Remember great german speaking actresses from A to Z

by Garp-4 | created - 07 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

No ranking - just 100 of many others. And yes, silent movie stars haven't to speak german.

1. Helga Anders

Actress | Mädchen, Mädchen

Helga Anders was born on January 11, 1948 in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria as Helga Scherz. She is known for her work on Girls, Girls (1967), Im weissen Rößl (1967) and The Brutes (1970). She was married to Roger Fritz. She died on March 31, 1986 in Haar, Bavaria, Germany.

2. Fern Andra

Actress | Zwei Menschen

Fern Andre's show-business career started as an aerialist with a troupe that toured the U.S. and Europe. In Vienna she became a student of famed director/teacher Max Reinhardt and appeared in several of his plays and films. She soon settled in Berlin, where she starred in several productions for ...

3. Maria Becker

Actress | Mary Stuart

Maria Becker was born on January 28, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Mary Stuart (1974), Ein Monat auf dem Lande (1960) and A Glass of Water (1977). She was married to Robert Freitag. She died on September 5, 2012 in Uster, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland.

4. Fita Benkhoff

Actress | Der Bettelstudent

A vivacious and very attractive blonde supporting actress and occasional singer, Frieda Elfriede Benkhoff might best be described as a German Eve Arden. Even though she rarely commanded a leading role, she became widely popular as an effervescent, perpetually wisecracking scene stealer who ...

5. Elisabeth Bergner

Actress | Paris Calling

Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her...

6. Christa Berndl

Actress | Die Dreigroschenoper

Christa Berndl was born on January 18, 1932 in Munich, Germany as Christina Cäcilia Maximiliana Berndl. She was an actress, known for Die Dreigroschenoper (1972), Leni (1994) and Women in New York (1977). She was married to Ulrich Heising. She died on August 10, 2017 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

7. Monica Bleibtreu

Actress | Vier Minuten

Monica Bleibtreu was born on May 4, 1944 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress and writer, known for Four Minutes (2006), The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001) and The Murder Farm (2009). She was married to Hans-Peter Korff. She died on May 13, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany.

8. Lina Carstens

Actress | Lina Braake

Lina Carstens was born on December 6, 1892 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. She was an actress, known for Lina Braake (1975), Fireworks (1954) and Der Engel mit dem Saitenspiel (1944). She was married to Otto Ernst Sutter. She died on September 22, 1978 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

9. Lil Dagover

Actress | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

A prominent German film actress born on 30 September 1887 at Madiven, Java, the daughter of a forest ranger in the service of the Dutch authorities. Sent at the age of ten to Baden-Baden to study, she later entered the cinema thanks to her marriage in 1917 to the actor Fritz Dagover who was 25 ...

10. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

11. Käthe Dorsch

Actress | Frau Lenes Scheidung

Käthe Dorsch was born on December 29, 1890 in Neumarkt, Oberpfalz, Germany as Katharina Dorsch. She was an actress, known for Frau Lenes Scheidung (1917), Fräulein Julie (1922) and Trenck, der Pandur (1940). She was married to Harry Liedtke. She died on December 25, 1957 in Vienna, Austria.

12. Berta Drews

Actress | Einer von uns beiden

Berta Drews was born on November 19, 1901 in Berlin, Germany as Berta Helene Drews. She was an actress, known for One or the Other (1974), Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933) and It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958). She was married to Heinrich George. She died on April 10, 1987 in West Berlin, West ...

13. Tilla Durieux

Actress | Verdammt zur Sünde

Tilla Durieux was born on August 18, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ottilie Godeffroy. She was an actress and writer, known for Condemned to Sin (1964), The Last Bridge (1954) and Auferstehung (1958). She was married to Ludwig Katzenellenbogen, Paul Cassirer and Eugene Spiro. She died on ...

14. Aud Egede-Nissen

Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Aud Egede-Nissen was born on May 30, 1893 in Bergen, Norway. She was an actress and producer, known for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Deception (1920) and Das Phantom der Oper (1916). She was married to Paul Richter and Georg Alexander. She died on November 6, 1974 in Oslo, Norway.

15. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a ...

16. Hannelore Elsner

Actress | Die Kommissarin

One of the pre-eminent divas of post-war German cinema, Hannelore Elsner (born 'Elstner') was the consummate actress: a gifted and versatile performer with a penchant for intense roles, often as emancipated, strong-willed women. A Bavarian engineer's daughter (her father died of tuberculosis when ...

