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Daughter of a Prussian army officer. She had an ambivalent attitude towards acting on screen and was somewhat coerced into an audition, after her mother sent photographs of her to Fritz Lang
's wife, screenwriter Thea von Harbou
. Though Metropolis
(1927) made her a star, she did not enjoy the experience of working under Lang and afterward refused to make another film with him. Helm was ...