1899 - 1928
The actress and dancer Anita Berber is the epitome of the Roaring 20's which she lived up till to excess.
After an acting and dance education in 1915 she made her debut as a dancer one year later in Berlin. She soon became a wicked star of the Berlin night life because of her nude dances and behaviour. Cocaine, morphine and alcohol were her companions. She appeared among others in the Wintergarten as well as the Apollo theater. Her personality soon attracted attention to other well-known personalities like Otto Dix who portrayed her. She was also an example of the world of fashion as well as for contemporary women who liked to copy her appearance. Anita Berber wore pants as the first woman and they called this fashion trend "à la Berber".
She made her film debut in 1918 with "Das Dreimäderlhaus" (18),
typically as a dancer.
In the 20s followed other great successes on the big screen, especially
for director Richard Oswald. She often worked together with the actors
Conrad Veidt and Reinhold Schünzel.
Her premature death in 1928 because of tuberculosis
made her a legend of the Weimarer republic. Anita Berber was married three
times in her brief life.
Other movies with Anita Berber: