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Elke Sommer (I)


This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s. Blonde and beautiful, Berlin-born Elke Sommer, with her trademark pouty lips, high cheekbones and sky-high bouffant hairdos, proved irresistible to American audiences, whether adorned in lace or leather, or donning lingerie or lederhosen. She was born in... See full bio »

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Known For

A Shot in the Dark
A Shot in the Dark Maria Gambrelli
(1964)
Carry on Behind
Carry on Behind Professor Anna Vooshka
(1975)
Lisa and the Devil
Lisa and the Devil Lisa Reiner
(1973)
Baron Blood
Baron Blood Eva Arnold
(1972)

Filmography

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 2017 A Thousand Kisses (Short)
Nette
 2010 Das Leben ist zu lang
Alfis Mutter
 2005 Ewig rauschen die Gelder (TV Movie)
Frau von Korff
 2005 Reblaus (TV Movie)
Maria Rüppel
 2003 Für alle Fälle Stefanie (TV Series)
Hedwig Leutner
- Tanjas Geheimnis (2003) ... Hedwig Leutner
 2000 Nicht mit uns (TV Movie)
Andrea Paretti
 2000 Flashback
Frau Lust
 1999 Doppeltes Spiel mit Anne
Frau Lorenz
 1999 Gisbert (TV Series)
- Gute Reise (1999)
 1998 Gotta Have It (TV Movie)
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung
Die Bösen: Jutta
 1994 Florian III (TV Series)
Sonja Carpenter
 1993 Destiny Ridge (TV Series)
Anna
 1993 Happy Holiday (TV Series)
Isabella Scattini
- Der Star (1993) ... Isabella Scattini
 1992 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Anita Duvalier
- No Honour Among Thieves (1992) ... Anita Duvalier
 1992 Severed Ties
Helena Harrison
 1988 Himmelsheim
Helga Münzel
 1988 Adventures Beyond Belief (TV Series)
Headmistress Bruno
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Headmistress Bruno
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Headmistress Bruno
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Headmistress Bruno
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Headmistress Bruno
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Headmistress Bruno
 1987 Der Stein des Todes
Kris Patterson
 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Movie)
Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Natasha
- Brand New Bag (1986) ... Natasha
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte
- Part IV (1986) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Charlotte
- Pt II (1986) ... Charlotte
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Charlotte
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Series)
Eva Gruenberg
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Eva Gruenberg
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Eva Gruenberg
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Eva Gruenberg
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Eva Gruenberg
 1984 Niemand weint für immer
Lou Parker
 1984 Lily in Love
Alicia Braun
 1984 Heut' abend (TV Series)
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Magda Goebbels
 1981 Der Mann im Pyjama
Frau Lachmann
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Etain
- Night in the Harem/Druids (1981) ... Etain
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Eva Heggener
 1979 The Double McGuffin
Prime Minister Kura
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie)
Rebecca Wayne
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
The Countess
 1979 Jamaican Gold
Ursula
 1978 I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses
Magdalene Kruschen
 1978 The Astral Factor
Chris Hartman
 1977 Nicht von gestern (TV Movie)
Billie Dawn
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Elke Sommer
 1976 One Away
Elsa
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dr. Ilse Martin
- H+2+O = Death (1976) ... Dr. Ilse Martin
 1976 Meet Him and Die
Perrone's Secretary
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
Rita Jensen
 1975 Das Netz
Christa Sonntag
 1975 Carry on Behind
Professor Anna Vooshka
 1975 The House of Exorcism
Lisa Reiner
 1974 Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab
Vera Clyde
 1974 Einer von uns beiden
Miezi
 1973 Die Reise nach Wien
Toni Simon
 1973 Lisa and the Devil
Lisa Reiner
 1972 Lodynskis Flohmarkt Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1972)
 1972 Baron Blood
Eva Arnold
 1972 Probe (TV Movie)
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman
 1971 Perlico - Perlaco (TV Movie)
 1971 Zeppelin
Erika Altschul
 1971 Percy
Helga
 1970 The Invincible Six
Zari
 1970 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.25 (1970)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew
Linka Karensky
 1968 They Came to Rob Las Vegas
Ann Bennett
 1968 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz
Paula Schultz
 1967 Deadlier Than the Male
Irma Eckman
 1967 The Corrupt Ones
Lilly Mancini
 1966 The Venetian Affair
Sandra Fane
 1966 The Oscar
Kay Bergdahl
 1965 The Money Trap
Lisa Baron
 1965 The Art of Love
Nikki Dunnay
 1965 The Dolls
Ulla (segment "Il Trattato di Eugenetica")
 1964 Amongst Vultures
Annie Dillman
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Maria Gambrelli
 1963 The Prize
Inger Lisa Andersson
 1963 The Victors
Helga Metzger
 1963 Verführung am Meer
Eva
 1963 Who Stole the Body?
Brigitte
 1962 The Phone Rings Every Night
Tochter Mabel Meyer
 1962 Bahía de Palma
Olga
 1962 Le chien (TV Movie)
Elle
 1962 Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt
Renate Hecker
 1962 Sweet Ecstasy
Elke
 1962 Café Oriental
Sylvia
 1961 Auf Wiedersehen
Suzy Dalton
 1961 Geliebte Hochstaplerin
Barbara Shadwell
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Ingrid
 1961 Daniella by Night
Daniella
 1960 Love, the Italian Way
Greta
 1960 Howlers of the Dock
Giulia Giommarelli
 1960 Lampenfieber
Evelyne
 1959 La Pica sul Pacifico
Rossana
 1959 A Christmas Festival (TV Movie)
The Princess
 1959 The Day It Rained
Ellen
 1959 Das Totenschiff
Mylene, ein Französisches Mädchen
 1959 Ragazzi del Juke-Box
Giulia Cesari
 1959 Uomini e nobiluomini
Caterina
 1959 L'amico del giaguaro
Grete
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(9/11/84) Guest on "The Morning Show" with Della Reese and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 42 Pictorials | 83 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe & Elke

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2014] I was in New York City starring in "Tamara" and had to stay there for four months. So I had to find an apartment but they were excruciatingly expensive, tiny and loud. As I knew the managing director of the Essex House, I wanted to talk to him about renting a room but the hotel had a new managing director, a man by the name of Wolf Walther. So we met. For him, it was love at first sight. ... See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 7, 2001. See more »

Trademark:

Sky-high bouffant hairstyle See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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