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Anna Sten (1908–1993)


Born in Russia to a Ukrainian father and a Swedish mother, Anna Sten studied at the Russian Film Academy and joined the Moscow Art Theater. Strikingly beautiful, she went on to appear in a number of Russian silent films, but it was in the German film Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931) that Anna gained notice. Samuel Goldwyn saw a picture of... See full bio »

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Known For

Nana Nana
(1934)
We Live Again Katusha Maslova
(1934)
(1943)

Filmography

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 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Van de Heuven
- Modus Operandi (1964) ... Mrs. Van de Heuven
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Antonia Kohlermann
- The Bamboo Curtain (1959) ... Antonia Kohlermann
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Frieda
- The Cupcake (1957) ... Frieda
 1956 Runaway Daughters
Ruth Barton
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Queen of Livonia
- County Fair or Minister of Agriculture (1956) ... Queen of Livonia
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Madame Dupree
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Michele Bennett
 1943 Three Russian Girls
Natasha
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Frau Reiter
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Lubitca Mihailovitch
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Lilo
 1940 The Man I Married
Frieda Heinkel
 1939 Exile Express
Nadine Nikolas
 1936 Two Who Dared
Maria Krasnova aka Maria Novikova
 1935 The Wedding Night
Manya Novak
 1934 We Live Again
Katusha Maslova
 1934 Nana
Nana
 1932 The Tempest
Russen-Annya
 1931 Bombs Over Monte Carlo
Königen Yola I. von Pontenero
 1931/I Trapeze
Marina
 1931 Les frères Karamazoff
Grouschenka
 1931 Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff
Gruschenka
 1930 Bookkeeper Kremke
Lene / Kremke's Daughter
 1929 Zolotoy klyuv
Varenka
 1928 Yego kar'yera
Lipa student
 1928 The White Eagle
Governor's wife (as A. Sten)
 1928 Moy syn
Olga Surina
 1928 Yellow Pass
Maria, young farmer's wife
 1927 The Girl with the Hat Box
Natasha
 1926 The Adventures of the Three Reporters
Typist (uncredited)
 1926 Predatel (Short)
Prostitute
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Myron Fagan's play, "Nancy's Private Affair," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Sten

Spouse:

Eugene Frenke  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Producer Samuel Goldwyn became aware of the expressive actress and engaged her to come to the United States to follow in the steps of Greta Garbo. After two years of intensive training, both in learning English and acting à la Hollywood, her first American movie was Nana (1934), but it was not a success. See more »

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Sagittarius

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