17. Constanze Engelbrecht

Actress | Le Comte de Monte Cristo

Constanze started into the movies at an early age: as the German voice of "Jeff" from "Lassie." After "Gymnasium" (high school) the daughter of actress Alice Franz studied singing at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich, Germany, at Guildhall School in London, GB, and at the Mozarteum in ...

18. Lucie Englisch

Actress | Der lachende Dritte

Lucie Englisch was born on February 8, 1902 in Baden, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary as Paula Aloisia Englisch. She was an actress, known for The Laughing Third Party (1936), The Dream of Butterfly (1939) and Tante Wanda aus Uganda (1957). She was married to Heinrich Fuchs. She died on October 12, ...

19. Rosemarie Fendel

Actress | Trotta

Rosemarie Fendel was born on April 25, 1927 in Koblenz-Metternich, Germany. She is known for her work on Trotta (1971), Im Reservat (1973) and The Delinquent (1967). She was married to Hans von Borsody and Johannes Schaaf. She died on March 13, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

20. Agnes Fink

Actress | Zwischen den Zügen

Agnes Fink was born on December 14, 1919 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was an actress, known for Zwischen den Zügen (1961), Das Lächeln der Gioconda (1966) and Die große Reise (1961). She was married to Bernhard Wicki. She died on October 28, 1994 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

21. Elisabeth Flickenschildt

Actress | Das große Liebesspiel

Elisabeth Flickenschildt was born on March 16, 1905 in Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany as Elisabeth Ida Marie Flickenschildt. She was an actress, known for Das große Liebesspiel (1963), The False Step (1939) and When Strangers Meet (1964). She was married to Rolf Badenhausen. She died on October...

22. Therese Giehse

Actress | Black Moon

Therese Giehse realized her passion for the theatre and acting at an early age. Though her family tried to change her mind about the theater she made her way to the stage anyway. She had a very intense friendship with the famous German writer Thomas Mann and his children Erika and Klaus. Klaus ...

23. Käthe Gold

Actress | Das Fräulein von Barnhelm

Käthe Gold was born on February 11, 1907 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Katharina Stephanie Gold. She was an actress, known for Das Fräulein von Barnhelm (1940), Amphitryon (1935) and Nora (1955). She was married to Willy Frey. She died on October 11, 1997 in Vienna, Austria.

24. Jenny Gröllmann

Actress | Blutspur in den Osten

Jenny Gröllmann was born on February 5, 1947 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Blutspur in den Osten (1995), Hälfte des Lebens (1985) and Schwurgericht (1995). She was married to Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer, Ulrich Mühe and Michael Kann. She died on August 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany.

25. Käthe Haack

Actress | Emil und die Detektive

Käthe Haack was born on August 11, 1897 in Berlin, Germany as Käte Lisbeth Minna Sophie Isolde Haack. She was an actress, known for Emil and the Detectives (1931), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) and Meine vier Jungens (1944). She was married to Heinrich Schroth. She died on May 5, 1986 ...

26. Margarete Haagen

Actress | Die falsche Braut

Margarete Haagen was born on November 29, 1889 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for The False Bride (1945), Ferien auf Immenhof (1957) and Die Mädels vom Immenhof (1955). She died on November 19, 1966 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

27. Liane Haid

Actress | Marquis d'Eon, der Spion der Pompadour

Liane Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer, stage and film actress. As a child, she studied voice and dancing and played at the Viennese Open Ballet. She worked in Budapest and Vienna as a dancer. On stage, she was in Berlin and Vienna. She also made close to a hundred movies - silents and ...

28. Evelyn Hamann

Actress | Adelheid und ihre Mörder

Evelyn Hamann was born on August 6, 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Adelheid und ihre Mörder (1993), Attention, Papa Arrives! (1991) and Loriot (1976). She was married to Hans Walter Braun. She died on October 29, 2007 in Hamburg.

29. Lilian Harvey

Actress | Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Lilian Harvey was born on January 19th, 1906 in London. Her mother was English and her father was German. When she was eight her family moved to Berlin shortly before the outbreak of WW1. She spent much of the war at school in Switzerland where she broadened her knowledge of languages and classical...

