Beata Pozniak (born April 30, 1960) is a Polish-American actress, film director, painter, fashion model and activist who is now based out of the United States.
Pozniak was born in Gdańsk, Poland, the daughter of Krystyna Durbakiewicz Marson and Roger Zbigniew Taylor. She is best known for her roles in 1990s television series such as Melrose Place, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Mad About You. Pozniak played Earth Alliance President Susanna Luchenko in Babylon 5. She played Marina Oswald in the Oliver Stone film, JFK. She also starred in the groundbreaking video game, Psychic Detective. Her very first film role was as an extra in The Tin Drum which happened to be filming near her home. She later made other film appearances and worked as a fashion model and was the calendar girl for Poland's national soccer team.
Beginning in the late 1980s, soon after her arrival in America, Pozniak began a campaign to get the US Government to recognize International Women's Day. She was successful, and the first American recognition of International Women's Day occurred on March 8, 1994.
Pozniak is also an accomplished painter, and continues to work in film, often appearing in experimental