BiographyDavos, Graubünden, Switzerland
After spending most of her childhood in Sweden, Dorothea was schooled in Dresden and at the age of 12, was taught dance by Maria Moissi in Berlin. She made her stage debut in Vienna , where she appeared in plays by Carl Zuckmayer and Ferenc Molnár. The Swiss-born made her debut in the silent cinema in 1926 after being spotted by the director Franz Seitz. Her greatest impact was to be in Leontine Sagan's pioneering feminist film Mädchen in Uniform (1931) in the leading role of the teacher Fraeulein von Bernburg. Read more...