30. Heidemarie Hatheyer

Actress | Martha Jellneck

Heidemarie Hatheyer was an Austrian actress, singer and cabaret artist. She was born in Villach, Carinthia, Austria. After finishing high school she started to be a journalist but went instead to Vienna to play at the cabaret "Atelier am Naschmarkt". In 1936 she had her first stage engagement at ...

31. Edith Heerdegen

Actress | Der Fall Liebknecht-Luxemburg

Edith Heerdegen was born on July 2, 1913 in Dresden, Germany. She was an actress, known for Der Fall Liebknecht-Luxemburg (1969), Der Teufelsschüler (1973) and The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of (1972). She was married to Otto Böhm. She died on July 13, 1982 in Dachsberg, Baden-Württemberg, ...

32. Hilde Hildebrand

Actress | Der Kurier des Zaren

Hilde Hildebrand was born on September 10, 1897 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany as Emma Minna Hildebrand. She was an actress, known for The Czar's Courier (1936), Bel Ami (1939) and Three Penny Opera (1963). She died on April 28, 1976 in West Berlin, West Germany.

33. Marianne Hoppe

Actress | Ten Little Indians

Marianne Hoppe was born on April 26, 1909 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany as Marianne Stefanie Paula Henni Gertrud Hoppe. She was an actress, known for Ten Little Indians (1965), Wrong Move (1975) and The False Step (1939). She was married to Gustaf Gründgens. She died on October 23, ...

34. Brigitte Horney

Actress | Jakob und Adele

Brigitte Horney was born on March 29, 1911 in Dahlem, Germany. She was an actress, known for Jakob und Adele (1982), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) and Liebe, Tod und Teufel (1934). She was married to Hanns Swarzenski and Konstantin Irmen-Tschet. She died on July 27, 1988 in Hamburg, ...

35. Jenny Jugo

Actress | Nanette

A lively brunette, dimple-cheeked actress with a tom-boyish, unaffected manner who briefly flirted with stardom in a string of romantic comedies during the mid-1930's. The daughter of a factory owner, Jenny was educated at a convent school in Austria. A short-lived marriage to the Italian actor Emo...

36. Heidi Kabel

Actress | Das kann ja heiter werden

Heidi Kabel was born on August 27, 1914 in Hamburg, Germany as Heidi Bertha Auguste Kabel. She was an actress, known for Das kann ja heiter werden (1982), Tratsch im Treppenhaus (1962) and Die Kartenlegerin (1968). She was married to Hans Mahler. She died on June 15, 2010 in Hamburg.

37. Hildegard Knef

Actress | Jeder stirbt für sich allein

Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a ...

38. Hilde Krahl

Actress | Das Glas Wasser

Hilde Krahl was born on January 10, 1917 in Brod, Austria-Hungary as Hildegard Kolacný. She was an actress, known for A Glass of Water (1960), No Greater Love (1952) and Love' 47 (1949). She was married to Wolfgang Liebeneiner. She died on June 28, 1999 in Vienna, Austria.

39. Gertrud Kückelmann

Actress | Rausch einer Nacht

Gertrud Kückelmann was born on January 3, 1929 in Munich, Germany as Gertrud Christine Franziska Kückelmann. She was an actress, known for Rausch einer Nacht (1951), The Life and Loves of Mozart (1955) and Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt (1964). She was married to Fritz Schuster. She died ...

40. Elfriede Kuzmany

Actress | Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett

Elfriede Kuzmany was born on September 29, 1915 in Rokitnitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Elfriede Kuzmany-Wachsmann. She was an actress, known for Black-White-Red Four Poster (1962), The River Line (1964) and The Sternstein Manor (1976). She was married to Achim Wachsmann. She died on July 17, ...

41. Zarah Leander

Soundtrack | Das Herz der Königin

Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and Vienna. In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, despite her imperfect command of German. During World War II she became the highest-paid ...

42. Ruth Leuwerik

Actress | Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika

Often called the First Lady of German cinema, Ruth Leuwerik was at the peak of her popularity during the 1950's when partnered on screen by the leading male stars of the post-war era: Dieter Borsche, Hannes Messemer, Curd Jürgens and O.W. Fischer. She proved her range by alternating between ...

