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La Jana (1905–1940)

La Jana was the stage name of the brunette Viennese-born actress and exotic dancer Henriette 'Henny' Hiebel. She was trained as a ballerina for ten years and first performed at the Frankfurt Kinderoper at the age of eight. Of boyishly slim build, she appeared on stage in cabaret in 1921. Soon after, she was reputedly discovered for the screen by ... See full bio »

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Known For

Der Biberpelz
Der Biberpelz Leontine
The Tiger of Eschnapur
The Tiger of Eschnapur Maharani von Eschnapur
The Stars Shine
The Stars Shine Tänzerin
Stern von Rio
Stern von Rio Concha


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 1940 Der Trichter Nr. 10 (Short)
 1940 Stern von Rio
 1939 Menschen vom Varieté
Silvia Castellani
 1938 The Stars Shine
 1938 Das indische Grabmal
Indira, eine indische Tänzerin
 1938 The Tiger of Eschnapur
Maharani von Eschnapur
 1937 Truxa
Yester, Tänzerin
 1934 Ich bin Du (Short)
 1931 Der Schlemihl
Garda Maro, Tänzerin
 1930 Die Warschauer Zitadelle
Vera Proskaja
 1929 Spanisches Intermezzo (Short)
 1929 Der lustige Witwer
Lucile Daumier
 1928 Casanova
 1928 Der Herzensphotograph
Dodo - seine Tochter
 1928 Ritter der Nacht
 1928 Gaunerliebchen
Marie, Morlands Tochter
 1928 Der Ladenprinz
Prinzessin Tatjana
 1928 Zwei rote Rosen
Lilli, seine Tochter
 1928 Der Biberpelz
 1928 Thérèse Raquin
Susanne Michaud
 1927 Husband by Proxy
Marquise Hortense
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Other Works:

She acted in Herbert and Ellis's revue, "Streamline," in a Charles B. Cochran's production at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Florence Desmond, Roy Russell, Charles Heslop, Naunton Wayne, Tilly Losch, Nora Howard, June Hart, Sepha Treble, Iris March, William Stephens, Moya Nugent, Esmond Knight, Larry Adler, and Kyra... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lary Jana

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Henriette 'Henny' Hiebel was born in Mauer, now part of Vienna, the younger daughter of the master gilder Heinrich Hiebel, who moved his family to Frankfurt am Main when she and her sister were still young. They grew up in the old city, near the Goethe House. Henny's older sister, Anny, later trained as an opera singer. Henny trained as a dancer at the Frankfurt Opera Ballet; she first appeared ... See more »



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