Rose Stradner (Rosa Stradner)

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Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Pretty, soulful-eyed Austrian actress Rose Stradner was a rising 30s ingénue on the Viennese stage and in a few German film romances and musicals when MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who was in Europe searching for exotic talent, discovered Rose. Along with Greer Garson, Ilona Massey and Hedy Lamarr, she was brought to Hollywood and groomed as a foreign import. Unfortunately, her personal life became a shambles and eventually overwhelmed her ability to perform.

She was born Rosa Stradner in Vienna in 1913 and educated at a convent. Her desire to become an actress came young. Read more...


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