43. Ursula Lingen

Actress | Affaire Dreyfus

Ursula Lingen was born on February 9, 1929 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Affaire Dreyfus (1968), Die rote Rosa (1966) and Der widerspenstigen Zähmung (1958). She was married to Kurt Meisel. She died on October 20, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

44. Bruni Löbel

Actress | Forsthaus Falkenau

Bruni Löbel was born on December 20, 1920 in Chemnitz, Germany as Brunhilde Melitta Löbel. She was an actress, known for Forsthaus Falkenau (1989), Timm Thaler (1979) and Nathan der Weise (1967). She was married to Holger Hagen and Gerhard Bronner. She died on September 27, 2006 in Mühldorf am Inn,...

45. Susanne Lothar

Actress | Funny Games

Susanne Lothar was born on November 15, 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Funny Games (1997), The White Ribbon (2009) and The Reader (2008). She was married to Ulrich Mühe. She died on July 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

46. Renate Mannhardt

Actress | Non credo più all'amore (La paura)

Renate Mannhardt was born on November 20, 1920 in Barmen, Germany. She was an actress, known for Fear (1954), Die große Schuld (1953) and Heimatglocken (1952). She died in July 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.

47. Maja Maranow

Actress | Ein starkes Team

Maja Maranow was born on March 20, 1961 in Nienburg/Weser, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ein starkes Team (1994), Tatort (1970) and Rivalen der Rennbahn (1989). She died on January 4, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

48. Winnie Markus

Actress | Zwei Münchner in Hamburg

Winnie Markus was born on May 16, 1921 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Winifred Maria Eveline Markus. She was an actress, known for Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (1989), Wen die Götter lieben (1942) and The Mozart Story (1948). She was married to Adi Vogel and Heinz Zellermayer. She died on March...

49. Lisa Martinek

Actress | Härtetest

Lisa Martinek studied acting at the Hamburg University for Music and Theatre from 1993 to 1997. During that time she also performed at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and acted in several TV and film productions. From 1997 to 2001 she was a member of the Schauspielhaus Leipzig, engagements with ...

50. Louise Martini

Actress | Der Fall Mata Hari

Louise Martini was born on November 10, 1931 in Vienna, Austria as Marie-Louise Chiba. She was an actress, known for Der Fall Mata Hari (1966), Blick von der Brücke (1967) and Calafati Joe (1989). She was married to Heinz Wilhelm Schwarz and Bill Grah. She died on January 17, 2013 in Vienna.

51. Inge Meysel

Actress | Gertrud Stranitzki

Inge Meysel was born on May 30, 1910 in Berlin, Germany as Ingeborg Charlotte Hansen. She was an actress, known for Gertrud Stranitzki (1966), Die Unverbesserlichen (1965) and Ida Rogalski (1969). She was married to John Olden and Helmuth Rudolph. She died on July 10, 2004 in Bullenhausen, Lower ...

52. Brigitte Mira

Actress | Angst essen Seele auf

Brigitte Mira was born on April 20, 1910 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). She was married to Frank Guerente, Paul Cornelius, Horst Fabian, Reinhold Tabatt and Peter Schütte....

53. Grete Mosheim

Actress | Car of Dreams

Grete Mosheim was born on January 8, 1905 in Berlin, Germany as Margarete Emma Dorothea Mohsheim. She was an actress, known for Car of Dreams (1935), The Dreyfus Case (1930) and Poor as a Church Mouse (1931). She was married to Robert Cooper, Howard Gould and Oskar Homolka. She died on December 29,...

54. Renate Müller

Actress | Walzerkrieg

Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances. Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper ...

55. Lola Müthel

Actress | Rosen im Herbst

Lola Müthel was born on March 9, 1919 in Darmstadt, Germany as Lola Lütcke. She was an actress, known for Rosen im Herbst (1955), Die Nibelungen (1967) and Antonius und Cleopatra (1963). She was married to Hans Caninenberg and Eric Helgar. She died on December 11, 2011 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, ...

56. Pola Negri

Actress | Die Bergkatze

Pola Negri was born in Lipno, Poland, and moved to Warsaw as a child. Living in poverty with her mother, a teenage Pola auditioned and was accepted to the Imperial Ballet. Due to an illness that ended her dancing career, she soon switched to the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became ...

