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Anna Sten (Anel Sudakevich)

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Biography

Kiev, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
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 Anna in the paper and rushed to view the film. After the first reel he sent word to sign her, hoping to develop her into a star of the magnitude of Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich. Read more...

Actor

Character: Königen Yola I. von Pontenero

Bomben auf Monte Carlo 1931

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Character: Russen-Annya

Stürme der Leidenschaft 1932

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Character: Nana

Nana 1934

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Character: Manya Novak

The Wedding Night 1935

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Character: Gruschenka

Der ewige Jude 1940

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Character: Lubitca Mihailovitch

Chetniks 1943

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Character: Mrs. Van de Heuven

Arrest and Trial 1963

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