Austrian movie stars born in 1919

Here are 6 famous actresses from Austria were born in 1919:

Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig (September 8, 1919 Kappel am Krappfeld-May 6, 2014 Vienna) a.k.a. Prof. Maria Lassnig was an Austrian actor and film director.

However, she is best known for her pioneering work as a painter and visual artist. Lassnig's work often centered around the human body and the experience of being in one's own skin. She was known for her use of vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes, and her work often explored themes of self-portraiture, feminism, and the relationships between the self and the external world. Throughout her career, Lassnig received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the arts, including the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Today, she is regarded as one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century.

Lassnig studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna during World War II but had to leave due to financial difficulties. She later pursued her artistic career in Paris and then in New York. In the early 1950s, she became interested in the Abstract Expressionist movement and began to experiment with the figure in her paintings. In the 1960s, she developed her signature style of "body awareness," where she depicted the sensations of the body through distorted and abstract forms.

In addition to her visual art, Lassnig also worked in film, creating short films that explored similar themes as her paintings. She directed her first feature film, "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye," in 2011, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival to critical acclaim.

Despite her international recognition, Lassnig remained connected to her Austrian roots throughout her career. She represented Austria at the 1980 Venice Biennale and was awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize for Fine Arts in 1988. She continued to work and exhibit her art until her passing in 2014 at the age of 94.

Elfe Gerhart

Elfe Gerhart (July 10, 1919 Vienna-November 9, 2007 Liezen District) also known as Elfi Gerhart, Elfe Gerhart-Dahlke, Elfriede Gerhart, Elfi Gerhardt, Elfe Gerhart Dahlke, fairy Gerhart or elf Gerhart Dahlke was an Austrian actor.

She was best known for her performances in notable films such as "The Sinner" (1951), "1. April 2000" (1952) and "The Congress Dances" (1955). Gerhart started her acting career in 1938 at the age of 19 with the stage production of "Love in a Glass Factory". She went on to appear in various theater productions before moving to film in the 40s. In addition to acting, Gerhart was also a writer and translator, who translated several works including the magazine "Reader's Digest" from English to German. She was also an accomplished painter and sculptor, and exhibited her artwork in several galleries across Austria.

Elfe Gerhart was born on July 10, 1919, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She grew up in Vienna, where she developed an early interest in the arts. In addition to acting, Gerhart was also a talented painter and sculptor, and her artwork was displayed in several galleries in Austria throughout her career.

During her acting career, Gerhart appeared in over 40 films, including "The Sinner," "1. April 2000," and "The Congress Dances," which were among her most popular performances. She was also a regular on Austrian television programs in the 1960s and 1970s.

Gerhart was recognized for her contributions to the arts with numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 1986. She was also recognized for her work as a translator, and her translation of "Reader's Digest" was particularly notable.

Gerhart remained active in the arts and cultural scene throughout her life, and continued to exhibit her artwork and participate in cultural events until her death on November 9, 2007, in the Liezen District of Austria.

Margherita Horowitz

Margherita Horowitz (August 7, 1919 Auschwitz concentration camp-May 16, 1990 Rome) a.k.a. Margareth Horowitz, Margherita Trentini, Margaret Horowitz or Margherita Horovitz was an Austrian actor.

She was born in Vienna to a Jewish family, and began her career on stage before transitioning to film in the 1940s. Horowitz acted in over 30 films throughout her career, including "Senza una donna" and "Zwei in einer großen Stadt." She was known for her ability to portray both dramatic and comedic roles on screen. Horowitz survived internment in concentration camps during World War II and later moved to Italy where she continued her acting career until her death in 1990. In addition to her acting work, she also worked as a voice-over artist and playwright.

Horowitz began her acting career in the theatre and performed in various plays in Vienna in the 1930s. However, her family's situation became precarious due to the rise of Nazi Germany, and she was eventually sent to Auschwitz where she was forced to work in a munitions factory. She survived the Holocaust, but tragically lost her parents and sister in the concentration camps.

After the war, Horowitz moved to Rome, Italy where she continued her acting career. She quickly became a beloved figure in the Italian film industry, and her talent was recognized with several awards, including the Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress in 1951.

Horowitz was also a talented writer and wrote several plays, many of which were produced in Italy. She was passionate about using her art to promote equality and justice and was politically active throughout her life.

