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Asta Nielsen (I) (1881–1972)


Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of the Kongelige Teater's production of Boito's opera "... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Hamlet Hamlet
(1921)
The Joyless Street Maria Lechner
(1925)
Das Ende vom Liede Dora Waren
(1919)
Das gefährliche Alter Elsie seine Frau
(1927)

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 1932 Crown of Thorns
Vera Holgk
 1927 Das gefährliche Alter
Elsie seine Frau
 1927 Small Town Sinners
Selma Karchow
 1927 Gehetzte Frauen
Clarina, Tänzerin
 1927 Dirnentragödie
Auguste - Old Street Walker
 1927 Laster der Menschheit
Singer - Das Experiment
 1926 The Sunken
Anna Grosser
 1925 The Joyless Street
Maria Lechner
 1925 Living Buddhas
Tibetanerin
 1925 Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler, Ehefrau von Tesman
 1925 Athleten
Prinzessin Wanda Hoheneck
 1924 Die Frau im Feuer
Josefine
 1924 Die Schmetterlingsschlacht
Rosi Hergentheim
 1924 Das Haus am Meer
Enricos Ehefrau Teresa
 1923 Crown of Thorns
Maria Magdalena
 1923 Downfall
Kaja Falk
 1923 Earth Spirit
Lulu
 1922 Die Tänzerin Navarro
Carmencita Navarro
 1922 Vanina
Vanina
 1922 Brigantenrache
Brigantenbraut
 1922 Fräulein Julie
Julie
 1921 Die Spionin
Mata Hari
 1921 Irrende Seelen
Nastassja Baraschkowa
 1921 Die Geliebte Roswolskys
Mary Verhag
 1921 Hamlet
Hamlet
 1920 Die Spielerin
 1920 Mata Hari
Mata Hari
 1920 Steuermann Holk
Lulu
 1920 Kurfürstendamm
Girl Lissy / Mulattin / Filmstar / ...
 1920 Graf Sylvains Rache
Madelaine
 1920 The Merry-Go-Round
Elena
 1919 Nach dem Gesetz
Sonja Waler - Journalist - Her Daughter
 1919 Intoxication
Henriette Mauclerc
 1919 Towards the Light
Komtesse Ysabel, grevindens datter
 1919 Das Ende vom Liede
Dora Waren
 1918 Die Börsenkönigin
Helene Netzler
 1918 Das Eskimobaby
Eskimo Ivigtut
 1918 Die Rose der Wildnis
Wanda
 1918 Im Lebenswirbel
Margit
 1917 Das Weisenhauskind
Esther
 1917 The Brothers
 1916 Das Versuchskaninchen (Short)
Jesta
 1916/I Cinderella
Lotte
 1916 Die weißen Rosen
Thilda Wardier
 1916 Dora Brandes
Dora Brandes
 1916 The ABC of Love
Lis
 1916 Vordertreppe - Hintertreppe (Short)
Sabine Schulze
 1916 Engeleins Hochzeit
Jesta
 1916 Die ewige Nacht
Marta
 1915 The False Asta Nielsen
Die Barbierstochter Bolette
 1915 Die Tochter der Landstraße
Zigeunerin Zirzi
 1915 Fräulein Feldwebel (Short)
 1914 Das Feuer
Wanda Petri
 1914 Zapata's Gang (Short)
 1914 The Call of the Child
Elena
 1914 Engelein
Jesta
 1913 The Film Primadonna (Short)
Ruth Breton
 1913 S1 (Short)
Von Hessendorffs Tochter
 1913 A Militant Suffragette
Nelly Panburne
 1913 Der Tod in Sevilla (Short)
Juanita
 1913 The Devil's Assistant
Hanna Meyer
 1913 Behind Comedy's Mask (Short)
Kamma
 1913 Lady Madcap's Way (Short)
Jesta Müller
 1912 Das Mädchen ohne Vaterland (Short)
Zidra
 1912 Wenn die Maske fällt
Sanna
 1912 The General's Children
Thekla von der Linde
 1912 Song of Death (Short)
Bella Burk
 1912 Poor Jenny (Short)
Jenny Schmidt
 1912 Zu Tode gehetzt
Paula Müller
 1912 The Might of Gold
Creszenz Fitzinger
 1911 The Traitress
Yvonne
 1911 Der fremde Vogel
Miss May
 1911 Gypsy Blood (Short)
Luscha
 1911 Balletdanserinden
Camille Flavier - Actress
 1911 The Great Moment (Short)
Annie
 1911 Den sorte drøm
Stella
 1911 The Moth (Short)
Olga, Mademoiselle Yvonne
 1911 Gipsy Blood (Short)
Jonna
 1910 The Woman Always Pays (Short)
Magda Vang
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In the beginning she played at different stages but the success didn't arise yet. This changed immediately when she met director Urban Gad (1879-1947) and cherished intentions in shooting movies. In 1910 their first common movie "Abgründe" came into being, which achieved an unexpected international success. Asta Nielsen got married with director Urban Gad in 1912 and shot together with him about ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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