She was a famous Czech television, film and theater actress. Jiřina graduated on Prague Conservatory. One year after the school she began playing at the theater in Hradec Králové and then she was a member of the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague. She gained the biggest success with comedy Světáci of 1969 which filmed by her husband Zdeněk Podskalský. Throughout her career she played in many famous films like Smyk, Every Penny Counts, Daily courage, Wandering, Grandpa, Kylian and I House of Lost Souls, Světáci, Devil honeymoon, Samorost, Sun, hay, strawberries, My sinful man, Story '88, Sun, Hay and slapped, Sun, hay, erotic, Let's Make an Opera, Angel of the Lord, Rafters and many others. She died in his apartment in Prague's Vinohrady.