Irena Śmiałowska

POLAND supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Irena Śmiałowska
  • Lifespan: 27.03.1908 – 30.03.2019
  • Age: 111 years, 3 days
  • Birthplace: [private], Russian Empire (now Masovia Voivodeship, Poland
  • Last residence: Warszawa, Masovia Voivodeship, Poland
  • Application date: 27.03.2018
  • Validation date: 09.08.2021
  • Validation source: Waclaw Jan Kroczek/Andrzej Śmiałowski


Irena Śmiałowska was born in Russian Empire (now Poland) on 27 March 1908. For many years she was the director of the communal library in Sanniki. She was an aunt of a famous Polish actor Daniel Olbrychski.

On 27 March 2018, she turned 110 years old. At the time, she was the fourth-oldest living person in Poland and the oldest resident of Masovia Voivodeship.

After the death of 111-year old Czesława Łasiewicz on 29 May 2018, Śmiałowska became the third-oldest living person in Poland. In October 2018, she was visited by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries. This visit was pivotal After the death of 110-year old Maria Roszak on 16 November 2018, she became the second-oldest living person in Poland.

On 27 March 2019, Śmiałowska celebrated her 111th birthday being the third person in the history of Masovia Voivodeship to have reached this age.

Irena Śmiałowska passed away in Legionowo, Masovia Voivodeship, Poland, three days after, on 30 March 2019, at the age of 111 years, 3 days.

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Masovia Voivodeship ()
  • Vice-Doyenne of Poland (16.11.2018 – 30.03.2019)


The supercentenarian case of Irena Śmiałowska was verified by Wacław Jan Kroczek, GRG Poland Correspondent, with the significant and invaluable help of Andrzej Śmiałowski, and Mrs. Śmiałowska’s family members, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 9 August 2021.

Irena Śmiałowska, aged 110, photographed in October 2018, during Wacław Jan Kroczek’s visit.

Daniel Olbrychski on set of the “Salt” movie, together with Angelina Jolie wishing Irena Śmiałowska happy birthday on occasion of her 102nd birthday in 2010.

Irena Śmiałowska with her family at age 106.

Irena Śmiałowska and her family in 1913 – parents Kazimierz and Zofia, sister Klementyna and Irena (middle, aged 5)

Irena Śmiałowska (R) and her sister Klementyna (L) in their youth.

Irena Śmiałowska, aged 110, and her nephew Daniel Olbrychski, famous Polish actor.

Irena Śmiałowska on her 110th birthday in March 2018.

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