TOP AUSTRIAN ACTORS / ACTRESSESby volker-80 | created - 26 Mar 2013 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
The best from Austria and formerly Austria/Hungary (Monarchy)!
Actor | Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his work with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he won...
I've already liked him many years before his huge international success!
Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen (TV Movie) (1994)
Jennerwein (TV Movie) (2003)
2. Karl Merkatz
Actor | Der Bockerer
Karl Merkatz was born on November 17, 1930 in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria. He is an actor, known for Der Bockerer (1981), Der Bockerer 2 (1996) and Der Bockerer IV - Prager Frühling (2003).
Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (TV Series) (1975 - 1979)
Der Bockerer I - IV (1981, 1996, 2000, 2003)
Drei Herren (1998)
Easy Radler (1981)
Anfang 80 (2011)
Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (2008)
Actor | Predator
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...
Nothing is/was impossible for him!!! RESPECT!!!
Actor | Der Name der Rose
Helmut Qualtinger was born on October 8, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Der Paukenspieler (1971) and Das falsche Gewicht (1971). He was married to Vera Borek and Seidler, Leomare. He died on September 29, 1986 in Vienna.
Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer
Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...
Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall
Adele Neuhauser was born on January 17, 1959 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Four Women and a Funeral (2005), Tatort (1970) and Brecht (2019). She was previously married to Zoltan Paul.
Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall
9. Oskar Werner
Actor | Fahrenheit 451
Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.
While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...
Actress | Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
Die Venusfalle (1988)
Actress | Vanessa
Born in Austria in 1965, Marion Mitterhammer was trained at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She set out her stage career at the Theatre in Baden-Baden and the Salzburg Festival; in Salzburg she worked with directors Jürgen Flimm und Thomas Langhoff. A tour production of ...
Quintett komplett (TV Movie) (1998)
12. Josef Hader
Actor | Der Knochenmann
Josef Hader was born on February 14, 1962 in Waldhausen, Austria. After attending grammar school in Melk (Lower Austria) he started studying Germany and History in 1981, but actually he focused on his talent as a comedian. In 1982 he wrote his first cabaret play called "Fort Geschritten". For his ...
13. Georg Friedrich
Actor | Wilde Maus
"AUSTRIAN 'KLAUS KINSKI´'" ;-)
14. Fritz Muliar
Actor | Kommissar Rex
After his education at the Vienna Conservatory he got his first engagement at Stella Kadmons cabaret in 1937. Little time later he was engaged at the 'Theater an der Josefstadt', where he became one of Austria's most popular artists and where he is still acting and directing in various productions.
16. Tobias Moretti
Actor | Kommissar Rex
Tobias Moretti was born on July 11, 1959 in Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria as Tobias Bloéb. He is an actor, known for Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), The Dark Valley (2014) and The Return of the Dancing Master (2004). He has been married to Julia Moretti since August 31, 1997. They have three children.
17. Erni Mangold
Actress | Before Sunrise
Goldmann was born into a family of artists. The father was a painter, whilst her mother, who was likely to become a successful concert pianist, resigned to her career in favour of her family. She had piano lessons from age 4-14.
After being trained at Helmut Kraus's Drama School, Erni Mangold ...
18. Josef Meinrad
Actor | Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin
Josef Meinrad was born on April 21, 1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Josef Moucka. He was an actor and director, known for Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin (1956), Dulcinea del Toboso (1964) and Don Juan (1955). He was married to Germaine Renée Clement. He died on February 18, 1996 in Großgmain bei ...
Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg
Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...
22. Hedy Lamarr
Actress | Samson and Delilah
Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...
24. Peter Alexander
Soundtrack | Im weissen Rössl
To paraphrase the Beatles, one could say that, like Michelle and Ma Belle, Peter Alexander and Music are words that go together well, for the Austrian entertainer (musician, singer and actor) was associated with music from cradle to tomb. Born in Vienna in 1926, the son of a banker and his wife, ...
Michael Ostrowski was born to two school teachers on January 3, 1973 in Leoben, Austria as Michael Stockinger. During the time he studied English/American Studies and French at the University Graz he started to act in a theater group and instead of writing his dissertation he wrote the script for "...
31. Maria Schell
Actress | Superman
Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...
32. Herbert Fux
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Herbert Fux was born on March 25, 1927 in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Der Bergdoktor (1992) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was married to Edith Fux. He died on March 13, 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland.
34. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Seven Years Hard Luck (1940), Black on White (1943) and Symphonie in Gold (1956). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
35. Gregor Bloéb
Actor | Arme Millionäre
Gregor Bloéb was born on January 3, 1968 in Innsbruck, Austria. He is an actor, known for Arme Millionäre (2005), Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! (2013) and Die Landärztin (2005). He has been married to Nina Proll since July 5, 2008. They have two children.
Actor | Tarzan the Ape Man
Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of ...
45. Herbert Lom
Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Herbert Lom was born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru on September 11, 1917. He made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon ...
46. Joseph Egger
Actor | Per un pugno di dollari
Joseph Egger was born on February 22, 1889 in Donawitz, Styria, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and Die Fledermaus (1946). He died on August 29, 1966 in Gablitz, Lower Austria, Austria.
48. Götz Kauffmann
Götz Kauffmann was born on January 15, 1949 in Vienna, Austria as Gottfried Maria Friedrich Marcellinus Kauffmann. He was an actor, known for Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (1975), Mozart und Meisel (1987) and Tatort (1970). He died on January 26, 2010 in Vienna.
