Here are 15 famous actresses from Germany were born in 1941:
Angelica Domröse (April 4, 1941 Berlin-) a.k.a. Angelica Domrose is a German actor.
Angelica Domröse began her acting career in East Germany in the 1960s and quickly became one of the country's most acclaimed actresses. She appeared in numerous films and television shows, often portraying strong and complex women. Domröse was also a prominent figure in East German cultural and political circles, and was briefly married to the prominent writer Heiner Müller.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Domröse continued to act in films and television shows in unified Germany. She also became more involved in activism and advocacy work, particularly on issues related to human rights and social justice. In recent years, she has received several awards for her contributions to German culture and society.
Emily Reuer (November 30, 1941 Braunschweig-October 25, 1981 Munich) also known as Emely Reuer, Emilie Reuer or Reuer Emily was a German actor.
She began her acting career in the 1960s, appearing in several films such as "Der wilde Kakadu" and "Zimmer 13". However, her breakthrough role came in 1970 when she starred in the critically acclaimed film "Je t'aime moi non plus", directed by Serge Gainsbourg. Reuer continued to act in both German and international films throughout the 1970s, including "The Tin Drum" and "The Marriage of Maria Braun".
Aside from her acting career, Reuer was also known for her political activism. She was a member of the West German Communist Party and actively spoke out on various social and political issues, including women's rights and the Cold War. Tragically, Reuer passed away at the age of 39 from a brain tumor. She is remembered as a talented actress and a passionate advocate for social justice.
Heidi Stroh (February 10, 1941 Jena-) a.k.a. Heidy Stroh or Heidi Troy is a German actor.
She began her career in the 1960s and has since appeared in over 60 films and television shows. Stroh is perhaps best known for her roles in the films "Boot" and "Eolomea." She has also made appearances on popular TV shows such as "Der Alte," "Tatort," and "Polizeiinspektion 1." In addition to acting, Stroh has also worked as a voice actress, dubbing foreign films and TV shows into German. She has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving the Filmband in Gold award for her acting in 1978.
Solvi Stubing (January 19, 1941 Berlin-) also known as Solvy Stubing or Solvi Stübing is a German actor.
She began her career in the film industry in the 1960s, appearing in several German films and television shows. Stubing also hosted a variety of television shows in Germany and is known for her work as a television presenter throughout the years. In addition to her acting and presenting career, Stubing is also an accomplished author, having published several books on entertainment and lifestyle, including "Solvi Stubing's Beauty and Wellness Book." She has been recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry with various awards and honors, including the Golden Camera award for Best Entertainment Program in 1995. Today, Solvi Stubing continues to work in the entertainment industry, as well as travel and focus on her personal interests.
Jutta Hoffmann (March 3, 1941 Halle-) is a German actor. She has two children, Katharina Zschoche and Valentin Haenel.
Born in Halle, East Germany, Jutta Hoffmann is a German actor known for her work in theater, film, and television. She started her acting career in the early 1960s. Hoffmann rose to international prominence in 1975 with the release of the film "Solo Sunny," where she played the lead role of a young singer struggling to find success in East Berlin. She won the Best Actress award for her performance at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Hoffmann also worked as a theater actor, performing in various productions in East Berlin. In 1991, she moved to Hamburg and joined the Thalia Theater where she worked until 2007. Her notable stage performances include roles in "The Cherry Orchard," "Hamlet," and "Mother Courage and Her Children."
Apart from acting, Hoffmann has also worked as a director, directing plays and television films. She has received several awards throughout her career, including the Order of Merit of Berlin in 2003 and the National Prize of East Germany in 1982. Hoffmann has two children, Katharina Zschoche, who is a film director, and Valentin Haenel, who is a photographer.
Barbara Frey (November 17, 1941 Berlin-) also known as Barbara Freyde is a German actor.
Frey began her acting career in the early 1960s, appearing in several television shows and films in Germany. She gained recognition for her role in the 1963 film "Kohlhiesel's Daughters," which earned her a nomination for the German Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In the following decades, Frey continued to work in films and television, as well as on stage, in Germany and internationally. She appeared in several productions at the Berliner Ensemble, including the 1972 production of "Mother Courage and Her Children," directed by Ruth Berghaus.
Frey is also known for her work as a voice actor, and has lent her voice to several German dubs of foreign films and television shows.
Outside of her acting career, Frey is an advocate for animal rights and has been involved with several animal welfare organizations. She has also been recognized for her contributions to the arts, receiving the Berlin Art Prize in 2004.
Heide Keller (October 15, 1941 Düsseldorf-) a.k.a. Christine Jendrich or Jac Dueppen is a German actor.
Heide Keller is best known for her role as Chief Stewardess Beatrice "Bibi" Schiller on the German television series "Das Traumschiff" (The Dream Ship) which she played from 1981 to 2018. She began her career as a stage actress in Düsseldorf and worked in various theaters throughout Germany before transitioning to television in the late 1970s. In addition to her acting career, Keller has also worked as a voice-over actress and has lent her voice to numerous audiobooks and radio plays. She has also released several music albums and has worked as a singer on various television productions. In 2016, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her services to the German television industry.
