Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘Austrian’ Category

Christine Kaufmann 1945 – 2017

In 1945, Austrian on October 8, 2018 at 8:57 am

Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actress who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72. LA Times.


Christine Kaufmann 1945 – 2017

In 1945, Austrian on September 6, 2018 at 11:23 am

Christine Kaufmann: Austrian actress in a publicity photo for Bastardzeichen (TV 1970) ~ a telemovie adaptation of the dystopian novel by Nabakov (Lolita). In a fictitious European city known as Padukgrad, where a government arises following the rise of a philosophy known as “Ekwilism”, which discourages the idea of anyone being different from anyone else.

Romy Schneider ~ 10:30pm Summer

In 1938, Austrian on July 28, 2018 at 3:19 pm

During a thunderstorm, a married couple, Maria and Paul, and their friend Claire (Romy Schneider) take refuge in a small hotel. Schneider has a difficult role as Paul’s lover and his wife’s friend, but the chemistry isn’t there between the trio to engage us on any meaningful level. Urban Cinefile

Romy Schneider 1938 – 1982

In 1938, Austrian on June 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Romy Schneider (1938 – 1982) in Robinson soll nicht sterben (TV 1963).

Barbara Valentin 1940 – 2002

In 1940, Austrian on June 24, 2018 at 3:54 am

Barbara Valentin (born Uschi Ledersteger 1940, Vienna Austria; died 2002, Munich Germany), film actress in sexpot roles in the 1960s, then character parts with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder; AIDS activist and companion of Freddie Mercury until his death AIDS in 1991.

Nadja Tiller in Das Mädchen Rosemarie 1958

In 1929, Austrian on May 20, 2018 at 2:35 am

The story, based on real-life events, was first filmed by Rolf Thiele in 1958 (released in the U.S. as “Rosemary”), with Nadja Tiller as the Frankfurt femme whose love of fast cars and money led her to bed the great and the good before being murdered in 1957 in her apartment by a never-found assailant. Thiele’s hit B&W movie, made when the real subject’s body was still almost warm, had a socially satirical edge. Variety

Nadja Tiller

In 1929, Austrian on May 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

Nadja Tiller: Austrian actress, born 1929, on screen for sixty years, 1949 – 2009.

Marisa Mell

In 1939, Austrian on May 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Marisa Mell: Austrian actress, born Marlies Theres Moitzi in Gratz, in 1939; died from cancer in Vienna, in 1992.

Maria Perschy

In 1938, Austrian on May 19, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Maria Perschy (1938 – 2014): Isolde ‘Easy’ Mueller in Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964), Marie in The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969), Maria Schuller in General Hospital (TV 1977).

Romy Schneider (1938 – 1982)

In 1938, Austrian, tragic actress on May 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Romy Schneider: Austrian actress born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach 23 September 1938, Vienna Austria; died: 29 May 1982, age 43, Paris France; cardiac arrest.

Schneider, the daughter of a German actress, began her career at age 15 in 1953, becoming a star in Europe after portraying the Empress Sissi in 1956 and 1957. Although appearing briefly in Hollywood in the mid-sixties, she worked mostly in France.

Years of heavy smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and drug use – especially after the accidental death of her only son in 1981 – affected her kidney and heart and she died of heart failure in her Paris apartment.

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