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Best German actress

A companion piece to the other 2 polls.

by Anonymousreply 4003/31/2014

Romy was half Austrian, but for me she was the best actress of this list(and not only)by far!

Romy is one of the greatest actresses ever! Incredibly expressive. If she was American she could have reached the fame and heights that follows Meryl Streep or Katharine Hepburn.

Unforgettable and a real actress, not only a star.

by Anonymousreply 104/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 204/03/2013

Luise Rainer!

by Anonymousreply 304/03/2013

Heidi Klum!

by Anonymousreply 404/03/2013

Karl Lagerfeld!

by Anonymousreply 504/03/2013

Renate Müller

by Anonymousreply 604/03/2013

I eat German shit.

by Anonymousreply 704/03/2013

Am I over already?

by Anonymousreply 804/03/2013

Nina Foch.

by Anonymousreply 904/03/2013

Hildegarde Knef

by Anonymousreply 1004/03/2013

Marisa Berenson!

by Anonymousreply 1104/03/2013

We need a thread for best German sausages.

by Anonymousreply 1204/03/2013

Ute Lemper

by Anonymousreply 1304/03/2013

The answer is Uta Hagen.

by Anonymousreply 1404/03/2013

Eva Mattes was great in Woyzeck with Klaus Kinski.

Both of them are great. Kinski was a complete nut case, but very talented. Love the documentary Werner Herzog did about him - My dearest fiend. Worth watching just because there is a scene played by Jason Robards and then the same scene with Kinski shown in comparison.

Who said good directing is 90% choosing good actors to play the roles? Very true!

by Anonymousreply 1504/03/2013

Hanna Schygulla in the Marriage of Maria Brown gives one of the best performances in the history of cinema.

Barbara Sukowa is pretty amazing in Lola.

by Anonymousreply 1604/03/2013

Fraulein Sally Bowles!

by Anonymousreply 1704/03/2013

Another flop poll.

by Anonymousreply 1804/03/2013

Ze bump for more responses!

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2013

Queen Elizabeth II!!

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2013

What R16 said about Schygulla in Marriage.

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2013

Zarah Leander

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2013

Marlene Dietrich, did not act, she POSED!

Excepting a few early films, she may have been an icon but she wasn't an actress at all.

by Anonymousreply 2307/30/2013

Schygulla's fab but I always preferred Margit Carstensen in Fassbinder's films - she oozed the repugnant aspect that was so important to his world-view (I say that with love)

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2013

ARE YOU NUTS? Dietrich comes first in this poll? Excuse me? Dietrich was not near as good an actress as ROMY SCHNEIDER was. Romy beats them all. No one like like Romy! She combined beauty and charm with instinct, cleverness and sensitivity. ROMY SCHNEIDER ALL THE WAY! It's a disgrace that you gave Dietrich more votes. You have no idea about acting, clearly!


by Anonymousreply 2508/16/2013

Helmut Berger.

by Anonymousreply 2608/16/2013

"Nina Foch"

Foch was not German. She was a Dutch born, half Dutch half American actress.

by Anonymousreply 2708/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 2809/22/2013

Romy's ass.

by Anonymousreply 2902/09/2014

Eva Braun. Girl knew how to fake an orgasm! (And knew the penalty for NOT doing so!)

by Anonymousreply 3002/09/2014

Rin Tin Tin

by Anonymousreply 3102/09/2014

R2: Elke Sommers is Swedish, not German

by Anonymousreply 3202/09/2014

Oops, my apologies, Elke Sommers is German. I was thinking of someone else when I saw her name.

by Anonymousreply 3302/09/2014

You also misspelled her name, R32/R33.

by Anonymousreply 3402/09/2014

What about that high foreheaded actress of today, Diane Kruger?

by Anonymousreply 3502/09/2014

Leni Riefenstahl

by Anonymousreply 3602/09/2014

I recently watched "Barbara" with Nina Hoss and I was really impressed with the depth and subtlety of her acting.

I am going to watch "A Woman in Berlin" next to see how different she is in that film.

by Anonymousreply 3703/30/2014

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 3803/30/2014

Why exactly was DL fave Luise Rainer nicknamed "Viennese Teardrop" if she was German? Well, it certainly sounds better than "Dusseldorfian Teardrop"!

by Anonymousreply 3903/31/2014

R39 She grew up in Vienna and was part of legendary Max Reinhardt's Vienna theatre group. Plus, she became famous in America in the days when Hitler already became a major threat to the world so the studios probably wanted people to think she's Austrian, not German.

That's kind of hillarios since Hitler was actually an Austrian, not German. But even today most people don't know that. Someone once said that the greatest Austrian achievement was convincing the world that Hitler was German and Beethowen was Austrian.

by Anonymousreply 4003/31/2014
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