Here are 11 famous actresses from Germany were born in 1927:
Charlotte Kerr (May 29, 1927 Frankfurt-December 28, 2011) also known as Charlotte Kerr-Sekoll or Charlotte Klein was a German writer, journalist, film producer, film director and actor.
Kerr began her career as a journalist for the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau in the 1950s. She then transitioned into acting, appearing in various theatre productions and films throughout Europe. In the 1960s, she co-founded the film production company Canale Grande, which produced several acclaimed films, including "The Pedestrian" and "Hamlet" starring Jeanne Moreau.
Later in life, Kerr returned to writing and authored several novels, including "Lotte in Weimar" which was adapted into a film in 1975. She also wrote several memoirs, including "The Wit and Wisdom of Charlotte Kerr" in 1998. Kerr was known for her sharp wit and intelligence and was a prominent figure in German cultural circles.
Laya Raki (July 27, 1927 Hamburg-) also known as Brunhilde Marie Alma Herta Jörns, Brunhilde Marie Jörns, Laja Raky or Raki, Laya is a German actor and dancer.
She began dancing at a young age and eventually became a member of the famous dance troupe, the Bluebell Girls. Raki later moved on to acting and became a notable figure in German cinema during the 1950s and 60s. She appeared in a variety of films, including comedies, musicals, and dramas. Some of her most well-known roles include "The Model and the Marriage Broker" (1951) and "Ingrid - Die Geschichte eines Fotomodells" (1955). Raki also made a name for herself as a cabaret performer and was known for her lively and captivating stage presence. Despite retiring from the entertainment industry in the 1970s, her contributions to German film and dance continue to be remembered and celebrated.
Barbara Rütting (November 21, 1927 Ludwigsfelde-) also known as Barbara Rueting or Waltraut Irmgard Goltz is a German actor, politician and author.
She began her acting career in the 1950s, appearing in over 60 films, including the popular German crime series "Der Kommissar". In addition to her successful acting career, Rütting was also an active member of the German Green Party, and she served as a member of the German Bundestag from 1983 to 1987. She was a dedicated animal rights activist, and authored several books on vegetarianism and animal welfare. In 1994, she was awarded the Order of Merit of Berlin for her political and social engagement. Rütting continued to work as an actor, author and activist well into her 80s.
Carmen-Renate Köper (March 24, 1927 Dortmund-) also known as Carmen R. Köper is a German actor.
She is best known for her work in theater, cinema and television. Köper started her acting career in 1948 at the age of 21, where she performed in various theaters in Germany. She made her film debut in 1952 in the movie "Two People" and went on to appear in numerous films throughout her career. In addition to her work in film and theater, Köper was also a prolific television actor, appearing in several popular German TV series. She has won several awards for her acting, including the prestigious Federal Film Award for Best Actress in 1957. Despite her age, Carmen-Renate Köper is still active in the German entertainment industry, and her contributions to the acting world have played a significant role in the advancement of the craft.
Margot Leonard (October 2, 1927 Chemnitz-) also known as Margot Löbel, Margot Leonard-Schnell or Margot Leonhard is a German actor and voice actor.
Margot Leonard began her career in the 1940s as a theater actor in Germany. She gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as a movie actress, starring in a number of German films. In addition to her acting career, Leonard was also a prolific voice actor, lending her voice to a number of animated films, TV shows, commercials and audiobooks. Some of her most notable voice roles include the German dubbing of Snow White in Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", and the voice of Princess Eilonwy in the German version of the film "The Black Cauldron". She was married to the German actor Ernst Schnell until his death in 1993.
Rosemarie Fendel (April 25, 1927 Koblenz-March 13, 2013 Frankfurt) a.k.a. Jan Gutova or January Gutova was a German actor, screenwriter, film director, voice actor, theatre director, acting teacher and television director. Her child is called Suzanne von Borsody.
Rosemarie Fendel began her acting career in the 1940s on German theatre stages, before venturing into films in the 1950s. She appeared in more than 170 film and television productions, and gained recognition for her versatility, playing both comedic and dramatic roles. In addition to her work in front of the camera, Fendel also made a name for herself as a writer, director, and teacher of acting. Her notable works as a writer include "Ein Mann wie EVA" and "Das Haus in Montevideo," the latter of which she also directed. Fendel was widely regarded as one of the most talented actors of her generation in Germany, and received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. She passed away on March 13, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, leaving behind a rich legacy in German cinema and theatre.
Angelika Schrobsdorff (December 24, 1927 Freiburg im Breisgau-) is a German writer and actor.
Angelika Schrobsdorff, born to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, had to flee Germany to avoid persecution by the Nazis during the Second World War. She relocated to Bulgaria, Palestine, Egypt, and finally Paris, where she made a name for herself in the French theatre and film industry. As an actor, she worked with renowned directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville and Claude Chabrol. However, she is best known for her critically acclaimed autobiographical novels, including "The Mortal Nut" and "You Are Not Like Other Mothers," which delve into her family's past and her personal struggles as an immigrant in Paris. Angelika Schrobsdorff was awarded the prestigious French literary award Prix Fémina for her novel, "Grand Hotel" in 1977, and in 2006, she was awarded the German National Prize for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of her contribution to German literature.
Edith Clair (September 11, 1927 Düsseldorf-March 8, 1993 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Edith Claire or Edith Clarie was a German actor.
Edith Clair was born Edith Elischka, and began working in theater in Germany in the 1950s. She appeared in a number of German films in the 1960s, including "The Devil's Daffodil" and "The Informer". In the early 1970s, she relocated to the United States and continued her acting career there. She appeared in a number of TV shows and films, including "Wonder Woman", "The Bionic Woman", and "The Love Boat". Clair was also a accomplished singer, and performed as a nightclub singer in the 1960s and 70s. She passed away in Los Angeles in 1993.
Katharina Tüschen (September 20, 1927 Cologne-April 2, 2012 Berlin) was a German actor.
She began her career in the 1950s and went on to become a prominent figure in German cinema and television. Tüschen appeared in over 70 films and television shows throughout her career, including "The Tin Drum," which won the Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. She was known for her versatility as an actor and her ability to play a range of characters, from comedic to dramatic roles. In addition to her work in film and television, Tüschen also worked extensively in theater, performing at various prestigious venues throughout Germany. She was awarded the Order of Merit of Berlin in 2009 in recognition of her contributions to German culture.
Ursula Justin (October 16, 1927 Altena-) is a German actor.
Ursula Justin began her acting career on stage in various theaters across Germany, including the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. She later transitioned to film and television, appearing in a number of notable German productions throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Justin is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Gisela in the 1957 drama "The Devil's General" directed by Helmut Käutner. She also played prominent roles in movies such as "The Blue Peter" (1959) and "Two Times Lotte" (1968). Her television credits include appearances in popular German series such as "Tatort" and "Der Alte." Away from acting, Ursula Justin is known for her humanitarian work, particularly her charity efforts for refugees and disadvantaged children.
Margret Homeyer (October 7, 1927 Hagen-) a.k.a. Magret Hoemeyer is a German actor.
Margret Homeyer started her acting career in the 1950s and quickly became a popular actress in Germany. She appeared in many successful films, such as "The Adventures of Werner Holt" (1965), "Alfred the Great" (1969), and "In the Shadow of Power" (1976). She also had a successful career in theater and television, and appeared in several popular TV series including "Tatort" and "Der Kommissar." In addition to acting, Homeyer was also a voice actress and provided the German dubbing for many foreign films. She retired in the late 1990s and currently lives in Berlin.