|Helene von Bolvary
1892 - 1943
The actress Helene von Bolvary was born as Ilona von Mattyasovszky in Esztergom.
She was born in a wealthy family and after she finished the school she was forced to marry but the marriage did not last very long.
She got divorced and used her freedom to join an education as an actress in Budapest. Soon followed first appearances at different theaters.
She entered the film business in 1915 and became a demanded movie actress in Hungary. She made her film debut with "Romlott emberek közt" (15), it followed the movies "A falu rossza" (16), "A dollarnéni" (17), "Tajfun" (18), "Sphynx" (18) and "Fehér rozsa" (19).
She continued to play in Hungarian movies in the 20s but beside it she was also able to launch a successful film career in Germany too.
To her silent movies of those years belong "A szinésnö" (20), "Die Bestie" (22), "Mädchen, die man nicht heiratet" (24), "Das deutsche Mutterherz" (26), "Er geht rechts - sie geht links!" (28), "Die Hölle der Jungfrauen" (28) and "Die Frau auf der Folter" (28).
With the rise of the sound film ended her film career in the German-speaking countries. She was also not able to continue her career in her native country Hungary.
Helene von Bolvary was married with the director Geza von Bolvary.