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Ilka Windish (Gerta Maria Theresa Honka Katherina Windish)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria
Ilka Windish has played many dramatic roles in her acting career but none outweighs the fascinating drama of her own life. She was impressed by both Germans and Russians before escaping to the United States.

Ilka was born in Vienna with a name no one could remember - Gerta Maria Theresa Honka Katherina Windish. She was 12 when Hitler invaded Austria (1938), and was studying to be an actress when Hitler decided his troops on the Russian front needed the lilt of Viennese laughter in entertainment. Read more...

Actor

Character: Hester Portinari

Vanished 1971

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Character: Marta Tornek

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Sofia Bulba

Taras Bulba 1962

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Character: Jutta Hauptman

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Monika Asparos

Thriller 1960

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Character: Madame Rhodos

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Maria Richards

Checkmate 1960

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Character: Eva

Empire 1962

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