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Lucy Doraine (Ilonka Kovács)

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Biography

Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Ilona (Ilonka) Kovacs began her youthful film career in her native Hungary, barely out of her teens. That career was initially guided by the veteran Hungarian director, Mihaly Kertesz (Michael Curtiz), who became her first husband. Given that "Kovacs" in Hungarian is about as ordinary as "Smith" in English, she soon replaced that commonplace surname with the one-of-a-kind, exotic-sounding screen name "Lucy Doraine". And off-screen she became "Mrs Mihaly Kertesz", the director's wife. Read more...

Actor

Character: Madame Bosman

Christina 1929

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