My Favorite German Actors & Actresses (to be continued)

by Geroellheimer | created - 01 Jul 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2013 | Public

1. Armin Rohde

Actor | Lola rennt

Armin Rohde was born on April 4, 1955 in Gladbeck, Germany. He is an actor, known for Run Lola Run (1998), A Sound of Thunder (2005) and Contagion (2011). He has been married to Angela Baronin von Schilling since 1995.

2. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

3. Franka Potente

Actress | Lola rennt

Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German city of Münster, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher, and raised in the nearby town of Dülmen. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to ...

4. Joachim Fuchsberger

Actor | The Face of Fu Manchu

Joachim Fuchsberger was born on March 11, 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The College Girl Murders (1967) and The Zombie Walks (1968). He was married to Gundula Korte and Gitta Lind. He died on September 11, 2014 in Grünwald, Bavaria, Germany.

5. Heinz Drache

Actor | Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern

This actor's chief claim to fame lies in being the most in-vogue screen cop of post-war German cinema. He first established his reputation in the role of the charismatic Inspector Yates in Francis Durbridge's miniseries Das Halstuch (1962), which hit an impressive eighty percent in TV ratings. He ...

6. Eddi Arent

Actor | Der Schatz im Silbersee

Eccentric, self-deprecating comedian Eddi Arent first attracted attention in a series of quirky Edgar Wallace adaptations in the 1960's. For several years, he was Germany's idea of stereotypically blithering English lords (Die seltsame Gräfin (1961), as the aptly named Lord Selwyn Moron), ...

7. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

8. Karin Dor

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...

9. Brigitte Grothum

Actress | Hexenjagd

Brigitte Grothum was born on February 26, 1935 in Dessau, Germany. She is an actress, known for Hexenjagd (1960), Der eingebildete Kranke (1960) and Ein Mann namens Harry Brent (1968). She has been married to Manfred Weigert since 1969. They have two children. She was previously married to C. A. ...

10. Gert Fröbe

Actor | Goldfinger

Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the ...

11. Dieter Borsche

Actor | Die große Versuchung

Dieter Borsche was born on October 25, 1909 in Hannover, Germany as Albert Eugen Rollomann. He was an actor and director, known for Die große Versuchung (1952), Fanfaren der Liebe (1951) and No Greater Love (1952). He was married to Ursula Willick, Monika Drum and Ursula Poser. He died on ...

12. Miroslav Nemec

Actor | Tatort

Miroslav Nemec was born on June 26, 1954 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Katrin ist die Beste (1997) and Immer im Einsatz - Die Notärztin (1994).

13. Udo Wachtveitl

Actor | Tatort

Udo Wachtveitl was born on October 21, 1958 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Tatort (1970), Im Schleudergang (2013) and Die fünfte Jahreszeit (1982).

14. Maria Furtwängler

Actress | Tatort

Maria Furtwängler was born on September 13, 1966 in Munich, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Tatort (1970), Die Flucht (2007) and The Weather Inside (2015). She has been married to Hubert Burda since 1991. They have two children.

15. Maja Maranow

Actress | Ein starkes Team

Maja Maranow was born on March 20, 1961 in Nienburg/Weser, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ein starkes Team (1994), Tatort (1970) and On Ludlow in Blau (1988). She died on January 4, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

16. Simone Thomalla

Actress | Tatort

Simone Thomalla was born on April 11, 1965 in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Frühling (2011) and Am Anfang war die Eifersucht (2001). She was previously married to Vetter, André.

17. Fritz Wepper

Actor | Cabaret

Fritz Wepper was born on August 17, 1941 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), Der Kommissar (1969) and Um Himmels Willen (2002). He has been married to Angela von Morgen since 1979. They have one child.

18. Sophie Wepper

Actress | Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei

Sophie Wepper was born on October 18, 1981 in Munich, Germany. She is an actress, known for Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996), SOKO Kitzbühel (2001) and Rosamunde Pilcher (1993).

19. Jutta Speidel

Actress | Drei sind einer zuviel

Jutta Speidel was born on March 26, 1954 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Drei sind einer zuviel (1977), Alle meine Töchter (1995) and Um Himmels Willen (2002). She was previously married to Dr. Stefan Feuerstein.

20. Janina Hartwig

Actress | Um Himmels Willen

Janina Hartwig was born on June 8, 1961 in East Berlin, East Germany. She is an actress, known for Um Himmels Willen (2002), Bei aller Liebe (2000) and Diese Drombuschs (1983). She was previously married to Michael Hell.

21. Manfred Krug

Actor | Liebling Kreuzberg

In 1950, Krug moved to East Germany where he worked in heavy industry before he started his career as an actor and, later on, as a singer and entertainer in the communist GDR. In 1968, he got the national prize and was only at the beginning of his career. He starred in many successful East German ...

22. Robert Atzorn

Actor | Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer

Robert Atzorn was born on February 2, 1945 in Bad Polzin, Pomerania, Germany. He is an actor, known for Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer (1988), Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht (1992) and Der Fall Jakob von Metzler (2012). He has been married to Angelika Hartung since 1976. They have two children.

23. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

24. Ulrike Folkerts

Actress | Tatort

Ulrike Folkerts was born on May 14, 1961 in Kassel, Germany. She is an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Rose (2016) and Drehkreuz Airport (2001).

25. Sabine Postel

Actress | Nicht von schlechten Eltern

Sabine Postel was born on May 10, 1954 in Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Nicht von schlechten Eltern (1993), Tatort (1970) and Der Dicke (2005). She was previously married to Otto Riewoldt.

26. Evelyn Hamann

Actress | Adelheid und ihre Mörder

Evelyn Hamann was born on August 6, 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Adelheid und ihre Mörder (1993), Pappa ante Portas (1991) and Loriot (1976). She was married to Hans Walter Braun. She died on October 29, 2007 in Hamburg.

27. Hansjörg Felmy

Actor | Buddenbrooks - 1. Teil

Hansjörg Felmy was the son of senior Luftwaffe general Hellmuth Felmy (1885-1965) who had risen to corps command in the closing stages of the Second World War. The younger Felmy grew up in Brunswick and first worked in the locksmiths and printing trades. Finding the arts more to his taste he joined...

28. Rita Russek

Actress | Wilsberg

Rita Russek was born on June 27, 1952 in Eschwege, Germany. She is an actress, known for Wilsberg (1995), Tatort (1970) and Alfred (1995). She was previously married to Bernd Fischerauer.

29. Leonard Lansink

Actor | Wilsberg

Leonard Lansink was born on January 7, 1956 in Hamm, Germany. He is an actor, known for Wilsberg (1995), Nur für eine Nacht (1997) and Büro, Büro (1982). He has been married to Maren Muntenbeck since October 15, 2011.

30. Hannelore Hoger

Actress | Bella Block

Hannelore Hoger was born on August 20, 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Bella Block (1994), The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968) and Die Zweite Heimat - Chronik Einer Jugend (1992).

31. Susanna Wellenbrink

Actress | Mutter mit 16

Susanna Wellenbrink was born on November 23, 1974 in Ottobrunn, Bavaria, Germany. She is an actress, known for Mutter mit 16 (1992), Mutter mit 18 (1995) and Die glückliche Familie (1987). She was previously married to Peter Brandhuber and Daniel Ramsbott.

32. Rosel Zech

Actress | Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

Rosel Zech was born on July 7, 1942 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany as Rosalie Helga Lina Zech. She was an actress, known for Veronika Voss (1982), Salmonberries (1991) and Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (1985). She died on August 31, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

33. Friedrich G. Beckhaus

Actor | Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion

Friedrich G. Beckhaus was born on December 11, 1927 in Berlin, Germany as Friedrich Georg Beckhaus. He is an actor, known for Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (1966), Liebling Kreuzberg (1986) and Der Fall Jakubowski - Rekonstruktion eines Justizirrtums (1964). ...

34. Jeanette Biedermann

Actress | Anna und die Liebe

Jeanette Biedermann was born on February 22, 1980 in Berlin, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress, known for Anna und die Liebe (2008), Tatort (1970) and Rosamunde Pilcher (1993). She has been married to Jörg Weisselberg since July 7, 2012.

35. Horst Sachtleben

Actor | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Horst Sachtleben was born on September 24, 1930 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), Vorletzter Abschied (2005) and Pfarrerin Lenau (1990).

