The 40 Best Austrian Actresses

by flo1991 | created - 07 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Jul 2011 | Public

1. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

2. Ida Krottendorf

Actress | Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder - Eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg

Ida Krottendorf was born on April 5, 1927 in Ebreichsdorf, Austria. She was an actress, known for Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder - Eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg (1965), Die Möwe (1963) and Auf der grünen Wiese (1953). She was married to Klausjürgen Wussow and Ernst...

3. Ursula Strauss

Actress | Revanche

Ursula Strauss was born on April 25, 1974 in Melk, Lower Austria, Austria. She is an actress, known for Revanche (2008), Schnell ermittelt (2009) and Vielleicht in einem anderen Leben (2011).

4. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

5. Nina Proll

Actress | Nordrand

Nina Proll was born on January 12, 1974 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress and writer, known for Nordrand (1999), Buddenbrooks (2008) and Die Quereinsteigerinnen (2005). She has been married to Gregor Bloéb since July 5, 2008. They have two children.

6. Christiane Hörbiger

Actress | Julia - Eine ungewöhnliche Frau

Christiane Hörbiger was born on October 13, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Julia - Eine ungewöhnliche Frau (1999), Die Gottesanbeterin (2001) and Schtonk (1992). She was previously married to Bigler, Dr. Rolf and Wolfgang Glück.

7. Maria Hofstätter

Actress | Paradies: Glaube

Maria Hofstätter was born on March 30, 1964 in Linz, Austria. She is an actress, known for Paradies: Glaube (2012), Hundstage (2001) and Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005).

8. Ingrid Burkhard

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Ingrid Burkhard was born on June 7, 1931 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Toni Erdmann (2016), Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga (2008) and Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter (1975).

9. Marianne Mendt

Actress | Parkplatz

Marianne Mendt was born on September 29, 1945 in Vienna, Austria as Marianne Krupicka. She is an actress, known for Parkplatz (1994), Feuerwerk (1976) and Kommissar Rex (1994).

10. Adele Neuhauser

Actress | Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall

Adele Neuhauser was born on January 17, 1959 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall (2005), Tatort (1970) and Aus heiterem Himmel (1995).

11. Maria Bill

Actress | Der Diener zweier Herren

Maria Bill was born on November 15, 1948 in Trogen, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Der Diener zweier Herren (1979), Die Dreigroschenoper (2004) and Ainoa (2005). She is married to Michael Schottenberg. They have one child.

12. Erni Mangold

Actress | Before Sunrise

Erni Mangold was born on January 25, 1927 in Groß-Weikersdorf, Lower Austria, Austria as Erna Goldmann. She is an actress, known for Before Sunrise (1995), Der letzte Tanz (2014) and Hinter Kaifeck (2009). She was previously married to Heinz Reincke.

13. Ellen Umlauf

Director | Nabuli

Ellen Umlauf was born on August 17, 1925 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress and director, known for Nabuli (1988), The Serpent's Egg (1977) and Salome (1971). She was married to Albert Rueprecht. She died on February 19, 2000 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

14. Elfriede Ott

Actress | Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott

Elfriede Ott was born on June 11, 1925 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Die unabsichtliche Entführung der Frau Elfriede Ott (2010), Was ihr wollt (1968) and Herr im Haus bin ich (1970). She was previously married to Hans Weigel and Ernst Waldbrunn.

15. Marion Mitterhammer

Actress | Vanessa

Born in Austria in 1965, Marion Mitterhammer was trained at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She set out her stage career at the Theatre in Baden-Baden and the Salzburg Festival; in Salzburg she worked with directors Jürgen Flimm und Thomas Langhoff. A tour production of ...

16. Monica Bleibtreu

Actress | Vier Minuten

Monica Bleibtreu was born on May 4, 1944 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress and writer, known for Vier Minuten (2006), Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001) and Tannöd (2009). She was married to Hans-Peter Korff. She died on May 13, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany.

17. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

18. Elisabeth Orth

Actress | Actis

Elisabeth Orth was born on February 8, 1936 in Vienna, Austria as Elisabeth Hörbiger. She is an actress, known for Actis (1964), Yerma (1965) and Fast ein Poet (1968). She was previously married to Hanns Obonya.

19. Birgit Minichmayr

Actress | Der Untergang

Birgit Minichmayr was born on April 3, 1977 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria. She is an actress, known for Downfall (2004), Alle Anderen (2009) and The White Ribbon (2009).

20. Franziska Weisz

Actress | Hotel

Franziska Weisz was born on May 4, 1980 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Hotel (2004), Janus (2013) and Tom und Hacke (2012).

21. Dagmar Koller

Actress | Die Csárdásfürstin

Born in Carinthia, Austria, in 1939, Dagmar Koller studied ballet from a very early age to correct a leg disorder. She won the state prize for dance from the Academy of Performing Arts in Vienna, and joined the chorus of the Vienna Folk Opera before her breakout role as Mi in "The Land of Smiles", ...

