Czech)

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