Eszter Balint

Eszter Balint

Highest Rated: 97% Carmine Street Guitars (2018)

Lowest Rated: 52% Shadows and Fog (1992)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1966

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

This dark-haired, pixie-faced actress originally from Budapest is best-known for her breakthrough role as the culturally dislocated waif in Jim Jarmusch's off-beat "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984) and for her avant-garde theater work. The daughter of stage director Stefan Balint, she spent much of her youth as a member of The Squat Theater first formed in Budapest in 1969. Squat's members--including Balint and her father--fled Hungary and spent two year in Paris and Rotterdam before heading to America and set up shop in New York. The company became well-known in bohemian circles for such productions as "Pig, Child, Fire!" (1977), "Andy Warhol's Last Love" (1978) and "Mr. Dead and Mrs. Free" (1981), both of which were filmed, and their last show, "Full Moon Killer" (1991).

Highest rated movies

Carmine Street Guitars
Stranger Than Paradise
A Woman, a Part
Trees Lounge
The Dead Don't Die
Shadows and Fog




54% 38% The Dead Don't Die Fern (Character) $6.5M 2019
97% 71% Carmine Street Guitars Unknown (Character) $44.0K 2018
87% 55% A Woman, a Part Heidi (Character) $23.6K 2016
81% 79% Trees Lounge Marie (Character),
Original Music
$673.3K 1996
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Woman with Baby (Character) $2.4M 1992
No Score Yet 76% The Linguini Incident Vivian (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bail Jumper Elaine (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Histoires d'Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy Unknown (Character) - 1989
96% 88% Stranger Than Paradise Eva (Character) - 1984


93% 95% Louie Amia (Guest Star) 2014
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985