1880 - 1971
The actress Tilla Durieux was born as Ottilie Godeffroy in Vienna.
In 1901 she got her first theater engagement at the Königlich-Städtischen Theater in Olmütz and already in 1903 she played at the stages of Max Reinhardt in Berlin.
During World War I she worked as a nurse, after the war she continued her successful theater career. It followed entrances in New York and in whole Germany.
In the silent movie era she made her debut already in 1914 with "Der Flug in die Sonne", which followed the movies "Die Launen einer Weltdame/Königin der Laune" (14) and "Nahira - Die Hand am Vorhang" (15). In the next years she played only sporadically in movies, so in "Die Verschleierte" (20), "Prinz Karneval" (23) and "Frau im Mond" (29).
After that she attended again exclusively for the theater. She got married
with the industrialist Ludwig Katzenellenbogen in 1930 and they had to
emigrate from Germany in 1933. From now on she played in Zurich, Prague
and Vienna, later also in Budapest and Paris.
After the war she played again at the theater and also the film business
won influence on the agile actress. To her best-known movies of the 50's
belong "Die letzte Brücke" (53), "Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter"
(56), "Illusionen" (57), "Ihr 106. Geburtstag" (57) and "El Hakim" (57).
She continued her career till to the 60's with "Als geheilt entlassen"
(60), "Die Festung/Verdammt zur Sünde" (64) and "Es" (65).
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