49. Alfred Dorfer
Writer | Dorfers Donnerstalk
Alfred Dorfer is an Austrian actor, stage comedian and script writer. He was studying "Theatre studies" at the University of Vienna when he met the actor Herwig Seeböck, who started to train him in acting. Dorfer discontinued his academic studies for 25 years, but made his Master in 2007, followed ...
50. Roland Düringer
Actor | Hinterholz 8
Roland Düringers grew up in Vienna, Austria, where his father was a cloakroom attendant at the famous Viennese Burgtheater. Düringer, who was at that time pupil of a "Secondary technical college" met (because of father occupation) the actor Herwig Seeböck, who invited him to his theatre workshops ...
53. Kurt Weinzierl
Actor | Kottan ermittelt
Kurt Weinzierl was born on April 15, 1931 in Innsbruck, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Kottan ermittelt (1976), Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (1975) and Kein Pardon (1993). He was married to Veronika Faber and Susanne Weinzierl. He died on October 10, 2008 in Munich, Bavaria,...
57. Waltraut Haas
Actress | Shop of Little Pleasures
Waltraut Haas (also Waltraud Haas und Waltraute Haas-Strahl) was born in Wien (Vienna) in 1927. She was the daughter of teacher Walther Haas and his wife Stefanie Klager. When she was five, her father died and she grew up at Schloss Schönbrunn, where her mother was a restaurateur. After the war she...
59. Elke Winkens
Actress | Kommissar Rex
Elke Winkens was born on March 25, 1970 in Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Elke Fischer. She is an actress, known for Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), Arschkalt (2011) and Die kranken Schwestern (1995).
Although she is actually from Germany
Actress | Personal Shopper
Nora began acting in television and film while she was a student at the Berlin Arts University, where she graduated in 2007. She won the Bunte Magazine "New Faces" award for best young German actress in 2009, and received the Max Ophüls Prize for "Most Promising Actress" in January 2010. Nora is a ...
Actor | Moby Dick
Tall, lean, austere-looking Austrian character actor, whose chiselled features appeared on screen in small parts from 1945. Friedrich was the younger brother of renowned Viennese stage and film actor and director Leopold von Ledebur, both descended from a distinguished aristocratic family (their ...
THE 'IMITATOR' of HEINZ PRÜLLER, NIKI LAUDA, HANS KRANKL, TONI POLSTER, ALEXANDER WURZ, HERBERT PROHASKA, FRENKIE SCHINKELS, ANDI HERZOG, FRANK STRONACH,...
69. John Banner
Actor | Hogan's Heroes
John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965), was born on Tuesday, January 28th, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1938, the 28-year-old Banner,...
70. Ludwig Stössel
Actor | From the Earth to the Moon
Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...
73. Anton Pointecker
Actor | Schloßhotel Orth
Anton Pointecker was born on April 16, 1938 in Wildenau, Aspach, Upper Austria, Austria. He was an actor, known for Schloßhotel Orth (1996), Dahoam is Dahoam (2007) and Die Leute von St. Benedikt (1992). He died on July 7, 2008 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Actor | Schindler's List
Friedrich von Thun was born on June 30, 1942 in Kwassitz, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia as Friedrich Ernst Peter Paul Maria Graf von Thun und Hohenstein. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), Cold Hell (2017) and Die Verbrechen des Professor Capellari (1998). He was ...
75. Ludwig Hirsch
Ludwig Hirsch was born on February 28, 1946 in Weinberg, Styria, Austria as Ludwig Gustav Hirsch. He was an actor, known for Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk (1972), Hiob (1978) and Initiation (2009). He was married to Cornelia Köndgen. He died on November 24, 2011 in Vienna, Austria.
78. Fritz Karl
Actor | Höhenangst
Fritz Karl (born December 21, 1967) is an Austrian film, television and stage actor born in Gmunden, Upper Austria. He is one of the busiest Austrian actors. Karl lives in both Munich and Vienna with his longtime companion Elena Uhlig. The two of them have three children, born in 2007, 2010 and ...
81. Simon Hatzl
Simon Hatzl was born on July 2, 1973 in Eibiswald, Austria. He is an actor, known for Wenn du wüsstest, wie schön es hier ist (2015), The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott (2010) and Die Toten von Salzburg: Die Toten von Salzburg (2016).
83. Sybil Danning
Actress | Halloween
Statuesque 5'7" blonde beauty Sybil Danning reigns supreme as one of the sexiest, most dynamic, and commanding actresses to achieve cult B-movie queen status. Born in Austria as daughter of US Army major and Austrian mother she grew up on army bases in New Jersey, Maryland and Sacramento, CA.. ...
Actor | Schmidteinander
Herbert Feuerstein was born on June 15, 1937 in Zell am See, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for Schmidteinander (1990), Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (2006) and Vicky the Viking (2009). He was married to Grit Bergmann and Pearl Higa. He died on October 6, 2020 in Erftstadt, ...
95. Barbara Valentin
Actress | Welt am Draht
Barbara Valentin was born on December 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria as Ursula Ledersteger. She was an actress, known for World on a Wire (1973), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and Horrors of Spider Island (1960). She was married to John Ashton and Helmut Dietl. She died on February 22, 2002 in Munich, ...