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Olga Tschechowa (Olga von Knipper)

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Biography

Alexandropol, Armenia, Russian Empire [now Gyumri, Armenia]
Olga Chekhova (also Olga Tschechova in German), one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, remained a mysterious person throughout her life and was accused of being a Russian agent in Nazi Germany.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna von Knipper on April 26, 1897, in Aleksandropol, Transcaucasia, Russian Empire (now Gyumri, Armenia). She was the second of 3 children in a bilingual Russian-German family. Her father, Konstantin Leonardovich Knipper, a Lutheran of German descent. He made a military career in Russia as a railroad engineer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Edith von Turoff

Die Drei von der Tankstelle 1930

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Character: Miß Harris

Spione im Savoy-Hotel 1932

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Character: Anita Keller - die Braut des Einen

Maskerade 1934

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Character: Lilly Petrowa, Schauspielerin

Was bin ich ohne Dich 1934

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Character: Gisela Ostercamp

Der Polizeibericht meldet 1934

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Character: Josephine Malti, Singer

Der ewige Klang 1943

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Character: Floris Bell, Schauspielerin

Regine 1935

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Character: Gräfin Vera Orlewska

Andreas Schlüter 1942

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Character: Kerstin Thomas

Freed Hands 1939

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Character: Frau von Eichhoff

Rittmeister Wronski 1954

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