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Lead icon of the influential New German Cinema of the 70's & 80's, Schygulla's natural blonde beauty and amazing versatility keep her among the world's top actresses. She won best actress at Cannes in 1983 for The Story of Piera (1983) (aka "The Story of Piera"), an Italian/German co-production. The Turkish/German co-production, The Edge of Heaven... See full bio »

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(1979)
The Edge of Heaven Susanne Staub
(2007)
Lili Marleen Willie
(1981)
(1986)

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 2022 Peter von Kant
Rosemarie von Kant
 2021 Everything Went Fine
La dame suisse
 2019 The Mystery of Henri Pick
Ludmila Blavitsky
 2018 Ad Vitam (TV Series)
- Épisode 6 (2018)
- Épisode 5 (2018)
- Épisode 4 (2018)
- Épisode 3 (2018)
- Épisode 2 (2018)
 2018 The Prayer
Soeur Myriam
 2017 Fortunata
Lotte
 2016 Unless
Danielle Westerman
 2016 Tatort (TV Series)
Catharina
- Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt (2016) ... Catharina
 2014/I Ophelia (Short)
Vera
 2014 The Quiet Roar
Eva
 2013 First Fassbinder (Short)
 2013 Vijay and I
Will's mother
 2013 Specimens Slide (Short)
Transit Woman
 2012 Pandemia
 2012 Avanti
Suzanne
 2011/III Faust
Moneylender's 'Wife'
 2009 Clara, une passion française (TV Movie)
Clara
 2008 Stolberg (TV Series)
Marita Dennett
- Tod im Wald (2008) ... Marita Dennett
 2007 The Edge of Heaven
Susanne Staub
 2006 Das unreine Mal (TV Movie)
Gerda Albrecht geb. Böhm
 2006 Winterreise
Martha "Mucky" Brenninger
 2005 Friday or Another Day
La dame patronnesse de l'équipage
 2005 A Quiet Love
Frau Marx
 2005 Traum Protokolle (Short)
 2004/II Promised Land
Hanna
 2001 Absolitude (TV Movie)
Suzanne
 2000 Werckmeister Harmonies
Tünde Eszter
 1998 Black Out
Martha
 1998 La Niña De Tus Ojos
Magda Goebbels
 1998 Angelo nero (TV Movie)
Eloide Prinzivalle
 1997 Chronique
La femme du restaurant
 1996 Metamorphosis of a Melody
Spirit of Exile
 1996 Lea
Wanda
 1995 The Sunset Boys
Ewa Loehwe
 1995 One Hundred and One Nights
La seconde ex-épouse de M. Cinéma
 1994 Hey Stranger
Tania
 1994 Meurtre avec préméditation (TV Series)
Michèle
- Le bel horizon (1994) ... Michèle
 1994 Association de bienfaiteurs (TV Mini Series)
Janet P. Sanders
- La minute de mensonge (1994) ... Janet P. Sanders
- La magicienne et le cormoran (1994) ... Janet P. Sanders
- La bonne nouvelle (1994) ... Janet P. Sanders
- Le roi de l'ordure (1994) ... Janet P. Sanders
- Opération Poison (1994) ... Janet P. Sanders
 1992-1994 I Sell My Dreams (TV Mini Series)
Alma
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Alma
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Alma
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Alma
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Alma
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Alma
 1994 Golem, le jardin pétrifié
Michelle
 1994 Aux petits bonheurs
Lena
 1993 The Blue Exile
The Actress
 1993 Monologues (TV Series)
La veuve
- André (1993) ... La veuve
 1993 Madame Bäurin
Tante Agathe
 1992 Warsaw: Year 5703
Stefania Bukowska
 1992 Golem, l'esprit de l'exil
L'Esprit de l'Exil
 1991 Dead Again
Inga
 1990 Aventure de Catherine C.
Fanny Hohenstein
 1990 Abrahams Gold
Barbara 'Bärbel' Hunzinger
