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HomeBiography Biography Maria Benko came from Hungary fleeting the 1956 Soviet Occupation to Los Angeles, CA where she worked as a waitress. Maria wanted to settle down and desperately wanted a baby. She met Jozsef Barsi there when he came to one of her tables laying down 100-dollar bills. She was attracted to his he-man attitude. Judith was born on the 6th of June in 1978. Maria, herself, aspired to be an actress but never made it. The odds that Judith would become an actress were 10,000 to 1 but she beat those odds when she was discovered at age 5 at a San Fernando Valley Skating Rink. She was mistaken for a three-year-old child. One of Ruth's clients was doing a commercial and brought her in. Judith was cute, precocious, intelligent and a lot of fun to work with. They signed her on immediately. She would appear in 70 commercials, four made for television movies, and three big screen movies. Denise Galik-Furey, a co-star from Eye of the Tiger, said of Judith: "She seemed like