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Elisabeth Bergner (1897–1986)

Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her. The next stage in her career was Vienna, where ... See full bio »


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 1984 Wenn ich dich nicht hätte (TV Movie)
Sophie Kaiser
 1984 Alles aus Liebe (TV Series)
Sophie Kaiser
 1984 Rummelplatzgeschichten (TV Series)
- Ruth und Martin ... Ruth
 1983 Der Garten (TV Movie)
Mrs. Merriman
 1982 High Society Limited
 1978 The Pentecost Outing
Margarete Johannsen
 1976 Dangerous Knowledge (TV Series)
Madame Lafois
- Dividends (1976) ... Madame Lafois
- Surrender Value (1976) ... Madame Lafois
- Death Risk (1976) ... Madame Lafois
- Clause for Concern (1976) ... Madame Lafois
 1975 Nachtdienst (TV Movie)
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
- The House on the Hill (1975) ... Ellen
 1973 The Pedestrian
Frau Lilienthal
 1971 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Annemarie Vesely
- Release (1971) ... Annemarie Vesely
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- The Proposal (1971) ... Natalyia
 1970 Strogoff
Marfa Strogoff
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)
 1968 A Touch of Venus (TV Series)
 1963 Geliebter Lügner (TV Movie)
 1962 The Happy Years of the Thorwalds
Frau Thorwald
 1958 Stunde der Wahrheit (TV Movie)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
The Girl
- Heat Lightning (1949) ... The Girl
 1941 49th Parallel
Anna (uncredited)
 1939 Stolen Life
Sylvina Lawrence / Martina Lawrence
 1937 Dreaming Lips
Gaby Lawrence
 1935 Escape Me Never
Gemma Jones
 1932 Der träumende Mund
 1931 Ariane
Ariane Kusnetzowa
 1931 The Loves of Ariane
 1929 Miss Else
Else Thalhof
 1928 Doña Juana
Doña Juana
 1927 Love
Herzogin von Langeais
 1926 Impetuous Youth
 1924 Husbands or Lovers
 1924 Der Evangelimann
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Miss Julie", Vienna, Austria, 1920s. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Bergner

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She and Bette Davis overlapped in two ways: Davis starred in A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of Stolen Life (1939), in which Bergner starred; and Davis starred in All About Eve (1950), which was based on an incident that actually happened to Bergner. See more »

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