57. Susi Nicoletti

Actress | Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull

Susi Nicoletti was born on September 3, 1918 in Munich, Germany as Suzanne Emilie Luise Adele Habersack. She was an actress, known for Confessions of Felix Krull (1957), Fireworks (1976) and Die Spur der Leidenschaft (1961). She was married to Ernst Hauessermann and Ludwig Ptack. She died on June 5...

58. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

59. Jennifer Nitsch

Actress | Nur eine kleine Affäre

Jennifer Nitsch was born on December 10, 1966 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Jennifer Claudia Barbara Nitsch. She is known for her work on Nur eine kleine Affäre (1994), Der Schattenmann (1996) and Pirates: Blood Brothers (1999). She died on June 13, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, ...

60. Gudrun Okras

Actress | Jetzt oder nie - Zeit ist Geld

Gudrun Okras was born on December 8, 1929 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Now or Never (2000), Wo andere schweigen (1984) and Dr. Sommerfeld - Neues vom Bülowbogen (1997). She died on July 23, 2009 in Berlin.

61. Lilli Palmer

Actress | The Four Poster

A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish ...

62. Witta Pohl

Actress | Diese Drombuschs

One of Germany's most popular actresses, Witta Pohl started to act on stage before she had major success in film and television. From 1983 to 1994, she starred in the leading role as the mother in the quite popular tv-series "Diese Drombuschs", her most memorable role. In the early Nienties she ...

63. Henny Porten

Actress | Hintertreppe

Henny Porten was born January 7, 1890, in Magdeburg, Germany. She had one of the longest careers of any German actress and was highly sought after because of her wonderful thespian skills. Henny's career would stretch over six decades, from 1906 to 1955. Her first film was in Apachentanz (1906), ...

64. Else Quecke

Actress | Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern

Else Quecke was born on September 5, 1907 in Duisburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969), Gaslicht (1960) and Hedda Gabler (1963). She was married to Ernst Frank. She died on June 19, 2004 in Bad Wiessee, Bavaria, Germany.

65. Käthe Reichel

Actress | Levins Mühle

Käthe Reichel was born on March 3, 1926 in Berlin, Germany as Waltraut Reichelt. She was an actress, known for Levins Mühle (1980), Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (1958) and The Light on the Gallows (1976). She died on October 19, 2012 in Buckow, Brandenburg, Germany.

66. Frida Richard

Actress | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Frida Richard was born on November 1, 1873 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Friederike Raithel. She was an actress, known for Faust (1926), Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) and Hedda Gabler (1925). She was married to Fritz Richard. She died on September 12, 1946 in Salzburg, Austria.

67. Marika Rökk

Actress | Kind der Donau

Marika Rokk was born in Cairo on the 3rd of November 1913. As a child she moved to Hungary. In Paris at the Moulin Rouge she started her career as a dancer, soon moving on to Broadway New York City, USA.

She made her first films Why Sailors Leave Home (1930) in London, & also Kiss Me Sergeant (1930)...

68. Annie Rosar

Actress | Die goldene Stadt

Annie Rosar was born on May 17, 1888 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Golden City (1942), Kleine Melodie aus Wien (1948) and Black on White (1943). She was married to Franz Rebiczek and Max Walser. She died on August 5, 1963 in Vienna, Austria.

69. Rose Renée Roth

Actress | Schloß Königswald

Rose Renée Roth was born on December 12, 1902 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Schloß Königswald (1988), Scheibenschießen (1970) and Almost Angels (1962). She died on March 10, 1990 in Vienna, Austria.

70. Barbara Rudnik

Actress | Solo für Schwarz - Tod im See

Born 1958 in Wehbach an Der Sieg and raised in Kassel, Germany. After finishing Realschule (high school) she worked as book club agent. Her job led her to Munich, where she was discovered as an actress by students of the academy for film and theater. In 1978 she started her education in the Zinner ...

71. Adele Sandrock

Actress | Helena

Adele Sandrock was born on August 19, 1863 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Adele Feldern-Förster. She was an actress, known for Helen of Troy (1924), Op hoop van zegen (1924) and Die Försterchristl (1931). She died on August 30, 1937 in Berlin, Germany.

72. 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 (...

