In 1969, she graduated at Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Warsaw. She was a former wife of director Andrzej Żuławski and the mother of actor/film director Xawery Żuławski. She was a long-time practitioner and teacher of Zen Buddhism.
She was a grandmother to Zuławski's childrens: Kaj and Jagna.
On June 23, 2014, Braunek died of cancer, aged 67.
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