Austrian movie stars born in 1917

Here are 5 famous actresses from Austria were born in 1917:

Hilde Krahl

Hilde Krahl (January 10, 1917 Slavonski Brod-June 28, 1999 Vienna) a.k.a. Hildegard Kolacný was an Austrian actor. Her child is called Johanna Liebeneiner.

Hilde Krahl started her acting career in the 1930s mainly in theater productions, but it wasn't long before she transitioned to the film industry. She starred in her first movie in 1936, and went on to act in dozens of films throughout her career. Krahl was known for her captivating performances which made her a matinee idol in Austria and Germany during the 1940s and 1950s.

Aside from acting, Krahl was also an accomplished singer and she performed in several musical productions both on stage and on screen. In the 1980s, she returned to the theater to act in some of the most influential plays of the time. Her exceptional talent as an actor won her numerous awards, including the prestigious Kammerschauspielerin title in 1961.

Krahl was married to the actor and director Wolfgang Liebeneiner for over 40 years, and their daughter Johanna followed in their footsteps and became an actress. Hilde Krahl remained active in the entertainment industry until her death in 1999, leaving behind an enduring legacy as one of the greatest actresses of her generation.

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Maria Palmer

Maria Palmer (September 5, 1917 Vienna-September 6, 1981 Los Angeles) also known as Maria Pichler or Eliot Parker White was an Austrian actor.

She began her career in Vienna, performing in numerous plays before moving to London in 1937 to pursue her career in acting. Her talent and captivating performances quickly earned her worldwide recognition, and she was praised for her versatility in theatre, radio, film, and television.

In the early 1940s, Palmer moved to the United States and continued to act in film and television. She was known for her roles in popular TV shows such as "The Twilight Zone," "Bewitched," and "Perry Mason." Her most notable film roles include appearances in "The Longest Day" and "The 7th Dawn."

Palmer also had a successful career as a writer and wrote several plays and screenplays, including the acclaimed 1963 film "The Haunting" directed by Robert Wise.

Despite her success, Palmer struggled with alcoholism, which contributed to her declining health and ultimately led to her untimely death at the age of 64. However, her contributions to the entertainment industry and her legacy as a talented actor and writer continue to be celebrated to this day.

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Maria Holst

Maria Holst (April 2, 1917 Vienna-October 8, 1980 Salzburg) a.k.a. Maria Czizek was an Austrian actor.

She started her acting career in the early 1940s and appeared in numerous films throughout the following decades. Holst was known for her range as an actress, and was equally adept at drama and comedy. Perhaps her most famous role came in the 1955 film "Sissi," in which she played the role of Archduchess Sophie, mother of the titular character played by Romy Schneider. Holst continued to act in films and on stage until her death in 1980.

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Jackie Gerlich

Jackie Gerlich (September 21, 1917 Vienna-December 27, 1960 Sarasota) also known as Jakob \"Jackie\" Gerlich was an Austrian actor.

He appeared in over 30 films and was a leading man in Austrian cinema during the 1940s and 1950s. Gerlich began his acting career in the theater before transitioning to films. He starred in notable Austrian films such as "Der Herr Kanzleirat," "Die liebe Familie," and "Der Zwerg Nase." In 1943, Gerlich was drafted into the German Army during World War II and was captured by American forces in 1945. After the war, he returned to acting and continued to work in films until his untimely death in a car accident in 1960. Despite his relatively short career, Gerlich is remembered as one of Austria's most beloved actors.

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Elfie Mayerhofer

Elfie Mayerhofer (March 15, 1917 Maribor-December 28, 1992 Maria Enzersdorf) a.k.a. Mayerhofer, Elfi, Elfriede Mayerhofer, Elfie Meyerhofer or The Viennese Nightingale was an Austrian actor and singer.

She was born in Maribor, a city in present-day Slovenia, and began her career as a singer and actress in Vienna in the 1930s. Mayerhofer became a popular performer in Austria and Germany during World War II, and after the war she continued to perform in both musicals and films. She appeared in several popular German films, including "The Train" and "The Angel with the Trumpet." In addition to her acting career, Mayerhofer was also a talented songwriter and composer, writing many of her own songs. She was known for her powerful voice and dramatic performances, earning her the nickname "The Viennese Nightingale." Elfie Mayerhofer passed away on December 28, 1992, in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria, at the age of 75.

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