Austrian movie stars born in 1961

Here are 5 famous actresses from Austria were born in 1961:

Sophie Rois

Sophie Rois (June 1, 1961 Ottensheim-) also known as Sophia Rois or Rois is an Austrian actor and singer.

She is best known for her work in German-language film, television, and theater productions. Rois began her acting career in the early 1980s, and gained fame in Austria for her role in the TV series "Kommissar Rex" and the film "Muttertag." She has since starred in numerous films and TV shows, including "Three", "Almanya - Welcome to Germany", and "Die Perlmutterfarbe."

Rois is also an accomplished stage actress, having performed in dozens of plays in theaters across Germany and Austria. She has won several awards for her stage work, including the Nestroy Theater Prize, the highest theater award in Austria. In addition to acting, Rois is also a talented singer, and has released several albums of her own music. Her unique style blends elements of pop, rock, and electronic music.

Throughout her career, Rois has been recognized for her excellence in acting and contributions to Austrian culture. She was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art in 2016, and was named an honorary member of the Vienna Burgtheater in 2018. Despite her success, Rois remains grounded and committed to her craft. She continues to work actively in film, theater, and music, and is regarded as one of the most versatile and talented performers in the German-speaking world.

Barbara Wussow

Barbara Wussow (March 28, 1961 Munich-) otherwise known as Babara Wussow is an Austrian actor. She has two children, Nicholas Fortell and Johanna Fortell.

Barbara Wussow comes from a family of actors; her father is the Austrian actor Klausjürgen Wussow and her mother is Ida Krottendorf. She made her debut at the age of 18 in the television series "Kottan ermittelt". Since then, she has appeared in numerous German and Austrian television series and films, including "Forsthaus Falkenau", "Die Schwarzwaldklinik", and "Der Bergdoktor".

In addition to her acting career, Barbara Wussow is also well-known for her social and charitable work. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Austria since 1995 and was awarded the Bambi Charity Award in 2005 for her humanitarian work. She has also been a patron of the "Stunde des Herzens" charity campaign since 2007, which helps support children with cancer and their families.

Barbara May

Barbara May (April 28, 1961 Vienna-) is an Austrian actor.

She is best known for her work in the German-speaking film and television industry, appearing in both dramatic and comedic roles. May began her career as a stage actress before transitioning to screen work in the 1990s. She has since worked with some of the most accomplished filmmakers and performers in the German-speaking world, building a reputation as a skilled and versatile performer. In addition to her acting work, May has also served as a producer and director on various projects.

Claudia-Sofie Jelinek

Claudia-Sofie Jelinek (March 4, 1961 Vienna-) a.k.a. C-S. Jelinek, Claudia S. Jelinek, Claudia Sofie Jelinek or C-S Jelinek is an Austrian actor.

She was born in Vienna and began her acting career in the early 1980s. Jelinek has appeared in various movies, TV shows, and theatrical productions, earning critical acclaim for her performances. Some of her notable works include "Kottan ermittelt", "Kommissar Rex", "SOKO Kitzbühel", and "Tatort". In addition to acting, Jelinek is also a theatre director and has directed several productions in Austria and Germany. She has received numerous awards for her work in the entertainment industry, including the prestigious Nestroy Theatre Prize for Best Supporting Actress.

Sona MacDonald

Sona MacDonald (May 11, 1961 Vienna-) a.k.a. MacDonald, Sona is an Austrian actor.

She began her career at a young age, attending the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and later performing in various theaters across Germany and Austria. MacDonald made her film acting debut in the 1983 movie "Fluchtversuch," and has since appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including "Das Boot," "Three," and "Kaisermühlen Blues." She has also done voice over work in both German and English, lending her voice to various animated series and films. In addition to her acting career, MacDonald has also released several albums as a singer and songwriter.

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