German actresses who were born in 1903

Here are 8 famous actresses from Germany were born in 1903:

Grethe Weiser

Grethe Weiser (February 27, 1903 Hanover-October 2, 1970 Bad Tölz) also known as Mathilde Ella Dorothea Margarethe Nowka, Grete Weiser or Weiser, Grethe was a German singer, actor and comedian.

She began her career in entertainment as a cabaret singer in the 1920s before moving into acting. Weiser became a popular comedy actress in the 1930s, appearing in many films including "The Three from the Filling Station" and "The Punch Bowl". She continued to act through the 1950s and 60s, and was a much-loved character in German cinema. Weiser was known for her humorous and sometimes eccentric portrayals of middle-aged women. In addition to her work in film, she also performed on stage and television, and recorded several popular songs. Weiser was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1964 for her contributions to German culture.

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Camilla Horn

Camilla Horn (April 25, 1903 Frankfurt-August 14, 1996 Gilching) also known as Camilla Martha Horn was a German actor and dancer.

Camilla Horn was born in Frankfurt, Germany and began her career as a dancer in the 1920s. She then transitioned into acting and made her film debut in 1926 in the movie "Manon Lescaut". She became a popular actress during the silent film era and appeared in several notable films such as "Faust" (1926) and "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929).

After the transition to sound films, Horn continued to act in both German and American films. She appeared in the 1931 film "The Blue Angel" alongside Marlene Dietrich and was later offered a contract with MGM in Hollywood. However, she returned to Germany and continued to act in films throughout Europe.

In addition to her film career, Horn was also an accomplished stage actress and performed in theater productions throughout her career. After retiring from acting in the 1960s, she became a writer and published several novels and autobiographies.

Camilla Horn passed away on August 14, 1996 at the age of 93 in Gilching, Germany.

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Trude Berliner

Trude Berliner (February 28, 1903 Berlin-February 26, 1977 San Diego) otherwise known as Gertrude Berliner was a German actor.

She was born to a Jewish family in Berlin and trained in acting at the prestigious Max Reinhardt Seminar. She began her acting career in Berlin's flourishing film industry in the 1920s, where she often played leading roles in silent films. After the Nazis came to power, she fled to the United States in 1936 and continued her acting career in Hollywood. She appeared in over 50 films, usually in supporting or small roles.

In addition to her acting career, Berliner was also a skilled linguist and translated German plays and poetry into English. She also taught acting and voice in her later years.

Despite her success in the United States, Berliner never forgot her roots and remained an advocate for Jewish causes. She was an active participant in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and frequently spoke out against fascism.

Berliner passed away in 1977 in San Diego, California at the age of 73. She is remembered as a talented actor and advocate for social justice.

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Hertha von Walther

Hertha von Walther (June 12, 1903 Hildesheim-April 12, 1987 Munich) a.k.a. Rosa Walter, Hertha Walther von Walther, Hertha Stern und Walther von Monbary, Hertha von Walter or Herta von Walther was a German actor.

She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in a stage production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". She went on to have a successful career in both theater and film, appearing in over 50 productions throughout her career. Von Walther was known for her versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic roles. She was also known for her work as a voice actress, dubbing foreign films into German. During World War II, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo for her anti-Nazi views. After the war, she continued to act and also taught acting in Munich. Von Walther was highly respected in the German theater community and received numerous honors for her contributions to the arts.

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Anny Ondra

Anny Ondra (May 15, 1903 Tarnów-February 28, 1987 Hollenstedt) also known as Anna Sophie Ondrakova, Any Ondra, A. Ondráková, Anny Ondráková, Anna Ondráková or Anna Sophie Ondráková was a German actor and film producer.

Anny Ondra began her acting career in Germany in the 1920s, appearing in both silent films and talkies. Her breakthrough role was in the 1929 film "Pandora's Box" directed by G.W. Pabst. She went on to appear in several popular films throughout the 1930s, working with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Carl Lamac.

In 1933, Ondra married professional boxer Max Schmeling, whom she had met while filming the movie "Tingel-Tangel". The couple remained married until Ondra's death in 1987.

Ondra was known for her unique voice, which had a distinctive accent due to her Polish heritage. Because of this, her voice was dubbed in some of her English-language films.

After retiring from acting in the 1950s, Ondra became a film producer and worked on several successful films. She was also a keen equestrian and owned several horses.

Despite her success in films, Ondra's personal life was often overshadowed by scandals and controversies. In 1930, she was involved in a publicized court case in which she was accused of shooting and killing her lover, but was ultimately acquitted.

Anny Ondra passed away on February 28, 1987 in Hollenstedt, Germany at the age of 83.

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Anita Dorris

Anita Dorris (December 21, 1903 Lübeck-December 24, 1993 Vienna) a.k.a. Anita Dorothea Schmidt was a German actor. She had one child, Maria Emo.

Anita Dorris began her acting career in Berlin in the 1920s, appearing in both silent and sound films. She gained popularity in Germany for her leading roles in romantic comedies and dramas. However, due to her Jewish heritage, she was forced to flee Germany in the 1930s and settled in Vienna. After the war, she continued her acting career, primarily in Austria and Germany.

In addition to her film work, Dorris also acted on stage and appeared in several television productions. She was known for her elegant and refined performances, often playing sophisticated, upper-class characters. Despite her success in acting, she lived a relatively private life and was known for being selective about the roles she accepted.

Dorris continued acting into her 80s, with her final film role being in the 1987 Austrian film "Kasperl und das Weihnachtsgeschenk." She passed away in Vienna in 1993 at the age of 90.

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Maria Paudler

Maria Paudler (June 20, 1903 Děčín-August 17, 1990 Munich) was a German actor.

She began her career in silent films and later transitioned to talkies. Paudler is considered one of the leading actresses of German cinema during the 1920s and 1930s. She appeared in over 80 films throughout her career, including the popular movie "Der Kongress tanzt" (The Congress Dances). In the 1940s, Paudler's career was affected by her opposition to the Nazi regime and she was banned from working in film. After World War II, she returned to acting and continued to work in film and television until the 1970s. Paudler passed away in 1990 at the age of 87 in Munich, Germany.

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Jessie Rindom

Jessie Rindom (October 4, 1903 Rostock-January 8, 1981 Copenhagen) also known as Jessie Lauring was a German actor. She had one child, Bertel Lauring.

Jessie Rindom was born in Germany but later moved to Denmark, where she became a successful actor under the name Jessie Lauring. She acted in several Danish films, including "The Red Meadows" and "The Sun Rises Again". In addition to her career in acting, she was also a writer and translated many works from German into Danish. In 1953, she was awarded the Holberg Medal for her contributions to Danish literature. Besides her son Bertel Lauring, she also had a daughter named Rita Jarl. Jessie Rindom's legacy was honored by the Danish film industry in 1999 when she was posthumously awarded the Bodil Special Award for her lifelong contribution to Danish cinema.

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