36. Charles Brauer

Actor | Tatort

Charles Brauer was born on July 3, 1935 in Berlin, Germany as Charles Knetschke. He is an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Irgendwo in Berlin (1946) and Samt und Seide (2000). He has been married to Lilot Hegi since 1987. They have one child. He was previously married to Witta Pohl.

37. Maria Sebaldt

Actress | Der Zigeunerbaron

Maria Sebaldt was born on April 26, 1930 in Berlin-Steglitz, Germany. She is an actress, known for The Gypsy Baron (1954), Charley's Tante (1963) and The Buddenbrooks (1959). She was previously married to Robert Freitag.

38. Stephan Orlac

Actor | Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt

Stephan Orlac was born in 1931 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He is an actor, known for Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt (1990), Park Hotel Stern (1997) and Die Wicherts von nebenan (1986). He is married to Elke Arendt. They have two children.

39. Ottfried Fischer

Actor | Der Bulle von Tölz

Ottfried Fischer was born on November 7, 1953 in Ornatsöd, Bavaria, West Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Der Bulle von Tölz (1996), Irgendwie und sowieso (1986) and Beck (1997). He has been married to Renate Bairich since June 22, 1990. They have two children.

40. Iris Berben

Actress | Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie

Iris Berben was born on August 12, 1950 in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie (2009), Rosa Roth (1994) and Silberhochzeit (2006).

41. Hendrik Martz

Actor | Gegen den Wind

Hendrik Martz was born on May 9, 1968 in Hamburg, West Germany. He is an actor, known for Gegen den Wind (1995), Die Wicherts von nebenan (1986) and Der Landarzt (1987).

42. Anja Schüte

Actress | State of Wonder

Anja Schüte was born on September 2, 1964 in Hamburg, West Germany. She is an actress, known for State of Wonder (1984), Oliver Maass (1985) and Pogo 1104 (1984). She was previously married to Roland Kaiser.

43. Silvia Seidel

Actress | Anna

Silvia Seidel was born on September 23, 1969 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for Anna (1987), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993) and Sturm der Liebe (2005). She died on July 31, 2012 in Munich, Germany.

44. Gerhard Friedrich

Actor | Die weiße Rose

Gerhard Friedrich was born on August 19, 1929 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He is an actor, known for Die weiße Rose (1982), König Johann (1971) and Lady Windermeres Fächer (1978).

45. Oliver Korittke

Actor | Die Musterknaben

Oliver Korittke was born on April 6, 1968 in West Berlin, West Germany. He is an actor, known for Die Musterknaben (1997), Miracle at St. Anna (2008) and All the Queen's Men (2001). He was previously married to Monica Nancy Wick.

46. Manfred Lehmann

Actor | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Manfred Lehmann was born on January 29, 1945 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), Die Wicherts von nebenan (1986) and Der Fuchs von Övelgönne (1981). He is married to Helga. They have one child.

47. Horst Frank

Actor | Haie und kleine Fische

The blond, steely-eyed bad guy of European westerns and potboilers was born in Lübeck, Germany, the son of a porcelain painter. Horst Frank financed his acting studies by working part-time as a babysitter and night watchman. He actually failed his final exams at the Musikhochschule Hamburg, but ...

48. Peter Matic

Actor | Wahnfried

Peter Matic was born on March 24, 1937 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Wahnfried (1986), Die Vermessung der Welt (2012) and Abenteuer Airport (1990).

49. Claus Biederstaedt

Actor | Die große Versuchung

Claus Biederstaedt was born on June 28, 1928 in Stargard, Pomerania, Germany. He is an actor, known for Die große Versuchung (1952), Feuerwerk (1954) and Vor Sonnenuntergang (1956). He has been married to Barbara since 1974.

50. Siegfried Rauch

Actor | Patton

Siegfried Rauch was born on April 2, 1932 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Patton (1970), Der Idiot (1968) and Der gestohlene Himmel (1974). He was married to Karin Rauch. He died on March 11, 2018 in Untersöchering, Bavaria.

51. Friedrich Schoenfelder

Actor | Semesterferien

Friedrich Schoenfelder was born in 1916 as an architect's son in Sorau. He grew up in Frankfurt/Oder, Wickersdorf and Berlin. Following high school he was admitted to the Acting Class of the Prussian State Theater in Berlin, where he also received his first contract from 1936 to 1939. Returning ...

