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Lya De Putti (1897–1931)

The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America she starred in several movies, mostly in vamp ... See full bio »

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Variety Bertha-Marie
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 1929 The Informer
Katie Fox
 1928 The Scarlet Lady
 1928 Charlott etwas verrückt
Charlott Verloh
 1928 Midnight Rose
Midnight Rose
 1928 Buck Privates
 1927 The Heart Thief
Anna Gallambos
 1926 God Gave Me Twenty Cents
Cassie Lang
 1926 Prince of Tempters
 1926 The Sorrows of Satan
Princess Olga Godovsky
 1926 Junges Blut
Schauspielerin Grita
 1925 Variety
 1925 Jealousy
Frau - Marthe Ménard
 1925 Comedians
Die Sentimentale
 1925 In the Name of the Kaisers
Sonja Smirnow, Studentin der Medizin
 1924 Claire
 1924 Malva
 1924 Thamar, das Kind der Berge
Thamar - Graf Daniloffs Schwester
 1923 The Island of Tears
Lilian - Harding's Tochter
 1923 Cage of Death
Rosita - his wife
 1922 Phantom
Veronika Harlan / Mellitta (as Lya de Putti)
 1922 Der brennende Acker
Gerda - Rudenburg's Tochter / Gerda - Rudenburg's daughter
 1922 Othello
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth
Mirrjha - Savitrid Stubenmädchen / Servant (as Lya de Putti)
 1921 Ilona
Ruschka & Ilona
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law
Mirrjha (as Lya de Putti)
 1920 On the Waves of Happiness (as Lia Putti)
 1920 Gypsy Blood
 1918 Soldiers of the Emperor (as Lia Putti)
 1918 A csavargó (as Putty Lia)
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Alternate Names:

Amalia Janka | Putty Lia | Lia Putti | Lia Putty | Lya de Putti

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Had two daughters with her first husband Zoltán Szepessy - Ilona Szepessy (b.1914) and Judith Szepessy (b.1916). See more »

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