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Kristina Söderbaum (1912–2001)

During WWII she played the main parts in several propaganda movies for the Nazis with her husband Veit Harlan as director. The worst of them was Jud Süss, a strong anti-semitistic movie from 1940. Kristina Söderbaum said after the war that she regretted the films, but she was never to come back to any great movies with the leading parts. She was a... See full bio »

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 1996 Night Train to Venice
Old Woman (Euphemia)
 1993 Der Bergdoktor (TV Series)
Frau Landmann
- Der Sinn des Lebens (1993) ... Frau Landmann
 1974 Karl May
Emma May
 1958 I'll Carry You on My Hands
Ines Thormälen
 1958 Zwei Herzen im Mai
Annemie Müller
 1955 Verrat an Deutschland
Katharina von Weber
 1953 Die blaue Stunde
Angelika
 1951 Hanna Amon
Hanna Amon
 1951 Unsterbliche Geliebte
Katharina von Hollstein
 1945 Kolberg
Maria Werner
 1944 The Great Sacrifice
Äls Flodéen
 1943 Immensee - Ein deutsches Volkslied
Elisabeth Uhl
 1942 The Golden City
Anna 'Anuschka' Jobst - Melchiors Tochter, die von Prag träumt
 1942 Der große König
Luise Treskow
 1940 Jud Süß
Dorothea Sturm / Faber
 1939 The Trip to Tilsit
Elske Settegast
 1939 The Immortal Heart
Ev
 1938 Covered Tracks
Séraphine Lawrence
 1938 Jugend
Ännchen
 1936 Onkel Bräsig
Minning, Zwillingsschwester
 1934 Hur behandlar du din hund? (Short)
Girl
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Considered the prototype of an "Aryan woman" during the Nazi regime. As two of the characters she played on her husband Veit Harlan's melodramatic movies committed suicide by drowning, the audience gave her the nickname "Reichswasserleiche" (literally for "most prominent water corpse in the Reich"). See more »

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Cherubic facial features. See more »

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Virgo

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