52. Sieghardt Rupp

Actor | Per un pugno di dollari

Sieghardt Rupp was born on June 14, 1931 in Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria. He was an actor, known for Fistful of Dollars (1964), Das Feuerschiff (1963) and Kingdom of the Silver Lion (1965). He was married to Gotlinde Rupp. He died on July 20, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

53. Helmut Fischer

Actor | Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz

Helmut Fischer was born on November 15, 1926 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz (1983), Die Hausmeisterin (1987) and Starke Zeiten (1988). He was married to Utta Martin. He died on June 14, 1997 in Riedering, Bavaria, Germany.

54. Gustl Bayrhammer

Actor | Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl

Gustl Bayrhammer was born on February 12, 1922 in Munich, Germany as Adolf Gustav Rupprecht Maximilian Bayrhammer. He was an actor, known for Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl (1982), O.K. (1970) and Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl (1982). He was married to Irmgard Henning. He died on April 24, 1993 in ...

55. Elmar Wepper

Actor | Kirschblüten - Hanami

Elmar Wepper was born on April 16, 1944 in Augsburg, Germany. He is known for his work on Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008), Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (1989) and Unsere schönsten Jahre (1983). He has been married to Anita Schlierf since 2004.

56. Uschi Glas

Actress | Zwei Münchner in Hamburg

Uschi Glas was born on March 2, 1944 in Landau an der Isar, Bavaria, Germany as Helga Ursula Glas. She is an actress and writer, known for Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (1989), Zur Sache Schätzchen (1968) and Der Turm der verbotenen Liebe (1968). She has been married to Dieter Hermann since ...

57. Senta Berger

Actress | Kir Royal

Senta Berger was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria to her father Josef Berger who was a musician and her mother Therese Berger, a school teacher. Senta and her father performed together when she was just four years old. She sang and her dad played the piano. At five years old, she took ballet lessons...

58. Mario Adorf

Actor | Der große Bellheim

Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...

59. Hans Albers

Soundtrack | Soul Kitchen

Life companion was the actress Hansi Burg. Their relationship started in 1925. They separated in 1935 due to the pressure of the German Nazi government. In 1938 she went into exile in Switzerland (later London). Shortly after this she married the Norwegian Erich Blydt. Burg returned to Germany and ...

60. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

61. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

62. Peter van Eyck

Actor | The Longest Day

With his whitish blond crew-cut, slow, menacing drawl and Germanic manner, Van Eyck was destined to be typecast as stereotypically scowling, arrogant Nazi officers. This was ironic, because being an avowed anti-fascist, he had left Germany in 1931 -- two years before Adolf Hitler came to power. The...

63. O.W. Fischer

Actor | Ich suche dich

O.W. Fischer was born on April 1, 1915 in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary as Otto Wilhelm Fischer. He was an actor and director, known for Ich suche dich (1956), Helden (1958) and Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955). He was married to Anna Usell. He died on January 29, 2004 in Lugano...

64. Ina Paule Klink

Actress | Wilsberg

Ina Paule Klink was born on December 23, 1979 in Zossen, Brandenburg, Germany as Ina Klink. She is an actress, known for Wilsberg (1995), Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (1992) and Großstadtträume (2000).

65. Ruth-Maria Kubitschek

Actress | Das Erbe der Guldenburgs

Ruth-Maria Kubitschek was born on August 2, 1931 in Komotau, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Das Erbe der Guldenburgs (1987), Sperrbezirk (1966) and Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz (1983). She was previously married to Götz Friedrich.

66. Christiane Hörbiger

Actress | Julia - Eine ungewöhnliche Frau

Christiane Hörbiger was born on October 13, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. She is an actress, known for Julia - Eine ungewöhnliche Frau (1999), Die Gottesanbeterin (2001) and Schtonk (1992). She was previously married to Bigler, Dr. Rolf and Wolfgang Glück.

Technicaly she's austrian

67. Klaus Maria Brandauer

Actor | Out of Africa

Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.

Technicaly he's Austrian

68. Curd Jürgens

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...

69. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Tess

Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...