 1988 Amores difíciles (TV Series)
Institutriz
- The Summer of Miss Forbes (1988) ... Institutriz
 1988 Miss Arizona
Rozsnyai Mici
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Casanova's Mother
 1986 Forever, Lulu
Elaine
 1986 Barnum (TV Movie)
Jenny Lind
 1986 The Delta Force
Ingrid
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini Series)
Catherine Skevronskaya
- Part IV (1986) ... Catherine Skevronskaya
- Part III (1986) ... Catherine Skevronskaya
- Part II (1986) ... Catherine Skevronskaya
- Part I (1986) ... Catherine Skevronskaya
 1984 L'aide-mémoire (TV Movie)
Suzanne
 1984 The Future Is Woman
Anna
 1983 A Love in Germany
Paulina Kropp
 1983 Sheer Madness
Olga
 1983 The Story of Piera
Eugenia
 1982 Antonieta
Anna
 1982 Passion
Hanna
 1982 That Night in Varennes
Countess Sophie de la Borde
 1981 Circle of Deceit
Ariane Nassar
 1981 Lili Marleen
Willie
 1979 Die große Flatter (TV Mini Series)
Frau Piesch
- Teil 3 (1979) ... Frau Piesch (credit only)
- Teil 2 (1979) ... Frau Piesch
- Teil 1 (1979) ... Frau Piesch
 1979 The Third Generation
Susanne Gast
 1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun
Maria Braun
 1978 Silvesternacht - Ein Dialog (Short)
Die Frau der Gesellschaft
 1977 Die Dämonen (TV Mini Series)
Darja Schatowa
- Der Mord (1977) ... Darja Schatowa
- Das Duell (1977) ... Darja Schatowa
- Brautwerbungen (1977) ... Darja Schatowa
 1976 Der Stumme
Martha
 1976 Intermezzo für fünf Hände (TV Movie)
Lisa Wegner
 1976 The Clown
Marie
 1975 Der Katzensteg (TV Movie)
Regine Hackelberg
 1975 Wrong Move
Therese
 1974 Effi Briest
Effi Briest
 1973 Haus am Meer (TV Movie)
Hanna
 1972-1973 Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (TV Mini Series)
Marion Andreas
- Irmgard und Rolf (1973) ... Marion Andreas
- Harald und Monika (1973) ... Marion Andreas
- Franz und Ernst (1973) ... Marion Andreas
- Oma und Gregor (1972) ... Marion Andreas
- Jochen und Marion (1972) ... Marion Andreas
 1972/II Jail Bait (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1972 Bremen Freedom (TV Movie)
Luisa Mauer
 1971 Jakob von Gunten (TV Movie)
Lisa Benjamenta
 1971 Beware of a Holy Whore
Hanna, Schauspielerin
 1971 Whity
Hanna
 1971 Pioneers in Ingolstadt (TV Movie)
Berta
 1971 Mathias Kneissl
Mathilde Schreck
 1971 Rio das Mortes (TV Movie)
Hanna
 1970 The Niklashausen Journey (TV Movie)
Johanna
 1970 Das Kaffeehaus (TV Movie)
Lisaura
 1970 Gods of the Plague
Johanna Reiher
 1970 Baal (TV Movie)
Luise
 1969 Kuckucksei im Gangsternest
Maria (as Hannah Schygulla)
 1969 Die Revolte (TV Movie)
Sandra V.
 1969 Katzelmacher
Marie
 1969 Love Is Colder Than Death
Johanna
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Alternate Names:

Hannah Schygulla

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Parents:

Schygulla, Joseph | Schygulla, Antonie
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Personal Quote:

If Rainer Werner Fassbinder found someone who liked to suffer, he made them suffer - and enjoyed it. He was like a cat coming at you with his paws. You never knew whether he'd stroke or claw you. See more »

Trivia:

Was awarded with the Bavarian Cross of Merit on March 24, 2011. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive, slow way of speaking

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