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Ruth Leuwerik (1924–2016)


Often called the First Lady of German cinema, Ruth Leuwerik was at the peak of her popularity during the 1950's when partnered on screen by the leading male stars of the post-war era: Dieter Borsche, Hannes Messemer, Curd Jürgens and O.W. Fischer. She proved her range by alternating between glamorous damsels and emancipated, resilient heroines in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika
Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika Baronin von Trapp
(1958)
Taiga
Taiga Hanna Dietrich
(1958)
Rosen im Herbst
Rosen im Herbst Effi Briest
(1955)
Sweetheart of the Gods
Sweetheart of the Gods Renate Mueller
(1960)

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 1978-1983 Derrick (TV Series)
Vera Baruda / Dr. Marta Schwenn
- Der Täter schickte Blumen (1983) ... Vera Baruda
- Ein Hinterhalt (1978) ... Dr. Marta Schwenn
 1979 Die Buddenbrooks (TV Series)
Elisabeth
- Das neue Haus (1979) ... Elisabeth
 1977 Unordnung und frühes Leid
Frau Gerda Cornelius
 1976 Dalli Dalli (TV Series)
Kandidatin
- Episode dated 2 October 1976 (1976) ... Kandidatin
 1976 Meine beste Freundin (TV Movie)
Katharine Markham
 1974 Der Kommissar (TV Series)
Magda Reger
- Der Segelbootmord (1974) ... Magda Reger
 1971 Und Jimmy ging zum Regenbogen
Valerie Steinfeld
 1969 Das weite Land (TV Movie)
Genia Hofreiter
 1965 Ninotschka (TV Movie)
Ninotschka
 1963 An Alibi for Death
Dr. Maria Rohn
 1963 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Hedda Gabler
 1963 Das Haus in Montevideo
Marianne Nägler
 1963 Elf Jahre und ein Tag
Tina Rodenbach
 1962 Die Rote
Franziska Lukas
 1961 Der Traum von Lieschen Müller
Autograph hunter
 1960 Eine Frau fürs ganze Leben
Margarete Barnebusch
 1960 Sweetheart of the Gods
Renate Mueller
 1959 Die ideale Frau
Fanny Becker
 1959 Dorothea Angermann
Dorothea Angermann
 1958 Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika
Baronin von Trapp
 1958 Taiga
Hanna Dietrich
 1957 Immer wenn der Tag beginnt
Dr. Hanna Burkhardt
 1957 Franziska
Franziska
 1957 Königin Luise
Königin Luise
 1956 Die Trapp-Familie
Baronin Maria von Trapp
 1956 Die goldene Brücke
Tima
 1955 Rosen im Herbst
Effi Briest
 1955 Geliebte Feindin
Violante Gore
 1955 Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs
Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich
 1954 Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Nicole (aka Nicolibri)
 1953 Königliche Hoheit
Imma Spoelman
 1953 Geliebtes Leben
Louise von Bolin
 1953 Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen?
Garda von Doerr
 1953 Ein Herz spielt falsch
Sybilla Zander
 1952 Die große Versuchung
Hilde
 1952 Vater braucht eine Frau
Susanne Meissner
 1950 Dreizehn unter einem Hut
Evelyne Winterthur
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Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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German voice of Maureen O'Hara in the movie Jamaica Inn, when dubbed in 1951. See more »

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