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Brigitte Helm (1906–1996)


After her role in Metropolis (1927) she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was An Ideal Spouse (1935) (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935. See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in Ascona, Switzerland

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Known For

Metropolis Maria / Maschinenmensch / The Machine Man
(1927)
A Daughter of Destiny Alraune ten Brinken
(1928)
Alraune Alraune ten Brinken / Alma, a bar girl
(1930)
L'Argent La baronne Sandorf
(1928)

Filmography

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 1978 Wie im Traum (Short)
 1935 An Ideal Spouse
Lady Gertrud Chiltern
 1934 Prince Woronzeff
Diane Morell
 1934 Die Insel
Karin, seine Tochter
 1934 Vers l'abîme
Karine
 1934 L'or
Florence Wills
 1934 Gold
Florence Wills
 1933 Inge and the Millions
Inge, seine Sekretärin
 1933 L'étoile de Valencia
Marion Savedra
 1933 Spies at Work
Marchesa Marcella Galdi
 1933 Der Läufer von Marathon
Lore Steinkopf
 1933 Honeymoon Trip
Anita Paglione
 1932 Three on a Honeymoon
Anita Berndt
 1932 The Mistress of Atlantis
Antinea
 1932 Gilgi: One of Us
Gisela Kron, Gilgi
 1932 Queen of Atlantis
Antinéa
 1932 L'Atlantide
Antinéa
 1932 The Countess of Monte-Christo
Jeanette Heider, Filmkomparsin
 1932 The Blue Danube
Countess Gabrielle
 1931/II Gloria
Véra Latour
 1931/I Gloria
Maria, seine Frau
 1930 Die singende Stadt
Claire Landshoff - junge Witwe
 1930 Alraune
Alraune ten Brinken / Alma, a bar girl
 1929 Scandal in Baden-Baden
Vera Kersten
 1928 L'Argent
La baronne Sandorf
 1928 The Devious Path
Irene Beck, seine Frau
 1928 The Yacht of the Seven Sins
Marfa Petrowna
 1928 A Daughter of Destiny
Alraune ten Brinken
 1927 The Love of Jeanne Ney
Gabrielle
 1927 Am Rande der Welt
Magda, seine Totcher
 1927 Metropolis
Maria / Maschinenmensch / The Machine Man
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Personal Details

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Spouse:

Hugo Eduard Kunheim  (his death)  (4 children) | See more »

Parents:

Edwin Alexander Johannes Schittenhelm | Gertrud Martha Tews
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Trivia:

When Fritz Lang shoot the film "Die Nibelungen", Brigitte Helm's mother had written to Thea von Harbou, in which she suggested to her, how talented her daughter would be. Such letters arrived the film makers at thousands and normally landed in the wastebasket. But a picture of Brigitte Helm, which was enclosed to the letter, triggered Thea von Harbou. Brigitte Helm didn't know anything of this ... See more »

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