Gisela Keiner (June 29, 1941 Krefeld-) is a German actor.
She began her acting career in the 1960s and appeared in several German films and TV series.
In 1971, Keiner starred in the film "Shaft in Africa" alongside Richard Roundtree. She also appeared in the popular German crime series "Tatort" multiple times and was known for her strong performances in dramatic roles.
Aside from her work in front of the camera, Keiner was also involved in theater productions throughout her career. She was a member of the ensemble of the Schauspielhaus Bochum and worked at the Munich Kammerspiele.
Keiner passed away on October 24, 2017 in Munich, Germany at the age of 76.
May Spils (July 29, 1941 Twistringen-) is a German film director, screenwriter and actor.
May Spils began her career in the film industry as an actress, appearing in several notable German films in the 1960s. She eventually transitioned to directing, making her debut with the 1970 film "Zum Teufel mit der Penne" ("To Hell with School"). Her subsequent films, such as "Mädchen, Mädchen" ("Girls, Girls", 1967) and "Die Jungfrauenmaschine" ("The Virgin Machine", 1972) were noted for their feminist themes and frank discussions of sexuality.
Throughout her career, Spils has remained an active advocate for women's rights and cultural representation. She has been awarded several accolades, including the Filmband in Gold for her contributions to German cinema. In addition to her filmmaking, Spils has lectured on film production at various German universities, and served as a member of the Berlin Film Festival jury.
Elke Neidhardt (July 5, 1941 Stuttgart-November 25, 2013 Melbourne) a.k.a. Elke Cordelia Neidhardt AM or Elke Neidhart was a German actor and theatre director. She had one child, Fabian Muir.
Neidhardt began her career in theatre as an actor in the 1960s in Germany before moving to Australia in the 1970s. In Melbourne, she co-founded the Theatreworks company in St Kilda in 1980 and served as its artistic director until 1991. She directed more than 50 plays during her time at Theatreworks, and was known for her innovative and thought-provoking productions. Neidhardt's work was recognized with numerous awards, including the Order of Australia in 2002 for her contributions to the performing arts. She continued to work in theatre until her death in 2013 at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy of inspiring and boundary-pushing productions.
Lotti Krekel (August 23, 1941 Cologne-) also known as Krekel, Lotti is a German actor and singer.
She was born in Cologne, Germany on August 23, 1941. Krekel began her career as a child actress and appeared in various films and TV shows in Germany throughout the 1960s and 70s. In addition to her acting career, she is also a renowned singer and has released several albums over the years.
One of her most notable roles was in the popular German TV show "Ein Herz und eine Seele," where she played the daughter of the main character. She also starred in the film "Kamikaze 1989" alongside Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Apart from her successful acting and music career, Krekel is also known for her charity work. She has been involved with various organizations over the years that support children with disabilities and those in need. In recognition of her contributions, Krekel was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 2007.
Dagmar Hessenland (December 29, 1941 Dresden-) is a German actor.
She began her career in the early 1960s and appeared in several popular German films and TV shows. In the 1970s, she gained international attention for her role in the film "Mephisto," which earned an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Hessenland also had success on stage, performing in various productions throughout Germany. In addition to her acting career, she is also known for her work as a voice-over artist, providing the German dubbing for numerous foreign films and TV shows. Throughout her career, Hessenland has received several awards and nominations for her contributions to German arts and culture.
Karin Gregorek (September 26, 1941 Wendorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern-) is a German actor.
She began her acting career in the 1960s and has since appeared in numerous films, television shows and theater productions. Some of her most notable roles include playing the lead in the film "Erika's Hot Summer" and appearing in the popular German television series "Tatort". Gregorek has also worked as a voice actress, lending her voice to several German dubbed versions of foreign films. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she is also recognized for her activism and advocacy work, particularly in the area of animal rights.
Helga Sommerfeld (March 5, 1941 Dresden-September 28, 1991 Berlin) also known as Hilda Sommer or Olga Summerfield was a German actor.
She began her acting career in the 1960s and was known for her roles in both film and theater. Sommerfeld was particularly praised for her versatility as an actress, and was able to embody a diverse range of characters in her performances. She received critical acclaim for her performances in the films "Time of the Storks" (1971) and "Solo Sunny" (1980), which are widely regarded as some of the greatest German films of all time. Despite her success, Sommerfeld struggled with personal difficulties, including alcoholism, and passed away at the age of 50 from a heart attack. She will be remembered as a talented and significant figure in German cinema and theater.
Monika Hildebrand (August 10, 1941 Dresden-) otherwise known as Monika Hildebrandt is a German actor.
She began her acting career in the early 1960s and gained recognition for her roles in various TV movies and series. In 1973, she played the lead role in the popular German crime series "Der Kommissar," which aired until 1976. Hildebrand has also appeared in films such as "The Fan" (1982) and "Peter Strohm" (1989-1996). She is known for her versatile acting skills and has received several awards for her performances on stage and screen. Aside from acting, Hildebrand is also a trained singer and has performed in musical theater productions.