70. Hildegard Knef

Actress | Jeder stirbt für sich allein

Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a ...

71. Hardy Krüger

Actor | The Flight of the Phoenix

At thirteen years, German-born and raised Hardy Kruger became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys for military service. At age 15, Hardy made his film debut in a German picture (Junge ...

72. Hans Moser

Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech

Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Sieben Jahre Pech (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Schwarz auf Weiß (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.

Technicaly he's Austrian

73. Peter Alexander

Actor | Im weissen Rössl

To paraphrase the Beatles, one could say that, like Michelle and Ma Belle, Peter Alexander and Music are words that go together well, for the Austrian entertainer (musician, singer and actor) was associated with music from cradle to tomb. Born in Vienna in 1926, the son of a banker and his wife, ...

Technicaly he's Austrian

74. Katharina Böhm

Actress | Amico mio

Katharina Böhm was born on November 20, 1964 in Sorengo, Ticino, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Amico mio (1993), Die Unzertrennlichen (1997) and Nachtschicht (2003).

75. Lilli Palmer

Actress | The Four Poster

A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish ...

76. Willy Millowitsch

Actor | National Lampoon's European Vacation

Willy Millowitsch was born on January 8, 1909 in Cologne, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Paradies der flotten Sünder (1968) and Der Etappenhase (1956). He was married to Gerda Feldhoff and Linny Lüttgen. He died on September 20, ...

77. Edith Hancke

Actress | Holiday in St. Tropez

Edith Hancke was born on October 14, 1928 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Holiday in St. Tropez (1964), Paradies der flotten Sünder (1968) and Sky Without Stars (1955). She was married to Klaus Sonnenschein and Lutz Moik. She died on June 4, 2015 in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf...

78. Heidi Kabel

Actress | Das kann ja heiter werden

Heidi Kabel was born on August 27, 1914 in Hamburg, Germany as Heidi Bertha Auguste Kabel. She was an actress, known for Das kann ja heiter werden (1982), Die Kartenlegerin (1968) and Tratsch im Treppenhaus (1962). She was married to Hans Mahler. She died on June 15, 2010 in Hamburg.

79. Otto Waalkes

Actor | Otto - Der Film

Otto Waalkes was born on July 22, 1948 in Emden, Germany as Otto Gerhard Waalkes. He is an actor and writer, known for Otto - Der Film (1985), Otto - Der Liebesfilm (1992) and Hilfe, ich hab meine Lehrerin geschrumpft (2015). He was previously married to Eva Haßmann and Manuela Ebelt.

80. Liselotte Pulver

Actress | One, Two, Three

Liselotte Pulver was born on October 11, 1929 in Berne, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for One, Two, Three (1961), Das Wirtshaus im Spessart (1958) and Lafayette (1962). She was previously married to Helmut Schmid.

81. Thomas Fritsch

Actor | Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett

Thomas Fritsch was born on January 16, 1944 in Dresden, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett (1962), Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (2006) and Der Wixxer (2004).

82. Herbert Herrmann

Actor | Mandragola

Herbert Herrmann was born on June 7, 1941 in Berne, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Mandragola (1974), Ich heirate eine Familie... (1983) and Sonderdezernat K1 (1972). He has been married to Nora von Collande since 2005. He was previously married to Susanne Uhlen.

83. Heinz Rühmann

Actor | Ein Mann geht durch die Wand

Heinz Rühmann was born on March 7, 1902 in Essen, Germany as Heinrich Wilhelm Rühmann. He was an actor and producer, known for Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959), The Captain from Köpenick (1956) and It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958). He was married to Hertha Droemer, Hertha Feiler and ...

84. Siegfried Lowitz

Actor | Der Alte

Siegfried Lowitz was born on September 22, 1914 in Berlin, Germany as Siegfried Wodolowitz. He was an actor, known for Der Alte (1977), Dr. M schlägt zu (1972) and Der Trinker (1967). He was married to Marianne Probst and Elisabeth Felber. He died on June 27, 1999 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

85. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

86. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

87. Sonja Ziemann

Actress | Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Sonja Ziemann was born on February 8, 1926 in Eichwalde bei Berlin, Germany as Alice Toni Selma Ziemann. She is an actress, known for The Merry Wives of Windsor (1950), Schwarzwaldmädel (1950) and Geliebter Schatz (1943). She was previously married to Charles Regnier, Marek Hlasko and Rudolf ...