73. Sybille Schmitz

Actress | Vampyr

The enigmatic actress remains one of the most interesting figures in German film. Although she achieved stardom early in her career, the tragic Sybille Schmitz could never fit in with her surroundings. Too "alien looking" for Hollywood, Schmitz never migrated to America like her more glamorous ...

74. Romy Schneider

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 ...

75. Hannelore Schroth

Actress | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Hannelore Schroth was born on January 10, 1922 in Berlin, Germany as Hannelore Emilie Käte Grete Schroth. She was an actress, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1956), Emil i Lönneberga (1971) and Emil and the Piglet (1973). She was married to Peter Köster, Hans Hass and Carl Raddatz. ...

76. Ellen Schwiers

Actress | Helden

Ellen Schwiers was born on June 11, 1930 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany. She was an actress, known for Arms and the Man (1958), The Last Witness (1960) and Everyman (1961). She was married to Peter Jacob. She died on April 26, 2019 in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.

77. Edda Seippel

Actress | Ein Kapitel für sich

Edda Seippel was born on December 19, 1919 in Brunswick, Germany as Edda Seippel-Forschbach. She was an actress, known for Ein Kapitel für sich (1979), No Shooting Time for Foxes (1966) and The Marquise of O (1976). She was married to Gerhard Forschbach. She died on May 12, 1993 in Munich, ...

78. Erna Sellmer

Actress | Karriere in Paris

Erna Sellmer was born on June 19, 1905 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Karriere in Paris (1952), Das Fräulein von Barnhelm (1940) and So war Mama (1962). She died on May 13, 1983 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

79. Sabine Sinjen

Actress | Marili

Sabine Sinjen was born on August 18, 1942 in Itzehoe, Germany. She was an actress, known for Marili (1959), Mädchen in Uniform (1958) and It (1966). She was married to Günther Huber and Peter Beauvais. She died on May 18, 1995 in Berlin, Germany.

80. Camilla Spira

Actress | Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

Camilla Spira was born on March 1, 1906 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1950) and Laubenkolonie (1930). She died on August 25, 1997 in Berlin, Germany.

81. Ruth Stephan

Actress | Gruß und Kuß vom Tegernsee

Ruth Stephan was born on October 27, 1925 in Altona [now Hamburg], Germany as Ruth Johanna Margaret Stephan. She was an actress, known for Gruß und Kuß vom Tegernsee (1957), Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank - 1. Trimester: Zur Hölle mit den Paukern (1968) and Hurrah, the School ...

82. Agnes Straub

Actress | Der Richter von Zalamea

Agnes Straub was born on April 2, 1890 in Munich, Germany. She was an actress, known for Der Richter von Zalamea (1920), Fridericus (1937) and Das Haus der Lüge (1926). She was married to Lionel Royce. She died on July 8, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

83. Sonja Sutter

Actress | Lieben wie gedruckt

Proficient in Greek and Latin and self-taught in classic literature, Sonja Sutter was a captivating actress who achieved dramatic depths on both stage and screen during a career which commenced in 1951. A banker's daughter, she had completed a rudimentary education in her home town (Freiburg) where...

84. Jane Tilden

Actress | Der Graf von Luxemburg

Jane Tilden was born on November 16, 1910 in Aussig, Austria-Hungary as Marianne Wilhelmine Tuch. She was an actress, known for The Count of Luxemburg (1972), Fireworks (1976) and Mrs. Cheneys Ende (1957). She was married to Sidney John Blackburne, Alexander Steinbrecher and Erik Frey. She died on ...

85. Alice Treff

Actress | Die Feuerzangenbowle

Alice Treff was born on June 4, 1906 in Berlin, Germany as Alice Martha Treff. She was an actress, known for Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970), Holiday in St. Tropez (1964) and Der Fall Winslow (1961). She died on February 8, 2003 in Berlin.

86. Gisela Trowe

Actress | Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht

Gisela Trowe was born on September 5, 1922 in Dortmund, Germany. She is known for her work on Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht (1992), Das Jubiläum (1962) and Königinnen von Frankreich (1953). She was married to Thomas Engel. She died on April 5, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.

87. Olga Tschechowa

Actress | Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Olga Chekhova (also Olga Tschechova in German), one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, remained a mysterious person throughout her life and was accused of being a Russian agent in Nazi Germany.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna von Knipper on April 26, 1897, in Aleksandropol, ...

