Austrian Female Film & Theater Personalities

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Maria von Trapp
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Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: March 28, 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

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Emily Cox
(Actress)

Emily Cox
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Birthdate: February 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Viennese actor Emily Cox initially wished to be a dancer but later began her career as a theater actor. She is now best known for her performance as Viking warrior Brida in the hit Netflix series The Last Kingdom. She has also been part of movies such as Fatherless.

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Barbara Valentin
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Birthdate: December 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 22, 2002

Austrian actor Barbara Valentin, or the Queen of Nudity, was known for her saucy films and for her friendship with Queen star Freddie Mercury. She appeared in the Queen video It’s A Hard Life. Though Freddie was queer, close friends claimed he had shared a bed with Valentin multiple times.

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Reina Triendl
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Birthdate: January 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Born to an Austrian father and a Japanese mother, Reina Triendl traveled to many places as a child due to her father’s work. She was scouted while in high school and thus began to model. She later gained fame with the reality series Terrace House and the film Tag.

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Patricia Rhomberg
(Pornographic actress)

Patricia Rhomberg
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Birthdate: September 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Patricia Rhomberg is an Austrian former pornographic film actress who was active during the 1970s. She began her career as a medical assistant but her life took an unexpected turn after meeting director Hans Billian, who made sex movies and encouraged her to become a porn star. She played the lead role in many popular porn films before retiring. 

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Christine Kaufmann
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Birthdate: January 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mitterberg-Sankt Martin, Austria
Died: March 28, 2017

German-Austrian actress, author, and businesswoman Christine Kaufmann gained attention of post-war German movie audiences with her performances in films like Rosen-Resli, Der schweigende Engel and Ein Herz schlägt für Erika. She became the first German to be honoured with Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in the drama film Town Without Pity.

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Lotte Lenya
(Singer)

Lotte Lenya
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Birthdate: October 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 27, 1981
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Bibi Besch
(Actress)

Bibi Besch
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Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 7, 1996

Bibi Besch was an Austrian-American actress best known for her role in the science fiction film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The daughter of an actress, she chose to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Making her debut in the mid-1950s, she remained active in the entertainment industry until her death. Her daughter is also an actress.

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Senta Berger
(Actress)

Senta Berger
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Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

It is believed Austrian actor Senta Berger was suspended by the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar, where she studied drama, after she bagged her first movie role. The three-time Bambi Award winner is known for her roles in films such as The Quiller Memorandum. She is also involved with peace and environmental activism.

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Jessica Falkholt
(Actress who appeared in 16 episodes of the television series Home and Away as Hope Morrison in 2016)

Jessica Falkholt
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Birthdate: May 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: January 17, 2018

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Lída Baarová
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Birthdate: September 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Died: October 28, 2000

Lída Baarová was a Czech actress whose professional life was overshadowed by her personal counterpart; she is best remembered as the mistress of Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi propaganda minister. Her life and career inspired the 2016 film The Devil's Mistress, a dramatization of Lída Baarová's life, in which Baarová was played by Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová.

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Maria Schell
(Actress)

Maria Schell
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Birthdate: January 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 26, 2005

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Sybil Danning
(Actress)

Sybil Danning
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Birthdate: May 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wels, Austria

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Nauheed Cyrusi
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Birthdate: October 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nauheed Cyrusi is an Indian model, actress, and VJ. Cyrusi is best known for appearing in TV commercials for well-known brands like Head & Shoulders, Britannia, and Himalaya. Over the years, Cyrusi has become a household name in India, thanks to her acting skills and visibility across the country.

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Rhiannon Fish
(Actress)

Rhiannon Fish
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Birthdate: March 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Marisa Mell
(Actress)

Marisa Mell
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Birthdate: February 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: May 16, 1992

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Miriam Stein
(Actress)

Miriam Stein
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Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Ulla Jacobsson
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Birthdate: May 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mölndal, Sweden
Died: August 20, 1982

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Lilia Skala
(Architect)

Lilia Skala
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Birthdate: November 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 18, 1994

One of the first female architects from Austria, Lilia Skala later also became a reputed actor, winning an Academy Award nomination for her film Lilies of the Field. She had also worked in Broadway plays such as Letters to Lucerne and in soaps such as Claudia: The Story of a Marriage.

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Roxane Duran
(Actress)

Roxane Duran
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Birthdate: January 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Veronika Franz
(Director)

Veronika Franz
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Valerie Pachner
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Birthdate: June 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wels, Austria

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Susan Denberg
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Birthdate: August 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bad Polzin, Pomerania, Germany

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Nora Waldstatten
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Birthdate: December 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Tilly Losch
(Choreographer)

Tilly Losch
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Birthdate: November 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 24, 1975

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Eva Mattes
(Actress)

Eva Mattes
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Birthdate: December 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tegernsee, Germany

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Charmaine Bingwa
(Actress known for her role as Carmen Moyo in The Good Fight)

Charmaine Bingwa
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Birthdate: November 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

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Valie Export
(Artist)

Valie Export
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Birthdate: May 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria

Contemporary Austrian artist Valie Export is best known for her photographs, sculpture, and films, which focus on themes such as the male gaze and the female body. Her work Action Pants: Genital Panic included a performance that had her sitting and walking around wearing pants without a crotch.

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Lisa Eckhart
(Musical artist)

Lisa Eckhart
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Birthdate: September 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leoben, Austria

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Maria Perschy
(Actress)

Maria Perschy
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Birthdate: September 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria
Died: December 3, 2004

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Larissa Marolt
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Birthdate: July 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Carinthia, Austria

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Elisabeth Bergner
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Birthdate: August 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: May 12, 1986

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Helene Weigel
(Actress)

Helene Weigel
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Birthdate: May 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 6, 1971

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Katharina Schratt
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Birthdate: September 11, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baden bei Wien, Austria
Died: April 17, 1940

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Maria Rohm
(Actress)

Maria Rohm
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Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 18, 2018

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Mady Christians
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Birthdate: January 19, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: October 28, 1951

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Birgit Minichmayr
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Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Linz, Austria

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Eva Rueber-Staier
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Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bruck an der Mur, Austria

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Marika Rokk
(Actress)

Marika Rokk
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Birthdate: November 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt
Died: May 16, 2004

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Susanne Wuest
(Actress)

Susanne Wuest
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Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Mara Lane
(Actress)

Mara Lane
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Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Gusti Huber
(Actress)

Gusti Huber
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Birthdate: July 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Cisleithania, Austria-Hungary
Died: July 12, 1993

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Rose Stradner
(Actress)

Rose Stradner
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Birthdate: July 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 27, 1958

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Susan Engel
(Actress)

Susan Engel
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Birthdate: March 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Eva Löbau
(Actress)

Eva Löbau
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Birthdate: April 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

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Gussy Holl
(Actress)

Gussy Holl
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Birthdate: February 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: July 16, 1966

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Sophie Rois
(Actress)

Sophie Rois
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Birthdate: June 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottensheim, Austria

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Rosa Albach-Retty
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Birthdate: December 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hanau, Hesse-Nassau, German Empire
Died: August 26, 1980

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Nora Gregor
(Actress)

Nora Gregor
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Birthdate: February 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gorizia, Italy
Died: January 20, 1949

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Monica Bleibtreu
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Birthdate: May 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 14, 2009