Here are 2 famous actresses from Austria died in 2000:
Liane Haid (August 16, 1895 Vienna-November 28, 2000 Bern) also known as Juliane Haid or Karlweis, Oskar und Haid, Liane was an Austrian actor, singer and dancer. She had one child, Pierre Spycher.
Liane Haid began her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer, performing in various revues and cabarets in Vienna. She eventually transitioned to acting and became a prominent film star in Austria and Germany during the 1920s and 1930s, appearing in over 70 films throughout her career.
Haid's most famous performance is in the 1930 film "Das Flötenkonzert von Sans-souci" where she portrayed Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She also sang in several films, including "Ein Tango für Dich" and "Maskerade." Haid's career declined in the 1940s due to her refusal to join the Nazi party and her Jewish roots, which led her to flee to Switzerland with her son during World War II.
After the war, Haid continued to act in films, theater productions, and on radio. She also became a successful writer, penning several books on her experiences in the entertainment industry. Haid remained active in the arts until her death at the age of 105, making her one of the oldest living actresses in history.
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Paula Wessely (January 20, 1907 Vienna-May 11, 2000 Vienna) also known as Paula Anna Maria Wessely or The Wessely was an Austrian actor and film producer. She had three children, Elisabeth Orth, Christiane Hörbiger and Maresa Hörbiger.
Paula Wessely was born into a family of actors, with her father being a theater director and her mother an actress. She began her career in theater at a young age and went on to become one of the most beloved actresses in Austrian film and theater history.
Wessely's film career began in the 1930s and she quickly became known for her dramatic and emotional performances. Some of her most famous roles include Leopoldine Dur in the film series "Vienna Tales" and Sabine in the film "The White Horse Inn". She also starred in many plays, including "The Visit" and "The Cherry Orchard", and was widely regarded as one of the greatest stage actresses of her time.
In addition to her acting career, Wessely was also a film producer, producing several films in the 1950s and 1960s. She was honored with many awards throughout her career, including the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art and the Goethe Medal.
Wessely lived to be 93 years old and continued to act in films and on stage until her later years. She left behind a legacy as one of the most talented and influential actresses in Austrian history.
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