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Ada Tschechowa (September 9, 1916 Moscow-January 28, 1966 Bremen) a.k.a. Viola Verden or Olga Chekhov was a Russian actor. She had one child, Vera Tschechowa.
Ada Tschechowa was born into a family of artists with her father being an opera singer and her mother being a ballet dancer. She grew up in Germany where she studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. She made her film debut in "Volga in Flames" (1934). Her career spanned more than three decades and she appeared in over 70 films. She was known for her roles in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), "The Heart of St. Pauli" (1957), and "The Devil Strikes at Night" (1957). In addition to her film work, she was also active as a theatre actress, appearing prominently in productions in Berlin and Vienna. She was married twice, first to actor Hans Söhnker and later to producer/director Ivan Desny. Tschechowa was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1965 for her contributions to German cinema. She passed away at the age of 49 from an overdose of sleeping pills.
Despite her successful acting career, Ada Tschechowa also had a talent for painting and exhibited her works in several galleries in Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg. She was known to have a great sense of fashion and was a style icon in her time, often seen sporting elegant outfits and accessories. Additionally, Tschechowa was fluent in several languages, including German, English, and Russian. She was also an animal lover and owned several pets throughout her life. Her daughter, Vera Tschechowa, followed in her mother's footsteps and became a successful actress in her own right. Ada Tschechowa's legacy continues to be celebrated in the film industry and her contributions have influenced generations of actors and actresses.
Her career started to take off when she was discovered by a talent scout and signed a contract with the film production company UFA. Tschechowa's breakthrough came in the early 1950s with her performances in "The White Horse Inn" (1952) and "Canaris" (1954). Her talent and versatility as an actress earned her critical acclaim and popular recognition. She was known for her ability to portray complex characters with depth and nuance, and for bringing a naturalistic approach to her performances.
Throughout her career, Tschechowa worked with some of the most prominent directors of her time, including Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder. In addition to her acting work, she also wrote screenplays and directed a short film, "Wartezeit" (1955).
Tschechowa was an active supporter of various charitable causes, including organizations that supported animal welfare and children's rights. She was also a strong advocate for women's empowerment and worked to promote gender equality in the film industry.
Today, Ada Tschechowa is remembered as one of the most talented and influential actresses of her generation. Her contributions to the film industry continue to inspire and influence actors and filmmakers around the world.
In addition to her acting career, Ada Tschechowa was also a talented writer. She wrote several novels, including "The Tycoon's Daughter" (1958) and "Lolita und der amerikanische Tod" (1964), which was later adapted into a film. She also wrote a screenplay for the film "Versuchung im Sommerwind" (1964), which starred her daughter Vera.
Tschechowa was a lifelong smoker, and her health began to decline in the 1960s. She suffered from emphysema and was hospitalized several times. Sadly, she passed away in 1966 from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills.
Despite her tragic death, Ada Tschechowa's legacy lives on through her impressive body of work and her influence on the film industry. She remains a beloved and celebrated figure in German cinema history.