88. Bruno Ganz

Actor | Der Untergang

Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with Peter Stein the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful during the decade of 1960. His talent as a reflexive actor with ...

89. Rudolf Platte

Actor | Tante Wanda aus Uganda

Rudolf Platte was born on February 12, 1904 in Hörde [now Dortmund], Germany as Rudolf Antonius Heinrich Platte. He was an actor, known for Tante Wanda aus Uganda (1957), Das kleine Teehaus (1967) and Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1960). He was married to Marina Ried, Georgia Lind and Vally ...

90. Heinz Erhardt

Actor | Heinz Erhardt Festival

The multi-talented comedian, pianist, singer and home-spun poet Heinz Erhardt was born in Riga, the son of a successful bandmaster. After his parents split up, he had a somewhat unsettled upbringing, spent, alternately, with his mother in St. Petersburg, with his grandparents in Riga and with his ...

91. Trude Herr

Director | Jakob und Rahel

Trude Herr was born on May 4, 1927 in Cologne, Germany. She was an actress, known for Jakob und Rahel (1965), Geschichten aus der Heimat (1983) and Scheidung op Kölsch (1981). She was married to Ahmed M'Barek. She died on March 16, 1991 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

92. Nadja Tiller

Actress | Das Mädchen Rosemarie

Nadja Tiller was born on March 16, 1929 in Vienna, Austria as Maria Nadja Tiller. She is an actress, known for Rosemary (1958), Labyrinth (1959) and Lulu (1962). She was previously married to Walter Giller.

93. Walter Giller

Actor | Zwei unter Millionen

Walter Giller was born on August 23, 1927 in Recklinghausen, Germany. He was an actor, known for Zwei unter Millionen (1961), Roses for the Prosecutor (1959) and Charleys Tante (1956). He was married to Nadja Tiller. He died on December 15, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.

94. Grethe Weiser

Actress | Keine Leiche ohne Lily

Grethe Weiser (born in Hannover, Germany, as Mathilde Ella Dorothea Margarethe Nowka) was a singer, comedian, film and stage actress. She grew up in Kotsche and Dresden and went to the private school Höhere Töchter. At the age of 18 she married Josef Weiser, with whom she had a son in 1922. The ...

95. Ben Becker

Actor | Comedian Harmonists

Ben Becker was born on December 19, 1964 in Bremen, West Germany. He is an actor and director, known for The Harmonists (1997), Bukow and König (1971) and Schlafes Bruder (1995). He has been married to Anne Seidel since September 2012. They have one child.

96. Moritz Bleibtreu

Actor | Das Experiment

Moritz Bleibtreu is a German actor born on August 13, 1971 in Munich growing up in Hamburg. He first appears in children's television series Neues aus Uhlenbusch (1977) at the age of six. His breakthrough was the role called "Abdul" in the movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997). He also became ...

97. Monica Bleibtreu

Actress | Vier Minuten

Monica Bleibtreu was born on May 4, 1944 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress and writer, known for Vier Minuten (2006), Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001) and Tannöd (2009). She was married to Hans-Peter Korff. She died on May 13, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany.

98. Gerd Baltus

Actor | Der Tod läuft hinterher

Gerd Baltus was born on March 29, 1932 in Bremen, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Der Tod läuft hinterher (1967), Wälsungenblut (1965) and Der Fall von nebenan (1970). He is married to Brigitte Rohkohl.

99. Hans Brenner

Actor | Todesspiel

Hans Brenner was born on November 25, 1938 in Innsbruck, Austria as Johann Brenner. He was an actor and editor, known for Todesspiel (1997), Mathias Kneissl (1971) and Die Hausmeisterin (1987). He was married to Susanne Kappeler. He died on September 4, 1998 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

100. Heidi Brühl

Actress | Der Zigeunerbaron

Heidi Brühl was born on January 30, 1942 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, Germany as Heidi Rosemarie Brühl. She was an actress, known for Der Zigeunerbaron (1962), Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956) and Ferien auf Immenhof (1957). She was married to Brett Halsey. She died on June 8, 1991 in Starnberg, Bavaria.