88. Gisela Uhlen

Actress | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Gisela Uhlen was born on May 16, 1919 in Leipzig, Germany as Gisela Friedhilde Schreck. She was an actress and writer, known for The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Rembrandt (1942) and Türme des Schweigens (1952). She was married to Beat Hodel, Herbert Ballmann, Kurt Wessels, Hans Bertram and ...

89. Luise Ullrich

Actress | Annelie

Louise Ullrich was born in Vienna, the daughter of a major in the Austro/Hungarian Army. She studied at the Kunstakademie, and, while still a teenager, was contracted for two years by the Wiener Volkstheater where she enjoyed her first success on the stage. In late 1932, Louise received an ...

90. Dana Vávrová

Actress | Herbstmilch

Dana Vávrová was born on August 9, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress and director, known for Autumn Milk (1989), The Last Train (2006) and Amadeus (1984). She was married to Joseph Vilsmaier. She died on February 5, 2009 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

91. Helen Vita

Actress | Cabaret

Helen Vita was born on August 7, 1928 in Hohenschwangau, Germany as Helene Vita Elisabeth Reichel. She was an actress and writer, known for Cabaret (1972), Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970) and Satan's Brew (1976). She was married to Walter Baumgartner. She died on February 16, 2001 in Berlin, Germany.

92. Elsa Wagner

Actress | Figaros Hochzeit

Elsa Wagner was born on January 24, 1881 in Reval, Russian Empire as Elisabeth Karoline Auguste Wagner. She was an actress, known for The Marriage of Figaro (1949), Die Buddenbrooks (1923) and Der Spieler (1938). She was married to Herr Rühl. She died on August 17, 1975 in West Berlin, West Germany.

93. Lizzi Waldmüller

Actress | Bel Ami

Lizzi Waldmüller was born on May 25, 1904 in Knittelfeld, Styria, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Bel Ami (1939), Es lebe die Liebe (1944) and Frau Luna (1941). She was married to Max Hansen. She died on April 8, 1945 in Vienna, Austria.

94. Grethe Weiser

Actress | Keine Leiche ohne Lily

Grethe Weiser (born in Hannover, Germany, as Mathilde Ella Dorothea Margarethe Nowka) was a singer, comedian, film and stage actress. She grew up in Kotsche and Dresden and went to the private school Höhere Töchter. At the age of 18 she married Josef Weiser, with whom she had a son in 1922. The ...

95. Ilse Werner

Actress | Fräulein

Ilse Werner was born in Batavia (present-day Djakarta), the daughter of the Dutch merchant O.E.G. Still and his German wife, Lilly Werner. She spent her early childhood in Batavia, before the family moved her to Frankfurt to attend secondary school. In 1936, Ilse enrolled at the Max Reinhardt ...

96. Paula Wessely

Actress | Episode

Paula Wessely was born on January 20, 1907 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Paula Anna Maria Wessely. She was an actress and producer, known for Episode (1935), Masquerade in Vienna (1934) and Maria Theresia (1951). She was married to Attila Hörbiger. She died on May 11, 2000 in Vienna, Austria.

97. Elisabeth Wiedemann

Actress | Spätere Heirat erwünscht

Elisabeth Wiedemann was born on April 8, 1926 in Bassum, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for Spätere Heirat erwünscht (1966), Ein Herz und eine Seele (1973) and Die Reisegesellschaft (1968). She was married to Werner Mengedoht and Richard Lauffen. She died on May 27, 2015...

98. Maria Wimmer

Actress | Richelieu

Maria Wimmer was born on January 27, 1911 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for Richelieu (1977), Glückliche Tage (1965) and Der große Zapfenstreich (1952). She was married to Otto Seemüller. She died on January 4, 1996 in Bühl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

99. Agnes Windeck

Actress | Alter Kahn und junge Liebe

She started her long term acting career in 1904 as a young woman at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. She was a member of stage companies in Hannover and Berlin, but she retired after her marriage in 1915. Her husband died in 1937 so she started again as a stage actress in Berlin. In 1939, ...

100. Rosel Zech

Actress | Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

Rosel Zech was born on July 7, 1940 in Berlin, Germany as Rosalie Helga Lina Zech. She was an actress, known for Veronika Voss (1982), Salmonberries (1991) and The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985). She died on August 31, 2011 in Berlin.

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