German actresses in Vienna

Here are 6 famous actresses from Germany who live or lived in Vienna:

Christine Enghaus

Christine Enghaus (February 9, 1817 Braunschweig-June 30, 1910 Vienna) was a German actor. She was living in Vienna.

During her career, Christine Enghaus performed in various theaters and gained recognition for her stunning performances. She was particularly known for her roles in dramas and tragedies, but also played comedy roles occasionally. She was a prominent member of the Viennese Theater scene and was highly regarded by her colleagues and audiences alike. With her talent and charisma, she won the hearts of many and her performances were praised for their emotional depth and authenticity. Enghaus continued to act well into her later years, making her a respected figure in the theater world. Today, she is remembered as one of the most notable actors of her time, whose impact on the craft helped shape the art of theater.

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Helene Weigel

Helene Weigel (May 12, 1900 Vienna-May 6, 1971 Berlin) was a German actor. She had two children, Stefan Brecht and Barbara Brecht-Schall. She was living in Vienna.

Weigel was widely recognized for her association with the famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht, whom she had married in 1929. She was the leading actress of Brecht's Berliner Ensemble theater group, and worked with him until his death in 1956. She continued to run the theater until her own death 15 years later. Known for her strong stage presence and sharp acting skills, Weigel also appeared in several Brecht-directed films, including "Kuhle Wampe" and "The Threepenny Opera." Outside her work with Brecht, she was highly regarded for her performances in other productions, such as Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

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Leontine Sagan

Leontine Sagan (February 13, 1889 Budapest-May 20, 1974 Pretoria) a.k.a. Leontine Schlesinger was a German film director, theatre director and actor. She was living in Vienna.

Sagan is best known for directing the groundbreaking 1931 film, "Mädchen in Uniform" (Girls in Uniform), which is regarded as a classic of lesbian cinema. Despite the censorship of the time, Sagan managed to subtly explore themes of same-sex desire and institutional oppression in the film. She continued to work in both film and theater throughout her career, with a style that was noted for its sensitivity to female characters and their experiences. Sagan was forced to flee her home country due to her Jewish ethnicity and emigrated to South Africa with her partner and fellow artist, Eva Le Gallienne. She continued to work in theater until her death in 1974.

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Romy Schneider

Romy Schneider (September 23, 1938 Vienna-May 29, 1982 7th arrondissement) otherwise known as Rosemarie Magdalena Albach-Retty, Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, Romy Schneider-Albach, Rosemarie Magdalena Schneider, Romy Albach-Retty, Puppele, miss worried, Rosemarie Magdelena Albach-Retty or Rosemarie Albach was a German actor. She had two children, Sarah Biasini and David Haubenstock. She was living in Vienna.

Romy Schneider is known for her roles in films such as "Sissi," "La Passante du Sans-Souci," and "What's New Pussycat." She won two César Awards and a Bambi Award for her performances. After her success in Europe, she moved to the United States where she starred in films like "The Cardinal" and "Good Neighbor Sam." However, she eventually returned to Europe to continue her acting career. Schneider struggled with bouts of depression and substance abuse throughout her life. She tragically died at the age of 43 from cardiac arrest.

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Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer (January 12, 1910 Düsseldorf-) also known as Louise Rainer or The Viennese Teardrop is a German actor. She has one child, Francesca Knittel-Bowyer. She has been generally known to be residing in Vienna and Hamburg.

Luise Rainer was one of the most prominent actresses of the 1930s, known for her exceptional talent and striking beauty. She won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actress, a feat that had never been achieved before, for her performances in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) and "The Good Earth" (1937).

Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Rainer was raised in Vienna, Austria, where she began her acting career on stage. She made her film debut in the German film "Sehnsucht 202" in 1932, and soon after was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in Hollywood.

After winning her two Oscars, Rainer became disenchanted with Hollywood and the film industry's treatment of actors. She returned to Europe in 1938, where she continued to act on stage and in films.

Throughout her career, Rainer was known for her dedication and passion for acting, as well as her strong will and determination. She passed away on December 30th, 2014 at the age of 104.

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Hede Massing

Hede Massing (January 6, 1900 Vienna-March 8, 1981 Washington Square Park) a.k.a. Hedwig Tune, Hede Gumperz, Redhead, Hede Eisler or Hedwig Thune was a German journalist and actor. She owned an apartment in Vienna.

Massing was known for her involvement in espionage activities during World War II. She worked with the Soviet Union's intelligence agency, the KGB, and was a member of the Communist Party. Massing provided information to the Soviets about the activities of other spies, including her husband, an Austrian Communist named Otto Katz. She also had a romantic relationship with Julius Rosenberg, who was later executed for espionage. After the war, Massing testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and provided evidence of Soviet spying activities in the United States. She later moved to Mexico, where she lived until her death in 1981.

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