Anny Letenské Street connects with the Polskou and Římskou streets in Vinohrady.
The street is named after Anna Letenská, a Czech theatre and film actress who actively participated in the struggle against German occupiers in World War Two, and worked at the Vinohrady Theatre.
During the 1930s and 1940s Anna appeared in twenty-five films. She also performed in Czech and world theatre repertoire, known for her comic performances in the role of down-to-earth, energetic women characters.
In in 1942, she was murdered in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen for suspicion of helping assassins. Anna was taken to the camp with a group of 135 women and girls called ‘the parachutists’. The Nazi’s believed they were related to the parachute attack by Czech parachutists, Jozef Gab, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš on Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, who was fatally wounded.