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Lya Mara (I) (1897–1960)

Lya Mara was born on August 1, 1897 in Riga, Russian Empire as Aleksandra Gudowiczówna. She was an actress, known for Charlotte Corday (1919), Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (1920) and Anna Karenina (1920). She was married to Frederic Zelnik. She died on March 1, 1960 in Ticino, Switzerland. See full bio »

Died:

(age 62) in Ticino, Switzerland

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Known For

Charlotte Corday
Charlotte Corday Charlotte Corday
(1919)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
(1920)

Filmography

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 1931 Jeder fragt nach Erika
Erika Poliakoff
 1929 Der rote Kreis
Thalia Drummond
 1928 Mary Lou
Mary-Lou
 1928 Heut tanzt Mariett
Mariett
 1927 Dancing Vienna
Komtesse Frizzi Zirsky
 1927 Die Weber
 1927 Der Zigeunerbaron
Saffi
 1926 Die lachende Grille
Die kleine Fadette
 1926 The Beautiful Blue Danube
Mizzi Staudinger
 1926 The Bohemian Dancer
Försterchristl
 1925 Die Kirschenzeit (Short)
 1925 The Joyless Street
Frau (uncredited)
 1925 Die Venus von Montmartre
Joujou
 1924 Auf Befehl der Pompadour
Lucienne, seine Nichte
 1923 Lyda Ssanin
 1922 Die Tochter Napoleons
Marion
 1922 Die Ehe der Fürstin Demidoff
Princess Demidoff
 1922 Tanja, die Frau an der Kette
Tanja Fedorovna
 1921 Die Geliebte des Grafen Varenne
Die Geliebte
 1921 Fasching
 1920 Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 1920 Die Prinzessin vom Nil
Naomi
 1919 Das Fest der Rosella
Rosella
 1919 Maria Evere
Maria Evere - Schauspielerin
 1919 Charlotte Corday
Charlotte Corday
 1918 Die Serenyi
 1918 Die Rose von Dschiandur
Saidjah
 1917 Ballzauber (Short)
 1917 Bestia (as Mia Mara)
 1916 Chcemy meza (as Mia Mara)
 1916 Studenci
Stasia Majewska (as Mia Mara)
 1916 The Rival (Short) (as Mia Mara)
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Alternate Names:

Mia Mara
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Trivia:

Zelnik promoted Lya Mara to a major star in Germany as she played mainly in films he directed and produced. Since 1920 Zelnik's film production company was named Zelnik-Mara-Film GmbH. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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