Neda Spasojević

Neda Spasojević (16 April 1941 – 16 July 1981) was a Serbian film, television and theater actress. She appeared in more than sixty films from 1964 until her 1981 death from cancer at age 40.

Neda Spasojević
Neda Spasojevic 2009 Serbian stamp.jpg
Born(1941-04-16)16 April 1941
Died16 July 1981(1981-07-16) (aged 40)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Years active1961–81
SpouseBane Minić

Early lifeEdit

Neda Spasojević was born in the Yugoslav capital city Belgrade the week that the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was invaded by Germany in April 1941. Her father Milorad was a traveling actor. Her mother was an Austrian woman from Vienna named Hilda Lermer, who later adopted the Serbian name Jelena.[1] Hilda worked as a seamstress for various theaters.


Listening to her fathers advice to travel to Podgorica, Montenegro if she wished to become an actress, she performed in her first show on 23 March 1961.[2] Spasojević appeared in her first film in 1964, acting alongside Danilo Stojković in Izdajnik.


Spasojević was diagnosed with cancer in early 1981. She succumbed to the disease on 16 July 1981 at the age of 40, weeks after completing her scenes for the film Banović Strahinja.[3] She was survived by her husband and eight year old year-old daughter Isidora Minić.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Falcon
1975 Backbone
1972 Traces of a Black Haired Girl
Walter Defends Sarajevo
1969 An Event


  1. ^ "Neda Spasojević – glumica sa tajnom".
  2. ^ "(VIDEO) O NEDI SPASOJEVIĆ JE NEKO REKAO: Ni skromnije devojke, ni srećnije glumice".
  3. ^ "NJENA MAJKA BILA JE JUGOSLOVENSKA DIVA, A UMRLA JE OD RAKA Tragedija koja je našu glumicu pogodila u 8. Godini odredila joj je život".

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