Austrian movie stars died in 1996

Here are 3 famous actresses from Austria died in 1996:

Bibi Besch

Bibi Besch (February 1, 1940 Vienna-September 7, 1996 Los Angeles) also known as Bibiana Besch, Bibiana M. "Bibi" Besch, Bibiana "Bibi" Besch, Bibiana Köchert, Bibiana "Bibi" Köchert or Bibiana M. Besch was an Austrian actor. She had one child, Samantha Mathis.

Bibi Besch moved to the United States with her family when she was a child. She initially pursued a career in singing and opera, but eventually transitioned to acting. She landed her first film role in the 1968 movie "The Boston Strangler." Throughout her career, she appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "The Day After," and "Steel Magnolias." In addition to her work as an actor, Bibi Besch also served as a drama coach and taught acting classes. She passed away from breast cancer in 1996 at the age of 56.

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Ljuba Welitsch

Ljuba Welitsch (July 10, 1913 Slavyanovo, Targovishte Province-September 1, 1996 Vienna) also known as Ljuba Velickova was an Austrian singer and actor.

She was renowned for her powerful voice and her roles in operas such as Tosca, Salome, and Aida. Welitsch was born to Bulgarian parents in what is now modern-day Bulgaria and began her career as an opera singer in Sofia, Bulgaria. She soon garnered international attention and began performing in major opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. In addition to her successful opera career, Welitsch also dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as The Toast of New Orleans and The Chocolate Soldier. She retired from performing in the 1960s and lived the rest of her life in Vienna.

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Irene Prador

Irene Prador (July 16, 1911 Vienna-July 8, 1996 Berlin) a.k.a. Irene Peiser, Irène Prador or Irène Parador was an Austrian actor, singer and writer.

She began her career in the 1930s as a singer and actress in Vienna, appearing in several films and theater productions. She fled Austria in 1938 after the Nazi invasion and settled in France, where she continued to perform and hone her craft. After the war, she moved to Germany and became a well-known stage and film actress there, appearing in numerous productions over the course of her career. In addition to acting, she also wrote several autobiographical books and worked as a voice actor. Despite facing discrimination and persecution throughout her life due to her Jewish heritage, Prador remained dedicated to her craft and continued to work in the arts until her death in 1996 at the age of 84.

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