German actresses who deceased in 2013

Here are 6 famous actresses from Germany died in 2013:

Hildegard Krekel

Hildegard Krekel (June 2, 1952 Cologne-May 26, 2013) was a German actor and voice actor. Her children are called Miriam Krekel and Kim Sarah Fantl.

Hildegard Krekel started her acting career in the 1970s and became a well-known face in the German entertainment industry. She appeared in numerous TV shows and movies such as "Ein Herz und eine Seele," "Tatort," and "Manta, Manta." Krekel was also a successful voice actor, lending her voice to characters in popular TV series such as "The Simpsons" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Additionally, she was a celebrated stage actress, performing in various theater productions across Germany. In 2013, she passed away at the age of 60 after battling breast cancer. Her legacy as a talented entertainer continues to live on.

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Renate Mannhardt

Renate Mannhardt (November 20, 1923 Barmen-July 1, 2013 New York City) also known as Renata Mannhardt was a German actor.

She was born into a family of renowned actors and began her career at a young age. Renate Mannhardt acted on stage in numerous theater productions in Germany and made her film debut in the 1940s. She was known for her versatile roles and received critical acclaim for her performances in German cinema.

In the 1950s, Renate Mannhardt moved to New York City and continued her acting career in both the United States and Germany. She appeared in several American television shows, including "The Twilight Zone" and "The Patty Duke Show".

Aside from her acting career, Mannhardt was also a talented singer and recorded several albums in the 1960s. She was also an avid supporter of animal rights and worked with various organizations to promote animal welfare.

Renate Mannhardt was married twice and had two children. She passed away at the age of 89 in New York City.

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Erica Beer

Erica Beer (January 19, 1925 Munich-December 27, 2013) a.k.a. Erika Beer or Erika Konstanze Beer was a German actor. She had one child, Konstantin Thoeren.

Erica Beer began her acting career in the 1940s and became a prominent stage and screen actress in Germany. Her most notable film roles include appearances in "Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs" and "Der Grosse Bellheim". Erica also starred in several TV series including "Tatort" and "Der Alte". In addition to her successful acting career, she was also known for her humanitarian work, supporting organizations such as the "Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste" which promotes reconciliation and peace between Germany and its former victims of wartime aggression. Beer was honored with several awards for her contributions to the arts and her humanitarian work.

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Christa Speck

Christa Speck (August 1, 1942 Gdańsk-March 22, 2013 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Kristina Kroft or Kristina Krofft was a German actor and model. Her child is called Kristina Krofft.

Christa Speck was born in Gdańsk, Poland but raised in Germany. She began her modeling career in the mid-1950s and gained fame in the 1960s as a pin-up model, often featured in men's magazines such as Playboy. Speck also appeared in several films in the 1960s and 1970s, including "The Grasshopper" (1970) and "The French Sex Murders" (1972).

In 1967, Speck married producer Herb Jeffries, but the couple divorced in 1971. Speck later married Robert Krofft, with whom she had a daughter, also named Kristina Krofft. The family moved to the United States in the late 1970s.

Speck continued to model and act in the United States, appearing in TV commercials and shows such as "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." She also worked in interior design and fashion, opening her own boutique in Beverly Hills.

Christa Speck passed away on March 22, 2013, in Los Angeles, California, due to complications from surgery.

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Elke Neidhardt

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.

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Lotte Koch

Lotte Koch (March 9, 1913 Brussels-May 26, 2013 Munich) was a German actor.

She was born to a German father and a Belgian mother and grew up in Brussels. Her acting career began in the late 1930s in Germany, where she appeared in several films, including the Nazi propaganda film, "Jud Süss". After the war, she spent many years working in theater in Munich and Berlin, before returning to film in the 1970s. Koch was known for her versatility as an actress, and her ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles. In addition to her acting work, Koch was also an accomplished painter and sculptor. She passed away at the age of 100 in Munich, where she had lived for many years.

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