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Zarah Leander (Sara Stina Hedberg)

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Biography

Karlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and Vienna. In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, despite her imperfect command of German. During World War II she became the highest-paid star of the Nazi cinema, upsetting Dr. Goebbels, Minister of Propoganda, who felt that this role should have been filled by a German actress. After the war she tried to re-establish her career with Swedish audiences but was slow to overcome their hostility. Read more...

Actor

Character: Marguerite Lebon

Falska millionären 1931

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Character: Grand Café Guest / Singing Demon

Dantes mysterier 1931

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Character: Astree Sternhjelm

La Habanera 1937

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Character: Gloria Vane

Zu neuen Ufern 1937

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Character: Magda von Schwartze

Heimat 1938

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Character: Antonia Corvelli

Der Weg ins Freie 1941

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Character: Vera Meiners aka Gloria O'Connor

Damals 1943

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Character: Karin Twerdy aka Maria Talland

Ave Maria 1953

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Character: Julia Martens

Der blaue Nachtfalter 1959

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Character: Katharina Alexandrowna Murakina, Michael Iwanowitschs Frau

It Was a Gay Ballnight 1939

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Character: Hanna Holberg

Die große Liebe 1942

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Character: Herself - Interviewee, 1974

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