22. Paula Wessely

Actress | Episode

Paula Wessely was born on January 20, 1907 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Paula Anna Maria Wessely. She was an actress and producer, known for Episode (1935), Maskerade (1934) and Maria Theresia (1951). She was married to Attila Hörbiger. She died on May 11, 2000 in Vienna, Austria.

23. Nora von Waldstätten

Actress | Schwerkraft

Nora began acting in television and film while she was a student at the Berlin Arts University, where she graduated in 2007. She won the Bunte Magazine "New Faces" award for best young German actress in 2009, and received the Max Ophüls Prize for "Most Promising Actress" in January 2010. Nora is a ...

24. Hilde Sochor

Actress | Stadtpark

Hilde Sochor was born on February 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Stadtpark (1951), Der Fünfminutenvater (1951) and Kommissar Rex (1994). She was married to Gustav Manker. She died on May 31, 2017 in Vienna.

25. Senta Berger

Actress | Unter Verdacht

Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons...

26. Lotte Ledl

Actress | Heidi

Lotte Ledl was born on March 16, 1930 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Heidi (1965), Young Torless (1966) and Der irische Freiheitskampf (1969).

27. Brigitte Neumeister

Actress | Kaisermühlen Blues

Brigitte Neumeister was born on January 12, 1944 in Perchtoldsdorf, Vienna [now Lower Austria], Austria. She was an actress, known for Kaisermühlen Blues (1992), Herr im Haus bin ich (1970) and Die Lottosieger (2009). She was married to Felix Rotholz. She died on November 1, 2013 in Vienna, ...

28. Julia Stemberger

Actress | Swing Kids

Julia Stemberger was born on January 29, 1965 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Swing Kids (1993), Drei Sekunden Ewigkeit (1995) and Freier Fall (1997).

29. Gusti Wolf

Actress | Der alte Richter

Gusti Wolf was born on April 11, 1912 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Der alte Richter (1969), The Divorcée (1953) and Die Austernlilli (1937). She died on May 5, 2007 in Vienna, Austria.

30. Andrea Händler

Actress | Polly Adler

Andrea Händler was born on May 14, 1964 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Polly Adler (2008), Muttertag (1993) and Die kranken Schwestern (1995).

31. Maria Köstlinger

Actress | Vorstadtweiber

Maria Köstlinger was born in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is an actress, known for Vorstadtweiber (2015), Silentium (2004) and Der Verschwender (2000). She was previously married to Karlheinz Hackl.

32. Sophie Rois

Actress | 3

Sophie Rois was born on 1 June 1961 in Ottensheim, Austria and studied acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna from 1982 to 1985. In the following years, she played at several theaters in Berlin, since 1992 she has been ensemble member at the city's Freie Volksbühne. Appearing also on ...

33. Aglaia Szyszkowitz

Actress | Einsatz in Hamburg

Aglaia Szyszkowitz was born on January 11, 1968 in Graz, Austria. She is an actress, known for Einsatz in Hamburg (2000), Der Todestunnel - Nur die Wahrheit zählt (2005) and Das Sams (2001). She has been married to Marcus Müller since 1992. They have two children.

34. Stefanie Dvorak

Actress | Eine Couch für alle

Stefanie Dvorak was born in 1979 in Graz, Austria. She is an actress, known for Eine Couch für alle (2010), 42plus (2007) and Kronprinz Rudolf (2006).

35. Barbara Wussow

Actress | Die Schwarzwaldklinik

Moved to Vienna age 6. Daughter of Klausjürgen Wussow and Ida Krottendorf, both actors, former members of the "Burgtheater" Vienna. Originally studied stage and costume design, later acting in Vienna.

36. Doris Schretzmayer

Actress | Was tun, wenn's brennt?

Doris Schretzmayer was born on May 31, 1972 in Tulln an der Donau, Austria. She is an actress, known for What to Do in Case of Fire (2001), Gruber geht (2015) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998).

37. Sonja Kirchberger

Actress | Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Sonja Kirchberger was born on November 9, 1964 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014), Quellen des Lebens (2013) and Neues vom Wixxer (2007).

38. Bibiane Zeller

Actress | Kottan ermittelt

Bibiane Zeller was born on February 25, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Kottan ermittelt (1976), Das Jahrhundert der Chirurgen (1972) and Die Spätzünder (2010).

39. Eva Billisich

Actress | Muttertag

Eva Billisich was born on September 23, 1963. She is an actress, known for Muttertag (1993), Hinterholz 8 (1998) and Die Viertelliterklasse (2005).

40. Beatrice Frey

Actress | Trautmann

Beatrice Frey was born in Thun, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Trautmann (2000), MA 2412 (1998) and Muttertag (1993).