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Gerda Maurus (1903–1968)


Gertrud Pfiel was born in present day Croatia, the daughter of an engineer and inventor. A strikingly beautiful blonde with high cheekbones and expressive blue eyes, she grew up in Vienna where she was trained as a singer and dancer, embarking on a theatrical career by the age of fifteen. Until 1944, 'Gertraud' regularly performed at various ... See full bio »

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Known For

Woman in the Moon Stud. astr. Friede Velten
(1929)
Spies Sonya Baranilkowa
(1928)
Der Kosak und die Nachtigall Sonja Lubinskaja, called 'B27'
(1935)

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 1968 Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (TV Movie)
Gräfin Helena
 1967 Die Nibelungen (TV Series)
Götelinde
- Kriemhilds Rache (1967) ... Götelinde
- Siegfrieds Tod (1967) ... Götelinde
 1967/II Tango (TV Movie)
Eleonore
 1966 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (TV Movie)
Kurfürstin
 1964 Nebeneinander (TV Movie)
Frau Postsekretär
 1962/I Vor Sonnenuntergang (TV Movie)
Frau Peters
 1961 Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (TV Movie)
Mrs. Antrobus
 1961 Bernadette Soubirous (TV Movie)
Mme. Millet
 1960 Zum Geburtstag (TV Movie)
Gail Hosmer
 1954 The Little Town Will Go to Sleep
Charlotte Altmann
 1949 Die Freunde meiner Frau
Frau Grete Brinkmann
 1940 The Lucky Seven
Elfriede Flor- Huber, Bernds geschiedene Frau
 1939 Boundary Fire
Afra
 1939 Prinzessin Sissy
Ludovika - Seine Gattin
 1937 Daphne and the Diplomat
Maria Arni
 1936 Arzt aus Leidenschaft
Schwester Hilde
 1936 The Call of the Jungle
Dina Morris
 1935 Der Kosak und die Nachtigall
Sonja Lubinskaja, called 'B27'
 1934 Ein Mädchen mit Prokura
Thea Iken, Prokuristin
 1934 Der Doppelgänger
Germaine de Roche
 1933 Unsichtbare Gegner
Sybil Herford
 1932 Dope
Gerda Gildemeister
 1932 Death Over Shanghai
Praxa, Besitzerin des Teehauses zur 'Mohnblüte'
 1931 Der Draufgänger
Gloria - seine Freundin
 1931 Hilfe! Überfall!
Irene Matthes, seine Nichte
 1931 Schachmatt
Charlotte Breda, seine Verlobte
 1931 Seitensprünge
Annemarie Burkhardt, seine Frau
 1931 Täter gesucht
Vera - seine Tochter
 1931 Die Fremde
 1929 Treason
Vera
 1929 Woman in the Moon
Stud. astr. Friede Velten
 1928 Spies
Sonya Baranilkowa
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Trivia:

Director Fritz Lang was as usual in search of new unknown faces for his movies. When he met Gerda Maurus, who had only experiences in theater until then, he offered her the leading role in his next movie "Spione" (1928). Fritz Lang fell in love with her during the shooting which led to a breaking-off with his wife and writer Thea von Harbou. See more »

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