Margherita Horowitz passed away in Rome in 1990 at the age of 70. She left behind a legacy as a talented actor and writer, as well as a survivor and advocate for human rights.

Kornélia Sallay

Kornélia Sallay (August 2, 1919 Pörtschach am Wörthersee-February 18, 2003 Budapest) also known as Sallai Kornélia, Kornélia Sallai or Kornelia Schiffler was an Austrian actor.

Sallay was born to Hungarian parents and spent her childhood in Hungary before her family moved to Austria. She studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and began her career in theater. Sallay made her film debut in the 1938 film "Frühlingsluft" and went on to appear in over 60 films throughout her career.

She was best known for her work in Hungarian and Austrian films, including "Az aranyember," "Die Wahrheit über Rosemarie," and "Das Lied der Liebe." Sallay was also a prominent stage actor and appeared in numerous productions in both Austria and Hungary.

After World War II, Sallay moved back to Hungary and began performing in Hungarian-language films. She was a respected performer in Hungarian cinema for several decades and continued acting until her death in 2003 at the age of 83.

Sallay was not only an accomplished actor, but also a talented singer. She recorded several songs and performed in musicals throughout her career. In addition to her work in film and theater, Sallay was also actively involved in television in both Austria and Hungary, making appearances in several TV series during the 1960s and 1970s. Sallay received several awards and accolades for her contributions to the arts, including the Kossuth Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in Hungary. Sallay was married twice and had one daughter. She is remembered as one of the most successful and versatile performers in Hungarian and Austrian cinema.

Eva Langraf

Eva Langraf (August 28, 1919 Vienna-March 11, 2009 Zürich) also known as Eva Landgraf was an Austrian actor. She had one child, Katja Früh.

Eva Landgraf began her acting career in the 1940s and gained popularity with her performances on stage and television. She was awarded the prestigious Kammerschauspielerin title in Austria in recognition of her outstanding contributions to theater. Landgraf was known for her versatile acting skills and played a range of roles, from drama to comedy. She appeared in numerous Austrian and German films including "The Third Man" and "The Bridge." After retiring from acting, she dedicated her time to supporting various charitable organizations. Eva Landgraf passed away in 2009 at the age of 89 in Zürich, Switzerland.

In addition to her acting career, Eva Langraf was also a talented singer and performed in several musical productions. She studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna before starting her career in theater. During World War II, she went into hiding to escape the Nazis and later immigrated to Switzerland. In the 1960s, she became a Swiss citizen and continued to act in films and television shows. Landgraf was also a passionate animal rights activist and supported many animal welfare organizations throughout her life. In 2003, she was awarded the Golden Order of Merit of Vienna for her contributions to the arts. Her legacy continues to inspire many upcoming actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.

Silvia Grohs Martin

Silvia Grohs Martin (October 1, 1919 Vienna-April 18, 2009) a.k.a. Silvie or Silvia Grohs-Martin was an Austrian actor, singer and dancer.

Silvia Grohs Martin studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, and began her career on stage, performing in a variety of plays and musicals throughout Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition to her acting and singing career, she also worked as a voice actress in films and television shows.

During World War II, Silvia Grohs Martin was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for her resistance activities. After the war, she continued to perform on stage and screen, and also became an important figure in Austrian cultural politics. She was a founding member of the Vienna Burgtheater's Kinder- und Jugendtheater, and served as the director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York from 1986 to 1990.

Silvia Grohs Martin received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to Austrian culture, including the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, and the Ring of Honor of the City of Vienna. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 89.

In addition to her work in theater and film, Silvia Grohs Martin was also a well-known cabaret performer, and was part of the famous Cabaret Simpl group in Vienna during the 1950s and 60s. She released several albums of her music and was known for her interpretations of popular songs and chansons.

Silvia Grohs Martin was also a passionate advocate for the rights of women and children. She founded the Silvie Grohs-Martin Foundation, which provides support to disadvantaged women and children in developing countries. The foundation has continued to operate since her death and has helped many people across the world.

Throughout her career, Silvia Grohs Martin was known for her versatility, creativity and bravery both on and off stage. She was an outspoken critic of injustice and inequality, and used her platform to raise awareness of important issues. Her contribution to Austrian art and culture continues to be celebrated today.

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