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Elisabeth Bergner (Elisabeth Ettel)

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Biography

Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine]
Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her. The next stage in her career was Vienna, where she posed as a model for the talented but deeply unhappy sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck. He fell in love with her, but she rejected him; his suicide soon afterwards shocked her. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ariane Kusnetzowa

Ariane 1931

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Character: Marianne Jannetier

Paris Calling 1941

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Character: Gemma Jones

Escape Me Never 1935

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Character: Margarete Johannsen

Der Pfingstausflug 1978

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